When I first perused the 2017 Occasions Catalog I was drawn to the Carousel Birthday stamp set. First because I loved the Carousel Horse and second that it coordinated with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. Woohoo!
I had been looking for inspiration to create this Carousel Birthday Horse card. Well……I was finally inspired by the Global Design Project #077 Color Challenge (Peakaboo Peach, Early Espresso and Bermuda Bay) to create this bright and cheery design.
BASE: I felt the layout lent itself to a square size (4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) in Bermuda Bay (1st color – check). Next I embossed in clear the “Tents” and “Ferris Wheel” images onto a Shimmery White square. [Gloss on Shimmer – Love It!!!] Then I layered the Shimmery White square onto an Early Espresso square (2nd color – check).
I wanted to add just a wee bit of Peekaboo Peach. By taking a small-ish square and cutting it on the diagonal then placing the halves at opposite corners hit the mark perfectly (3rd color – check!). Finally, I popped it with Dimensionals to add “more height”. Lol!
HORSE: The horse had lots of possibilities I chose to keep the coloring to a minimum. Well……mostly because I don’t like coloring. (grin) It was calling out “emboss me”! First I embossed the horse onto Shimmery White in Early Espresso. [TIP: Lightly ink image with VersaMark then ink with desired color and stamp, then heat emboss with clear emboss powder.] After coloring I did a whole lot of fussy cutting. Shew! That was a lotta work. Then to finish I popped it with Dimensionals and a ribbon bow to cover the top of the pole.
SENTIMENT: One of the great things about stamps is they can be cut apart for use then put back together for it’s next use. Sweet! I heat embossed [same as above] “so much fun” from one of the sentiments in the Carousel Birthday stamp set onto a Shimmery White band and popped with a Dimensional. Hello……it needed “more height”.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s share.
- STAMP: Carousel Birthday
- PAPER: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Peakaboo Peach, Shimmery White
- INK: VersaMark, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Peakaboo Peach
- ACCESSORIES: Emboss Powder–Clear | 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon–Peakaboo Peach
Sparkly Hugs, Carol