Hello friends! I'm so excited to share with you today. It's time for the preview of my first stamp set with My Favorite Things!
I continually feel honored to have had my artwork picked up by MFT...and to be honest, it just never gets old seeing my work go from thoughts to actual stamps. Even though I've illustrated for 5 years... I am seriously giddy about seeing and stamping with my sets. And watching others stamp with them! I hope that you will hop over to the MFT blog after reading my post to see what the team has created with my new Stamp Set and Die-namics.
Without further ado... Circus Spectacular!
(Click on the photo to see this set or any photo in more detail!)
Circus Spectacular Die-namics and Stamp Set: This Stamp and Die-namics combination, is priced at $39.95. It contains 8 dies and 24 stamps! The image in this set maintain clean lines while incorporating some distressing and text that give this set a vintage yet graphic feeling. There are some fun elements that make this set super versatile too!
And... isn't it fun that MFT creates these nifty graphics to show you the sets and products! As I Share projects you can see what images came from where... isn't that fun!
Ticket Strip Die-namics: This die is priced at $9.95 and has a really cool feature. The nub end has nifty prongs that allow you to double back on a die cut strip so that you can have a strip of 6 tickets! I'll share more about that in a few days! (There is a COOL video on the MFT blog showing this if you don't want to wait until then!)
On to the cards...
I thought I would share my first and possibly favorite card that I created with Circus Spectacular to kick of the projects.
I used the cart image and masked it to stamp the monkey image inside. Copics were then used to color it all. When I was illustrating Circus Spectacular I peeked at beautiful vintage circus posters and these colors were predominant!
It's fun to have these circus ticket images to play with... even just having them peeking out add a little to the card. The diamond border was created with the little diamond image in the set... and the stars, without being planned, fit perfectly in the centers of the stars in the MFT star border! They look great with these Mini Wavy Pennants too!
I love it when I find fun fits like that! One intentional fit is the shape of the two sentiments in Circus Spectacular. This fit over the cart and inside the tent perfectly... and they look beautiful in the cart too. (you will see on the next card)
Keeping in line with my simple on the inside style...
Now for some contrast in style and colors... a soft and gentle Circus Spectacular card.
The Lion image is great for so many things. I think that my natural tendency is to lean toward a masculine card with this image so I challenged myself to create something sweet and feminine with it. Pink just screams girly, huh!
I'm having fun with my little circus cart too. Each animal image has a sentiment to go with it and fits in the top section of the cart.
Since the curve of the sentiment is designed to go over the top curve of the cart (and inside the tent) it also works inside the cart
Some of my favorite things in Circus Spectacular are the little accent images, like this Next Show image. These little images are ones that I usually create after the larger main images are illustrated so that the set is filled to the brim!
Now... I have yet another style to share. Clean and graphic.
Here you can see in full one of the ticket images as well as the Giraffe.
I used a circle die to cut the sentiment and then I adhered it to the ticket. Everything is clean and crisp... even the inside.
This is one of the things that I love about solid images. They can make stamping quick and easy and still add a ton of color!
Well, I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek of Circus Spectacular! I will be sharing many more project of the next week... so please stay tuned. And please let me know if you have any questions.
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The guest designer contest is going on now! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
I can't wait to hear what you think about the set! Make sure to come back tomorrow for another peek.
Thanks for poppying by, Friends!
Additional supplies used for today's post. (Please note that there are items linked below that will not be viewable until the time listed above.)
Circus Monkey Birthday
Graphic Giraffe Birthday