Sunday, June 19, 2016

CYCI #125 Color Challenge, Red, Grey, Black, and White

This week's challenge over at really had me scratching my head.  I loved the colors chosen, but just didn't quite know how to apply them to a card.  Recently I purchased a new set of dies and embossing folder that were music themed, so decided I would use them in this challenge.  The rest, as they say, is history!

I started with a white A2 base card.  Then using a rich red colored card stock I added a mat, but first attached three black brads thru the paper.  The paper was then mounted on craft foam and adhered to the card.

I took a 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch piece of white card stock and adhered it to the left side leaving a small border of the red showing.  Using my new embossing folder, I embossed a piece of grey card stock and cut it to 1 2/3 x 5 1/4" and centered it on the white piece.  The musical note was cut from black card stock and adhered to the  grey paper.

With a stamp from my stash, I stamped "Just a Note" with black ink onto white card stock that was cut using a stitched rectangle die.  I then cut another rectangle using the next larger stitched rectangle die using black card stock and glued the black onto the card.  I added some more craft foam to the back of the white label before adhering it to the black.

Here is a picture of the inside:

This was a very quick and easy, clean and simple card that met the requirements for the challenge.  Plus, I got to use my new toys!

Stop on over to and try the challenge for yourself!  It is so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by,


Materials Used:

Red, Black, White, and Grey card stock
"Just a Note" stamp
Spellbinders Love Notes Dies
Darice Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Black Round Brads
Glues and Adhesives
Craft foam

Please note:  I am in no way affiliated with any of the products or manufacturers of any of the products used in the making of this card.


  1. Jeanne, this is fabulous! Love the way you played the colors into your theme! Thanks for joining (tehe) CYCI :) Eva

  2. Jeanne, what a fun card! I love the musical notes! I also have that paper smooches stamp...thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

    1. Thanks Wynne! I didn't know it was paper smooches! Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Hello Jeanne, I love how you paired the musical note with the sentiment. Perfect. Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Dawn

  4. Jeanne, This is too cute!! Love the the music note with the hearts! Great layering and use of embellishments! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura


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