Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tiny Dancer

I have not done much blogging since June of last year.  I was having some medical issues and after a valve replacement in April, I am feeling so much better.  Praise God!

My 3-1/2" year old granddaughter had her first dance recital last weekend and we weren't able to attend.  This is the card I created to let her know we are so proud of how well she did.  I used three challenges in making this card:  CAS on Sunday Challenge #84 - sparkle; Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #274; AAA Cards Challenge #66 - watercolor.

Card Base/Layers:  Cucumber Crush card stock cut 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".  Stamped sentiment from retired Sweet Stuff stamp set with Basic Black ink.  Embossed right edge with Lucky Stars EF.  Added three strips of retired washi tape to Very Vanilla card stock and added layer to card.

Image:  Stamped image from the same stamp set on Watercolor Paper using Black Staz-On ink.  I tried to mimic one of her costumes using Cucumber Crush, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black inks using an Aqua Painter.  Cut image out using the Big Shot and the Tags and Labels Framelits.  Cut 2 more layers with the Framelits from Cucumber Crush and Tangerine Tango.  These labels are terrific for layering because the layers are graduated and work perfectly.  Added Clear Wink of Stella to the waist and ruffle of the dress.  Added the image to the card using action wobbles so she can make the dancer "wobble" back and forth.

Finishing Touch:  Colored four Rhinestones with a sharpie marker and added them to the dress.

Inside:  Stamped another image from the same stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock, watercolored it like the front image.

It feels good to be able to be creating cards again and posting them to my blog.  I hope you are enjoying some nice weather.  It's been a little too hot for me but we're cooling off.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Susan said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Patti! I am happy to hear you are feeling so much better!

Jane said...

What a sweetie! Love the story behind the card, makes it all more special. Welcome back to blogging and best wishes for a continued recovery. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

stampingvickisvisions said...

This is adorable, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' Vicki DT

Melissa L. said...

What a sweet card, Patti! I love that little girl. I'm glad that you are feeling better. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Crystal Komara said...

Patti, this is a sweet congratulatory card for any little girl. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week! xo Crystal

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet...I love how you matched one of her costumes! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us at TSOT!

Lori said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Your card is super cute and very cool that you matched the outfits! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!