Sunday, July 7, 2019

All Aboard It's Circus Time!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am excited to share a card I created using some of the new Karen Burniston dies which are being released this month. As well as many new dies making an appearance this release, there is one die making a comeback which is the Barn Pop Stand die set.

About 4 years ago, I created a card where I changed the Barn into a Circus Tent, so I decided to do that for my card today. I always love being able to do more than one thing with a die set.

I used 13 die sets to create this card because I have all of Karen Burniston's die sets. But this design is easy to adapt so you can use what you do have. 

Here is how to convert the Barn into a Circus Tent
  • Die cut  the barn from cardstock and then drew a line at the point where the roof starts to form a triangle (of sorts). This will be your pattern.
  • Measure in from the left side 1/4 inch and make a mark on the line you created above, then at every 1/2 inch until you are left with 1/4 inch on the right hand side of the barn. Do the same at the bottom of the barn and join up these marks as per my photo above. 
  • Next take a ruler and line up each mark with the centre point of the top of the roof and draw a line.
  • Die cut 3 barns - one in white; 1 in red and another in red which has double sided adhesive tape added to the top of it.
  • Use the pattern above to cut the red and white barns and adhere them to the barn with the adhesive.
  • Die cut the scallop edge from the Border Blends - Argyle die set. (Tip: I positioned the die a little from the edge of the cardstock and used the negative part of the scallop, this way I could make it the depth I wanted to suit my tent. Adhere across the room line. 
  • Cut a strip of white card approx 1/8 inch wide and adhere there to the top of the scallop border we attached in the above step.
  • Cut up the middle of the 'tent' to approx 1/4 inch from the roof line and fold back the card to create the tent flap. 
  • Use left over white pieces to add white to the inside of the tent flaps.
  • If you are creating a Pop Stand Card you will need to repeat these steps to create a second tent, but for this one you don't need to create a tent flap.

Because Karen is also releasing a train die set too, I decided to incorporate that into my card too adding various animals to the carriages. I used the train from the Train Pivot Panels die set and the train tracks are from the Train Elements die set.  The animals are from the Chicken, Pig and Lamb; Cow and Goat & Dog and Cat die sets.

I also added a few clowns to my card to give it a circus feel using an older stamp set in my stash .... CC Designs Clownin' Around.

The flag on the circus tent is from the Tag Book Pop Up die set, however there are a number of die sets that contain flags of various types which could be used.

Here is an overhead shot of my card, so you can see the whole inside of my card at once.

I used the "Enjoy The Ride" die set, substituting the word "ride" with the word "Circus" which was made up using letters from the following die sets: Celebrate (C); Happy Birthday (ir); Congrats (c, u and s). 

For the front of the card, I added another train filled with animals ... I guess my circus has farm animals instead of the normal circus animals haha! 

 I also added the "All Aboard!" sentiment which is another of the dies from the Train Elements die set. This was layered using the Crosshatch Ovals die set.

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1 comment:

Karen Aicken said...

This is such a clever adaptation of the Barn Pop Stand. Love it.