Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Circles

   Here's a quick card I made a few weeks ago using Circle Circus and some fun summer colors.  I was trying to come  up with a design for a Christmas card for an upcoming Stamp-a-Stack (visit my Stampin' Up! website over on the right sidebar to view my upcoming events if you're in the Richmond, VA area and would like to join us) and obviously this went in a totally different direction but I still thought it was fun enough to show.

  The Wild Wasabi panel is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and mounted onto a Whisper White base.  I stamped all of the circles with various colors and various stamps from the set.  I didn't start with an idea of how I wanted this panel to look I just started stamping until it was filled to my liking.  I didn't worry about overlapping circles or getting the whole image onto the panel.  Next, I stamped several of the circles and then punched them out.  I mounted them on a corresponding circle on the larger panel with dimensionals.  For a larger focal image I stamped the large scallop circle with Pumpkin Pie and then punched it out.  I added a smaller punched out circle to the top and finished it off with a Basic Rhinestone in the center.  This scalloped circle is also popped up on dimensionals.  A small grosgrain ribbon knot on the other side balances out the rest of the panel.

  This is a great card to make and have on hand and add the appropriate sentiment to later when you need it.  It can be a birthday, a thank you, a thinking of you, even a get well card...who wouldn't be cheered up looking at all this brightness??

  Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Circle Circus

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Basic Rhinestone jewel, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Scallop Circle punch, 1", 3/4", 11/4" circle punches, dimensionals, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon


  1. Beautiful card!

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  2. This card is super cheery! I will have to get this stamp set. TFS!!!

  3. Great way to use Circle Circus! Such and bright and cheerful card- love it!


  4. Love the colors & the embossing!

  5. Amanda, this is a fabulous card! I never would have thought to use that stamp set and embossing folder together. Will be playing with that now. :)

  6. I love these colors together! I love the embossing folder with it!!

  7. Pretty! I love the colors and how you popped up some of the circles with dimensionals.


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