Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Dressing a ballet star

Today I am delighted to be the Guest Designer for Crafty Ribbons over on their Facebook page. I won their March challenge with this Visible Image ballet dancer card.

Ali kindly asked if I would make a guest designer card for them. I love their ribbons so of course I said yes!

I decided to use the same image for this card and used some of my winning ribbons to "dress" her in a little tutu. I love these 3mm satin ribbons and added lots to my stash. Here is a link to them on the Crafty ribbons website. They sell 196 colours of these pretty ribbons which are also perfect for little bows.
I offered to share a step by step here on my blog of "How to Dress a ballet star"so here goes!

 First I stamped my dancer, from the Born to dance Visible Image set on some music paper.  I then matted onto some card which had been die cut.
I made an inky background with my Distress oxides...(l love playing with these inks)
 and added some stenciling...including stars of course for a ballet star 😉

I then stamped my dancer again and embossed and fussy cut her out with a skirt shape.....
I then went round her edges with black pen to get rid of any white card showing. I cut pieces of Crafty Ribbons 3mm satin ribbon (you don't need to be precise at this point) and stuck them onto double sided tape which was the same shape as her skirt.
 I added 3 pink pieces at the front. I tied a small purple piece around her waist and then tied a bow which I stuck on to cover up any edges.
 Then it was time to "shape" her tutu....I just cut round with scissors.
and here she is in her ribbon tutu ready to go onto stage.....or should I say onto my card! I also tied a pink ribbon to her ballet shoes. My star die cuts are by Noor. The cloud is Memory box and the Make a wish sentiment is from the Visible Image Own it stamp set.
 here she is in close up.........
Take a bow Miss Ballerina do I mean take a Crafty Ribbons bow or a bow for the crowd...ha ha funny our English language is!

Crafty Ribbons have new challenges over on Facebook every 2 join in the fun. Here is the link. You don't have to enter with a card...anything using ribbon is fine. You could be lucky enough to win £15 to spend on gorgeous ribbons from their website shop...go on you've got to be in it to win it!
I would like to enter my card to these other fun card challenges too;

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday a hint of pink
The ribbon girl 2/3 May card challenge
Happy Little Stampers 1/3 anything goes with a die
Simon Says stamp Monday it's a frame up my ballet dancer is in a die cut frame..or perhaps even on her stage?
Crafty card makers 1/3 add a sentiment
The Cutie Pie challenge 1/3 ribbon and rubber
Crafting from the heart 1/3 crafting from the heart
Deep Ocean anything goes
Allsorts 1/3 music

Thanks so much for stopping by today and seeing me dress my little ballet star 😊

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Congrats on your win and love your cards, using the ribbons for the tutu is very clever. I really am inspired to use this stamp, the girls birthdays are coming up soon. Looks like another lovely day xxx

  2. What brilliant ballerina cards, love them both but the first one is my favourite.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Hello Jane. Thank you so much for being our guest designer today. The use of our ribbon for the ballerina tutu is stunning
    Crafty Ribbons

  4. Both cards are stunning Jane and you've really put those ribbons to good use, they look great. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  5. Stunning card Jane, love the design and how fun to use all those ribbons for her tutu. Congrats on winning that gorgeous stamp set!
    And thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts, perfect creation for our Music challenge!

  6. What a brilliant idea, she looks clever! :)
    196 colours !!! That's a lot!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my dear, hope everyone is well.
    V x

  7. Such a super card great use of ribbon, it's perfect for our Music theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  8. Congrats on your win my Friend!
    So well deserved!!
    I love your cards and your ability to think outside the box!

  9. Oh I just love this Ribbon tutu its sit perfectly on your ballerina stamp. Just love your Visible Image designed cards and congrats on your win and this GD post at Crafty Ribbons.

  10. Such sweet ideas for your ballerina. Love the ribbon tutu! Congratulations on your lucky win too!
    Happy weekend Jane.
    Helen xox

  11. wow I love the way you made her ballet dress!! so clever!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp!
    Have a great day
    XX Zoey

  12. This is such a beautiful card. What a fantastic idea to use ribbon for her tutu. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge! --Gail

  13. Gorgeous background and I love the ribbon skirt!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!

  14. I love your background and the ribbon skirt on the tutu is such a great idea.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge

    Helen x


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