Wednesday 5 October 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #92 - Punches / Die Cuts

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week we are cutting things up with 


Today I have used the elegant
Ballerina 2 digital stamp by Morgan Fitzsimons from Morgan's ArtWorld,
our generous challenge sponsor this week.

The archway is Gothic Windows 4, a free cut file from Monica's Creative Room.  The file comes with the ornate frame, so I used it to make some layers for a fancy shaped card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I made a solid layer to go behind the ornate frame and a solid layer to make the card base.  Normally when I layer panels together to make a top folding card, I score the back panel 3/4" down from the top and adhere it in place but this time I scored at the bottom of the curve of the arch.  It makes for a smaller area to write inside but it makes the card stand more securely.

For the foliage, I gathered together a bundle of cut files (details below) and cut a set in their original size and a set 10% smaller, so that I had plenty of pieces to cut and layer together.  I used Copic markers to shade some of the leafy layers so that they matched the patterned paper panel.

I coloured the beautiful ballerina with Copic markers, details below.

Morgan's ArtWorld Morgan Fitzsimons - digital stamp - Ballerina 2
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51 E53 with a touch of R01 for her cheek
Copic markers - hair - E47 E49
Copic markers - dress - R32 R35 R37
Copic markers - leaves - G40 G43 G46
Silhouette Cameo
Monica's Creative Room - free cut file - Gothic Windows 4
Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 5160
- Leaf Flourish by Hero Arts

Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 7829
- 1 Piece Leaf Corner by Samantha Walker

Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 7836
- 3 Tailed Chrysanthemum by Samantha Walker

Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 7839
- Decorative Leaf Cluster by Samantha Walker
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" Paper Pad - True Love
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Fire Red
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Fire Red

Sending a big Thank You to Morgan's ArtWorld for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #92 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Stunning card. Great Colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

    DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

  2. What a stunning card, the image is just gorgeous and love the colouring. That card design is wonderful and is perfect to frame the ballerina.Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La, good luck in the draw and hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  3. Tracy, Beautiful, magical card. I love the colours, the ballerina
    the foliage & the archway. Thank you for your inspiring card. @-)

  4. This is just spectacular! Fantastic design & beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

  5. Love it! You work is always inspiring. I'm sorry I don't always have the time to tell you so. Thanks for the details. I love those beautiful freebies from Monica.

    1. Thank You Suzi :)
      I hope that you are continuing on the road to recovery and getting to spend more time crafting each day.

  6. Beautiful card Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

  7. An absolutely gorgeous image and the 'stage' you've created for her is exquisite! WOW! So glad you shared this gem in the Inkspirational *Glamour* gallery!

  8. Beautiful card - love the shape and design and the lovely diecuts. Thanks for playing at Ooh La La, Jx

  9. Such an elegant ballerina card :)
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Hope so much you'll join in again soon :)
    Pia xx

    1. Thank You Pia :)
      Yes, I look forward to joining your challenges again.

  10. Stunning use of the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion.
    Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  11. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work, beautifully put together and your colouring is gorgeous. I'm going to have to look for those files, thank you for the file numbers and for joining us at Morgan's Artworld ATG challenge. Faith DT

    1. Thank You Faith :)
      Happy colouring and cutting, I know you will enjoy all the files!


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