This week's challenge is to design a mini album to match the birthday theme you have chosen 2 weks ago, In my case Princess Emily's 21st Birthday Party
I have been always fascinated by Royal court etiquette and especially balls where nobility used to wear fancy costumes and dance those lovely dances we can see in Pride and Prejudice movie.
So I decided to make a "Carnet de bal" (this is French and, strange as it may seem, also Romanian but I would appreciate if anyone could tell me the English word).
Card recipe: Mini album from Create & Treasure Publishing; Paper: Core'Dinations Black Magic, ivory shimmer paper (for the rose) and vellum from stash; Cuttlebug folders: Fleur de Lis; Stamps: Studio G, Stampin'UP! Wonderful Wings; Others: gold and black acrylic paint, sanding paper, ribbon and lace, embossing powder, embossing ink; Tools: Cuttlebug machine, Heat tool
Le Carnet de Ball - A History Lesson
Many of you might not know what a Carnet de ball is so I took some time and documented it for you. Here is the link for those who understand French.
The Carnet de ball have been used since the 1820s in the public balls to remember the order of dances and who each lady will dance each dance with.
In the beginning they used to write on the back of their fans but soon the manufacturers started to transform the Carnet de bal into real works of art using precious materials like silver, ivory or pearl.
Later these programs were printed on cardstock (see image on the left).