Just as I like to make Christmas cards all through the year, I like to sing Christmas songs all year round too - you can often hear me belting out "Frosty the snowman" on a scorching hot July day (or at least you would if we ever had any).
So here is a card that pays tribute to my love of Christmas music. The musical panel is embossed with a Darice folder and then brayered with blue ink (the large smooth areas picked up ink too - this wasn't the best choice of folder for brayering but it gives the card more colour!). I don't know whether it is a Christmas tune or not - 40 years ago I could sight sing and would have been able to work out the tune in my head, but I'm so out of practice now I would need to pick it out one note at a time on a keyboard to have any idea of the tune.
The sentiment is an Anna Griffin one and the background layer made by stamping musical notes and treble clefs from a Kanban set randomly over the card. Each layer has been matted with matching card, then arranged with a few die cut snowflakes. The snowflake has a rather odd looking open centre that I like to fill rather like a flower centre. I wanted the card to be quite a masculine one so I decided to use Candi instead of pearls or gems - but I didn't have any the right colour, so I used my Promarkers to colour some white Candi.
I am sharing this with
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use a sentiment
Inkspirational - Primary Colours
Jingle Belles - Music
The Male Room - Music
C.R.A.F.T - Embossing