Sunday, January 26, 2014

Loud Music

Before Christmas, I was lucky enough to win a £100 voucher to spend at Create & Craft. It was surprisingly difficult to find things to spend that much money on, even though I never seem to struggle when I don't have a voucher!

One of the things I bought was a brilliant Indigo Blu A5 stamp set called 'Loud Music'. It has a wide range of stamps fitting many different music styles e.g. flowing notes, a guitar, a tape & some fun sentiments. I've already used the set once to make a birthday card for a musical man at work and thought it was about time I did another.

It's a mix between chalkboard & grunge...

I started with a piece of A4 white card which I folded to make an A5 card blank. I cut a piece of black card 2.5cm smaller on each side than the base card and stamped it with the Indigo Blu stamps using white Brilliance Ink. Before the ink had a chance to dry, I rubbed each image gently with some distress ink foam to blur the edges and look like the chalk had rubbed off slightly. When I had finished stamping, I mounted the black card onto some silver mirror board.

I then used 2 off cuts of black stripe paper (left over from my 'pretty grunge' card) in 2 opposite corners of the card and used Black Soot distress ink in the other 2. To finish the card I then used black memento ink and an Inkadinkado star stamp over the top of the distress ink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Craft Your Passion 'music' 27/1
Crafty Cardmakers 'black & white' 2/2
Crafty Catz 'monochrome' 30/1
Daring Cardmakers 'stripes' 31/1


  1. Great card.Super job with the technique and those stamps look great.You've certainly made good use of your win :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  2. Fabulous card Vikki thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  3. I'm too old, judging by your fun sentiment!

    Great card, thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. Love the chalkboard technique. Perfect for our black and white theme. Thanks for joining us at CCM&M this time. Cxxx

  5. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  6. Fabulous card Vikki and what a lucky girl with your win. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Hugs Kimx