I used Paper Doll Teen Scene to create a cheerleader of sorts, cutting two at 6". (The extra cut is for spare parts so I could figure out what was needed as I went!) I separated the head from the body, using all layers for the head, but only the flesh-colored layer for the body. This allows for the illusion of a chin and added dimension. I hand-cut the nose and mouth. I added a few more locks of hair to the ponytail and a couple of notches from the bangs. I cut off the arms and re-adhered them from my second cut the so that they would be farther from the body and at a different angle. I bent the hands down so they could hold a banner.
The clothing was cut from the cartridge, with a few hand-drawn details and inking. I added a waistband to the low-hanging pants to raise the waist. I cut the legs twice so that both legs would have edges that I could ink to give them a little dimension.
I hand-cut the flip-flops.
The Naval emblem and Navy banner were found on Google Images. The hat was cut from Stand and Salute at 3/4" and then trimmed down a bit by hand. The body is adhered flat, allowing the banner to pull away from the surface 1/4". The head is raised 1/16". I cut a series of mats from solid and printed papers, printing "Go Victoria" on the edge of the yellow mat.
The inside sentiment was printed using my computer and printer.
I sized the card to fit in an envelope I had. I was told that colors or decorations on the envelope would force Victoria into extra push-ups--- so this is the most bland piece of mail I have ever sent! (The very idea of push-ups, much less EXTRA push-ups, makes me cringe!)
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