Born to Dance

Hi there! We have more gorgeous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today.

The words and accessory stamps in our stamp sets make gorgeous cards and projects in their own right, as Jane Tyrrell will show you…

Today my inspiration for Visible Image is inspired by “Swan Lake” after a recent visit to a boating lake. It got me thinking and reminiscing about ballet.



My daughter, in her time was quite a ballet dancer and even had the chance to dance a couple of sessions at the Royal Ballet’s White Lodge in Richmond as a teenager. Even as a junior doctor she tried to get to a ballet lesson whenever she could. Her young children and busy life as a GP mean that disappearing off to ballet is not possible for now.  I am sure in the future though she will get back to her dancing. My Mum also used to take her regularly to see ballet shows in London,from a very early age right up until she moved out of London.  I have also been to the ballet many times with my Mum. We have seen all the major ballets including Swan Lake.  Most recently I even managed to drag my Hb along.


So I knew just which stamps to use for today’s post…



Yes the brilliant Born to perform stamp set


I have made previous cards using the dancer so this time I thought I would use some of the words as a focal sentiment and also the great add ons which come with this set. The little ballet shoes are really fun to work with. I stamped and embossed 3 sets of shoes, 1 in red and 2 in black


which I then fussy cut out.



There is a great mix of words you can use in this set. I decided to use the words below. I stamped on some the stars and die cut out my focal.



Then I put on my creative hat to put together my card.


Here it is;




I added a Noor star diecut using black card and filled in one of the stars with red glitter for some bling. I also added red brads to the stamped stars and ribbons to the shoes . I used some of my home printed music paper.This card brings back memories of the hours I spent when my girlie was a teenager sewing ribbons into her new satin ballet shoes.



Here is a close up the sweet shoes.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Fabulous card Jane, and great idea to make the words the focal point for a change. We love black and red.. always looks so striking! Thanks Jane! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog!



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