Jan 26, 2018

Happy Wishes . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing a shaped card that is perfect for that Ballet dancer on your card list.  I must confess, I was a dancer (in my youth) ... my sister & I took ballet & tap for 13 years.  Must also confess we were both better at tap dancing then ballet!

I rarely make shaped cards but after seeing this beautiful Amy Designs die set in person, I knew exactly what I wanted to create and share with you today.  I hope you find inspiration in my creation.

Dies used are:

Amy Design - Dies - Wild Animals - African Circle

Cheery Lynn Designs - Arabesque Ballerina

Impression Obsession - Dies - Greeting Set

My card began by die cutting the large outside die 'slightly off the fold of my A6 card' to create my base card.

Next I die cut a panel using the same die but from beautiful bright pink foil paper.
The next largest die was cut from white card stock and
the ballerina was cut from a lighter pink foil paper.

Although not photographed, I die cut the body of my ballerina
from a scrap of glitter paper and did a little fussy cutting to create
my ballerina's dress.

After adhering the doily panel to the background foil panel,
I added dimensional tape to the back of my ballerina before adhering 
her to the front of my card.

Lastly I added the sentiment (also die cut from the sparkle paper) and white
Nuvo crystal drops.  Viola!

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  1. I love your shaped card and image! Beautiful!

  2. A shaped card is perfect for this die. It just needed to be, and I am glad that you did. So shinny and love the foil and glitter paper together. Fabulous card.

  3. Great shaped card! Love that beautiful ballerina and all of that sparkle!

  4. What a stunnng card this is Darlene! sometimes it's fun to step out our box and make something different and your shaped card is just so lovely. The dies you used are perfect!! My niece was a dancer up until this year (jazz, tap, ballet). So sad to see her giving it up her senior year of high school, but she's a teenager and who can understand them? Anyway, your card is darling!

  5. fantastic story Darlene to match a beautiful card! I, too, was a dancer in my youth! I did it all including baton for a couple of years. This card brings back fond memories. thanks for the inspiration!



  6. Love the paper and colors on your beautiful card. Stunning! Hugs

  7. Shaped cards are always so much fun to make and to receive. Love the sparkle on the dress. Beautiful card!


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