Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Under the Big Top

New rubbah again! Today's color challenge (Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White) worked well for me as I needed a birthday card for our youngest's son's friend's birthday this weekend.

This is a new set called Animal Stories. I thought the colors gave it a circus feel, so I tried to recreate that feeling.


The elephant and the owl are popped up (OK, I realize there are not owls in a circus, but work with me here :) ) I embossed the owl on DSP in White Craft ink and White embossing powder. I also embossed the greeting.
I gave it a little whimsy with the Paisley textured background. To create the tent topper all I did was measure the width of my focal image (about 3 1/8 I think), then cut a piece of cardstock about 3 1/8 x 2 inches. I used the scallop punch on the edge, then scored 3/4 and 1 inch. This makes your folds and you have a large enough section to tuck behind and adhere. White gel pen gives you the stripes.

Hope you have a great joy filled day today!

Recipe: Stamps: Animal Stories, Party Punch; Ink: White Craft, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze; Paper: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Ruby Red Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals.

4 comments:

Connie said...

This is just so cute, and clever, Christine!! Love your circus animals...yes, even the owl!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Sooo adorable, Christine!!! I love the new animals stamps and they look sooo awesome at the circus...sooo cute and fun!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

How cute!!! Wonderful images for the color combo!

Leslie Miller said...

Cute, fun stylized animals! I love your circus theme, and the awning is super! Way cute and creative card, Christine!