Wednesday 18 July 2012

Dance like no one is watching

This card was created using the new gorgeous stamp set from Creative Expressions - At the Ballet.

The sketchy ballet dancers are perfect to make cards for older and younger ladies alike.

I created an 8x8 inch card base in black and dotted the white Pearly pva glue around the edges and set aside to dry.

Taking a white 7x7 inch sheet of card, I chose two of the dies to fit my ballerina and sentiment from the Spellbinders Labels Six set.
Arranging the two dies onto my card, I ran them through the Grand Calibur. Then, keeping the dies in place, I embossed the card with the Adagio embossing folder - running it through the machine twice to cover the width of the card.

Along the bottom strip of the card (which has not been embossed), I stamped a row of ballerinas in clear Versamark. I embossed them with clear powder to create resist.

I covered the whole sheet with Spun Sugar Distress Stain

which highlights the embossing and the ballerinas.

Taking the Spellbinders labels again, I cut and mounted frames for the ballerina and the sentiment, embossing them with the Creative Expressions Floral embossing folder.

Taking another sheet of white card, I laid the die cut sheet over the top and marked in pencil the position of the two apertures.

Once the two images were stamped in the apertures, I positioned the dies and used them as a stencil to blend Spun Sugar distress ink around the edges.  I mounted this sheet behind the embossed card using foam pads to give dimension.

After layering onto the card base, I decorated the front with the Creative Expressions Gem Swirls

and Zipper Roses

Hope you like it and enjoy playing with ballerinas!
Mel x

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