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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge No # 69: Under The Big Top


Hi Dandi Crafters! Come One, Come All, to the Greatest MyGrafico Challenge Blog. Today's challenge, "Pop It Up" add some dimension to your Card or LO or Altered item
The Design Team members and I used Joyful Clowns Stamp by Delik Design Studio. We also worked with Circus Paper Pack by Cupcake Cuties. Be sure to check out all the designers at MyGrafico.


A challenge, that is putting it mildly! Clowns and Circus that is not the type of challenge that would normally gravitate to. That is exactly why I like being a design team. I can stretch and grow and be challenged out of my comfort zone! "What the heck am I going to do for this challenge, probably an uninspiring card." Those were my first thoughts. After panic past I came up with a FANTASTIC idea. I honestly don't know how I came up with this idea. LOL it is like an ace crafter possessed me for this challenge. LOL. This idea wasn't scrap lifted. I am not saying that there isn't other cards out there similar to this one, there might be. I just haven't seen them that I can recall.


I scored and folded yellow card stock to form a the base of the card and use the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder to give it some texture. I then used my SCAL enabled Cricut to cut out the tent top from the Circus Paper Pack. The tent top was created in the image editor. I also cut out a yellow tent to form the tent base of my card. I used pop dots to get the red tent raised some so the sliding doors could pass unhindered by the tent top and scalloped awning. The doors are just 2 card stock pieced folded over the yellow base card so they would slide. I used circles cut in yellow for the awning. I embellished the doors with red polka dot grosgrain ribbon, yellow buttons and red rhinestones adding more dimension. I used SCAL to cut out the Hooray pennant flag. The pole the tip of a bamboo skewer painted white. I also used scal to cut out the clowns so they would have a sticker look to them. I then used pop dots to add them to the front of the tent. I used my image editor to create the inside stamp sentiment. I don't know if this is the best card I ever made but it is certainly the best card I ever designed....LOL

11 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

Very creative idea and you expedited it very well. Thanks for sharing.

Tammylee said...

I love under the big top! Great idea!

Martha said...

such an amazing card.

stampinlynn said...

Ok now I want to go to the circus... so cute tfs

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute, Dardi! Love the tent!

*BJ* said...

Wonderful!!!

Jean said...

Very creative. Love how it turned out!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super idea! great job

Katherine said...

Wow! Fantastic!

Trinh said...

Amazing card, Dardi! Love your creativity.

Tazza said...

Wow So creative! Great Job! U R totally awesome! =D

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