Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dilo en Español

I don't think I could have had more fun making this card! It started with inspiration from a few challenges:
  • Dilo en Español Challenge #1: Kraft Paper
    I've been following Abby's blog for a while, and am very excited about her new challenges inspired by her fab new Dilo en Español stamp sets. I only just bought a set, and I don't think a sentiment in Spanish is a requirement, but I was inspired so I used this cute Feliz Cumpleaños Ticket digi stamp by Marion.

  • Fun with Shapes Challenge #93: Shabby/Vintage
    This challenge blog is new-to-me,  and I love its mission of using "something punched or cut". For this card, I used my Cricut & their "Paper Dolls" cartridge (the circus tent), as well as two Recollections hand-punches. I made the borders with a star punch, and the banners made from the circle punch. For the additional "Shabby/Vintage" theme, I used my Tim Holtz paper distresser on all the edges.

  • Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 75: Use Polka Dots
    Polka dots seemed a perfect fit for the circus theme. I used a scrap of Graphic 45 paper for the tent, but I really tore into my Echo Park Dots & Stripes pack for the rest!

  • Crazy Amigo Challenge: Animals
    This challenge blog is also new-to-me, and it looks like fun! I didn't really have any circus animal stamps, so I used this cutey. I'm not quite sure what circus act this is ... Gassy the Zebra & his Gossipy Canary, I guess!
Originally, this is how the card was to look. But I really wanted to show off the background, so I made the tent fold down to create this sort of tent card:
Here's the card completely open. I stitched the message section with the same hemp rope I used to string the banners.

Update: Wow! This card won Dilo en Español Challenge #1! Muchísimas Gracias!


  1. This is so cute. I love the style of this card with the tent piece. It's so fun and fabulous. The image is darling. I just love this. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's "Dots" Challenge. It is a delight to come visit to see what you made for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and to come back next week to see what you cooked up for our next challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  2. What a fun card. And so much work went into it. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cats Friends.

  3. Fabulous creation dear.


  4. What a great card for our polka dot challenge!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!


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