Friday, February 11, 2011

Little Dancer The Sequel

     First of all, how do you like the new look? My blog template is from and they just changed servers so I had to update for a new code. I just love their designs!
     As I mentioned in my previous article I thought the ballet card would make a cute mini album for holding all those dance pictures. (Well some of them anyway, lol).So that's just what I've been up to. Provo Craft has an exclusive cartridge called "Shall We Dance". There are some pros and cons to this cart. First the pros: there are a ton of dance images for all forms of dance as well as for the very young and older dancers. It also has phrases including shadows so this is a definite plus. The cons: some of the cuts are just plain awful. Basically the faces and the shoes. The shoes remind me of the hooves on the 3 little pigs! Sorry PC but they really are that bad.
    See what I mean about the shoes!
       So I got to thinking, what if I used the hide cut feature on my gypsy and blanked out the facial features? Then I could stamp the facial images.  Peachy Keen Stamps has some adorable expressions on their princesses stamps. The shoes could also be colored in.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I Love Dance!

   Hello Super Bowl Sunday! My oldest daughter and I just came from seeing the movie "Black Swan" and it was great. I enjoy a good ballet since all 3 of my girls danced all forms of dance. This reminded me that I had made recital cards for my grand daughter and her 2 cousins a week ago and forgot to share them with you.
As a member of the Cricut Circle we receive 4 exclusive cartridges a year. The latest one is "Shall We Dance" and has many wonderful dance cuts and phrases. This little ballerina was cut @ 3" including the shadow. This 4.25 x 5.50 card is rather simple since I wanted the image to stand out. The one problem with this cart is that the shoes do not match up. It also has ballet slippers but the tap shoes have heels. This was not what I wanted for a 4 year old. As a result the tap shoes are hand colored with a black glaze pen which makes it look more like patten leather tap shoes. Of course you need stickles and rhinestones to jazz her up. The background is swiss dot embossed and I added some prima flowers.
Just Rite stamps is a fabulous stamp company that lets you choose your own font and sentiments. This was perfect for making the inside sentiment "congratulations on your dance recital". The "Tap" is also from the cart so this was a fairly easy card to make. There is also die cuts for the other forms of dance on this cart. I can feel a dance mini book coming on!