Friday, December 11, 2009

Circle Circus Christmas

The Christmas card I have to share with you today is one that uses what I believe to be one of the most versatile Stampin' Up! stamp sets - Circle Circus.  I've used this set in so many different designs!  It works well as a feature stamp and beautifully for subtle background effects.

This card has been CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from the very talented Tania Gould, who was also inspired by another design.  I made three versions of this card, each with only slight differences.  The basic recipe is the same for each one:

Cardstock - Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Set - Circle Circus, Sincere Salutations
Inks - Versamark, Real Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Assorted punches

This first design uses only Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks in the main section of the card, with the feature piece and sentiment in Real Red.

The second card has Real Red Ink introduced into the background, the sentiment is in Real Red and the feature piece is in Old Olive.

Lastly, this card has all three colours in the background, Real Red as the feature piece and the sentiment is in Old Olive.  The main difference with this layout is that I've layered Always Artichoke ribbon over the Real Red ribbon.

As always, I'd love to know what you think!

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  1. I really like these Danielle - I hadn't yet tried it in a colour other than black so I'm inspired now!!!! Thanks!