Monday, 5 February 2018

A Musical Birthday

While looking through the challenges I enjoy entering, I noticed that two have the same theme.  Great news!  One card serves both and, since the "Less is More" challenge is celebrating its 7th Birthday, of course I would be creating a Birthday card.

Although both challenges don't ask for "clean and simple", the "Less is More" challenge hosts only clean and simple cards.  The Cardz 7 Guyz is open to many styles.  I decided to simply use a base of Heavy Whisper White and then add the cut-out image of the trumpet-playing raccoon from the gorgeous Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  Since the theme is music, I also decided to add a die-cut of musical notes on a staff to trail behind the raccoon.

To add a bit of colour and to anchor my raccoon, I sponged some grass using the retired Mint Macaron ink and also sponged some Soft Sky ink onto the musical staff.

To repeat the red in the raccoon's party hat, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using Real Red ink and my retired Endless Birthdays set.  To finish up, I added a tiny punched out red foil heart to the final note on the staff.

I'm entering this fun card in the "Less is More" #364 - Music Challenge

Challenge #187


  1. Sweet birthday card, Heidi. What cool pattern paper with a super cute raccoon image. Perfect to pair it with the musical staff diecut. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. xx

  2. love coloring and such a cute scene,well done!

  3. Gorgeous, we all love a trumpet playing raccoon! I love how you picked out the red for the sentiment and heart too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. Aww, love the cute trumpet playing racoon.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  5. A super cute musical card. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

  6. Just delightful, such a cute image


  7. This is fantastic Heidi! The die cut musical notes are the perfect accompaniment to that gorgeous raccoon and that is such a good idea to fussy cut an image from designer paper. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx


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