Thursday, April 4, 2024

Good Times

 The Dancing Divas have been brought out of the High Hopes retirement vault and are enjoying a night out on the town at a dance hall with a heart shaped disco ball!?!  I have a few friends that when we go out, even when we have planned our evening we always end up somewhere else doing something spontaneous and fun just like the Divas. 

I created a special background for them using inks stencils, water splats and Stickles.

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamps. I set them aside and chose the ink colours and stencil for the background.

The background was inspired by an image I saw online and when I saw it I decided to put my spin on it with the products I had in my craft room. I started by cutting a white piece of card stock to fit the card base (5.5"w x 5.5"h) - it is cut a bit smaller then the black card stock base and added some die cut circles to mimic the lights. 

I took each ink colour and added it to the paper over top of the circle die cuts (they were removed when I was done) and used some of the darker colours through the stencil to add the dots around the edges. The outside edge is blended with black ink to add to the depth of the card. Next, I sprayed some water on my fingers and spritzed it onto the background. When that was dry I used a different stencil to add the Stickles dots for some added sparkle. 

At this point I was happy with the background......but something was missing! So I found a free silhouette image of people dancing and printed it off. I cut out the inside of the images - this is opposite to normal fussy cutting when you cut the outside - and when that was done, I laid it on my card and using it as a stencil, added them lightly in the background with black ink. 

I added a piece of grey wood patterned paper for the dance floor, inking the edges in black first. I couldn't find a circle "disco ball" in my stash so I ended up using a sparkly heart. After gluing down the Divas, some enamel dots and a sentiment finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  Dancing Diva 1 (SDG013), Dancing Diva 2 (SDG014)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Good Times (FDG014)
Patterned Paper - handmade by me

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, heart - stash, wood paper - Simple Stories, white gel pen, silver Wink of Stella, Inks - Rosebud - Memento, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Black Soot Distress inks, Night of Navy Stampin' Up, enamel dots 

Copic Markers

Dancing Diva 1
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E23 E57 E79
Top - Y11 Y15 Y17 Y35
Pants - B12 B14 B16 B97

Dancing Diva 2 
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E08 E09 E18
Top - YG01 YG03 YG17
Pants - B95 B97 B99

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

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