This is my 4th week as the CASE study muse, and I'm still enjoying every minute. Have I mentioned that most of my favorite stampers are packed into the CASE study design team?
But enough with the chatter, and onto the card. Here is the inspiration photo:
I created a few dozen ballerina tags for a little girl's 1st birthday party. A lot of sponging and ballerina action. And here is my new take on the photo:
I wanted to keep the difficulty factor to a minimum... and it is... here are my steps:
1. cut a double-layer of post-it note into a leg-ish shape. separate them and lay them down on the cardstock piece.
2. sponge with a grey ink (I've been getting a lot of questions about what inks I use for sponging. there's no magic in it and I don't stick to only distress inks. here, I've used Stampin Up's "smoky shadow.")
3. take the negatives (from the post-it templates) and also cut off the leg a bit. it's okay, we're making shoes. sponge pink ink into the empty space.
4. put your mat on a piece of foam and pierce holes. use embroidery thread to lace 'em up.
5. white-heat-emboss the sentiment (from Hero Arts' "magical castle") and assemble everything else.
There you go. 5 (easy) steps.
ps, it totally pays to have little girls in the house... a princess tutu was the perfect photo prop.