Today i am super excited to share this card because i love musical themes and these instruments – tabla and sitar are really awesome Indian musical instruments.
I am playing along with the sketch challenge at Craftyscrappers and i have used their products – Rays stencil and No music no life stamp set.
Ok back to the card. I followed the sketch given in the challenge and made a Gate Fold Card.
To create a gate fold card a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock was used as a card base. The short side was scored at 2 1/8 from both edges on both sides and folded. Both the sides were matted with black card stock, leaving a slight white border all around.
Following the sketch, for the left side a stenciled panel was made using the rays stencil and ink blending with distress oxide inks. While the stencil was still in place sparkle was sprayed for added interest. The stenciled panel was then stuck on the left fold. The right fold was stuck with a plain white card stock for contrast. The black matting works as a border for both sides.
The rectangular panel on the center was made by ink blending distress oxide inks and flicking and lifting some water. For the focal points the images of tablas and sitar from No Music, No Life stamp set were stamped with memento black ink and colored with copic markers before being fussy cut. The cut images were then stuck on the center panel with foam squares for some dimension. The ink blended panel was then matted on to a black card stock and stuck only on the left fold of the card.
To finish the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on to a black card stock strip, that has a fish tail cut on one end, and was added as per the sketch.
When ever i use products designed by Indian designers and made by Indian crafting companies, i feel very great. Honestly, there is so much talent in India and handicrafts are part of very household. So this card is extra special.
Hope you liked the card. Do let me know what you think of it by leaving me a comment.
Have a great day!