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Friday, June 13, 2014

Carousel



Hello! Summer is just days away.....the daily ice cream truck's tune can be heard around the neighborhood, the pools will be opening, and of course, carnivals will be drawing crowds of people for rides, games and food.

I received this beautiful Tattered Lace carousel die cut image with an order I placed at Joan's Gardens. It reminds me of summer and all the excitement that a carnival brings, especially to the young. So I decided to use it in my project and make it into a child's summer birthday card. (This would also make a lovely baby card).

I began with a white base card and created a scalloped border on the bottom edges using a Fiskar's border punch. Next, I layered my base with denim blue card stock and some patterned paper that I pulled from my stash. 

For the focal panel, I used blue denim card stock and cut it with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six and embossed it using a Darice Stripes folder. Next, I popped on the carousel die cut image with dimensionals, rounding it onto the focal panel and placing the dimensionals, one at either end of the image, to adhere it. Finally, I die cut my greeting using a Cheery Lynn die and adhered it at the bottom. And that completed my project.

Thanks for visiting and make it a great day!


This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
DRS Designs  -  Challenge #126 - On the Border
Brown Sugar  -  Challenge #98  - Summer
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #42
The Paper Shelter  -   Challenge #162 - Summer
Love to Create  -  Challenge #119 - For the Kids

19 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh my goodness, that carousel is so beautiful and intricate! makes one lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

cass said...

So delicate and pretty, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful die!!! Tattered Lace dies are so intricate. I really love this one. I also love your card. Just adorable, as always.

Penny Odell said...

All I can say is wow Olga!! Beyond gorgeous! I love that carousel.

Verna Angerhofer said...

My goodness....this is awesome. What a great card design.

Sharon said...

I love your card Olga it is simple but stunning
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls

Sharon (DT)
xx

Michelle said...

This is just a simply stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create for this weeks challenge.

Amanda Phillips said...

So simply elegant! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Jacki Randolph said...

A stunning card!! Beautiful CAS design! Thank you for joining our "Make it for the Kids" Challenge this week at Love to Create!! Hope you we will see you next week too!
Hugs'
Jackie ~ LTC Owner/Designer

Jacki Randolph said...

A stunning card!! Beautiful CAS design! Thank you for joining our "Make it for the Kids" Challenge this week at Love to Create!! Hope you we will see you next week too!
Hugs'
Jackie ~ LTC Owner/Designer

Kates said...

Wow beautiful card! Thanks for joining Crafting from the Heart. Kx

mixamatoasties said...

What a beautiful card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.

Susan

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.

Susan

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Truly love the CAS design for that beautiful carousel!!! Thank you for joining our "Make it for the Kids" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Marie said...

Lovely looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Lin said...

What a stunning die! The circular paper in the background is absolutely perfect for our 'going round in circles' challenge too.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers and More

Julie Reed said...

Beautiful, the carousel die is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M.
Jules DT:)

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Gorgeous! Olga. congrats on the win at DRS Designs! I just found them recently and used their stained glass stamp.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and Good Luck!
Viv.
CCM DT