Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Strictly Ballroom!

Hello, friends! Long time, no see. Work has kept me away from the craft room, but I am ba-a-a-ack! The theme for the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge this week is Anything Goes, and the theme at the Cut It Up Challenge is Twilight, so I am sharing a birthday card made for my daughter's friend.

This gal and her husband are ballroom dancers so I had fun with the WMS art deco themed sets and my Silhouette Cameo machine. 

The dancers are made from a file from the Silhouette online store, as are the deco borders top and bottom. I pressure embossed the lady's white dress in my Cuttlebug machine. The train and underskirt are made with glittered cardstock. This is really nice quality stuff from my local stamp store - no shedding with handling. I used it to mat the stamped sentiment and the black embossed background.

I picture these two dancing at twilight, and the purple glitter also makes me think of twilight. 

It's fun to personalize cards for recipients. Take THAT, Hallmark! Why not join in the fun at these two challenge sites?


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Amazing! Fantastic detail, and the color combination is very sophisticated.

Thanks for entering our Twilight challenge at Cut it Up!


Deborah Frings said...

This is so, so elegant! I love the ritzy background and the wonderful dress. I'm sure that this card will be treasured. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics xx

Creative M said...

Elegant, Stunning, Beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

-Aneta- said...

I like your card !! I think is very elegant and stylish :) xoxo Aneta

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Yeah, take THAT Hallmark! LOL! Fabulous card, I love all the details and the elegance you've got going! Thanks for playing with us at CIU!

Carola said...

Hi Charmaine

This is a very elegant card in great colours. The embossed dress of the lady looks very good and I also like the glitter which gives an elegant and festive touch.

Kind regards

Shirley said...

How very elegant and pretty too! I really like what you did with the embossing on the dress, the choice of glitter paper to accent the dress and matte, and the laced edges make it even more elegant.

Anonymous said...

Wow Charmaine! This card is FABULOUS!!! It's so glitzy & stylish - the art deco sentiment just finishes it off perfectly!!
Sophia x