Here's the first card, channeling Prince's song:
When I was younger, I remember being so excited when we got cassette tapes (we had had an 8-track tape player in the car and a record player in the house). I used to make my own tapes (singing, talking, playing--and yes, I still have them). But, it would drive me crazy when the tape got pulled out. For whatever odd reason, I was looking at my Twinery twine and it reminded me of that image.
I started off by running the Cosmo Cricket digital image of the cassette tape through Photoshop (it was blue and cream) to make it black and add the wording (I used Two Peas' Island font). After I printed the tape, I heat embossed it with clear to make it look more real (and it does look remarkably real!). Then, I simply attached the Mandarin twine to the tape and the Basic Grey paper. I love how the tape looks like it's on jeans...I thought about trying to acid wash the paper but decided that wasn't such a hot idea with small children around.
When I was getting ready to print the cassette tape for the first card, I played around with the recoloring option in Word. I ended up with a cool retro 80s look. I printed the images, cut them out, and color blocked in the background. Super quick card!
So, here's my card channeling the Blondie song:
I've now been singing the "Call Me" song all afternoon...
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!