Thursday 26 July 2012

Shall We Dance

Yep, another one that has been a labour of love this week as I think I had to make a fair number of separate cut files for this one before I even got my Promarkers out! Think it is 7 cut files in total - not to mention one from Bird's Cards.

The bit I hope you focus on first of all, is of course the image and I am sure you will recognise it as being from LOTV and is actually called 'Shall We Dance'. This cuddly two-some giving Fred & Ginger a run for their money were coloured with Promarkers (and one Tria marker, LOL) & I kept the colour-scheme relatively subtle, highlighting my elements with gold.

The layout is actually one from CLP (but June's therefore not the current one), so I had better go into my layers in more detail.  Behind the image is a scalloped frame I made especially to fit my image and behind that is a doily - another of my designs but you can only see the edges of it!!!  LOL.  This rests on an embossed strip which I then ran an ink pad over for colour and definition.  The horizontal elements I hoped would give a theatrical overtone to the overall design consists of 2 cut files, made by my good self, of course. :)  Well, as if anyone else would be daft enough to go to all this trouble for one card. LOL.  The one stripy dp is from Bearly Mine matted onto felt-hammered card. This medley of layers rests on the card's front base - cut out of some of my fav pearlescent card stock & using yet another of my own cut files for a scalloped loop border. This was then embellished with gold peel-offs, including those tiny ones dotted about (which were actually the residue from the chain-like peel off border). Waste not, want not, I say. LOL.  The 3 flowers were cut using a design from Bird's Cards and were inked to varying degrees.

I then had to make the back of the card, yes, another separate cut file which echoes the design elements of the front with a scalloped - looped edge to stand on and a smaller scallop at the other side, similar to the scallop of the image's frame.  There is a good reason why this is a different file - I wanted to get it to fit onto a single A4 piece of card and so needed to be necessarily smaller.  The paper insert is yet another cut file  incorporating a sentiment from Netty's Cards. I made this to follow same design as the back of the card but a little smaller so that you can see the scalloped edges on the card behind. I then inked the edges of the insert before attaching.

So, this anniversary card is going to my sister-in-law who says she keeps all the cards I send her so at least all my efforts won't end up in the bin after a couple of days! Hope you like it.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
I ♥ Promarkers - gold, silver & bronze (all or just one)
Lili's Little Fairies - a touch of romance
Totally Stampalicious - texture
Stamp With Fun - lace doily
Truly Madly Crafty - animals
Hanna & Friends - celebrate
CardMadFairy - photo insp
Stamp & Create - something in their hands (each other, aw....)
Papertake - make it your own (made my own cut files, card base, flowers & decorative elements)
Inky Impressions - dies/punches
Stamptacular Saturday - dies (digi cutter)
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes.


  1. OMGosh... this is adorable!

  2. So cute Tine!! LOve those little bears!

  3. My goodness Tine! You can color like no other! Every detail of this card is exquisite. You bring such elegance to every creation you make. Thanks for sharing another very inspirational card. xxx - Debbie

  4. WOW!! This is stunning Tine. I love the image and the layout with all of those delicate cut borders is wonderful. The colours are beautiful too.


  5. This card is just so beautiful - all the gorgeous details and the soft colors - a real masterpiece.Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  6. WOW love this card the image is adorable and the layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  7. Such a beautiful card Tine, love the image and colouring, all the layers and gorgeous edging...fabulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. really really gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  9. So really gorgeous Christine xxxx
    Thankyou so much for visit my blog xxx
    Hugs Debbie xx

  10. This is so pretty. I love the layout and and sweet image. Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky DT

  11. Stunning card. Love the colours & image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  12. Just too darn cute, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at jackson's Digital Expressions.

  13. Beautiful card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck - Jane x

  14. Hello Tine! Do I know you? pmsl. What can I say eh? You never, ever let us down. This is another stunner. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  15. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and those roses with the gilded edges are fabulous.

  17. Your card is totally the colours you´ve used :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  18. Hi Tine, missing you but at least we still get to see your stunning creations and this one is no exception!! Absolutely Stunning!! Thank you for sharing with us at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck in the draw!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  19. Oh this is just adorable - Thanks so much for playing at Inky impressions xxx

  20. Awwwww, this is amazing! The image is soooo cute and your colouring is simply perfect! Your card looks so elegant!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki

  21. Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

  22. Wow Tine!! I dont know about the couple dancing, but you certainly make that cameo sing and dance!! lol :D

    Stunning cutwork, love all the clever elements on this, its brilliant!

    Love your stitching too!



  23. This is such a sweet wedding card. The borders and frames work perfectly as embellishments on this card! And what a cute image - fab coloring!

  24. So so cute!!
    Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    I do hope that you will join us again!
    Rene (JDE DT)