October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Miles.

I love this card, I definitely wanted to make a music themed card for my brother in laws birthday. Little snippets of ideas formed in my head over a week long period till I decided my plan of action.

I don’t have any DP that is a music sheet so I decided to make my own. I printed off a music sheet of Happy Birthday for piano? I could not find one with lyrics attached. I wanted the paper to look aged so I soaked the whole thing in tea, the first time I did that I only soaked it for a short period as I did not want the paper to fall apart. I used my embossing heat tool to dry it to give it a roughed up look. I did not think it was dark enough so the second time around I used a wet tea bag (Thank you Celestial Seasonings Tea – Morning Thunder) and ran it randomly over the paper, this time after it dried it worked perfect. I then sponged the edges with a few shades brown ink to give it a more aged look.

I did not want to take away from my proudly created DP so I left the adornments down to a simple ribbon with a gold filament in it. I had such fun making this card.

Have a Fabulous Birthday Miles!!

Supplies: Cream, tan and brown cardstock, misc free music sheet, Celestial Seasonings Morning Tunder tea bag, Microsoft Office -Music note clipart, misc ribbon


  1. way to go Nina ...what a beautiful card for Miles ..I bet he loved it


  2. He is still sucking on it to get his caffiene fix for the day. Haha, actually he DID truly appreciate it. Simply Elegant and gorgeous!