Pick this one up at Amazon or another book store near you! It's book birthday is Tuesday, July 25th!
As for the inspiration, I originally intended on going literal and using circus papers and sentiments but everything I had was retired. So I decided to focus on the elephant that is one of the central characters in the story and capture the red and white big top in the color choices.
I used Tabs for Everything because I wanted to use the Amazing You saying that fit perfectly into the story. The glitter paper is because of the glitz of the circus as they try to dazzle you.
Finally, I wanted a background but didn't have any papers to use and I wanted more texture on the card. I also wanted to play a little so I finally broke out my decorative masks and embossing paste. As I have heard others say, it's important to get the mask into water and wash it off quickly after you pull it off the project so that it can be cleaned. This meant putting a dish of water on my crafting table - thank goodness Michael was napping so it didn't get spilled since you know that is a HUGE no no for me! I did two pieces of cardstock with this pattern. By the time I finished the second one, the first one was already dry. You have to try this product out!
- Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
- Ink: Smoky Slate
- Stamps: Tabs for Everything
- Big Shot: Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits
- Accessories: Embossing Paste, Embossing Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, 3/4 Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals, Adhesive
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Have a craftastic day,
Have a craftastic day,