Hey Everybody! Happy Monday! I hope your week is getting off to a great start. I'm pretty excited because I get to play along with the TGIF Challenges this week for an awesome sketch challenge. I've had some pretty little ballerinas from the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set watercolored and sitting on my desk for a few weeks now. I've been meaning to put them to good use and this challenge gave me just the opportunity. If you know me, you might know that pink isn't really my thing (especially light pinks). I love bold, vibrant pinks but don't often use lighter ones so this was a good chance to push me out of my normal zone.
First, I stamped the ballerinas in the background using Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock. Then, I colored the tutus and ballet shoes in with Clear Wink of Stella. I wanted the background to be subtle but pretty. Then I layered my watercolored ballerina over some Silver Metallic Thread, ribbon and part of a doily. Then I added a silver embossed sentiment and rhinestones to finish it off.
The card face and card base are both Pink Pirouette cardstock and the mat is Blushing Bride.
Here's the sketch from TGIFC that I followed to make this card...
If you'd like to see some really beautiful cards using this sketch as inspiration then head on over to this week's #tgifc129 and check out the amazing cards the design team has shared.
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