Thursday, March 1, 2012

Carnival Birthday Card

For my card yesterday I used the current card sketch at Frosted Designs. I loved all the layers on this and stuck pretty close to the sketch. I also used the current Cooking With Cricut challenge which is to create a project with a Carnival or Carnival Birthday theme. I don't have any really Carnival cartridges, so I had to search a bit for this one. I thought I was pretty familiar with the different costumes on "Paper Doll Dress Up, but I didn't realize there was a clown on it! When I found that, I know that's what I needed to go with. This was a pretty labor intensive card with all the layers to the clown and then the ribbon flower. The ribbon that I used had stitching running through the center of it, so I was hoping I would be able to use that the gather it into a flower... no such luck. I ended up taking that stitching out and doing a running stitch of my own the make the flower. I added some interest to the white cardstock behind the clown by dry embossing it and then pressing it onto an inkpad. I ended up with more ink on it than I had planned, but decided to go with it. In the end, I am really pleased with how this one turned out!


  1. Such a cute card, Jessica! I love the color combination along with the twine, ribbon and buttons -- wonderful details. Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  2. What an adorable clown! I really like the extra ink on the white cardstock! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  3. Cute cute card, and great clown cut, love it! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!
    Heather P

  4. very cute, great image, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

  5. Adorable birthday card!! Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    Yolie, CWC Design Team