Saturday, May 28, 2016

Animals at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we want to see your Cards with Animals.

Although I hesitate at making circus-themed cards these days (and I really don't mind the trend towards fazing out traditional zoos & animal acts), I just couldn't resist making this card.


The sentiments, from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, were heat-embossed in neon green & stamped again in blue dye ink to create a shadow effect. I put it directly onto this circle-patterned DP from my stash.The seals & elephant were dry-embossed and/or die-cut in my BigShot. I used a shiny, textured blue paper inked with blue ink for the seals; I colored white die-cuts with a fluorescent yellow Copic marker to make shadows. The elephant is cut from another stash DP, that I colored with the same fluorescent yellow marker. I used a QuicKutz die to make the loopy borders. THe star paper is also from my stash. For the base, I embossed a blue cardstock with a bubbly folder.

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/sketch-challenges/what-if-wednesday-sketch-challenge-m2516/
Inspiration/Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays: Birthday Boy+ CAS-ual Fridays stamps
House That Stamps Built: Sketch #2516
Twofers Challenge #20: Animals + stamping + No digital images



Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,

7 comments:

Wynn Walton said...

Love the bright cheery colours on your card CG. The border die is pretty too. Hugs Wynn x

Heather said...

Cute!! Love those patterns you used; they definitely give it a circus theme. Great take on our sketch, too. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Jane Willis said...

Love the bright, colourful look of this card. The shadow stamped sentiment is a great touch, but my favourite part of all is that wonderful funky coloured elephant
Thanks for playing along at Twofers
Jane

Claire said...

Such a fun card! Love how you've done that sentiment - it really pops against the dp. Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

Zoe Sanderson said...

What a fabulous cheerful colourful card, gives a real sense of the excitement of circus in my childhood. Here in the UK animal acts in travelling circus were banned a few years back but this brought memories using back. Thank yo for joining us at Twofers. XOXO Zoe

Cheri said...

Wow!! This just brought out all the fun in this sketch!!! Fabulous creation! Thank you for playing along with our sketch challenge and bringing all the fun!

Wei Wei Wang said...

Wow!Amazing card, love the bright and cheerful colors. Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays.