We have a beautiful sketch to share with you this week. I was very tempted to make a scrapbook page and had even thought of using the Peek-a-Boo frames to mimick the squares at the bottom of the sketch, but when I stumbled upon the ticket paper in my stash and thought it would look perfect paired with the circus bear image, the scrapbook page took a backseat to the idea for this card.
Looking at this card just make me want to smile. I think the cheery colours have a brightening effect on my mood. The circus tent was created with a TCP die and paper pieced to get the various colours and patterns on it. I used a polka dot Texturz plate to add texture to the sky, and I used another TCP die to die-cut clouds out of felt. I am still praying that SU! comes out with felt in our original colours... Last time i was at the fabric store (I'm not much of a seamstress, but I needed fabric for my office Christmas party costume), I looked at the felt sheets there and the colours were not too appealing.
Anyhow, the tickets at the bottom of the cards were handcut from a piece of patterned paper. I used the rest of the patterned paper to make a matching envelope and decorated it with a couple of handcut tickets as well. I finished off the card by tying some baker's twine around it and adding a glittered brad in the center of the bow.
I know December is always a busy month but I hope you'll join in the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stamps: Step Right Up (TCP)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Bazzill (orange, yellow)
Inks: Basic Black
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
Dies: Grass, Clouds, Tent (TCP)
Accessories: Markers, baker's twine, glittered brad, envelope template,
blue felt, Texturz plate, Stampin' Dimensionals