Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Circle Circus: From the Archives

Circle Circus is one of many retiring stamp sets. I remember when I first looked at this stamp set in the catalog, and 'sea turtle' was heard loudly in my head. I didn't think twice about ordering it, and I couldn't wait to get it in my hands!

Apparently I loved this card, because I just came across it in an old card box. I can think of several people I could give this to, so maybe it's time I let the card go. I just love these turtles!!! Unrelated to turtles... I'm so excited we are getting Bermuda Bay back in the color collection!

Some of you who have been following me for a while may remember this card, but I thought I'd share the how-to with those who hadn't seen it.

The turtle shells are two of the circles, from Circle Circus, stamped with Soft Suede ink onto Basic Gray card stock, and punched out with 1" and 1 3/8" circle punches. The legs are from Stampin' Up!'s retired Heart to Heart punch. I cut stamped the hearts, with Versamark ink, with one of the images from Circle Circus, and then cut them in half, and adhered them to the back of the shell. The heads are from the Word Window punch.
Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart punch (retired)
Circle Circus stamp set (available through June 3, 2013)
 From the base up: The card base is Crumb Cake, then a layer of Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay with a torn edge, and then Crumb Cake, torn sponged and spattered with Soft Suede ink. I added the sea turtles with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Circle Circus (115778 wood/ 127784 clear), and Embrace Life (sentiment - retired)
  • Paper:
    • Crumb Cake card stock (120953) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and 1 1/2" x 5" (tear edge)
    • Soft Suede card stock (115318) - 4" x 5 1/4", scrap for turtle parts
    • Bermuda Bay card stock (131197 - available May 31) - 3 3/4" x 5" (tear edge)
    • Basic Gray card stock (121044) - scrap for circles
  • Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Versamark (102283)
  • Tools & Accessories:
    • 1" (119868) and 1 3/8" (119860) circle punches
    • Heart to Heart punch (retired)
    • Word Window punch (119857)
    • Stampin' Sponges (101610)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Wow...Deena, this is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing all the details. I love sea turtles and love this card that depicts them so beautifully.