Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Inspiration Challenge

I hope you are having a marvellous weekend!  I borrowed a number of books from the library to read but I ended up sleeping half the weekend away ;-)

Today I have a card for the Inspiration challenge at Lily Pad Cards.   My card was inspired by the carnival theme.  Some of my best childhood memories were at the carnival, getting on the fun rides and having a try at the game booths. Carnival in my mind also involves the circus, which is the main subject of my card.

Here's a closer look:

I couldn't wait to ink up a new stamp set, by Taylored Expressions "Life is a Circus".  This set is perfect for colouring and I love the happy images and sweet sentiments.  All the stamped images were coloured with copic markers and cut out.  The train & sentiment were popped up with foam adhesive for added dimension.  The darker pink layer was embossed with two doilies dies for subtle interest.  To finish off the card, I added some white faux stitch lines.  What do you think?  It's a really bright card, isn't it?

My card above, was inspired by this card by Nancy.  I love how fun her card is, the bright colours and the ticket stamps.

Thank you for visiting today.  Do have a great week!

Paper : Hero Arts Layering Papers Punch & Carnation
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black & Rose Bud, Copic Markers
Other : MFT die-namics Decorative Duo, white gel pen


Kim C said...

Ooh, what bright colours! Great card for kids! See! You've been using your new stuff! Hehehe.

lynn said...

the bright colors are simply perfect for these cute stamps, kary! have a great week!

Lisa Arana said...

super happy and super cute cards!!!

MaxineD said...

Delightful card Kary - I had spotted the embossing, and I am so glad you mentioned or I might of thought I was imagining things :-).
Love your colouring and the 'stitched' border.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, cool! This card is fun!!! Love the images and all the bright colors! It's absolutely perfect!!!
Wishing you a lovely week!
Hugs, Wendy

Nancy said...

Your card is delightful, Kary! I'm so glad my card inspired you to create something so fun! Thanks for joining our Inspiration challenge at Lily Pad Cards.

Emily Leiphart said...

This card makes me smile, Kary! I love that little train and the way you've embossed the red background.