Saturday, March 5, 2011

Congrats! You're a Star!!

A dear friend that I went to college with many years ago has a new accomplishment!  He has earned his doctorate degree.  I got a call from him this week that he successfully defended his dissertation!  I am so proud of him.

 Because his work is in theater and musical theater, I chose to make him a theater card.

I used the TWINKLE TOES cartridge to cut out everything for the card!  WOW!  This is the first time in a while that I have used only one cartridge for a project.  The stage and curtain were cut at 5.25 L  and the label with sentiment was cut at 3.25 L. I did some distress inking with gold, brown, bronze, and 2 shades of green.  All were Color Box ink pads.  The curtain was embossed with a brocade folder in the Cuttlebug.  Then I did a little more inking on top of the embossing with gold and bronze.  I used a strip of Scoth foam mounting tape on the valance.  I added glitter glue to the valance and curtain tie-backs.  

To make the label the focal point, I used glitter glue on the sentiment, congrats,  and the swirls around the sentiment.  Then to enhance the frame, I added red, blue, and gold rhinestones, and a little green glitter glue.  The papers used are from K&Company, DCWV and The Paper Studio. 

The inside of the card says, "You did it".   It is the perfect card for him.

Flaunt It Friday  Twinkle Toes cartridge


  1. What a great card! I love all the sparkle!! Thanks for flaunting it at FIF!!!

  2. He'll LOVE it!!! It's a really great card!

  3. Wow! Great job!
    I love how you recreated the theater. The curtain is so realistic. Love the embossing.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Flaunt it Fridays!


  4. Such a great card! Love the curtains! Your details are always perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Flaunt It Fridays!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the embossing on the curtains and what a great job on the label too! Love the bling!!!
    Thank you for joining us at FIF this week and good luck in the challenge!!

  6. Your card is so beautiful and such a great idea! thanks for flaunting it at FIF! BTW I love your little dogs!