Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ballerina View Master Card

Hi everyone-
Today I am here to share a card I made for this weeks challenge over at SweetStamps.
This weeks theme is:
View Master Cards

Now, I have to confess I was scared when I saw this theme.
Not only have I never made a View Master card before, I just didn't know where to get started!
Well luckily for you and me, our challenges are given to us well in advance, so I had time to think about how I could pull this off.  I think I succeeded and I definitely learned a few things that I would tweak for next attempt at this type of card. 

Here is my View Master card:
I had to bling this card out!!!  It's a Happy Birthday card for a beautiful ballerina dancer!
So I went pink and I used lots of bling!!!!  LOTS!!!!
IMG_6390IMG_6391 check out this butterfly!!! the butterfly has been die cut from Holographic cardstock!
When my package arrived a few weeks ago and I saw this in there, I was a little apprehensive. 
I love trying new things, because it pushes me to think a little out of my comfort zone. I love how it looks. 
Now going through my rubbish of craftroom, I came across a several sheets of 8.5 x 11 mulberry paper. 
You know the one where you wet to cut and the edges frays...well I created this lovely flower. 
Here are the other 3 images that can be found when the view master wheel is turned. 
I love this ballerina image and it worked perfectly in this card!!

So there you have it!! Hope you will take the challenge this week and share your attempt with us at SweetStamps.

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  1. Very pretty and glitzy!! Love the Ballerinas!

  2. This is so very pretty and lots of fun bling too! Love it. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  3. This is awesome Calypso...I have never heard of a view master card....I'm off to look for a tutorial because I LOVE this!!
    Hugs, Renee

  4. super cute sweetie.
    Doreen xx

  5. Loving this sweet card- and the bling, and the butterfly out of the holographic paper. The flower- is awesome! Fabulous flower too : )

  6. Super cute view master card! I love the bling around the frame and it really goes well with the holographic butterfly! The pink flower is so pretty with the ballerina bears!

  7. fab card, love all the strass
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  8. What a fab card! I've never seen one of these before - very clever :-) Thank you for joining our "Celebrations" at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  9. Fabulous blingy card. Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  10. Beautiful card, love the coloring on the ballerina bears. Love the holographic butterfly, the paper flower and all the added bling around the frame. Awesome!!

  11. Adorable!!! Love your use of this adorable bear! My little girl would love this image, going to have to get it!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  12. A lovely sparkly card! Thanks for joining our Celebrations challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  13. Wow calypso this is really stunning!!!!! Love the jewels you added!!!!1 Fabulous card!!!!

  14. What a fabulous blinged up card! So pleased you could join us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you there again soon.