Welcome, crafty friends! You have reached the end of the Christmas in July Blog Hop. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
For the Christmas in July Blog Hop, I decided to make a ballerina ornament. I live in a house full of males so I felt like making something girly and pretty. And a ballerina definitely fits the bill!
I cut out the ballerina and the layers from Shall We Dance. If you don't have Shall We Dance, there are all sorts of ballerinas from different cartridges. They range from cute - Twinkle Toes, Create-a-Critter, Hello Kitty, Paper Doll Dress Up. To more elegant - Joy of the Season.
I Googled ballerina images and the costumes are stunning. This inspired me to add more details.
I used red paper but I wanted a deeper red and painted over it using Glimmer Glam paint. I used the paint to paint my tulle also.
I dry embossed the the top. I had to be careful to use a folder that had small details. Otherwise, the pattern gets lost on a small piece of paper.
Next, I added some glitter on the embossed part. Before I assembled all the pieces together, I took pieces of tulle and glued them to the skirt and trimmed the edges. This piece has a tiny pieces like the eyes and mouth and the easiest way for me to handle them was by using the QuickStik. I might have pulled out some hair otherwise! :)
After assembling the pieces, I got my shadow pieces ready. I cut chipboard with the blade at 6 and using the multi-cut. I was so pleased it worked! It was the first time I had used chipboard. I cut the gold paper once and then another pieces using the flip feature so that back of the chipboard would be finished.
Lastly, I added a jewelry bail because I did not want to poke a hole in my lovely ballerina.
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It's a little early but I hope your Christmas will be merry and bright :)
Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Recollections and Bazille
Tattered Angels Smooches Glimmer Glam
Reflected Damask by Anna Griffin for Provocraft
Donna Salazar Fairy Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer
Melissa Frances Tulle
Stampin' Up Watercolor Wonder Crayon in Pretty in Pink
Find-Its Small Jewelry Bail
If you missed any of the projects, here is the line up:
1~ Scrapalette at Around the Block with Scrapalette
2~ Angela at Angie's Paper Passion
3~ Colleen at Col's Creative Corner
4~ Theresa at Scraps by Gracie
5~ Beth at SeaSwan's Thoughts
6~ Laura at Cool Beans by L.B.
7~ Lori <----- You are here!
Thanks again for stopping by.