Thursday, April 10, 2014

*** Happy Birthday Clown Card

Good morning! I am so glad you took time out of your busy day to stop by for a visit. Today we have a new challenge up over at Meljen's Designs. It's a colour challenge! Here are the shades we'd like to see in your card.

For my card I used 4 different Meljen's images! I have to tell you, I really had fun doing this card; though I did use shades that are a bit darker than the ones in this inspiration photo. 

The basic shape of this card is 7"x 41/2". I cut out a section (from the folded side), that was 4"(along fold) x 2"(into card front / back). It now looked like a rectangular card with a square bite taken out of it's folded side.  I decorated the front with dotted card stock, a striped DP, a banner, (cut using a Spellbinder's die) and some braided twine. I used the following MD images, which you can find right here in the shop: Circus Clown; Twin Star String ( printed 3 times); Festive Firecrackers (printed twice) and Happy Birthday Word Art ( printed twice). All of the images were coloured with Copic Markers and I added a bit of glitter to different areas. Then I "fussy cut" them all out.

I attached most of the pieces with foam squares, to give dimension. The stars were hot glued randomly to a piece of wire that I coiled around a brush handle, which I then hot glued to the Clown's hands. The Clown was then adhered to the back side of the front "bite" opening. To draw a bit more attention to the banner I added some faux stitching and tiny buttons.
Even though this card looks a bit complicated it was actually extremely quick and easy, plus it was a lot of fun to do!
I hope I've given you a bit of encouragement to get colouring and hopefully join in our challenge this week. I love seeing the great things you all come up with.
Until next time, blessings on your day.


Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Birthday
Inky Impressions - Dots and Stripes
Tip Top Tuesday - Cute
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspired
Simply Challenged - Polka Dots
* Twisted Tuesday - Make Us Laugh
The Paper Girls - Birthday
* Feeling Crafty - For A Child



Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x


What a fun and cheerful card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM


wow what a wonderful card!!!! i love so much!!!! thank you very much for sharing it with us at inky rubberstamps!!!

Mandy Ashley

WOW, fabby colourful card for a kiddy! :)

Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge. Best of luck :)


This is so very cute...I love the bright colors!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back again for our upcoming Easter Challenge!!!


This is absolutely fantastic, Nancy! You set a high bar for the design team this week! :-)
Love the design and all of the fabulous details.

Pia S

Great job putting all these images together to make this cheerful card!

Bettina L.

Oh wow love that fold and the sparkly colours. Great job. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Vickie Y

Love your colorful card and unique fold! Thanks for sharing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lizzie R

Great card. Colorful and unique! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.


This is such an adorable card. The clown is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.


This is so adorable and funny! Thanks for joining us at TWISTED TUESDAY CHALLENGES!


Love this bright and fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!


love love love this B-day card!!!
Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls

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