Hi and welcome to project 2 of 3 for the versatile stamp set Come One Come All.
This card was inspired by all the circuses I visited when I was a child. They were not my favourite thing (the smell was the worst! LOL) but I did enjoy seeing animals I would not normally get to see in my small home town in Australia (most animals in the shows are not native to our country!)
With every circus comes a Ringleader. I always loved the rich colours of their costumes and the whole theater of being in front of a captivated audience.
Doesn't he look smart in his tales and top hat! After colouring his coat, I kept the rich red theme for the curtains and the gold for the tiebacks and the ropes holding onto the sentiment sign. And even gold embossed the sentiment.
And to make the spotlight on him I simply cut out an oval shape and used it as a stencil with some white Kraft ink. Then cut another stencil with 2 lines slowly meeting each other at the top, and used a little less ink this time.
I also thought I would be clever and cut out his whip but as I was cutting I snipped some off. Ooops! LOL.
Cannot wait to give this to my daughter. I am sure she will love it!
Thanks for looking
Paper and Me