It’s almost recital season. Another of our “lasts” before we start on a new round of “firsts”. So as I was thinking about what I might like to make today, recital and little girls in tutus popped into my head. After stopping by the PPA challenge for this week, I knew I wanted to use that sketch and Talented Trio (before it retires).
Here’s what came of combining Talented Trio with PPA300
I started with a thick Whisper White base (8-1/2″ x 5-3/8). Then I matted a 3-15/16″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Birthday Bouquet designer paper on a 4-1/16″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock. This panel was then adhered to the Whisper White base.
Next, I added a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to the center of the designer paper panel.
Moving up the card
I stamped the ballerina from Talented Trio in Smoky Slate on Shimmery White cardstock. The lighter gray gives a nice outline without being too bold.
Using a Blender Pen, I added layers of Blushing Bride ink (from the lid of the ink pad) to the tutu and pointe shoes.
Tip: I like to color where the shadows are first and run the color out as I move across the object I am coloring. That way I don’t end up with lots of different dark spots. Leaving some white space is ok too.
After cleaning my Blender Pen tip, I used it to pull ink from the lid of my Pink Pirouette ink pad. I used this ink to color the tights. At our studio all tights are a pale pink. Then, I used even less ink on the arms and for the face — just a hint of rosy cheeks.
Next, the hair was colored with my Blender Pen and ink from Cajun Craze and Soft Suede ink pads to create a kind of coppery hair color.
Finally, I used an Aqua Painter to paint on some Versamark ink refill to the ruffle on the tutu. Then, I dusted it with Heat and Stick. After heating slightly, I sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds and heat to set.
The finished ballerina piece was layered onto a 2-7/16″ x 3-3/8″ piece of Blushing Bride. Then this whole piece was added to the card front using dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I inked “Shine”, from Sunburst Sayings, with Versamark and stamped on Vellum. Don’t forget to rub your Embossing Buddy over the Vellum first (it’s pretty static-y). “Shine” was heat embossed with Silver.
The Vellum was cut with one of the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits. I hid my glue behind the embossed letters.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my recital worthy card.
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