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Spellbinders Small Die of the month – Ballerina :-)

Hi there! I have a super cute and fun ballerina card to share with you today. My friend’s daughter takes ballet lessons. She had a performance a few months ago and her picture is what inspired this project.

To make this doll, I used the Small die of the month kit from Spellbinders for Jan 2019. For the doll I used mainly four different colors of cardstock / pieces of scrap leftover from other projects – white for her body, yellow for the dress + shoes, black for eyes and brown for hair.

For the hair, I used Yana Smakula’s idea and made the die cut pony tail into a bun. For the dress, I die cut the frill four times instead of just once and layered them to look like tutu. I started at the bottom of the dress and worked my way up. For the top most one, I fussy cut it at a curve to have the top part go only as far as the waist of that dress. I used some blue glitter cardstock and added flowers (on the dress and bun) + a belt for the dress. I also added matching shoes. I think the die I used for the shoes was actually meant to be used as the blush on the doll’s cheeks, but if the shoe fits, right? ;-)

To anchor this doll on the card front, I used the inner heart die from Large die of the month set and cut out a heart from a patterned paper from my stash. On this heart, I stamped the sentiment “With loads of love” – this sentiment is from Spellbinders card kit of the month. Even with this heart, I felt the doll needed something for a contrast, so I added a stripe of black and white patterned paper behind the heart.

Lastly I added the finer details – a hint of pink color + wink of stella for her cheeks, a dot of white for the eyes and yellow nuvo drops for centers of the flowers. I also added a matching flower next to the stamped sentiment.

That’s it. This doll was so much fun to put together. I also made a couple more dresses. Will probably share more cards using these. Let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see :-)

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Hugs!

~Varada

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