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Jul 29, 2011

Charleston Thank You

Today I have a card for you. I am making a few more cards for my son to give to some people who have generously helped him out while he was counseling at a camp this summer. He asked me to make them a couple of weeks ago, so I asked him for a deadline...because otherwise I procrastinate. (insert sheepish grin here)

Anyway, this one was made using the Curtain Call papers from Graphic 45. I love Graphic 45 papers. I'm not a designer, and I haven't applied to be one, but I promote these papers because they are just so versatile, and the quality is exceptional!! Anyhoo......

I applied some Glossy Accents to the record album to give it some shine, and then went over the black piano keys with black stickles for some sparkle! One of the layers was black embossed.
 I bought the clear Thank You embellishment from the dollar store, and attached it to some music note paper using Glossy Accents. 
Here's the inside.  I'll be adding a mat in the center for him to write on.
 I should mention the black pearl flourishes I put over the front. I thought they kind of mimicked the dance movement and helped finish the card off.
Well, that's my card. I'll be doing a couple more which I'll share soon.
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  1. What a beautiful card with amazing accents!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Wonderful period card with lots of movement. Great glossy details--not to be glossed over ;-)

  3. Another beautiful card! The black flourishes are perfect. Love it!


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