Friday, November 7, 2008

DANCE as though no one is WATCHING!

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.

Until we meet again . . . .May you DANCE as though no one is watching!


Kayce said...

What a beautiful card! I can't imagine the work that goes into a card like that!

Kathy said...

That is an amazing card. So very, very beautiful!

Jan said...

Thank you both, Kayce and Kathy, for your kind comments on my new card!

kim* said...

aw- it's nice finding something that lives close to your heart.

Brownies Vintage said...

That card is beautiful!

Christopher And Tia said...

Thats a fantastic card. This blog post really got me thinking, about how I need to dance more, hehe.

Patzee said...

Love this card, Jan. The quote is also one of my favorites.