July 13, 2011

Hang in There!

Hi ~ Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a Circus project for SweetSassyDiva's Mix-It-Up theme this week.  I have a good friend who is having a tough time right now and this card will be perfect to send to her.  The message is to "Hang in There" and I hope she does!!
I love making window cards.  I started out with this card shape from Fabulous Finds.  I put one on my Gypsy at 4.31w x 5.00h and made a second copy.  I found the trapeze artist from Carousel and put her and the layer on my mat at 3.04w x 4.01h (the shadow layer).  I added a second image so I could make a layer for the swing.
I used Hide Contour to hide the inner cut of one of the card sides.  I welded the card sides together, then welded the shadow of the trapeze artist inside the window.
I opened a new layer and copied the trapeze artists on and cut them out.
I was able to scoot the card over to the right and use this scrap (minus superman) to cut out my card.
Here is the card cut out.
Then I realized I needed another layer:  the swing, the girl, and the outfit.
I did go back and cut out one more girl in skin color after I realized I needed a solid girl, not the outfit cut outs!!  I snipped off the pieces I did not need and glued them together.  I used scraps for this entire card!!
I added some stickles to her hair, leotard and shoes.  I do not have many sentiment stamps, so I will hand write a message to my friend.
I am honored to be here at Sweet Sassy Diva's blog today!!




Suzanne said...

Lori what a great idea for a card using the Carousel card. Love all the welding and that you made it a window card. I am sure your friend will appreciate your thoughts.

kricketts said...

love this card! You are so good at making window cards!

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