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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Music, CASE and dimension

I really liked the card to CASE over at TimeOut, so I wanted to give it a go. My first attempt turned out to be a sorry little number, I was going for one layer and it looked awful. But I persisted, being inspired by the layout and adding a bit more of "me" in the design all while keeping a simple look.

I quite like using non Christmas images for Christmas designs. This time I used a stamped and heat embossed trumpet sent to me by Monika. Sorry, but I don't know the brand. Twofers have the theme of music this fortnight, the only requirement is to use stamps (no digis) and follow the theme (music).

I made a frame for the trumpet using med Dienamics stitched oval dies. The holly was made using a stamp from Poppy Design, I colored it with Promarkers and added red pearls from my stash. I mounted it on foam, being inspired by the theme over at Addicted to CAS.

The musical notes panel is made with a small stamp from Prima, one I hadn't used before. The sentiment is die cut, meaning "Christmas greetings" in Norwegian.

This card is for these challenges:
TIME OUT Challenges - #43 Case
Twofers - #8 Music
Addicted to CAS - Dimension


scrAPpamondo said...

Everyone has a personal own style and I think yours is wonderful, Pia!
I found very difficult Caseing cards by others, but I keep always many inspirations everywhere. Your CAS is very elegant and perfect for masculine and feminine persons. Love the musical notes stamped in only one part of the backgrond, with the stitched oval and the gorgous sentiment: they matches very well toghether!! The pop-out holly has a great dimension with the pearls!

Mimi said...

Very nice, Pia! I do love a little music mixed with my Christmas. I know what you mean about not beingetting 100% pleased with your work-- then you sort of "hit the reset button" and get back to YOU! Way to persevere... great greeting.

Mervi said...

Love this clean and simple look, your style,gorgeous card.
I can't stop adding too much details on mine;-))m

Monika Reeck said...

you did so great by only PUT a bit red and green there
the oval frame ooh I love this
and the Image I dont know the brand name too Haha
also its loos beautifull
your dad if he get this will love it much
I never think to put trumpet on a christmas card
but you are over of my brain clever Pia
love this and thanks for the hint hehe

Monika Reeck said...

What I did wrote???
I mean thi is so beautiful THAT trumpet there and CASE ing the card with your own style is Perfecto Pia..
ok this is my second comment sorry for typpo :)

meg said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pia, amazing that most of the stamps are non Christmas ones love it

cotnob said...

A super card Pia, this would be perfect for a male or female.

Jacee said...

Just perfect Pia, I love the wording, very stylish!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

sandie said...

yah so glad you did join us at TO Pia and it is a fabulous and unique CAS. I love the vintage feel to your card. The music background was a great match for the image which I loved you framed and to add the holly was so inspired to turm this into a Xmas card. SO, so pleased you joined us at Time Out and you preserved!!

Darnell said...

Well, if I had a vote this would be a winner, Pia! I love your CASE design so much! You always do excellent, crisp, and clean execution of your designs!! Hugs, Darnell

Imke said...

Lovely card, Pia. I like the music notes in the back and the vintage look.

Sue B said...

Oh I love this card Pia… it's such a clever design with the music theme… it's a fab layout… a perfect CAS card!
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

loz said...

Beautiful card pia..Loz

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous design Pia. Beautiful, elegant card. Nicola x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Pia, like the musical background!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Love the CAS look of your card Pia! The holly is just the right touch to make this a Christmas card!


crafty-stamper said...

The one layer cards are the most difficult but your is absolutely beautiful-love the music score stamp and image
carol x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Pia, I love the clean design and that music note stamp!
Tammy x

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous, really classy and stylish, a wonderful Christmas card for a music lover. Thanks for your continued support at twofers

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely fabulous card and love the classy look of it..xx { aNNie}

Lau W said...

A superb card Pia ! Chic, elegant, perfect ! xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. Love the untraditional image on this awesome creation.

*Vicki* said...

This card is really stunning Pia!! Love your musical note design that goes perfect with your image!! So festive and fun! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Laine said...

Stunning and elegant Pia. I love it!

Michelle said...

Stunning and stylish card Pia - the layout is gorgeous - Michelle x

chrissy xx said...

So different Pia..and oh so pretty!
I LOve your design and colours.

Joan said...

whata beautiful card Pia, love the clean and simple look but it has so many lovely features, fabulous use of the stamps to make non Christmas stamps into a Christmas card. The stitched oval dies are on my wish list !


Peanut said...

Oh.... just soooo elegant, Pia. Very classy too. LOVE greeting... that script really kicks it up a notch. Well done, friend!
x Asha

Lisa Minckler said...

Woah, woah,'ve added all my favorite things together. I stink at CAS, but I love the appeal of it and this has it. Love sheet music and notes and there it it is, love anything framed and vioala, lookie there and still my heart! This card is GORGEOUS!!!!
Thanks for the great visit and smiles on your blog, Pia.
Lisa x

MaryH said...

The trumpet was an excellent design choice over the music & love how you've framed with this wonderful stitched oval. I like the neutral color scheme, topped off with the festive colors of the holly sprig. It has all the Pia touches I love! Well done indeed. Looking forward to seeing your creativity with the brusho-s too! Hugs & TFS

Kim Heggins said...

This is just one gorgeous card. I love your wonderful trumpet and that sheet music background is fabulous.

Zoechaos said...

Perfection, elegant and stylish. Your combination of elements and images enhance each other, thank you for thinking of us at Twofers with this. XOXO Zoe

loz said...

Fantastic card Pia..Loz

Pat K said...

Awesome cas card and so very elegant. Pat K xx

Shona Chambers said...

Such a brilliant CASE of Karen's card! That music stamp panel is so perfect behind the trumpet in the frame and love the holly in the corner. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

Christi Conley said...

Stunning as usual! Thank you SO much for your continued support of Twofers ~ I wish you the very best of luck :) Christi

anja curvers said...

Wow what a stunner. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

Deepti said...

So elegant! Great choice of colors :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS!