Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Music Unlocks the Heart

Here again with another Valentine's Day card post.  This one is for my daughter.  As you can tell by the card she is a lover of music.  It is where she goes to escape the hectic pace of a teenager's life.
I made the background of my card with a piece of  a manila folder covered with Glue n' Seal and Melange Tissue Wrap...scrunched in places.  I combined Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, and Walnut Stain Distress Paints with a few mists of water to finish my background.  My heart tag background is colored with  Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink misted with water.  The heart stamp is from Dina Wakley and I gave it some sparkle using the Rock Candy Distress Glitter technique found on page 55 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume III,
I added a computer generated sentiment on distressed brown paper, a bit of Paper String-Brown Stripes,a piece of ribbon, a gold embellishment with a pink gem and of coarse a key to unlock the heart.

I wish to enter my card in the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #21 hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter and inspired by Tim Holtz's book of the same name.  This weeks challenge is generously sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie-Be My Valen-Twine  Paper String Stripes

 Mixed Media Card Challenge-LOVE  Tissue Wrap, Rock Candy Distress Glitter , paper string, metal embellishments

Our Creative Corner-Tic-Tac-Toe...Let's Have Some Fun!  Embossing Powder, Stamps, Lace-Ribbon-Twine-Cord

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Fabulous heart! I love houw you wrapped the twine around it! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Valen-Twine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  2. This is a beautiful card - what a thoughtful mum you are. Loved the grungy tones. Loved the twined heart and the key and I liked how you balanced it at the top with the metal element. Nice arrangement of the music stamp and the glittery bottom half of the heart. Thanks for entering it into the Tic Tac Toe challenge at OCC.

  3. What a gorgeous card! I love the stamp you used and the colours are stunning. That hint of sparkle is just perfect too. I'm glad another Mum sends a card to their daughter! Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner this month. Juliax

  4. So beautiful - I adore that heart! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  5. What a lovely valentine, Kim! It looks authentically vintage with the tones an layers you've included. I love the tissue background!! Great entry for CC3C!

  6. What a super card for your dear daughter... such a lovely thing to do too! Loving the heart, it really looks like it is textural... Thanks for playing along with the CC3C x

  7. Hi Kimberly....this is a lovely Valentine. I love how you've used Tim's Rock Candy Glitter technique to really rock that musical heart. I also love your use of the bakers twine and the attached key. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  8. Love that heart - I want to touch it! Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  9. So pretty with the twine wrapped sparkly heart and that wonderful metal filigree! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Kimberly!