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The Paper Shelter Challenge #156 - Use that Ribbon

Well it's the last day of April today and boy has this month gone fast! I guess having just over 2 weeks holiday at the beginning of the month has made it go much quicker than normal. Anyway it's time for another fantastic challenge at The Paper Shelter and this week's it's the B Team's turn and we challenge you to

Use That Ribbon!

Veronica very kindly sent all the DT a new image a while ago and I just knew what I wanted to do with it. The image is called The Beautiful Lion Tamer and she had to be in a circus tent shaped card and here it is...

I used a template from my Silhouette Studio for the base but had to cut it all out by hand as it just wouldn't go to the size I wanted and still close properly (There's still a little gaps between the "tent flaps", but I can live with that.) Took a lot of fiddling especially to add the white stripes, but it was worth it. 

The outside of the card used lots of Real Red Stitched Ribbon as well as some Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon for the roof top trim. Sadly this ribbon retired a while ago, but I still have a bit left! 

For the inside I used the gorgeous Lion Tamer image and attempted to make a circus ring type scene. What do you think? 

I have to say this is one of the longest card I have ever made. With all the cutting from my Silhouette Portrait which didn't work and then trying and trying again with different measurements, finally giving up on that to attempt to make my own tent shape, which looked more like a house, so back to the Silhouette it was to print a template to draw round, drawing round it twice, cutting it out, working out the stripes, the ribbons, the curved ring area, adding all the tickets, banners, stars and balloons and then all the colouring and fussy cutting I think this card took me about 5 hours to make in all! But I totally love it and had so much fun making it! 

Don't forget if you join in our challenge this week you can win some fabulous prizes. 


Stamps: The Beautiful Lion Tamer from The Paper Shelter, Just The Ticket, Heart-2-Heart #2 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gold Mirri Card from local craft store

Inks: Gold Encore, Real Red, Baja Breeze (Retired), So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon (Retired), Gold Baker's Twine, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies all from Stampin' Up, Brads from stash, Heart-2-Heart #2 Die, Just The Ticket Border Die both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Red - R24, R27, R29
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Shirt - C1, C2
Pole - E35, e37
Meat - E11, E13, E18
Lion - E31, E33, E35, E37
Lion's Platform - BG72, BG75, R46, Y15, Y17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and join in the fun with your ribbons this week.


  1. Hi Vannessa wow what a stunning card I love the design and the papers and colour choice is just fabulous, I love it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Gorgeous card Vanessa, I love the colours and all the embellishments.

  3. OMG Vanessa, this is AMAZING.... I wish I could do something like this..... this is pure perfection......... xo Nikki

  4. WOW, this is fabulous Vanessa. You've captured the circus scene very creative. hugs, Pat K x


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