Saturday, 20 April 2013

Strictly Ballroom

Well, what is it they say about the road to hell being paved with good intentions?  I must be well on my way there by now then because I just haven't managed to keep up to date with my posts. 

But I am here now and I am going to share a card I made for a very special lady who was 90 years old today.  Her name is Pearl and she still goes ballroom dancing twice a week.  So what could I do but make her a ballroom dancing themed card.

I have used an image and a backing paper from the cd Strictly Card Dancers by Card Creations Plus.
And as always I took it into CraftArtist to design the card.  Here it is:

As you can see this is an easel card and I used the backing paper to make a frame for the main image, which has been decoupaged and I added a light sprinkling of glamour dust to the dancer's dress.  Both the topper and the base papers have been matted onto gold mirror card.

I have added a pop-up sentiment to the base of the card to act as the "stopper" and also some paper roses and a pair of die cut long gloves (cut with a Spellbinders die).  Three little pearls on the left side of the frame and the right side of the base complete the card.

And then of course I had to make a matching box:

The box was made using Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion and again I have used CraftArtist to make the top and side panels for the box in the same background paper  I used on the card.   I finished it off with some white ribbon, a matching bow and another paper rose.

I was pleased with the finished card and box so I hope you like it too.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

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