A grown up circus card

circus birthday card close up

Yesterday was my friend Emma’s birthday. I know that she received her card on time, so now I can share it with you all, without spoiling the surprise. I would have loved to have created a lot more layers to this but as I needed to send it through the post, I limited myself to just one layer of dimensionals – such restraint, lol!

Now first thought might be to use this stamp set for kid’s cards but I think by using a subtle colour combo the image takes on a more “grown up” feel whilst still keeping it fun. What do you think?

circus birthday card

Recipe
Stamp sets: Under the Big Top (W122875 or C122877)
Cardstock: Island Indigo (124390), Pool Party (124391), Very Vanilla (106550)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406), Markers (119806)
DSP: Just Add Cake (124339)
Punches: Lace Ribbon Border (122362), Modern Label (119849), Word Window (119857), 1-1/4″ Square (119865)
Bigz L Die: Perfect Pennants (123126)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

The Island Indigo card base had the right front edge trimmed off and a Lace Ribbon Border punched from Pool Party was adhered behind it, just peeking out. A strip of Just Add Cake DSP was punched to a banner using the 1-1/4″ Square and adhered to the card front. Round medallions were die cut from Very Vanilla and Pool Party card using the Perfect Pennants through the Big Shot. Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, the birthday sea-lion was stamped onto the Very Vanilla medallion with Black Stazon and then coloured in with Markers. This was popped up on dimensionals onto the Pool Party medallion and adhered direct to the card front. The first part of the sentiment was selectively inked with a marker and stamped onto Very Vanilla card before punching out with the Word Window, popping up on dimensionals onto a Modeern Label punched from Pool Party and adhering direct to the card front.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a tip for mounting the wooden version of this stamp set.

Sara xx

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