Recently, a friend referred me a couple of his friends who needed real estate services, and I wanted to make a special “thank you” card. Here is the card I made for my musician friend using some gorgeous new paper. The name of this paper is longer than many Catholic names: My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Buddies Argyle. Strange name; cool textured paper!
I used alphabet stamps from Close to My Heart to create the sentiment and stamped them in CTMH Pacifica ink. I added a teal colored crystal and added decorative brown rub-ons at the top and center of the card. The Stampin’ Up! guitar stamp was inked up with Cocoa CTMH ink and stamped onto the opposite side of the argyle paper. I hand cut it and lifted it up off the card with double-sided foam tape.
I used puffy gold paint to highlight and add texture to the the decorative squiggles on the guitar and also added gold dots to the brown rub-ons on the top of the card. At the bottom of each Stella and Rose cardstock page is a rectangular detail of the reverse side of the page. I thought it was cool, so I hand cut it out and applied it to the lower third of the card, like I would with a ribbon. Then I rounded out the card with a fleur-de-lis and crown brad and called it done!
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