A good friend of mine, Aaron Bailey, is a very talented performing artist. He is releasing his new debut CD entitled Time. He needed something a little different than the usual printed invites for special friends and/or media he wished to invite to the CD release performance. So, I tried making up a hand made card for him at his request.
I used his album cover as a starting point and this is what I came up with...
Stamps: Clockworks, Rough Type
Ink: Versamark, Illuminate pad, Whisper White craft pad
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Black cardstock
Tools: distressor tool, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, heat tool, dimensionals, glue dots
Extras: Cherry Cobbler, Clear, and Silver embossing powders, silver brad
The face of the clock is popped up on dimensionals and distressed. Each letter is punched and distressed, then adhered with a glue dot. The clock itself and the largest gear are embosssed in silver. The clock face is in Whisper White craft ink. The gear with the cross through it is stamped with the new Illuminate pad, the smallest gear is in clear embossing powder.
For the insert, I used a font that matched the old typewriter font on the front of the card. I had some cute packages done up with the card laying atop the CD and wrapped with red ribbon, like a gift for select media persons to receive. Of course, I took pictures of this but cannot find them anywhere!?
Aaron Bailey's CD release performance details:
You are invited to experience a night
with local artist, Aaron Bailey.
April 7, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30
John L. Haar Theatre
10045-156 St. Edmonton, AB
Aaron invites you to experience a live
performance of his original songs in the
company of his seven-piece band,
in honour of his debut album, “Time.”
You may have previously seen Aaron
perform musical requests at the dueling
piano bar, The Red Piano, in Edmonton.
However, on this night, Aaron is excited
to perform his original material for you!
Come out for a night of instantly catchy
pop-rock songs with melancholy yet
inspiring lyrics that elicit hope, comfort,
Hope you can make it! See you there!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Tix on the Square