Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Ballerina in Gold - SUO Challenges #137

The challenge this time with the SUO Challenges was to make a card/project for a young child.
My grand daughter is 6 years old, and loves ballet, so immediately thought of a punch art ballerina, a ballerina dressed in gold for her performance.
I made the ballerina using different punches.  I have seen a ballerina made with punches before, but the bodice was made with the tab punch, which I no longer have, so it took a little experimenting to make a credible bodice.

It was extremely difficult to take a picture of this card because the gold was so shiny.

Here are the punches I used:
  • 2 3/4" scallop circle punch for sides of bodice)
  • Word Window punch (for neck)
  • Flower Builder punch (retired) - 5 large flower petals; 5 small petals
How I used the punches to make the bodice is depicted below:

The bodice was made using gold foil paper which was embossed with a retired embossing folder which reminds me of snowflakes; the skirt with Winter Winderland Vellum and the retired Flower Builder punch.  The smaller petals were painted on the reverse side with a  gold glimmer brush (in the new catalogue coming Jan. 2016)

This is a close up of one of the large foral punches.  Gold sequins were adhered on the bottom of each large punchie.

Some 1/8" gold taffeta ribbon was tied around the waist.  You'll have to excuse the knot of the ribbon.  I just has surgery on my right hand and just couldln't hold onto the ribbon to tie it.  Most frustrating!

The basic card is Whisper White, layered with gold foil and then Whisper White embossed with Gently Falling embossing folder.
The ballerina is adhered to the card front using dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Good Greetings (retired)
Inks: Versa Mark
Papers: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Winter Winderland Vellum
Accessories: 1/8" gold taffeta ribbon, punches listed above, gold sequins, glue dots, dimensionals, gold embossing powder. Gently falling embossing folder.

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