There's a story behind this card.
My one and only Grandson, Alex, loves music. He's loved it forever and is Majoring in it at college. He is a choral person, sings in the Choir at church, made All-State Choir, and went to sing at Carnegie Hall his Senior year of HS.
So.........when I told his mom that I'd take her to see The Book of Mormon for HER birthday, he could hardly contain himself from waving his hand that "he too" wanted to go for HIS birthday, please!
Anyway, long story short, today is his 19th birthday, and we loved the Musical. When I saw this conductor paper in the Graphic 45 collection Curtain Call, it made me think of him, and his dreams of helping people through music.
Therefore, I made him this card to remember how we celebrated.
This month the challenge over at the Inspiration Journal is Pop-N-Cuts.
I cannot make a simple card to save my SOUL!!! It is literally torture for me. I'm serious.
But thanks to Karen Burniston and her wonderful dies, this was fun, and served a purpose as well.
I used the Pop n Cuts Base (Card, Horizontal A2 w/ Circle Label 3-D), the Magnetic Insert Die - Label 3-D, and the Frame, Fancy for the inside greeting.
There are several layers of paper with the tickets, the music score, and the piano keys. The 19, using the film strip countdown, is subtle, but a link to the birthday milestone.
I also used the On the Edge - Ornate die to break up the straight and perfect lines of music and keyboards with a different sort of pattern by using the die-cut waste to make the plain brown background jump out even more.
The music paper on the front of the tag is from Tim, the rest are from Graphic 45.
Enjoy the Show is stamped using some Mini Alphas.
This is my favorite color combination ever...I love using it. The Pop Up conductor just really makes me smile with his baton held high in the air! (Had to cut it off a bit to keep it inside the card, but who cares?)
So check out the Inspiration Emporium Add a Little Pop Challenge and enter to win $50 in Emporium Dollars!
And this is the Bank of America Theatre and the gorgeous stage. We had great seats, but it moved so fast I'd definitely have to see it again to catch all the lines.
I know....no photography allowed!