Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joy Card

Is it Friday yet??! I don't know about you, but I am already ready for the weekend-lol! Speaking of the weekend, we all need a little fun and joy in our lives, and what is more fun than a day at an amusement park and at least one carousel ride?

I created the following card while dreaming of one of those rides, with the beautiful horses, ticket, and wood grain that is a staple of any carousel design.

I used some of the latest Donna Salazar, Fab Scraps, and Prima products, along with some of the wonderful stamps and products that you can find right here at The Rubber Cafe to create this day dreamy card.

 I took some Donna Salazar paper and punched the edges, then took a piece of Fab Scraps paper, distressed and stained the edges with some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain and layered it on.

I created the carousel horse using The Rubber Cafe's Carousel Horse Stamp. I colored it in using Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Smooch Paint, and then accented it with the following items from The Rubber Cafe; Your So Fine Glitters in Bronze Medal, Princess Pink, and Terrifically Teal, as well as Cotton Candy Jellie Dots.

 Here, I created a base using lots of sweet flowers, some Prima Wooden Tickets and a little handcrafted stick pin. The Sentiment was created by taking one of The Rubber Cafe's Friends Stamp, and just using the "Joy" part of the stamp to stamp on some white card stock, and then I distressed and stained the edges with some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain.

I created some banners, by cutting out two layers for each stamp and putting them together with The Rubber Cafe's One And Only Tape and foam for dimension, and then adding on some buttons for visual interest.

 The backside features the back of the Donna Salazar Paper and I then created a blank space to write on using a Spellbinder's Fancy Tags 2 Die, inking the edges and accenting it with Crystal Clear Jellie Dots.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my card! I hope you have a great weekend! ~Renea

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' -
Carousel Horse, Friends Stamp
Paper: Donna Salazar Botanique Paper, Fab Scraps Paper, misc cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain, Mixed Media Ink Leather, Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - One And Only TapeScrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' - Your So Fine Glitters in Bronze Medal, Princess Pink, and Terrifically Teal,  Cotton Candy Jellie Dots and Crystal Clear Jellie Dots
Tools:  The Rubber Cafe'- Lil' Inkerz, Spellbinder's Fancy Tags 2 Die, Zutter, Martha Stewart Vintage Dollie Punch
Other:  Prima Flora Bella flowers, Prima Primmers, Prima Wooden Tickets, Kaisercraft Teal Blooms


Karen T said...

Such a terrific project! love all your details and techniques bringing together the story of a Carousel ride at a carnival! really special!!

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Dawnll said...

I love this stamp and the beautiful design...great job sweetie