|Funky and bright Birthday card featuring the Circle Circus stamp set with sentiment from Sassy Salutations|
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Experimenting with Circle Circus
Circle Circus is one of the most versatile stamp sets in our catalogue, yet it is often overlooked. I pulled it out a while back when I was designing samples for my Chrismtas card buffets this fall. I had such fun playing with it I decided I would start working on ideas for a new Kit-To-Go featuring this set. At about the same time a customer of mine requested that I put together a kit as a gift for someone special for Christmas. This is one of the designs I came up with, based on her colour preferences. Have a look:
Fun, huh? I love the bright colours on this card! I also really like the way the font of the greeting enhances the funkiness of the design. The colours I used are: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade. It doesn't get much brighter than that! I had to work within the parameters of the supplies this customer had, so even though the floral circle in this set is much larger (1-3/4"), I punched out part of it using the 1" circle punch. It allowed me to use several of the same image to create the focal point of the design. I embossed part of the background using the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, leaving a portion smooth at the bottom for the sentiment. The baker's twine adds texture without overwhelming the design. I added the rhinestones at the bottom because, well, who doesn't like a little bling on their birthday?!?