Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just Clownin' Around...

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Things are finally getting back to normal now that our floors have been repaired and I can get to my craft supplies again! I love the "Cute and Cuddly" theme going on over at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge, and, though I suppose clowns aren't necessarily "cuddly," I thought this one would qualify for "cute." (EDIT: Okay, I stand corrected. I got a sweet message from an actual clown in Idaho who assured me that clowns are both cute AND cuddly!) I love to do shaped cards, and this one actually does stand up on its own. (Bean Tip: trim a little bit off the bottom of a "round" card's back to make it stand when opened.)
I love the font on the banner from the It's a Banner Day 1 set from Taylored Expressions and it went so perfectly with the circus theme of my card. The "hair" on the clown is just some red embroidery floss, looped over and over on some sticky tape. Now that our place is back up to its usual messy self, I do feel like clownin' around!

BEAN NOTES
  • Cardstock: Parakeet (Bazzil); Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
  • Patterned Paper: Red plaid (reverse) from Little Boy collection, Echo Park Paper
  • Stamps: It's a Banner Day 1 (Taylored Expressions)
  • Fibers: Red Embroidery Floss (Prism)
  • Ink: Real Red and Wild Wasabi (SU!)
  • Coloring Medium: Black Multi-liner SP (Copic)
  • Accents: Pure Poppy button (PTI)
  • Dies: Banner Day 1 (TE); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh cute, cute, cute!

Rose said...

So cute, Regina! Glad to hear that things are starting to get back to normal. Sorry you had to go through all that, my dear! It's nice to know you can clown around again, friend ;)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super cute!!! Glad to hear things are back in order on your end. Enjoy clowning around! ;D

Ann Schach said...

This is so cute! I love the "clown hair"!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super cute card! And thanks for the tip on how to make it stand on it's own.

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh, I'm so glad things are gettin' back to normal for you!!! Water, I fear it!!! Your card is cuddly and cute! Love the tip on standing round cards... I saved it. Hugs,

Gretchen said...

how cute is that!!??!!!

Sandy Ang said...

Such an adorable little clown. Love the red hair.