Once upon a time I decided to make my own scrapbooking dance die cuts. Whenever I shop for dance die cuts, it is easy enough to find ballerinas. I like ballet, but sometimes I want characters that look more like jazz and tap dancers. In order to get what I was looking for, I decided to make them myself. Here is how you can make your own die cut scrapbook dancers, too.
Go through your dance books and magazines. Look at more than the actual picture of the dancer. Look at the outside contour or shape. Place a sheet of white computer paper or tracing paper over the dancer. Trace it. There! You now have a pattern. Cut out the pattern and trace it onto thick card stock in any color. Here you can see many different dancers that I was able to find. You can easily imagine them being jazz or tap dancers, in addition to ballerinas. Save your first set of dancer die cuts to use as a template. Black is typically an ideal color of card stock paper for templates or patterns.
If you are looking to add other garnishment accessories like flowers or stars, those are easy die cuts to purchase. Flowers and stars are quite popular and versatile. You won’t have any difficulty finding them in most craft stores. But, you can opt to draw and cut out your own designs, too.
If you are looking to cut out your die cut scrapbooking dancers in more bright neon colors, try some like these. Colors like you see here really pop on a dark background.
To add dimension, cut out two or more of the same dancer shape in colors that compliment and/or coordinate well together.
Flowers are a great compliment with the bright neon color dancers. I decided to cut out lots of flowers to adorn my scrapbooking project.
Sometimes you might be looking for a color combination other than the neon brights. I found these muted tones of gold, melon, and blue look quite sharp along with black.
And, here you can see these muted colors cut in flashy star shapes to go with the dancers.
Dance Die Cuts Conclusion
Whatever your interest, hobby, or sport, you are not limited to using the scrapbooking supplies available in stores. Don’t get me wrong. There are many, many wonderful scrapbooking materials to choose from in today’s market. But, keep in mind that if you can’t find it, you can make it!