Star Ballerina

I’ve got a secret, I’ve got a secret.  Psst…remember when I used this stamp last year?  Well, I did.   I pulled it out of my stash and people came out of the woodwork wondering where to get it.  Hanging my head, I had to admit that the stamp was retired.  Well, no more!!  Penny Black brought this stamp back out of retirement so if you were one of the ones desperate to get it – you can get it HERE.  This is seriously one of my most prized stamps and I am a Penny Blackaholic.  I’ve collected these sweet little girls for years and am so psyched that  many of them are coming out of retirement.  Woohoo!  You can go see this and many of the new cling mounted stamps that have been reintroduced at Stamper’s Dream.  Michelle just got a huge shipment of them in yesterday!

This one is called Star Ballerina and I colored her up with Copic Markers.  I don’t think there could be a more perfect background to go with this sweet little angel than the Impression-Obsession Gingham Background block. 

Here are the Copics that I used today:

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stamper’s Dream (Penny Black) – Star Ballerina, Stamper’s Dream (Impression-Obsession) – Gingham Background
Paper:  Prism Simply Smooth, Bazzill
Ink:  Pink Dye Based Ink
Accessories:  Ribbon, Prima Flower, Buttons

You still have some time to enter for the current blog candy – I’ll be picking a winner tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. 


  • BonnieFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Omg this is Beautiful !!!(just like all your projects).
    Love the colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:09 am

    So sweet, Becca–love that ruffle on the side!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:14 am

    I have this stamp and most of the other one too! They are still and forever will be, some of my faves. I am glad they are bringing them out of retirement so new stampers can enjoy them too (I bought most in the 1990’s).ReplyCancel

  • MarisaFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Very interesting use of the nestie shape for the image. You are so creative!! Lovely image, and card :DReplyCancel

  • janeyFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:26 am

    Oh – wonderful – so glad this stamp has been re-issued. Love the pleating of the ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Destinae WaddingtonFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Oh my goodness, that card is just way tooo cute! I think I will have to go shopping. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle (mitch47)February 26, 2010 - 11:40 am

    That card is TOO cute! I have a granddaughter who will love something like it when I case it for her birthday! The pleating detail add so much to the total effect, perfect for little (or big) girls. Thanks for the inspiration, and the last chance at the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:43 am

    I agree the pleated ribbon adds such a wonderful dimension to the card which is darling btw! Very pretty and YAY that the stamp came out of retirement.. perfect for anyone with a little girl!ReplyCancel

  • MariLynnFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Becca, this is so sweet. I love the pleats.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Cute card. Love the ribbon fold. More incredible inspiration.
    Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Your card today and the box yesterday are both just gorgeous. I love the pleated ribbon on the card also.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Such a sweet card. It showcases the innocense of little girls dreams.
    Your use of the pleated ribbon is just the perfect accent. You have amazing ideas. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  • Sally GasparriFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Another adorable card. I love the way you used the buttons along with the flower and the bow. Another movie that made me cry was Schindlers List. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your blog contest and have a great weekend.


  • Elaine AllenFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    Becca –

    Sweet, sweet card! You just want to hug that little angel. And I love the support she is getting from her friends. We can all use some support from friends and loved ones every once in a while!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • ColleenFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Oh, gosh, what an adorable stamp and love how you done the card as well. Like how you done the ribbon on the side.

  • TeelaFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    How cute~love the ruffle and the buttons together!ReplyCancel

  • Diane JaquayFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    How totally adorable! This card made me smile :)ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Gorgeous card, I just cannot get enough of you blog!ReplyCancel

  • Donna PolleyFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    I love the way you colored her with mostly outlining and blending the color in. I need to play more with my copics!! Lovely card.
    p.s. pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • RobertaFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Just beautiul as always. I love the ribbon pleat. Your cards are always so neat and perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Afternoon Becca,
    This is an adorable card. The girl in the tutu along with all your embellishments says girl all over it. My two little granddaughters would love this card.
    It reminds me of my Becca 26 years ago. She was in a dance recital all dressed up. The parents were so proud of there little girls.
    Thanks again for the memory.
    I love your blog.
    Hugs, JudyReplyCancel

  • GloriaFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    This is a darling little card. I just ordered this stamp from my LLS store last week. Now I can’t wait to get it. Thank so much!!
    Have a great day.

  • Cindy KeyFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Absolutely adorable! You’re right – the gingham background is perfect, as are all the elements you’ve chosen! Do you have instruction somewhere for the pleated ribbon?ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    Wow she is beautiful, so very girly. A must have.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Another wonderful card Becca. Love that pink ruffle along the edge!ReplyCancel

  • Cat SpicerFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    What a wonderful card! Your coloring is always spot on and the little girl wtih the bunnies is ADORABLE!ReplyCancel

  • RobinFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    She is so adorable. What a great stamp! Thanks for letting us know she came out of retirement.ReplyCancel

  • MarianneFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    I looove this card! It is beautiful. Amazed by your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • SandyFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    I love this stamp and your creative pizazz. This is perfect for my granddaughters. Only one problem…went to the website to purchase and they are out of stock already!!! What a great advertisement you are for all stamps and supplies.

  • Linda J.W.February 26, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    As always a beautiful card!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    She is soooo cute. Looks like my youngest daughter when she was that age. You color choices are impeccible. I have got to learn to do this.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    I just love your card. You do amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Sweet sweet card! Love how you list your copics as well!ReplyCancel

  • Val WFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    She is a cutie! And I love that ruffled edge. Such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • annekeFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    he is again Beautyful!!!!!!!!!


  • GloriaFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:56 pm


    Another darling card. Your imagination amazes me…ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:09 pm

    What a cutie she is. Great card with great ideas again.ReplyCancel

  • NevaFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Amazing. I’m glad to know the Penny Black stamp is back!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.February 26, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    This is just darling and soooo feminine!! tfsReplyCancel

  • BarbaraFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    she is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneFebruary 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Such an adorable card. So girly! Lovethe stamp, colours and all the embellies. So gorgeous
    Suzanne xReplyCancel

  • Jan D.February 26, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    How sweet!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    So pretty and delicate!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    So sweet and very feminine, Becca. I love how you embellished the card. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • denise (peanutbee)February 26, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    DARLING card, Becca! Love the sweet image and your pink plaid with ivory. GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    Such a sweetie !!! I’m off to check those stamps!!!
    Lovely card Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • MerileeFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:54 pm


    Your cards are really beautiful and very unique. I love the pleated ribbon on the edge–how perfect for this little girl! Great job, beautiful artwork!ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    Love the Copic color chartReplyCancel

  • DebiFebruary 26, 2010 - 7:09 pm

    Another beautiful project. I think I’ll have to get this stamp…so sweet!

    My movie for today is “When Harry Met Sally.”ReplyCancel

  • Pam HeroldFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    thanks for sharing about this artist. Fantastic variety of stamps. Cute cute cute. Movie(?)

  • Joyce MFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    absolutely adorable. You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing your copic colors. That really helps me out.

    pursuit of HappynessReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Wow! So sweet, so pretty!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • HelenFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Great to hear that the stamp is available again.ReplyCancel

  • Janine AFebruary 26, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Awwww how sweet!!!! Thanks for the info on ordering it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 26, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Really cute card Becca!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsFebruary 27, 2010 - 2:41 am

    Oh Becca – she is just wonderful and those rabbits are soooo cute!
    Love your pleated ribbon treatment and your sketch.
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:01 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card Becca. The colours are beautiful and the pleated ribbon….. well!! I know a little girl (or 2) who will love this image. Thanks for the info.

  • AnneFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:20 am

    Oh Becca! Love this card, the stamp, the pleated ribbon, the colours….

    Just gorgeous!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • LizetteFebruary 27, 2010 - 6:43 am

    Adorable stamp. Awesome card! Love, love, love your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • TheresaFebruary 27, 2010 - 7:13 am

    Very sweet! Yipee for stamps being reinstated.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 27, 2010 - 7:59 am

    that is so sweet, I love the gingham background and the pleating is neat too, love this design!ReplyCancel

  • cazzyFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:15 am

    She is such a sweet little girl, I will look out for the stamp. Your card as always is lovely Becca.

    Cazzy xReplyCancel

  • MargFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:18 am

    What a cute card. I forgetting to say how much I love that you are putting in the Copic colours that you use. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:27 am

    This is beautiful! Love the ribbon treatment! :o)ReplyCancel

  • MaryLou SturlaugsonFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:49 am

    This card is so precious, I too am a Penny Black fan. Her stamps are so cute, the hedgehogs I find particularly adorable, the frogs funny and the chickens hilarious. I look forward to your next card :) But back to the issue, your card….FANTASTIC.ReplyCancel

  • CindyFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Becca – this is absolutely precious….I, too, love Penny Black and remember when they were “small” and used to attend the Rubberstamp Conventions in CA, what fun that was – lots of show and tell’s and just a good time hanging out watching them. You could say I have a “few” of their stamps lol….ReplyCancel

  • GayleFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:25 am

    I just have to share….my 17 year old daughter has reached for the stars, and caught them! She was studying at a world acclaimed school for ballet in NYC, and was recently invited into the company as a new apprentice! Sadly, I cannot buy this stamp, which I tried to do through your link, Becca.They were sold out in a few hours, after your post! Do you know of any other way to find this stamp before they are again, gone forever?? It was just perfect for a card for my daughter, as…you will not believe this…she also have a collection of bunnies that her Godmother began when she was born!ReplyCancel

  • reeds3755@yahoo.comFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:23 am

    This is just precious. Love the buttons.ReplyCancel

  • EvaFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:52 am

    This is just adorable and so sweet!!!! I love the coloring and the way you did your ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • PaulaFebruary 27, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Becca – this is such a sweet image and lovely layout.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)March 2, 2010 - 8:12 pm


    This is way too sweet. It reminds me of my ballerina days as a child. What a gorgeous card that you made with this image. Simply adorable.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • CharlieDKMarch 3, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    OMG – love this – colors – ruffle – stamp and all. BEAUTIFUL is the only word I can use to describe it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel