I love collecting old sheet music and using them on collage projects or cards. Today I am going to share another way to achieve that aged look without having to make a trip to the flea market or antique store!
Products: Cardstock-My Favorite Things; Patterned paper, stamp, tag, chipboard sticker-Pink Paislee; Distress Inks- Tim Holtz/Ranger; Black Ink and sponge applicator- Imagine Crafts; Flowers-Petaloo
To begin, you will need a sheet music style stamp, cardstock, black and other various colored ink pads along with a sponge applicator.
For this particular card, the kraft cardstock was cut to 4” X 4” and then stamped with the “Jingle Bells” stamp three times in black ink.
Now onto the aging-process: I’ve selected four different Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed and Broken China. Starting with the Vintage Photo ink, pick up some of the ink with a sponge applicator or dauber. Swirl the applicator from the outer edge of the cardstock inward; repeat until all edges have been aged.
Repeat the process with the remaining three inks:
Next, emboss the cardstock with a snowflake pattern and then distress the raised areas with the Vintage Photo ink.
Finally, most all old sheet music have dog-eared edges or tiny tears, so it’s time to give our piece of music the same treatment. Do so by gently crimping the edges with your fingers and/or a distressing tool.
Complete the card by attaching the finished sheet music to a 5” X 5” mat and then onto a 6” X 6” card.
Thank you for joining me today!
Thank you Shellye for joining us this week and sharing two great techniques. If you missed Shellye's easy chalkboard tutorial on yesterday's post, be sure to check it out too!
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