Now that she is at Grammar School, my eldest niece has become a complete ‘tweenager’ and her younger sisters are ‘so childish’ and she is desperate to be seen as a big girl, so I had to make her a birthday card that wasn’t ‘girly’, but more refined/edgy/grown up. All three of my Nieces love their dance lessons. Last month my eldest Niece performed in a dance show that was put on by her school – the children from all years (11-18 years old) were given the opportunity to either dance, choreograph, do lighting and sound or costumes and the show was amazing. Because of her love of dance I decided to make my her this card with a dance theme.
I like the song by Daft Punk called ‘Lose yourself to dance’, so I thought it would be a really nice sentiment to use on a card. Unfortunately I don’t have that sentiment as a stamp, so I used my new Crafter’s Companion ‘Contemporay Alphabet’ dies to create the sentiment from some white card.
Everything on this card is a die-cut! I have seen the Tonic Fairy dies used on cards with bits cut out to make them appear as women rather than faries and so I used both the ‘Rococo Fairy Lilly’ and ‘Rococo Petites Fae Ella’ dies and snipped thier wings and flowers off to create silhouette dancing girls.
I bought the ‘Bohemian Designer Series’ 12×12 paper pack because I loved the colour combinations. As I think the colours are lovely and the patterns are very trendy in fashion at the moment I decided to use this as my background. The Ikat pattern paper made me think of the light-up dance floor in Saturday Night Fever in the dance scene with John Travolta, so I thought it was apt for a dance-themed card. I started with an 8×8 white card base and layered the ikat pattern paper on the card front and attached the die cuts and stuck them down with Nuvo Glue Pen.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get a chance to do some crafting!