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Monday, April 16, 2012

Dance, Dance, Dance

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Here in Phoenix, we actually got to enjoy some cooler weather.  What a blessing!  Now we will be back in the 90's by the end of the week but I am truly grateful for the cool time we had this weekend.

From the time I was little through my teenage years, I took dance classes.  I took ballet and jazz and tap.  I loved tap.  It was my favorite class.  When I got into college, I as no longer taking dance class but I did take dance history classes.  I always hoped if I had girls that they too would develop a love of dance.  No such luck with my two.  They excel in other areas though.

So what does all this have to do with today's post?  Well remember I told you I might do some more work with the owl punch.  I still have lots of ideas and want to give them a try.  So this weekend, I decided to make a card using that punch once again.  I took one of my favorite characters, the mod girl, and turned her into a dancer.  A ballerina to be exact.  Let me show you what I came up with and see what you think.

Isn't she cute!  This is another one of those ideas that hit me in the middle of the night.  I am so glad it does not keep me up.  At least I go back to sleep and create the actual card the next morning.  Oops!  I got off track.  Back to the card we go!  I started with a base card of Pink Pirouette card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I knew I had bought some designer paper a few years ago with dance themes from a local craft store so I went to my stash of paper and found the ballet one.  It works perfectly with the color scheme I did on this one.  I cut it to be 4" x 5 1/4".  I adhered it to the pink using runner adhesive.  Next I cut a piece of Perfect Plum card stock and cut it at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2".  I ran it through my big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper impression folder.   also punched a modern label out of plum.  I took the label and the impressed piece and sprayed them using my frosted spritz.  I used my Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set and stamped my greeting using StazOn ink onto the Whisper White card stock.  It was punched out using the word window punch,  I adhered the impressed plum piece to the card using runner adhesive. Next I attached the word window greeting to the modern label using the same adhesive.  Then I attached the greeting to the card using dimensionals.  I also added a couple of teardrop pink rhinestones, one to each end of the greeting.  

For my little ballerina, I used the same recipe to make her as I did to make the mod girls last week.  The only addition I made was a scallop oval for the tutu.  I also added some slivers of Pink Pirouette card stock to the legs for the ballet shoe ribbons.  In the picture, her eyes look green to me.  However, I made them out of Soft Suede.  The tutu, headband and shoes are all from Pink Pirouette.  The face, neck, arms and legs are Blushing Bride card stock.  For her hair, I decided to use Early Espresso.  I drew the mouth on with a light pink felt tip marker.  I added pink rhinestones to the base of the top of the tutu where it meets the skirt.  I also added dots of Stickles glitter glue called Cotton Candy to the top, headband and edge of the skirt.  She is adhered together using a liquid glue and attached to the card using dimensionals.  

For the inside greeting, I used a stamp I have had for years.  I stamped it using StazOn ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I attached it to a piece of Perfect Plum card stock with runner adhesive and attached it to the card with the same adhesive.  I pulled out my Stampin' Up! markers out.  I pulled the Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette one and traced over the words as well as colored in the stars and dots.  I chose to add the Daffodil Delight since the designer paper had yellow ballet shoes as well as purple and pink.  I liked the additional color.  

Okay I will try to tear myself away from the owl punch but no promises.  I hope you are not bored with the creations from it.  I do appreciate you stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow.  I will see you all then.

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