Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Dancer

My sister's birthday is coming up in early February so I decided to get a jump start on the card.  I have been waiting to Twinkle Toes and this was great opportunity.  She's not really into pink but I think she will not be able to resist this little dancer.

I Used:
- Cricut Twinkle Toes Cartridge - dancer3 and all layers; stfrght and stgfght-s
- Papertrey Ink (PTI) Mega Messages - Make a Wish sentiment
- Cuttlebug - Teresa Collins Timeless Embossing Folder
- Making Memories - pink ribbon
- Tim Holtz - Victorian Velvet Distress Pad
- Close to My Heart (CMTH) - Baby Pink Re-inker
- White ribbon, paper, and glitter from my stash

Here's How:
* I cut dancer3 at 4 inches and the stagfrght tags at 2 inches.  I cut an extra piece of the headband and cut out the bow so that I could fold it up and make it pop out.  But first I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet, added some glitter, and hot pink Jolee rhinestone:

* I added glitter to the little band on her outfit and put all the pieces together. 

* I inked the edges of the pink tag with Victorian Velvet and stamped Make a Wish on the white part of the tag.

* I thought the Victorian Velvet might be too strong for the edges of the embossed part of the card so I used Soft Pink by CTMH.  I squeezed a couple of drops on my mat and then used the Tim Holtz blending tool to give the paper a soft pink glow.

* I just embossed the paper using a folder from Teresa Collins Timeless Collection.  It is a set of four embossing folders.  I think they are so elegant. I think in this picture you can see it better.

* I took some white ribbon, Terrifically Tacky Tape and ruffled it up to make a ballerina skirt for my dancer.  Oops! One little piece is popping up. I'll go back to that stubborn piece later!

I added some ribbon and popped up the tag.  And that's all folks! :)

Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
~ William W. Purkey


  1. Pretty card, I know your sister will love it. Twinkle Toes is such a cute cart.

  2. Just love this little ballerina! So cute.

  3. What a sweet birthday card, I really like the embossed background and how you used the ribbon!!

  4. what a great skirt on your this. Thanks

  5. I am just popping over from the Circle Messageboard to check out your blog. I love your birthday card, the little dancer is adorable and I love the embossing! I look forward to more of your creations and inspiration!


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