On the Daring Cardmakers this week we're still thinking about October being our anniversary month, so the title of the dare for this week is "The Anniversary Waltz". It's not anniversary cards we're after though, we're focussing on the "Waltz" part of the phrase, or rather the whole sphere of dance and dancing. Anything goes, be it ballet, rock n' roll, Flamenco, Polka, Foxtrot, Samba ....... the list goes on.
As so often the case with subjects I don't usually make cards for, I went looking for some interesting and inspiring quotations. I'd already discovered that the paper with ballet shoes in the corner I was convinced I had actually had a birdcage instead, hmmm Plan A already in the bin and it wasn't even 9am.
Having saved my quote collection I went to that other Great Resource for Solving Cardmaking Problems - a Google Image search! I'd already decided that silhouettes were probably the best way to go (I wouldn't need to do any tricky colouring in stuff with those, hehe). Here's the card I came up with
I thought the lovely, glittery swirls on this paper from one of the Lost and Found sets (MME) would look rather like ribbons being swirled around the dancers.
The dancers are Robo cut, spotty border is also Lost and Found, Twine from The Ribbon Girl
The bit that took the longest was getting the wording right - I think this was the 4th effort - and I've just realised that I still forgot to add the piece with the author of the quotation, so I'll put it here; William W Purkey, and add it to the card later.
I knew that lots of the DCM girls have illness, family stuff and other commitments getting in the way atm, so I made another quick card to add too. Actually it was such a good excuse to make something using the fab pun I spotted on one of the quote sites. No author for this one, but I just can't resist a pun so I've also used it for the title of this message
I used a free colouring page image to make a Robo template for the shoes, doing the ribbons too was just way too complicated so I decided to use narrow satin ribbon instead and in fact as it turned out, making that tiny bow with a double layer of narrow ribbon was a right pain in the btm!
If you'd like the Robo template for the basic shoes, email me, but I'm not making the ribbons and bows for you!
So, that's it for today. My next crafty task is to finish (ok, start) an order for an anniversary card and a wedding card, and of course there's always the elephant in the room isn't there - you know what I mean....Cword cards....
Thanks for looking in today, please come back soon