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Nov 7, 2020

Lace - Real or Faux at Allsorts Challenge with Anything Goes Option

It's Saturday again and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Lynn is hosting this week and she picked the theme of "Lace - Real or Faux", but anyone is welcome to join in and share anything crafty, the theme is just a suggestion. 

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I made a ballet themed card for today's challenge and found some lace print designer papers in my stash, thought it was a perfect addition to fit the theme. 

Using a stamp platform, I started out by stamping and heat embossing the ballerina silhouette from the Visible Image Born to Perform stamp set using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. Next I did some stencilling around the image using both stencil designs from this Stampers Anonymous set and stamped a few words from Stampin Up's French Script over the background.  Inks used on the background are Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass  Distress inks.

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As mentioned, the patterned paper is from my stash and I added some die cut stars to complete the design. My stars were done with a retired die set from Whimsy stamps but there are many star dies available at, Amazon and other retailers.The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Eloquence, also heat embossed. Dreamer of Dreams is a sticker from Tim Holtz' Quotations set. The brushed gold paper was part of a Hero Arts stamp kit - I don't remember which one, but it's also available at

Stamps: Visible Image Born to Perform // Penny Black Eloquence // Stampin Up French Script (retired)
Inks: Versafine Clair Nocturne // Distress Inks Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass
Tools: Stampers Anonymous Stencil // Stars Die Set Options HERE and HERE // Ink Blending Tool Options // Embossing Powder 
Papers: Brushed Gold // Bristol Vellum // Stampin Up Pink Cardstock // 110 lb Heavyweight Cardstock

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I'm linking up here:
The Library Challenge - Book Inspiration

Aud Sentiments Challenge - add a sentiment // Cardz 4 Galz - Silver or Gold // Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes // Fab n Funky - Anything but Christmas // Sisterhood of Crafters - Gold // Try It On Tuesday - Embossed (ballerina and sentiment are heat embossed) // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Patterned Papers // Mix It Up Challenge - Make your own background // The Crafting Challenge - Add a Sentiment // 

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Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card! Love the lace paper!
have a great day!

brenda said...

Such a pretty card and nice way to include the lace Ellie, lots of little girls would love this and I seem to recall your daughter does ballet.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I love that dancer!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How lovely! And the lace paper really adds a lot of sweetness!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Marilyn. Same to you!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Brenda! And yes, she's been dancing since she's 4 and still loving it, recently started to learn partnering. Exciting for her!

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed! Love the silhouette and lace papers. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work

Lisa Bird said...

Beautiful card and great sentiments. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Darlene!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Vickie! Happy to join in this time!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Lisa!

Furrbster said...

Stunning design and layout,

Thanks for playing along over at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Handmade in Israel said...

What a lovely card! Love the 'lace' paper. #MMBC

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Tinz!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, fabulous design;-))m

Marina said...

What a beautiful card - love the lace effect and all the details that make it special. Thanks for joining The Library.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! The ballerina looks amazing, I love how you used the embossing powder - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Amy Johnson said...

So beautiful Ellie!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! The lace designer paper works beautifully with this image.

Cheryl (SheStamps)
Visit my blog - She Stamps

Shauna Crymble said...

What an aesthetic card! <3
The Wallet Heaven

Shauna Crymble said...

What an aesthetic card! <3
The Wallet Heaven

Aidan Brogan said...

Great work! You are really good at art!

Linby said...

Just been admiring your card again when I realised I never commented the other day as I was so in awe of it! Just beautiful.

Dawn Phillips said...

This is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Whimsey said...

Such a delicate/dainty image; I love the background!!

Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up; hope to see you again next month!
~Michele, DT

Helen said...

A really beautiful design - love the silhouette image.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Helen x

Marina said...

This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.