The card I want to share today was so fun, and a little emotional, to make. I started this for Joan’s Garden challenge of pink/white and Simon Says’ challenge of three different papers, but got so carried away that I didn’t have it done and really needed to go to bed. I came home today and was relieved to see that Simon Says’ new challenge was “Anything Goes” and ended up spending the entire evening working on the same card. As I worked on it I started remembering when my little girls took dance classes and that is what made me a bit emotional. I just had to get all girly and frilly with this adorable image.
Isn’t she adorable? This image is Sparkle N Sprinkles’ Mandy the Ballerina. I heat embossed her with Teddy Brown embossing powder and colored her with markers. Her sweet outfit and ballet slippers are paper pieced, using decorative paper and Sangria Star embossing powder. I cut out part of the frilly bottom a second time and popped it on top to give it dimension. She is cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and layered on a Rectangular Frame die, covered with Sangria Star embossing powder, and then on a Spellbinders Label die. This is all layered on the card front with layers of white, light pink, and dark pink cardstock and combinations of three different decorative papers.
The sentiment is Sugar & Spice from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Both stamps can be purchased individually or as part of the Daddy’s Princess set. The small flowers, butterfly, and branches are die cuts, combined with two white silk flowers. The white layer behind the small rectangles in the background is created using a corner/border punch.
Check back in the morning for a new card for Sparkle N Sprinkles’ new monthly sketch challenge.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 17 - Lots of Layers
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 96 - Use Lace
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Week 143 – Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #143 – Another Dimension
Crafts and Me Challenge 73 - Pretty In Lace
Craft Your Passion Challenge 99 – Paper Piecing
Everybody Art Challenge #182 – Monochrome
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #192–Open
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 57 - More Than Words
Create a card with lots of layers
Color theme should be Pink and White
Add some dimensional flowers.
Use a rectangle and an oval layer
Lexis Creations Challenge #59 – Monochromatic
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #91- Lace and Pearls (plus a sentiment)
Sew Many Challenge #83 – Let’s Punch It
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #128 – Variegated Colors
DYSU #61 – Things With Wings
Paper Play Challenges Week 9 – Something Old, Something New (New Stamps and 3 New Dies/Old Everything Else)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 95 – Sketch