I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I started playing with the Ferris Wheel set - Vintage Country Fair! So, that's exactly what I did!
I took some flecked cream cardstock as my base, because I love it (it's my favorite) and it always gives my cards that "eco" look I am drawn to. I decided I'd make a "wooden" ferris wheel using kraft cardstock as the base and dark chocolate cardstock for the wheel. Using just three different patterns, I made my little wheel seats and inked with "Brushed Corduroy" Distress Ink. I loved the idea of keeping a muted color scheme - it kind of reminded me of an old movie set. I used a thin piece of adhesive-backed cork for my center of the wheel.
To create my sentiment - a compass would have been handy. Yes, like the ones we used in geometry class (yuck!). Funny thing is, I have one, but since I never had a use for it, I couldn't find it. Isn't that always how it goes? However, I was able to "wing it" and using the ferris wheel as my guide, I sketched a curved line in pencil and stamped the first part "Life's" from a set of stamps I designed using my own handwriting ("Fashionista" by Market Street Stamps). I then hand-wrote "a journey - enjoy the" and finished off the phrase with the word "ride" from the Ticket Booth set.
That's also where I found the polka dot stamp that I used on the bottom of my card. Loved that everything I needed was right in this release!
So for the second card that I made....do you see what I see?
I cut out multiple wheels "just in case" and noticed when I punched out the areas between the spokes, it kind of looked like a citrus wedge. Why not use half the wheel to create an orange (or a lemon, or a lime, or a grapefruit....)?! With that in mind, I created this card:
And would you have ever guessed it's using the same Ferris Wheel? The versatility is awesome with these dies.
I cut my "orange wedge" using two slightly different colors of orange and inked them up using my Dried Marigold Distress ink. I doodled in some dots to represent the lines in the sections and hand-drew the sentiment with the same white gel pen. The middle part of the sentiment is a Faber-Castell journaling pen.
After adding in the two pretty sculpture flowers I added some Lilac bakers twine from The Twinery and some pom-pom trim from American Crafts to finish it up. What do you think?
Hope you enjoyed today's post - don't forget you still have time to enter Lorie's Christmas in July Challenge! Head over there today and get your project entered before it's too late! I'll be posting a new challenge for you on Wednesday, August 3rd.
Have a beautiful day!