Crafty Collaborations Music Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to For The Love of Stamping. Today I am participating in a Music Themed blog hop. My card was inspired by an idea I saw online by Susan Opel. I created this Xylophone using a number of products from both the current catalogs.

First off, a little education on the Xylophone. 
Xylophone comes from the Greek words xylon and phonē, meaning “wood” and “sound”.
It is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated, tuned wooden bars supported at nodal (nonvibrating) points and struck with sticks or padded mallets.

See you learn something new everyday! LOL

To start I created a base from Soft Suede cardstock and then layered a piece of Early Espresso cardstock on top.

Next I took a layer of White cardstock and embossed a background using the new Merry Melody 3D embossing folder from the July - Dec mini.
I blended some Soft Suede ink using a blending brush over the surface of the embossing making the musical notes pop!  

Next I cut strips of In Good Taste DSP. The base of the xylophone are 2 strips 3/8"" x 4" and then 1 at 3/8" x 1- 1/2" and the other 3/8"  x 2-3/4".

I then cut 6 strips of the In Good Taste DSP and rounded the ends of each. Each are 3/8" wide. The smallest one at the top is 1 3/8" long and the longest one is 2 1/2" long. Each one was adhered with dimensionals onto the xylophone base and completed with Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots. 
To make the mallet, I used a wooden matchstick and adhered a tiny pompom to the end with a glue dot. Finally, to complete the card I have tied a tiny gold bow with Gold Shimmer ribbon and stamped the sentiment (Delightful Dahlias - SAB stamp set) in white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. The ends were punched with the Banner Pick a Punch and popped it up on dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed today's Music themed post!. Be sure to continue your journey by checking out the other beautiful creations!
Happy stamping.
Hugs, Tracie


Diane Evans said...

I just love this. Thanks for sharing

Melva Peters said...

Love your card!

Robbie said...

Such a cute idea!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Pretty pretty and very creative.

Denise Willerton said...

such a great card ~ thank you for sharing

Marianne B in AZ said...

Amazing card! You really did a terrific job!

I do have one question. How did you round the ends of the wood pieces? They look a little like the Word Window punch, but you didn't say (maybe because it is retired?). However you did it, I have really enjoyed it!