Hi, hello! I have a couple more cards to share with you today, featuring the Happy Dance Collection released by Spellbinders, specifically, I Dance Etched Dies set and We Dance Glimmer Sentiments. These die sets are perfect for making gift tags, or for Father’s Day/Mother’s Day cards. The two I’m sharing today are Birthday themed and a sympathetic Sending Hugs card.
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For both of my cards today I die cut all the pieces with the I Dance die set, from Neenah white cardstock and colored each of the pieces with Copic markers.
I love all the pieces included in this die set that can make up into something so huge that the giver is hidden behind it! A coffee cup, a bottle of glue, a bouquet of flowers! But each of those items can also be their own element on a card, without the skirted lady holding them!
I used the We Dance Glimmer Sentiments on both cards, heat foiling onto the patterned background paper for a different look.
Have you gotten caught up in the Wordle craze? I’m afraid I have! And one of the comments I’ve heard is that you want to start the puzzle with a consonant heavy word because the brain fills in vowels more easily than consonants. So I applied that concept here, foiling the Happy Birthday greeting towards the bottom of the card, but covering the “I” in birthday with the girl’s legs. The space between the two words wasn’t a problem, but I wondered if covering one of the letters in the word would make it unreadable. You’ll all have your thoughts but I’m thinking it works fine!
I heat-foiled the sentiment on the cup sleeve as well, using black foil, and the greeting at the bottom with the Pewter Glimmer foil.
The die makes the lines in the skirt quite apparent, but I added some shading to them by simply drawing over the lines with a darker shade of Copic marker than the rest of the skirt. In both cases I tilted the skirt to the side to make it appear that her hips are swinging!
Each card is finished with a few matching enamel dots, including some “leaf” shaped ones I found in my stash. I used the little blue puffy heart sticker (leftover from scrapbooking days) to balance the visual weight of the card.
Some of the other sets available in this collection include a suit-panted-man’s legs with a huge prize ribbon and a set of crafty items that work on their own or “in the arms” of a lower-body-only-gifter! *grin!
You can shop the collection here. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!