Friday, January 26, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog - Happy Wishes . . .

Hello dear friends . . .
Today I'm 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!

Challenges to share in:
Cards 4 Galz Challenge #63 - Anything But Square
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #276 - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #157 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Layers
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #338 - Birthday

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Maria Illsley said...

What a wonderful card Darlene the die is lovely xx

Donna Phelan said...

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

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Darlene, this is fantastic! I love your background dies and that ballerina is beautiful! So, you were a ballerina in your pre-cardmaking life! That is a fun fact that I didn't know!! I bet you were great and wish I had done some dancing lessons as a child. Oh well - WAY too late now!! LOL Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Love this shaped card! Such amazing sparkling dress for the ballerina (ballerina is the same word in Italian! :D ) The circle die set is just wonderful and LOVE the pink foil paper with the drops!

Judy Woodland said...

Really beautiful. I love doing shaped cards and rarely do them. That die set is gorgeous and you have used it perfectly here. And your ballerina is just spectacular with her glittery dress. Awesome card!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant. I love the colors too.

Teresa Kline said...

sweet shaped card, luv the shine! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Conniecrafter said...

So lovely, the foil background is a great compliment to her sparkle dress!, love shaped cards and don't know why I don't do them more often too!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card!
LOVE your ballerina and sparkling dress, love your ornate shape and shimmering foil too!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Mimi said...

Another fabulous card! Thanks for linking up at Shopping Our Stash again! This card is so die-licious! Love those intricate circles!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Darlene, I love all of the shine and shimmer! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.
Tammy x

Monica Maier said...

Love all the shine and sparkle on the card, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Monica- DT

Nana Connie said...

Gorgeous design, Darlene, and I absolutely LOVE what you did with her dress! Fabulous color combo. :-D

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful ballerina with her pretty, glittery dress! Love her on the shaped card. Perfect! Do you still tap dance around the house?

Susan Renshaw said...

Perfect card for a ballerina!!
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