Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month Club Cards

Hey, hi! I’m back today with a couple of cards showcasing the Spellbinder’s Clear Stamp of the Month Club kit for December – Ballerina Sentiments!

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The stamp set includes a row of perfect 5th position ballerinas plus individual stamps of the other basic positions. The sentiments included are the most commonly used (for me at least) and in a classic graphic font.

Both of my cards today are stamped onto watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink, a great ink for watercoloring over. I stamped the individual ballerinas all in a row, and the “thank you” sentiment below it.

I wanted their tutu skirts to look floaty and colorful, so I painted in the lines of the torsos (mostly. don’t look too close) then using a #6 Round Princeton brush, I dragged the paint and water outwards and let it blend with the color of the neighboring ballerina’s skirt.

And once more, in the category of Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone, I decided to add painted polka-dots in the same shades of paint. I used my Mijello Mission Gold paints for this card and most of the colors used are pure and straight from the tube. I drew lightly pencilled circled on the card panel, erased them to make them even lighter, then painted the circles inside the lines.

I found a piece of rainbow circles patterned paper in my Sunny Studio stash and deemed it perfect to mat the stamped and painted card panel! Then I added more dots/circles with the HoneyBee confetti mix called Bokeh Lights.

My next card features three of the same individual ballerina stamps used above, this time painted in a blue/green/violet gradation.

I die cut the stitched circle with the DieNamic’s Stitched Circles Dies, and added a strip of blue striped paper (also die cut with the circle die) along the bottom. I stamped the “happy” portion of the greeting directly to the painted watercolor paper, and the “birthday” portion onto a narrow strip of black cardstock. I cut fish-tail ends and adhered it overlapping the patterned paper/watercolor cardstock line.

Then I popped up the die cut circle with fun foam behind and paired it with some tiny polka-dot paper from Doodlebug, as well as a black & white strip along the side. A few more “bokeh” confetti dots complete this card.

I want to remind you that this stamp set is one of the many club kits that Spellbinders offers; you can check them out here. Besides that, sometimes the various kits compliment each other, such as the Large Die kit for this month, which is an interactive stage/curtain die.

Together, they look like this and you can check out that Club here. I’m imagining a perfect (Covid-free) world where kids would be preparing for Christmas pageants and shows, and where this card combo would make a perfect invitation or post-show congrats card, and possibly it still could, with the help of technology and the various ways The Show Must Go On! And if you click to the Spellbinders links above you’ll see many other ways to use both the curtain and the dancers, together and separately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Keep well and healthy!

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