Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fancy Footwork - Day 3

Good morning and welcome back to Day 3 of the November Papertrey Ink coundown! Nichole is giving Fancy Footwork a proper introduction today and I am just tickled about it! I also have a couple of additional projects to share with you, so let's get started.

My first card today is a bright and cheerful number.

I started by cutting strips of white cardstock and randomly stamping them with the footsteps in Simply Chartreuse Ink. You could achieve similar results by stamping one large piece and cutting it down, but I wanted to have a little more flexibility with my footprints, so the strips worked nicely. I adhered those to an Aqua Mist card front and set the whole thing aside.

Next, I die cut and stamped the Limitless Layers heart shape. Then, I die cut a banner from Limeade Ice using my Sketched Shapes dies and heat embossed my sentiment using white detail powder. I adhered my sentiment banner to my heart and stitched on an Aqua Mist button to ensure a sturdy hold. I mounted the heart to my card front with foam tape and put a little wave in my banner for a sense of movement.

My next card today might be my favorite yet. I wanted to play around with the concept of dancing on air again and this is the result.

I began by die cutting a bunch of clouds, some from Shimmer White and some from matte white cardstock. Then, I laid them out on a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock to make sure I was pleased with my layout and took a picture with my phone. That allowed me to move the parts around without losing the layout that I liked. The matte clouds were randomly stamped with the dance diagrams and coated with a dusting of Perfect Pearls. The results are shimmery yet subtle.

I continued by mounting my clouds to my Aqua Mist panel with a mixture of flat and dimensional adhesive. Next, I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and adhered it to the bottom edge of my cloudy panel. I colored some silk ribbon with a Copic and tied a bow along the seam. That whole piece was mounted to a Kraft card base with more foam adhesive. The final card is totally dimensional and has loads of texture. I love it!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed today's projects. I'll see you back here tomorrow with a couple of additional cards, but you should definitely check in with Nichole and Maile as they showcase Fancy Footwork and Heather, Dawn, and Melissa as they share more peeks of their upcoming sets. Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Feel Like Dancing Card
Stamps: Fancy Footwork (available November 15th), Polka Dot Basics II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Limitless Layers Hearts Die Collection, Sketched Shapes Die Collection, Aqua Mist Button - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Crochet Thread

Dancing On Air Card
Stamps: Fancy Footwork (available November 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, White Shimmer, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Papertrey Ink
Other: Clouds 1 & 2 Die Collection, 1/4" Silk Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Perfect Pearls - Ranger; Marker - Copic; Foam Tape - Scotch


Designs By Sky said...

Love the Fancy Footwork stamp set. Thanks for the beautiful cards and ideas

Sue said...

I really like the dance on air card with the clouds - how creative! Great job!

StephH said...

Congrats on Fancy Footwork! It is an awesome set, and so unique to the stamp market! Nice (foot?) work Lizzie!!

Luanne said...

So fun! Love this set Lizzie!

Jill Norwood said...

Love both cards! The dance on air card is so creative! The perfect pearls shimmer is beautiful!

TLady said...

SUPER CARDS!! Your second card is VERY CREATIVE & made me SMILE!!!:)

Sharon said...

Such fun cards!

Unknown said...

Love, love your card with the clouds!

Randi said...

Is that the Texas 2 step? :-)

see mary stamp said...

I'm so enjoying this set. Your dancing on air cloud card is inspired. Love!

Deb said...

Wonderful cards....love this