Encouragement Challenge ~ CAS08

Welcome to our last Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge of 2017.  It's hard to believe that our "baby" is 8 months old now.  Time sure flies when you're stamping!  To round out our last challenge of 2017 and ring in the New Year, we have another great inspiration photo.

The stripes in the straw caught my eye first.  I knew I would have some sort of black and white stripe on the side.  The rest of the card came together when I ordered the new Ballerina Fri-Dies.  I stamped her, then did a faux embossing by stamping again in Versamark and covering with glittery embossing powder.  It's a great cheater way to emboss without having to own hundreds of colored embossing powders.  My ballerina is propped on a panel sponged and then sponged again with a stencil.

The Encouragement Squad has created some real beauties.  You'll want to pop on over to the Calling All Sistahs blog to see what they've created, then join in the fun!!! Challenge runs until Jan 13th, so you have plenty of time to get your encouraging card made and added!

Stamps: Sugarplum Fairy, Floating, Holly Jolly Borders (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Emerald Envy, Rose Red (Stampin' Up) Versamark
Paper; Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Ballerina Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Basic Black Marker (SU) Turkish Delight Stencil, Wanderlust Embossing Powder (Catherine Pooler Designs)


sandie said...

super use of the colours and adore the sparkle of the ballerina x

Susan White said...

Super cute card Heather!! I love the Sugar Plum Ballerina!!