Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Hello all.  Happy New Year!!  Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my musical challenge card, please scroll down one post.

I love the Nutcracker Suite music and have been to the ballet only once as part of a field trip in high school.  For this month's Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December more is more challenge, I decided to use the Sugar Plum Fairy music as my inspiration.

I started out by stamping My Favorite Things Ballet Recital Jolinne three times on MFT's white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with prismacolor markers.  Once that was done, I cut out one complete set of images for popping up on one of the cards.
For the first card, after layering my main image panel, I stippled Stampin Up! pretty in pink dye ink around the images before popping up my cut out ballerina's.  After adding a strip of the Doily Border Die-Namic in almost amethyst.  For the final touches, a Prima rose, MFT baby braddies and mini pearl stickers were added to the ballerina's.

Here's a close up of the completed card.
For the second "dressed down" card, I didn't pop up the images on the main panel and only used a strip of the Basic Gray Figgy designer paper.  To make the designer paper strip stand out a bit, I used the Allegro cuttlebug embossing folder on the card itself and then stippled Stampin Up! going grey ink over the embossed music notes while still stippling the pretty in pink ink around the ballerina's.  For the final touch, I added MFT pink baby braddies and two felt sticker flowers with a pearl center.

Here's a close up of the "dressed down" card.

Stamps: MFT Ballet Recital Jolinne
Card stock: MFT Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink, Basic Gray Figgy Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush, Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Felt Sticker Flower, Mini Pearl Stickers, MFT Baby Brads, Pop Up Glue Dots, Prima Rose, MFT Doily Border Die-Namic


  1. Beautiful card, Bonnie!! Such wonderful textures. And what sweet images, too.

  2. Very pretty, such a sweet image and soft colors! :D