Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fashionable Clown

Hello, friends.  Today I made a vintage clown card.  Some people are scared of clowns, but this clown is not scary at all.  In fact, she looks very fashionable!

I started with a cream card base, which I embossed with baby's breath and sponged with black ink.  I printed the vintage clown image on cream cardstock, trimmed, mounted on black cardstock, and affixed to the card.  I circle punched the sentiment, doodled stitching around the circle, and affixed with foam tape.  Lastly I embellished with three black gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampGraphics Fairy (thank you, Karen)
  • Digi sentimentCreate with TLC (thank you, Paulette)
  • Cardstock:  Recollections           Cream Card Base:  Staples
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Baby's Breath
  • Black marker (for doodled stitching):  Staedtler
  • Circle punch:  Marvy Uchida
  • Gems:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #62 Shabby/Vintage UE
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party #13 Anything Goes 8E #6
Crafty Catz #195 Stitching Real or Faux (I went with faux) 1E
Cuttin' and Stampin' #33 Monochromatic 3E #2
Digistamps 4 Joy #74 Anything Goes 3E #2
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Oldie but Goodie Challenge Embossing (nearly everything on this card is > 6 month old:  the cardstock, gems, black marker, circle punch) 3E #1
One Stop Craft #240 Spots and Dots (spots and dots on her costume, gems are dots too) 2E #1
Pattie's Creations Anything Goes Must Always Use Image 2E #1
Pile It On #33 No Designer Paper UE
QKR Stampede #53 Anything Goes 3E #2
Scrappy Frogs August Fair/Circus/Carnival UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Carnival 5E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Whimsy Inspiration #62 Clean and Simple 3E #3
Word Art Wednesday #94 Anything Goes with uplifting sentiment 5E #5

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  2. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  3. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  4. lovely sweet creation, fab design, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  5. Great card........I love black and white cards.

  6. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  7. what a lovely card Kitty.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  8. Love your Mono creation, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  9. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  10. Fabulous card!! That is not a scary clown at all! The black and white colour scheme works really well here. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  11. My bedroom was covered in Periot images growing up well him and Sarah Kay images, love this Kitty xxxx

  12. Beautiful clown must say I am not a fan of clowns not scared but just not "happy" with them. But you are right she is a bit fashionable isn't she. Thanks for joining us this week at Patties Creation Challenge Blog
    Kelly DT

  13. This is very unique and I love the black and white! Thanks so much for joining in at the Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges!

  14. This is another elegant card. I really like the black/white color scheme and your embossing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  15. CAS and classy. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  16. I love your CAS monochrome Card! Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  17. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. What a lovely card - such a fun image!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC this time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  19. Wow this is a beautiful card.really gorgeous details and colours and i love the pretty the way i used to use grosgrain ribbons as my DIY materials And thanks for your sharing.