Monday, March 28, 2011

The Big Top

Welcome to a new week, everyone! Today I'm previewing an acrylic stamp set that will be released this Friday, April 1. How sweet is this circus tent? And the font for the sentiment - adorable! You'll have to wait until Friday to see the rest of the set (unless Korin has more peeks up her sleeve this week), but I'm sure you can guess what the theme of The Big Top is!

For this card I stamped the tent image on Neenah Solar White card stock, and then stamped it twice more on Basic Grey's Infuse patterned paper. I cut out each stripe and alternated them, and then went back and cut the scalloped overhangs off the pieces I didn't use and adhered them on top of the alternating paper. The flag at the top was also paper pieced, and I added a small Martha Stewart pearl at the top of the tent.

My sketch is based on this week's Sweet Stop sketch. To make it work on my card I moved the sentiment up to the corner - hope it is ok that I cheated a bit! I wanted the focus to stay on the paper pieced tent, so I just tied a simple knot in my ribbon and left it at that. I hope you get a chance to play along in the challenge this week too!

What Makes This Card Special:
Stamps: The Big Top
Card Stock: SU Chocolate Chip; Neenah Solar White
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Infuse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip; Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart pearl, ribbon
Technique: Paper Piecing


Chelsea said...

Looks like a fun set!

Mrs Ham said...

This is wonderful. I love your technique on the tent.