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Friday, 16 April 2021

Two to Tango

Hi everybody.  The saying says it takes two to tango and I thought as the tango is the dance of love then this would make a good anniversary card.  I used this Art Journey stamp called simply Dance and paper  pieced using some Craft Consortium Grunge Light papers which are double sided and I used the other side of one with these red/orangy pink tones, although the same sheet did have some bluey purple too.


I started with a piece of white card just a little smaller than my 6" square card and stamped the image using Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing powder.  It does look as though the finish is patchy on the dancers' bodies, but it is script which doesn't show up as well as it might.  I then stamped again on the paper the areas of the stamp to be paper pieced using the same EP, and then fussy cut around the clock faces and added them to the card.  The colour is lighter and brighter than it looks here and I went for the less busy side of the paper because I didn't think the clock faces would show up very clearly otherwise.  I finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Crimson Red ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.

Thank you for visiting today and I will see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up April Card Challenge - Mixed Media.  On my card I have used stamping, heat embossing and paper piecing. 
Kraft Chicks Challenge - No. 555 CAS.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Anniversary.
   






20 comments:

  1. Wow...Love your mixed media paper pieced Dance image, Pat. TFS your detailed description. I lightened my screen and could see the script on the dancers and see the paper pieced clock faces real well. TFS my friend. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  2. Such a beautiful and elegant card, Pat! Perfect for an anniversary!

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  3. What a great idea for an Anniversary card - excellent piece of 'thinking outside the box'.

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  4. Brilliant Anniversary card Pat love the silhouette image..perfect card

    Anne

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  5. Fab Pat!
    Love the dancing couple and your design is wonderful. Stunning card!
    (Good to see you in the gallery at CAS Mix Up!)

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  6. Wow...gorgeous card, love it!
    Grtz Ellen

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  7. The heat embossing in the platinum looks amazing. Fabulous paper piecing and I like the pop of red from the sentiment x. Striking Anniversary card Pat x.

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  8. Hello Pat, what a fabulous card, I love the image, just perfect for an anniversary too. Lovely design and colours, Kate x

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  9. Beautiful, I love the touch of paper piecing and what a great stamp :)

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  10. Great card. Thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge.

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  11. You've created such a beautiful card. I really like the abstract dancing scene and the subtle colours you used for the image. Also, I think the warm shades of orange/yellow are a great way to highlight the clocks, which symbolize the time that flies by, which again perfectly connects with the anniversary theme. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

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  12. What a fresh idea for an anniversary card Pat... It's fabulous!

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  13. Fabulous card. What a great image, love your paper piecing too. Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

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  14. What a wonderful card for an anniversary, Pat! I love this image and the way you've paper pieced it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  15. Perfect image for an anniversary card Pat! Love the paper piecing you've done on this image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  16. This is a beauty! Love the couple dancing with the clocks in the background.The card is elegant and CAS at the same time and I love the warm colours combined with white!

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  17. what a lovely card Pat , I love the image
    I cannot post the link of my blog on facebook, I created a new blog. I have lost all followers.... if you would like to follow me again this is my blog http://craftandcolor.blogspot.com thanks , i will follow you again ,Pat

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  18. Your embossed dancers look amazing on the card. Using patterned paper to highlight the clock faces is a terrific idea. It adds so much interest to the finished image. Thank you for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up.

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  19. A gorgeous card Pat and I love the subtle touch of colour. Its the perfect stamp for an anniversary x

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  20. Love this card, Pat. Lovely to see something different for an anniversary card rather than the usual hearts and flowers. xx

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