Circus Seal

Taking inspiration from buddy Gayle and one of her challenges, I went to my stamp room and began finding stamps, a stencil and dies that worked for the Circus Themed challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-greatest-show-on-earth.html

To find the help I needed, I searched Pinterest for Circus. A seal photo popped up in my search and I knew I had a stamp set purchased around 2013 from Gina K Designs, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called Jumping for Joy and it contains a seal, the ball, and the jumping platform as well as other animals. I stamped and then masked the seal, then placed the jumping platform and ball around the seal. Next obstacle was to create a background that looked like a circus. I spotted a stencil that was laying nearby and realized it would make the perfect tent like background. I chose to use a red Copic marker for tracing the lines. This stencil is from Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey called Sunny Day Stencil. I realized my tent needed something like curtains or banners. I had a banner close by that had not been colored or die cut, so I colored and cut it with the die, then proceeded to cut two more. I popped a set up for dimension. I made a ticket from The Stamps of Life ticket2stamp which I own dies for, so cutting was easy. Then came the stars. I often use a die from Lawn Fawn to cut small stars and this time I took a scrap piece of cardstock and colored it with the blue Copic marker that was used on the banner and the ball center. Finally everything looks like a circus. I added a lot of sparkle to make the stars and banner shine.

Thanks for reading my process. I enjoyed creating this and using so many items just sitting in my craft room begging to be used.

15 thoughts on “Circus Seal

  1. What a super circus card. Love how you created the tent. How great that you had the seal, ball and stand. Great take on the challenge.

    1. Thanks! I do like the tent. I kept looking at my patterned paper and nothing was jumping out, then I saw the stencil. Usually my stencils are put away, but two sunburst ones were out and this one seemed perfect.

  2. Very creative! Love the circus design! Thank you for playing along with our Circus challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  3. Super card, Lisa, you created a perfect circus theme. All of the elements really came together and I enjoyed reading your process.

  4. This is superb. It really has a circus feel and that striped background is genius. Love everything about it.

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