I am not sure if it was the amazing images that inspired me to create this wacky circus themed card or if it was watching the end of American Horror Story Freak Show that did it (that clown in the stamp is really kind of creepy like the one in the show) but in any case here it is a Steampunk Circus!
For this card I used
Gecko Galz Industrial Stamps
Gecko Galz Life is a Circus Paper
Celebrate stamp by Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist in Bronze by Tattered Angels
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Yellow stripe paper by Paper Studio
Black and cream Harlequin paper by Canvas Corp
black seam binding
metal cogs and watch hands
I started by covering my cream card base in the yellow stripe paper. then layered on a 4x4 square of the Harlequin paper. In photo shop (or you can use gimp) I layered the circus paper over the clown stamp. Next lightly ink the clown image with the vintage photo ink and layer it onto the card.
Next I cut out the unicycle lady and inked her with the brown ink as well as the banner stamp and then stamped "Celebrate" on the banner. Using pop dots I layer on both of the images. Next I spray the card front with my glimmer mist, this creates a worn look to it. I take a piece of cling wrap and spray a bit of the glimmer mist on it then drag my black seam binding through it to give a distressed look.
Once it is dry tie around the scored edged and tie in a bow. add your cogs to add a metal element.
And now it is ready to give.
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