Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Big Top Blog Hop | Welcome To The Circus

Hello and Welcome to the Big Top Blog Hop!

Each Wednesday we are focusing on a different stamp set to inspire you! Be sure to visit Brutus Monroe to start at the beginning of the hop so you won't miss anything.

I wanted to use all of the images in this set, so today I created a tri-fold card.

Here's how it looks closed and ready to be mailed.

To make this tri-fold card I knew I wanted to ink blend and I knew I needed a large piece of cardstock. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock, it comes 11 x 14 inches which is plenty long for a tri-fold card and perfect to ink blend on, win, win.

I cut the Bristol Smooth cardstock down to 12 x 5.5 inches. Typically you score the cardstock right now at the 4 and 8 inch mark, but I drew a faint pencil mark instead. I wanted an indication of where my card would fold so I could ink blend first. I'll erase the pencil lines before ink blending.

I colored my images next using Copic markers and Stylefile Markers, then cut them out using my Brother Scan N Cut. 

Next I layed my cardstock out, my images out, and some circle dies out, to determine how many circles I would need and what sizes. And then I created masks with the dies using scrap cardstock. You can use making paper for this, I just found this quicker and easier. The idea for the circles was to create each image as if it was being highlighted with their circle rings. I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink for the circles. 

Here's the mask I created with the scrap cardstock.

After I completed the ink blending I scored the cardstock at 4 inches and 8 inches and glued all of the images into their highlighted circus rings. I added the accessories that came with the stamp set around the card to fill it in. 

I stamped the sentiments using Raven Detail ink on more scrap paper I had left over and die cut them out using the smallest tag die from the Brutus Monore 5 Piece Stitched Tag Die Set and adhered those to the card. I tied a piece of twine to the tag on the front of the card. I added wink of Stella to the images to add sparkle because all circus' need that sparkle!

Here are some close up pictures

And that completes my card for today! 

Remember this is part of a blog hop, be sure to head over to Brutus Monroe for a complete list of everyone in the hop! I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Great card, love how it expands with all the stamps!

  2. Wow! So much fun! love the spotlight on all of the circus performers...very cool card!


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