Circus silhouette card with a lil bit o snark

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with an almost one layer card and although it might look complicated, it is actually pretty easy to make.  I love the circus border stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy stamps and used it for my project today.  For the fun of it I decided to pair it with a snarky sentiment.  I thought it worked considering a fairground usually features lots of rides and you never know, accidents can happen.  If this is not your type of thing, you could pair with another less snarky sentiment.





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Starting with a 4" x 5.25" piece of white cardstock, I used post it tape to mask off the bottom 1 1/2" of the card in the landscape orientation.  Then I created a sunset background blending from where the tape was up towards the top in the following 4 Distress Oxide colors:

bottom of sunset:  Spiced Marmalade
next layer: Ripe Persimmon
next layer: Fired Brick
top: Seedless Preserves

After blending a new color, I made the look smoother by blending the previous ink color into the new one.



I left the masking tape in place, then stamped the circus border right above the section that was masked off, using the MISTI stamp positioning tool.  I wanted a small black strip to separate the colored portion from the white space I left at the bottom and accomplished this by placing masking tape to expose a very narrow strip to ink blend Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  I made sure to add plenty of ink so that the strip was very dark.

The sentiment was stamped in Onyx Versafine ink - again I used the MISTI to ensure perfect alignment.  The mouse pad was removed while stamping to accommodate the rubber cling stamps.

With the card front completed, I matted in onto black cardstock, then adhered to a white A2 sized card-based in the landscape orientation.



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