28 March 2011

The Big Top


Welcome to a new week, everyone! Today I'm previewing an acrylic stamp set that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be releasing 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!

When this set showed up in the mail, I knew just what I wanted to do with the tent. And it wasn't color it - shocking, I know! 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

16 comments:

Brigitte said...

WOW, this card is wonderful!!! You did an awesome job! I love the paper piecing you did and the colors are beautiful.
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Dina K. said...

I LOVE IT! This is such a sweet and trendy contrast to my blinding primary colored tent.

Karin said...

That tent is perfect for paper piecing! Cute :)

Wendy said...

Hey Taylor!! So cute. I love that circus tent!! Great idea with the paper piecing!! You are fab!! I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for a great week!!

Kim said...

Wonderful Taylor!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card....that stamp rocks my socks off!!!

Grace said...

Oh wow! This is adorable! I love this big top tent and your paper piecing is fantastic on it!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Miesje said...

Perfect image to paper piece! I absolutely love it. The colors are wonderful. So glad you joined us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Scrappychick said...

very pretty...love the pp with the sweet tent :)

Shelby Goolsby said...

I LOVE this!! I adore the paper piecing and the colors and are such a fresh take on a circus theme. I can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Becky said...

What a fabulous job you did on this challenge, love the design paper. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.
Have a fabulous week. :)

Denise Marzec said...

That's pretty! Love your papers!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Taylor, awesome paper piecing!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

perennial-mommy said...

I love how you used the tent for the paper piecing! Very cute! The DP are fabulous! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Taylor. Love the pretty paper and paper-piecing! :o)

Rush'd Lady said...

I'm ready for the clowns that are going to pop out of that tent! :)