Monday, January 9, 2012


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
The idea this week is to make a Carousel Top Card.
I wanted to make it appear as this beautiful stamp from Inkadinkado was under the canopy of a Carousel.
I colored with Copics. I used worn lipstick distress ink to come in from the edge, up to the image.

The base card is red glitter paper. For the carousel top, I cute a triangle that extended beyond
the 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in card by 1/2 inch on either side. I used an EK Success scalloped border punch to punch along the bottom. Then score about 1/2 inch above the scalloped edge and fold down.
A circle punch was used to add the circle at the top. Bakers twine along the fold. Rhinestones along the scallops. The image is matted on silver glitter paper. The music paper is unknown source, but you could stamp any music stamp in red and make your own. The canopy paper is My Minds Eye.
Added a small piece of feather to the horse. After attaching the canopy, which I popped up, I trimmed the corners of the card off.
Cute card for a child's birthday. I think a Carousel brings out the kid in all of us. Because the top of the card extends beyond the card, it will fit into a 5x7 inch envelope.
Thanks for stopping by today.


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a different and great looking card sue.

greetings karin

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is just totally gorgeous, Sue! The vintage horses are such a joy to see in person. You have truly captured that with your card!

scrapperjulia said...

This is beautiful, Sue, great idea! I love that stamp and the paper that you have used!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card! The canopy top is brilliant and the colouring of the image is gorgeous. Fantastic work!

Hugs, Dawn

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card Sue, wonderful stamp and so beautifully framed!

Carol L said...

What a colorful and amazing creation! This is just beautiful and looks like an old fashioned carousel! Beautiful!
{so sorry about your sweet dog leaving you to go play on the rainbow bridge. Hugs}

Turtle In The Sand said...

Really Artsy looking. I love the way you did that horse. The canopy card is a great idea. Wish I'd seen it when I made a circus card last year. I struggled with that canopy. Hugs, Linda

stephanne said...

A very clever idea, Sue, looks incredible, such cute details!!