I had a lot of fun with this card, as soon as I saw the Step Right Up stamp set, I knew this little lady had to fly across the front of the card.
I stamped and cut the image, then colored with Chameleon markers. They give such a graduated blending that makes them fun to use, as you can get so many colors from one marker. The background paper is from Pebbles "Sunshiny Days" 6"x6" paper pad.
I used a Lawn Fawn "Slide on over" die to cut the swing track. I affixed the trapeze artist using a brad.
I used a net die from my stash to get the catch net, and cut down a striped straw to make the poles holding the net. I affixed the net to the "poles" using my glue runner.
My final touches were to stamp "Happy Birthday" and "Swing for Joy on your special day" using Ink It Up! Turquoise Ink by Darice. This is a quick drying dye ink that allowed me to immediately cut the sentiments using a banner die from my stash.
This video is my little trapeze artist in action: