Every now and then, a particular phrase, sentiment, quote, saying, or song lyric touches me so strongly, that I simply feel compelled to create a card around it.
And "Dance as though no one is watching" is one of those phrases for me. I don't even remember where I first read or heard it, but it is a sentiment that I believe holds special meaning.
Yesterday, as I was looking through my various printed sayings and sentiments, I once again found this one, and felt that it was time to make another card with it.
I was in the mood to create a very special one-of-a-kind card, so I set about pulling together some of my all-time favorite paper combinations . . . . First, a patterned paper by Basic Grey in muted watercolor shades of a creamy orange, gold and teal blue . . .then textured Bazzill cardstock in a lovely pale orange cream shade, and a shiny textured Bazzill ("Bling") in two shades: rich teal blue and copper.
I chalk shaded the text block in a pale shade of yellowish gold to coordinate with the color palette I had chosen, then mounted it to alternating layers of the selected cardstocks, offsetting the text block slightly to the left.
Then to the right of the mounted text block, I set three small copper eyelets in a vertical fashion. Through these eyelets, I threaded narrow gauge copper wire, hand twisting it and adding tiny clear glass beads in a coppery gold shade.
To accommodate for the additional dimension behind the text block, created by the ends of the twisted copper wire, I mounted the text block to the card with 1/8" adhesive foam.
As you can see, I also added a small copper brad at each corner for a little added interest.
This card is 5" X 7" and like all my cards, will be completely lined with an additional layer of plain white lightweight acid-free cardstock.
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