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Saturday, 11 September 2010

...Musical Backgrounds


Sorry for the delay folks, I have been having some blogger problems Ugh!

OOh did you visit the ladies yet??

Lisa, Julia, Mona, Carly, Jennifer, Bonnie, Lynn, Anya, Belinda, Laurie

If you're new here we've been previewing 5 new clear Photopolymer (yup, that's the good one (wink)) sets that are releasing here tomorrow at 7pm. You still have time to pop a comment on THIS POST to be in with a chance of winning 3 stamp sets!!! We will draw a winner tomorrow, just before the release!!!

Today, I wanted to show folks some more details about the Musical Backgrounds set releasing tomorrow. I have wanted this for a long time. I love the vintage look of sheet music but I kinda feel bad cutting it up!! lol!

Also I fancied being able to make coloured music, with these stamps I can stamp sheet music in any colour I like! AND at different scales (no pun intended!). The set contains the basics to allow you to create musical backgrounds in 4 sizes. There is also a piano keys stamp, see the star decoration below.

This set also contains two stamps that have music bars reversed out of a solid background. You can see how this works in the pic below, I took this pic before I added the bow. I stamped the reversed music onto cream card and then trimmed up either side with pinking shears to make an attractive little panel for across the front of my card. Please note the reversed out stamps are very solid, and as with all solid stamps, you will need to use the fun foam/mousemat trick to get your image nice and solid. Simply place a piece of thin fun foam or an upturned mousemat under your cardstock before stamping so that you get a good solid impression.

You can just about make out the background panel, stamped with a leaf swag stamp also included in Nutcracker Sweet.

I also used the teeny tiny music stamp to make a little patterned panel for the bottom half of the card, I used a notepaper punch to edge the panel.

Sponged wantonly...


My focal point is one of the tag designs from the Nutcracker Sweet set, releasing tomorrow. This stamp contains elements that can be punched out with 2 inch and 2.5 inch punches so that you can stack up the image to create interesting combinations, here I stamped it on yellow card and cream card and layered the cream tag over the yellow tag.


I made a little star tag/ornament using the other tag design from Nutcracker Sweet.


The tag was stamped twice in red ink (Versafine) I punched out the centre of one tag with a 2 inch punch, I punched the other out with a 2.5 inch tag, then I stacked them both onto a poinsettia shape, which was trimmed out with my Spellbinders Poinsettia die template.

I cut a larger poinsettia shape and after sponging (always Antique Linen...lol) I stamped it with the piano keys stamp, also in red, I loved the pattern this made.


I made the little star points buy laying two Spellbinders Labels 4 dies one inside the other to get a frame shape. I sponged these and stamped them with the mini music stamp to create a nice pattern. I then snipped these in half and adhered the ends to get a leaf shape. I pinched the top corners to make them more pointy. I adhered these to the back of the tag. The I adheres the piano pattern shape to the very back and punched a little hole for the string! Finished!




Hope it tickles!!

45 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Well, this post was well worth the wait! The more I see of the Nutcracker Sweet set the more I want to have it. Love the purple ribbon but the pointsettia leaves on the tag were truly awe inspiring. Great release. Can't wait for tomorrow.

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  2. I already know I'm going to love the musical backgrounds.
    Eveline.

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  3. Claire this is so awesome! I love your music background!

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  4. so loving the music background. i love the look of it too but haven't found any good cheap sheets to cut up. this set would solve that problem.

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  5. You are one brilliant lady! What a fantastic tag and I love the nutcracker from the other day too. We always had a nutcracker out for Christmas - brings back super memories.

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  6. WOW, such beautiful projects today! Sounds like the sheet music set is going to be very versatile, which I love!

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  7. Ohhhhhh - you are SO clever in your shape creations Claire! love the 'petals'!!

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  8. I love vintage and musical notes. This will be great on cards and the ones you did are lovely.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  9. I love vintage and musical notes. The cards you made are lovely.
    God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  10. Hi, lovely stuff on your blog I have become a follower so I will be back, hope you don't mind? :) xx

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  11. Woweee Wow Wow!
    I too have wanted a musical background for a while but haven't found THE stamp that I had to have. Well, I think that maybe this is the set! You are a wonder, Miss Claire. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.

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  12. Oh wow, these are just amazing. I love the new stamp sets and the DT are doing an amazing job.

    Hugs,

    Jo xx

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  13. Simply stunning, an ingenious way to use the spellbinders shapes! I cannot wait til tomorrow, but I'll be at the Help for Heroes concert at Twickers, so I won't be able to see all your lovely new releases til monday :-(

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  14. THE ONE I have been waiting for...and it has piano keys, too....yippeee! I will be waiting with anticipation (read: don't sell out in seconds!)to get this tomorrow...as well as stampers in a 40 country radius, I am sure ;)!

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  15. Wow!! I am lost for words this is a great set with ebdless posibilities.
    Love the idea wth the spellbinders tfs.
    Michelle x

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  16. Such versatile stamps and clever ways to use them. Keep it coming!

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  17. WOWZA! I was in Bonnie's camp a weeee bit about the Nutcracker, but you make him look almost "cute and cuddly" on your cards! I may not be able to resist! Besides, the trees from this set featured today on Mona's blog are AWESOME!

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  18. OMG I am so excited I posted twice...now a third...delete as necessary!!!

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  19. OMGoodness, the piano keys and the nutcracker in the circle is so amazing! Love the ink color too!!

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  20. Oh, I SO love the Nutcracker Sweet peeks! It's hard to pick a favorite because that piano and musical backgrounds stamps are too cool!

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  21. Very tempting new Sets, Claire! Love the idea of the ornament!!Great! You are so creative!

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  22. love that musical background & I have those nesties - I'm so going to have to try that ornament! Thanks for the tutorial

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  23. Oooh, I can't wait! My Bank Manager has already ordered his valium!! Debs x

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  24. Hi Claire!

    Well, this was certainly worth the waiting, what wonderful creations you made here!! That music card is wonderful and love it that there's also a 'negative' stamp to make colors! Yes, it's great that there will be a music stamp from tomorrow! Tearing up all the music parts is a shame and love it that you can then use different colors, really great!
    That star you've made is gorgeous! Wow, you just have to think up an idea like that, making those star points, looks amazing and love the colors ink you have used! And there's also a piano bar stamp, oh, can't wait till it's tomorrow morning! Ha ha! My previous order is (unfortunately) still on it's way to me, but I already feel something new coming up, ha ha!!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  25. The tag ornament is so clever and the card with the stamped music is exquisite. I think it will be a very popular set...cannot wait for tomorrow evening to get my order in!!!!

    Denise

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  26. WOW!!! Claire these are beautiful creations you have made so looking forward to this Music Set this set will be selling out fast for sure, can hardly wait to see the rest, yes blogger is being a pain at the past 2 days
    Sarah x

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  27. claire,
    I don't know how you do it: create lovely, fun stamp sets, and run a business and take care of a family!! I think my fav of the new sets might be the trees, but the submarine/rocket/car set and the nutcracker are really fun looking too! You and your design team have really outdone yourselves!!!

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  28. I just love what you did with the labels 4 creating that star... probably going to copy that at some point!! :)

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  29. Claire - I love the music set - I must have it :))) Don't tell my husband though (or the bank manager). See you guys at 7.00pm tomorrow night.

    Deborah xx

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  30. What I can see of the music set is awesome! Can't wait for the release, to see it all! Thanks, Claire!

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  31. All the sets look as if they will be fabulous, but I specially love the music backgrounds.

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  32. Stunning projects Claire! I love the purple musical background & that ornament is to die for! What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Love the fab idea using the nestie to make "petals" on the ornament... very inventive.

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  34. Out of this world creative, Claire. What a great concept with the nutcracker ornament. I wouldn't have never seen that in my head (KWIM?) - you're brilliant!

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  35. Tickles....WOWEEEE does it!!! I LOVEEEE THIS, Claire!!!

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  36. You are amazing. You create these things and show us how simple they are, yet I never would have seen that from a label 4 set of dies! I am so thankful for your creative spirit!

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  37. That music background set will be much loved and well used! Bravo!

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  38. My nephew Alberto has already love the Nutcracker and we do not just those ..... You'll hear from us .... LoL Bravo!! Ciao Lory & C .

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  39. I don't think I posted anything yet, but I am positively exdited about this release. I love everything that I have seen. Alice R.

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  40. Beautiful stamps once again :)

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  41. So beautiful Claire!
    Look also forward to see the edged stampset next month!

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  42. Great great great atwork.... I see that you are so imaginative, as usual... I love how you have arranged the label in order to create a kind of 3D star. Your imagination fascinates me!!!

    Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

    Carole

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  43. No qustion about it - the musical backgroud would be great for appreciation cards for those that serve our church with their musical abilities.

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  44. I can think of so many ways to use this stamp. What a great idea to make the flower.

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