20 June 2011

Life's a Circus

Things at our house have been super duper busy since school got out - we've been going non-stop! I totally feel like "life can be a circus" lately, and I'm making every effort to slow down and enjoy the fun. This sentiment fit my day perfectly today. I love it when that happens.

This card is for the tip I shared over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection today - make your own patterned paper. I love this stamp set, The Big Top, but I just don't have any patterned paper that compliments the circus theme. So I inked up a couple of the smaller images in the set and made my own :)

I stamped the tent on blue card stock and colored every other stripe with Copics; I added a tiny bit of shading to the uncolored stripes.

Stamps: The Big Top (SNSS)
Card Stock: SU Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Copics (B32, B34, YR61, YR65, Y11, Y15, Y17)
Accessories: Twinery twine
Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, SU Circle Punches


Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Cute card Taylor! I totally understand the craziness of summer, seems like we are always on the go!!

Scrappychick said...

This is so cute! Love the popped up tent!