Sunday, 12 August 2012

Aria Di Colorature

Hey, here is a card I made for a friend using a new stamp set I got for my birthday.
Firstly, I chose three corresponding papers; I then cut them to size and roughed the edged. I attached them folding the corners over a little. I then stamped the music notes and flourishes in burgundy red and olive inks. I then stamped and cut round the butterfly and curved and raised the wings. I attached two red flowers with a brown flower brad in the centre near the butterfly. To make the keyboard strip, I stamped the keyboard in olive and edged it with red ink. For the chipboard embellishment, I inked both parts up with brown and red inks; I stamped the sentiment 'Aria Di Colorature' inside the embellishment and finished it with two small brown brads in the chipboard border.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
sir stampalot challenge - take flight
sweet stamps blog - stamped background


  1. oh Kathryn this is gorgeous love the vintage feel
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. wow - this card is gorgeous - I love the music background you've stamped and the butterfly stamp is so clever made up of music notes xxx

  3. What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  4. Beautifully done- loving the stamped background- and the flowers on top of the flourishes + the music notes. Thanks for joining us for the stamped background at Sweet Stamps!

  5. Very pretty card, love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.


  6. Good morning Kathryn,

    It looks like wings are a very popular theme this month, your take on it is really lovely and I love how you have added the red flowers which lift the whole card.

    It's great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, thank you so much for joining in.

    B x

  7. What a fabulous card! I love those gorgeous stamps! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

  8. Beautiful design, I love the added red flowers and piano keys. Thank you for joining in our blog challenge at

  9. Music and butterflies just seem a perfect fit. Love the paper and your butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. Thank you for joining us in our Up Up and away challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  11. Beautiful card - Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  12. This is really beautiful! I have that stamp set and haven't used it much. You've inspired me to ink it up again! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

    Lynne x

  13. Fabulous Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x