Well, my week's leave from work is almost over (sniff!) and it's back to work I go on Monday. In between loads of laundry today, I managed to make a card using the current Fusion challenge. I'm also linking this to Seize the Birthday as this is a birthday card for my niece who will be 8 next month. I used the inspiration photo at Just Add Ink for the flowers and text background, so I'm linking their as well.
My niece, Jordan, does ballet (don't all little girls?) so I hope she likes this card. I used a 2003 Stampin' Up set called Dance Sketches. I love the sketch sets they brought out and have quite a few of them. I colored the image using Copics because I just can't get the Marker Layering technique to work on Whisper White. No matter how light a touch I use, I get pilling, so I think I'm going to give up on that technique and when I want to use a white base, I'll go with Copics. I used Regal Rose and the Fan Fair DSP as my pinks. I made some tiny little rolled roses using 1" and 3/4" circle punches and tucked a pearl into the center.
I see now that when I re-drew the card sketch onto scrap paper I didn't get it quite right, but I hope it's close enough to pass muster!
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Dance Sketches
Cardstock: Whisper White; Regal Rose; Wild Wasabi; Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copics; 1" circle punch; 3/4" circle punch; McGill pine punch; Basic Pearls