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Nov 24, 2018

Allsort 495: Inspired By A Song

I am back today sharing my card for this week's Allsorts challenge and this time it's Helene's turn to host. She picked the fun theme of "Inspired by a Song". A great prize is up for grabs so hope you'll manage to join us this time.

My card is below, my first intent was to make a Christmas card but changed my mind when I came across the sentiment on my desk :-)  Can you guess what song it made me think of?

"I wanna dance with somebody" by Whitney Houston. 

I used my Tonic Stamp Platform to ensure a good impression of the pretty stamp Born to Dance by Visible Image, stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I then used the Rays stencil by Tim Holtz and Broken China ink  to make it appear as if the spotlight is on the dancer. The Stars and Clock (you can see a glimpse of it on the top right) were also stencilled, this time using Spun Sugar  distress ink. After the stencilling was finished, I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black (see my "For Sale" tab at the top of my blog if you're interested in this stamp - I currently still have one available brand new) twice using broken china ink and inked the edges with versamark to add some more silver embossing. Isn't this quote perfect for the stamp? now carries many of the Visible Image brand stamps, and they are currently on sale. Plus, they are currently running their Black Friday Weekend Sale, so there are lots of great deals. You can see all current deals by clicking HERE or simply click on the banner below. 

Black Friday Weekend + 2 Freebies

So what song are you going to be inspired by? Would love to see you joining us this week at Allsorts, check out this fabulous prize package we're giving away to one lucky winner:

My card also fits these challenges:
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Rubber or Digi's (&why) (I have more freedom in creating and designing with rubber stamps)
Crafting With An Attitude  Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft  - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Happy Craft Challenge  - Anything Goes + option: Lace
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
LeAnn’s World 101 -  Anything Goes
Love to Craft  - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative ChallengesAnything Goes with sparkle, glitter or flocking
Crafty Creations  - Always Anything Goes 
Mod Squad ChallengeStamp Around A Stamp 
The Crafty Addicts  Anything Goes/Optional Girly
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy your weekend!! More snow in Sunday's forecast for us ......

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  1. Just beautiful Ellie, she's such a beautiful imagem I have an Inkylicious one which is almost identical and needs inking again. I'm so with you and the Tonic platform for silhouette images.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda, not sure how I survived without a stamp platform before... I remember lots of paper waste back then!

  2. Gorgeous card, one of my fave songs.
    Happy weekend;-))m

    1. Thanks Mervi, one of my faves too :-)

  3. Beautiful!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn. Have a great day too!

  4. This is STUNNING! LOVING that dancer!!!!!

  5. Thanks Julie! She's gorgeous!

  6. Really super background and a really lovely image, brilliant creation.
    I am the same about the S.P. I had to make 120 cards and chose the Woodware reindeer silhouette, it made a great deal of difference using the S.P. and so did the V.F. Clair nocturne stamp pad.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

    1. Thanks Kath! I really want to get the Versafine clair ink pad next, but I just got a new onyx ink pad a few weeks ago, right before I heard about the clair. Definitely in a future purchase though!!

  7. Absolutely Stunning, , mmm love the image, perfect background. Thanks for playing along in the "Anything goes Challenge" at the Happy Craft . P.S. I also love the stamp platform , if I didn't have it none of my images would be straight

    1. Thanks Maud! The platform does work wonders and saves me lots of paper waste!

  8. A beautiful card, love the heat embossing around the edge. I may have to try that myself. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  9. A beautiful card Ellie - love the background you have created around the beautiful dancer!

  10. Gorgeous card and love the beautiful embossed ballerina and embossed edges.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  11. She looks wonderful Ellie, super song, xxx

  12. Great card Ellie and that song never fails to get my feet tapping and body moving x Susan x

  13. Beautiful card - I wonder if I know who that is for?

  14. Beautiful card, Elke. I love the dancing lady. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  15. Ellie, this is such a beautiful and elegant design! The silhouette image along with the edges all heat embossed really make this outstanding!! I love it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  16. What great work! Love all the embossing details and the (spotlight) rays are awesome. Thanks for joinig us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  17. Such a gorgeous card! I love your layers of embossing powder - your images are just perfection! Thanks for joining us at SNS Creative Challenge this month - I hope we see you again! :)

    Jess - DT,Sponsorship & Challenge Coordinator

  18. What a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope that you will join us again soon. Have a blessed week.
    Karen Letchworth

  19. I love your card - so clever :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at As You Like It, Jayne x

  20. Gorgeous!!!!! A really beautiful card.
    Good Luck and Thank you for entering your card into our challenge at
    Not Just Cards. We hope to see you next month
    Warmest wishes
    Marg DT member


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