Musical Notes Happy Birthday to You

When I showed my friend the last card I made with this Honey Bee stamp set she said it would be perfect for her grandson’s birthday. He plays a lot of musical instruments and is part of a drum core. So I decided to make her a card that would include a drum and trumpet, which are some of the instruments he plays.

This time I stamp Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink. I then stamped the images directly over the background, masking some of the images to overlap.

Once I was done coloring I die cut the focal image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used them on most of my cards. I like the finished result that they give. I adhered the panel to a black cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with detailed white embossing powder. Added some foam tape to the back for dimension. I then stamped musical notes as if the sound was coming out of the instruments.

I really liked the way the card looked, but at the last moment I decided to add some Ranger Glossy Accents to the instruments. I think it really added to the card.


  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; B28, B26, B24, B23; C5, C4, C2; Y38, Y19; E51, E50; R46, R27, R24
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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