I am on the Pink and Main blog today with a fun circus card featuring the Life is a circus stamps and dies along with the Extra Large Bow Die, which is perfect for creating a curtain too. Let me show you!
I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers. I went with primary colours this time to get a very cheerful result.
Then I created the background on an A2 sized white card base using Distress Oxide inks and masking paper. I sponged Black Soot first for the ground and to hold the sentiment. Then I added Scattered Straw for the stage and finished it with Tumbled Glass for the background.
Then the fun part: how to create the curtain with the Extra Large Bow die. I die cut the straight ribbon die 2 times form metallic red cardstock and the bow itself 2 times. I adhered the ribbons on the sides of my scene, then on top of that I added a bow die which I kept in one piece. The second bow die I cut in half and tucked it under the first bow from the two sides. Then I trimmed the edges and used a remaining curved piece to be the center part of the curtain.
I stamped the sentiment with black ink, and adhered the elephant and the ring master using liquid glue. Then I added a piece of twine and popped up the monkey with 3D foam squares. I embellished them with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents, added white details with a gel pen to the cheeks and emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen. After the scene was complete, I felt I need something to hold the curtains. Instead of a tiny bow I used the newly released Glossy hearts in gold.
I hope you like my little circus scene and I inspired you to look at your stand alone dies in a new way. Until next time, happy crafting!