Wednesday, November 25, 2015

life is good ballerina

Hey, Crafty Friends!! We're having gloomy weather down here in the south. So, I am taking a short break from holiday crafting to bring you this bright and cheerful card. Hopefully, it sheds a little bit of sunshine because who couldn't use a little sunshine, right?!

For this card, I used Oak Tree Stamps' Moody Ballerina stamp set. This is such a darling set. I know it pretty much sums up all my moods! LOL

Supplies Used
Moody Ballerina (Oak Tree Stamps)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Bigz Dies Nested Hanging Stars (Sizzix)
Classic Ovals LG (Spellbinders)
Floral Ovals (Spellbinders)
Teresa Collins Pocket Die, Life is Good- Lover's Lane (Craftwell)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Pink, Orange, Brown Sharpies
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Brilliance Twilight Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper- Assorted
Colored Pencils (Spectrum Noir)
Glittered Enamel Dots (Virginia Turtle)
Pink RicRac Ribbon
Pink & White Twine (Recollections)
Blending Tortillions
Gamsol or low odor thinner
2-Way Glue Pen (Ek Success)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Acrylic Blocks (Fiskars)

I started by stamp my little giggling ballerina with Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Spectrum Noir colored pencils to outline my ballerina. Then using my tortillion blending stumps and gamsol I blended the colors out.

I used the little star stamps that came in the Moody Ballerina set and the pink section of my Brilliance ink pad to stamp stars around my little girl.  

Then I used my Classic Ovals to die cut her out. I also die-cut a pink mat for my oval using my floral ovals set.

Then I die cut the "life is good" phrase from white cardstock. I ebrushed half my phrase using a soft baby pink sharpie.

To make sure these don't go anywhere, I ran all my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station with a 5" permanent refill cartridge. This ensures that my pieces don't go anywhere.

I created an A2 (4-1/4"x 5-1/2") sized card base from green cardstock.
 The white mat measures at 4-1/8"x 5-3/8".
Sprinkles paper measures at 4" x 5-1/4".
The star strip on the bottom measures 1-1/2"x 5-1/4".
The ricrac ribbon measure 5-1/4" long.

I ebrushed my sprinkles paper with a brown Sharpie around the edges. And ebrushed the stars paper with an orange Sharpie.

Then, I assembled my card panels using my Xyron Mega runner and attached the ricrac using Diamond Glaze.

I cut an assortment of stars from pink and blue patterned paper using my Sizzix Nested Hanging Stars die.

And used a glue pen to attach them to my card. Now I can attach my sticker I made from my ovals and phrase onto my card, layering them over my stars, then trimmed off the tips that overhung the edges of the card.

I topped my ballerina with a double loop twine bow and attached it with Diamond Glaze. Then added pink glittered enamel dot throughout my card.

And here is my finished card...

A closer view of my little ballerina

I hope you enjoyed today's card and that it brought some sunshine to your day... or, at the very least, a smile to your face.

Until next time...


  1. This card is absolutely adorable! What a sweet little ballerina!

    1. Thank you so much, Tanya!! So glad you liked it!

  2. So beautiful! Totally love your beautiful ballerina!

    1. Awww, thank you!! Twila, you're the sweetest!!