Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas with Circle Circus

For this card I've used a stamp set which has nothing to do with Christmas at all!  It's Circle Circus by Stampin'Up.  My inspiration came from a window shop-front - the shape of a Christmas tree had been sprayed with white paint in the form of small circles.  It looked great and gave me an idea for a card.  So here it is:

First up, I made a mask by cutting out a triangle shape in some cardstock, to represent a Christmas tree.  I've placed the mask onto Confetti White cardstock and then used one of the images from Circle Circus, inked with Baja Breeze, and stamped into the triangle space.  Then I've lightly sponged the edges in Baja Breeze. Once the mask is removed, you are left with the Christmas tree shape.  I've decorated with some buttons that co-ordinate well with the Ski Slope DP from Stampin'Up and also a bow in blue spotted ribbon.
The sentiment is from Best Yet, and I've used the Oval Scallop punch and three red rhinestones to 'bling' it up.


Product used:
Stamps: Circle Circus, Best Yet
Cardstock: Confetti White, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Others: Oval punch, Oval scallop punch, ribbon, buttons bouquet (SU), Martha Stewart punch

3 comments:

aimee said...

hi, i love that circly stamp - is there anythign else circusy in that collection? i'm having a carnival/circus party you see :)

Liam said...

Very creative. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Liam

Bec said...

very pretty, bec xx