Good afternoon everyone! Hope you all are enjoying summer so far--can you believe its July already? Sadly, the summer always seems to fly by--it's my favorite time of year! We're spending the day at the pool so I'm posting this early--I figured out how to delay my posts so that I can type them the day before and have them posted when I'm not here--yippee--it only took me like 4 months to figure that out--lol! Little by little I'm getting the hang of it!
Just a quick post today--I made this cute circus card for 2 challenges. One of the challenges is hosted by Melanie Muenchinger who is a stamp designer for Gina K. Her challenge was to make a card using her stamps but also you had to make it for another challenge too--dual challenges--I like it! I like nothing better than a good challenge to get the ole' mojo flowing! So the second challenge is for Julee's Mojo Monday Madness Contest in which you have to use her sketch to participate.
The stamp set I picked to use is called "Jumping For Joy" and I love the way you can use all the stamps together in different ways--remember this card--I used the same set. The dp and ribbon are from American Crafts and I loved the bright, circus like colors of it. I always pick out my dp first and then go from there as far as my creative process goes--everything is laid out from there. Everything was stamped, colored w/ Copics and then cut out. I put Diamond Glaze on the seal to make him wet & shiny and there are lots of stickles everywhere, & of course they're all popped up w/ dimensionals!! One thing I'd like to say about the diamond glaze--after it's dried on your cut-out image, you can bend it and it will stay, really cool to do with your stamped images (I bent the seals flippers out). To get the scalloped border I used my Fiskar's "threading water" border punch which I really like alot. (Enabler Alert--SU is coming out with a scallop border punch in their new catalog if you're interested) I added red brads to where the holes would be in the scalloped edge and the sentiment was cut out with my tag nestabilities. (You should see all the new nesties coming out--oh boy am I in trouble cuz' I love them all)!! I also used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on the bg cs to match the polka dots in the dp. I also cut out an extra star from the dp and popped it up on dimensionals & added some stickles--I thought that area of the card needed a lil' somethin' extra!
The little treat/favor box I made to match was done with my Cricut (Tags, Bags,Boxes & More cartridge). I just added some of the dp to it and punched some stars out w/ my SU star punches. I added some curly ribbon and stickles and tadaaaaaaa it was done. Just a fun, easy project for a kids party or treat before the circus perhaps. Hope you likee!
Ok I'm outta here--have a great day!!