Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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Jul 29, 2011

Never Before Seen...You're Amazing!

I've been dilligently working on cards lately, so here is the next one I made for my son to give away. This one is Circus themed using Le Cirque papers by Graphic 45. I was thrilled to find these papers recently as I've been looking for them for quite a while now!
Here's the card: Don't you love all the rich colors and patterns? What a fun theme!
 Some details: I did some fussy cutting of the tight rope walker, a clown and the stars. Note the little tight rope I added on top.
 These are flowers and a brad from my stash. Sorry...no idea where they're from.
 I inevitably seem to rip something...yes, on purpose. I just enjoy being destructive with paper. ;)
 The border around the horse and rider was red, but I wanted some more contrast so used some black stickles on it.
 This is the inside with a little room for him to write a personal message to the recipient. I just love to do what I termed "messy inking." I just use the ink pad to do this, and the messier, the better as far as I'm concerned. You'd never know I used to be a perfectionist! Love that messy inky look!
 Here's the card again. Hope you like it! :)
This is my second post today. :0 Please scroll down to see my other card - Charleston Thanks!

There'll be another soon. Have a great weekend everyone!

Blessings!
Carmen

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