Scrap Rehab – “Might As Well Dance”

Digging into my stash of card base pieces I chose a color that was hot,  hot, hot pink.  Such a bright color.

Hampton Arts - Vintage Women

Hampton Arts – Vintage Women

I used Operation Write Home Card Sketch #2 for this card.  For this one I let the card base act as the background for the front.  The turquoise and yellow matted feature piece were the only things adhered to the front of the card.

I had to get a little help in picking colors for this hot, hot, hot pink.  I found the help I needed by using a color wheel.  This is not one of my favorite tools in my craft room.  Although, I do have to admit that it has helped me on a couple of my cards.

A little help from the color wheel

A little help from the color wheel

The bright turquoise piece is a scrap from Club Scrap.  The yellow mat is from Stampin’ Up! (I think).  I’m not sure where the yellow is from but I suspect it is Summer Sun from Stampin’ Up!  The focal image is stamped on Whisper White from Stampin’ Up!.

Dancing woman

Dancing woman

This image has some of the hot pink reflecting back, so please forgive the wonky photo.  I’ve used Copic Markers to color the woman.  For her body I’ve used E33 and E00.  For her feathered (at least that is what I think they are) skirt I used BG05 and B02.

Tim Holtz "Flourish" embossing folder

Tim Holtz “Flourish” embossing folder

The background, or card base front, was run through my Big Shot using a Tim Holtz embossing folder titled “Flourish”.  I had to insert the bottom of the card front into the embossing folder to enable the beautiful flourish to be embedded on the right hand side of the card front.  Using it normally the flourish would have been placed against the fold of the card.

A bit of gold elastic cord was used as the ribbon element indicated on the card sketch.

Why, you may be asking yourself, is the front of the card depicting a woman dancing?  The inside sentiment is what inspired this card.  The inside sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Edgy Eloquence”.

Inside of dancing woman card

Inside of dancing woman card

Hope this gives you a bit of inspiration in your card creation.

Next up in the Scrap Rehab series will be a “Miss You” card.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aspot2stamp
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 08:11:34

    Lovely card. Love your coloring of the dancer and color choices. Thanks for taking the time to share your creations.
    Love and hugs,


    • Message In A Fold
      Oct 15, 2013 @ 11:45:51

      Thank you, Shelly. I didn’t think I would enjoy making greeting cards. My big hang up is the rubber stamping part. It is getting easier now that I have that Fiskars big honkin’ Easy Press thing-a-ma-bob.

      How are all of you guys doing? I need to call you and just chat for a bit.

      Love you my friend – Leslie


  2. gardenpinks
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 17:31:01

    Ooh la la a saucy dancing lady 🙂 Well done with getting to grips with cards. Then what will you do with them all? I have a couple of large box files of cards that I an rummage through if I need a card at the last minute 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


    • Message In A Fold
      Oct 16, 2013 @ 07:03:58

      Thank you, Lynn 😀 My foster mother would have called her a “Hoochie Koochie” woman 😀

      What will I do with all the cards? At this point, probably keep them as you do. I’m trying to get my skill level up to a better level before I try to think about selling them at a craft fair or on Etsy.

      Thank you for your comment my friend.

      Love you – Leslie


  3. Tracy :)
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 20:39:14

    This is such a fun card, and love the hot hot hot pink 😉


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