"Circus Book Card"
Without further ado, I give you "Cirque du Madeleine"...
"Cirque du Madeleine"
The great thing about making circus cards is that you can add as much clutter and detail as you like, it's supposed to be chaotic, that's the point of a circus!
"Inside front cover"
Wikimedia has some of the original artwork for the circus posters that these Graphic45 papers were based on, free of copyright in the commons section. Try this one for example. Always worth a look if you want to extend your stash, and great for being able to print some of the images in different sizes.
"Inside book card"
The trapeze artists are stamped and coloured, cut out and joined together with a length of gold rope across the front of the book section of the card. You can just make out the lion tamer & lion in the background.
"Trio of circus performers"
I just love these guys, added from a Wikimedia commons download but a perfect match for the patterned papers.
"More trapeze artists"
Here's another trapeze act in the background.
Graphic45 Le Cirque 8x8 paper pad
Graphic45 Le Cirque stamp sets
Spellbinders nestabilities: ovals, scalloped ovals
Martha Stewart edger punch
cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 160gsm
circus poster downloads from Wikimedia Commons, here's a third one to try
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
lace & ribbon
Here are the three circus posters from Wikimedia that I have linked above. I've used parts of all these in my card if you look carefully. The images are all in the public domain:
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules!
ABC - T for Two (two trapeze artists joined by a rope)
Cute & Girly - A day at the... circus!
Oozak - Bright Colours
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sizzlin' Summer Colours and Ribbon
The Cupboard Trilogy - Colour Palette