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:

Funky and bright Birthday card featuring the Circle Circus stamp set with sentiment from Sassy Salutations
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?!?

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