Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Dancer

The Yahoo iris folding group that I joined several years ago has recently become quite active (Yay!).  Each month we have the opportunity to sign up for a swap, or “Mingle.”  This swap is a little different from any other I have joined because you don’t get to find out what you are making until after you’ve signed up.  This adds to the challenge and the fun!  Last month’s pattern was a dancer.  Since I had started working on my Christmas cards, I decided to give the card a Christmas theme.


The background is metallic champagne colored card stock from DCWV.  After cutting the aperture from the background, I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the D’Vine Swirl folder.  I then sanded the swirls so the white core shows through. 

The dancer’s skirt and blouse as well as the red frame and background are all out of giftwrap.  I usually don’t use giftwrap for background paper, but I wanted to use the same colors in the border as I did for the iris folding.  I embossed the JOY stamped image with Red Tinsel embossing powder and I made the label using the Layered Labels template from PaperWishes.