I stand corrected. Yesterday I said that SU missed the boat and did not size these circles to fit in their punches. Well, once again, I WAS WRONG! Once again, SU has sucked me into the void of goodness and now I must own the 1 3/4" circle punch. Their work is done.
Let us revisit the topiary. I made a standard A2 card size this time, so I stepped down the sizes of the circles I used from the Circle Circus set.
See how I managed to actually punch out the circles with a white border this time? Well, if you select the right size circle punch, that totally works. I still had to hand-cut the larger circle, but once I own that 1 3/4" punch, I won't! I am so doomed. Aaaand, this card can be easily modified for a workshop card. ;-)
What was I thinking with that blue layer? Maybe I wasn't. Thinking, that is. But it is what it is, so I kept it. Hey, everything on this card is from The Scrap Heap, so at least I can be thankful for that!
I tried to use SU's red twine, but it was more like a wine color than red, so I used some of one of my gazillion colors of DMC floss instead.
One thing I forgot to mention with the last topiary I made is how I fashioned the topiary base. Last night's was the SU Small Tag Punch (trimmed down) and a Word Window punched piece (also trimmed down). This base uses the Large Tag Punch. I know ... smaller card, larger punch. Whatever. Oh, and I hope you'll not notice the topiary base is assembled totally crooked.
Now that I'm over all of that, I made a really FUN card tonight, too! You know: a little wacky! I arrived home to not only MY REBUILT AND VERY HAPPY FORESTER sitting in my parking space (yes, my mechanic delivers), but also some new goodies. One of the items was a pack of QuicKutz monsta dies! (This one was all Lauren's fault! I sooo just SEE monstas everywhere now!) They were just too cute to pass up! Check 'em out:
I punched these little guys out of four different scraps (I have four sets of four monstas on my work space), then I tried to figure out what to do with them! Since the SU Circle Circus set was still out (of course) I spied this simple dotted circle, so I stamped it with Memento London Fog onto white and cut them out with a Circle Nestie.
The base is Bordering Blue, and the white layer is a Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder stamp ... Burlap, I think ... stamped in Bordering Blue.
I stuck a monsta into the center of each of the circles, then I added the Basic Gray circle to set them off a bit. As a final touch, I colored their eyes with my white gel pen.
I like it! I really like it!
Okay, too much excitement for one evening. I must now go rest up for The Day Job tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!