Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Product Tour-{Spectacular Circus}

Boy Oh, Boy! What a week it has been. I loooove MFT release week, as I am sure you do too. The fun doesn't stop, as we have our New Product Tour tonight.  It's a fun way to give you another look at all that's being released tonight. 


If you are feeling the need to SHOP, now....go ahead, I'll wait.....You can find all the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW products right HERE in the My Favorite Things Boutique. 

Tonight I am honored and really excited to show off the new Lisa Johnson Designs set, CIRCUS SPECTACULAR!


 I know I said it on the teaser day, but seriously, this set is freakin' AWESOME!!! It is so true to it's name....spectacular it certainly is!!!  I have really enjoyed working with. Let me show you what I've been up to. 

I have been working with a new paper pack by My Mind's Eye, it's called {appropirately, I must say ;) } My Favorite Things.  It's a new one from their Six by Six line. Love the colors and fun patterns. They were perfect for my circus cards. 

First up, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and LOTS of Die-namics. You'll see the gorgeous new elephant die from the CIRCUS SPECTACULAR SET.  I added the fun, ball image to top off his trunk. I used the RECTANGLE STAX 1 & 2 for that larger panel and then the polka dot square was cut quickly, thanks to the SQUARE STAX 1 DIE-NAMICS. 

A few mini stars from the STAR STAX play up the yellow throughout the card. The grosgrain ribbon is in the MFT boutique, Lemon Drop


Here is a close up of the elephant. He's mounted up on an AWARD SEAL DIE-NAMICS, layered with the circle from the original FIRST PLACE AWARD RIBBON, and another circle from the CIRCLE STAX 1 DIE-NAMICS. I ♥ my circles. 


While I had the FIRST PLACE AWARD RIBBON DIE-NAMICS out, I decided to make another one, complete with the fishtail flags, included in the set. It was a great place to add my "happy birthday" sentiment on the inside of my card. I also stitched on a strip of the TRIPLE SCALLOP BORDER


Here is another look at the details on the Award Seal I made. That sweet little flourish is from the CIRCUS SPECTACULAR set. 


Next up, is another card I made with the CIRCUS SPECTACULAR SET and DIE-NAMICS. I used the same color scheme as above, but decided to use some of the stamps to create a fun background on my card. This allowed me to create a more Clean and Simple card. 



I repeatedly stamped the circus tickets across the bottom of my card stock and then layered on the teeny argyle stamp below that. 



I had fun creating a collage of the die cut images.....this time I inked up the sweet seal. I placed him on the stand, and gave him a ball to balance on his nose. In the background, you can see the stamped Circus Train car....love the details Lisa added on this one. 


Some Charcoal twine, a STAR STAX, and some black rhinestones were my embellishments of choice. 

After I finished these two cards, I decided I needed to try a little girly feel on my next one. I had yet to use this set in pretty pinks. These papers are also from the same MME paper pack, but I added the MFT Kraft and Whip cream card stocks, too. 


 I added a few strips of the DOUBLE DOT BORDER in the back ground of this card. I really love the look this Die-namics gives when you add a few rows, all lined up.

I cut one of the DESIGNER LABELS 4 DIE-NAMCIS  and added some pattern paper and stitching and made this my focal point for a few of my animals and the other accents I added. 

Can you  see the embossing detail this die has.  With one pass through of the Die-namics, you get the cut shape AND a great embossed border around the image. 



A gorgeous MFT button and  twine help anchor the pretty MIX & MATCH BANNER piece I used and the single TICKET STRIP  I made. 


Now check out the inside of my card.....

When I realized I had yet to ink up the gorgeous circus tent image, I knew right where it would go.....on the inside of my card. I also added another strip of the DOUBLE DOT BORDER, and a cluster of tickets. This time I added in a mini ticket and the Circus Token image. The MINI TICKET STRIP is too cute, to NOT combine with this set. 



How sweet is this elephant? I have done him up in grey on my other card, so I knew a pink elephant was perfect for my girly card! I used more the Amuse inks, stamped on MFT Kraft cs. He's complete with a twine bow tied around his trunk!


Since this card is perfect for a party invitation. I thought it would be a great surprise to add a strip of tickets as the perfect spot to add the party details. The new TICKET STRIP DIE-NAMICS allows you to make your strip of tickets ANY length. 

 I used lots of the smaller stamps from the set to add some stamped accents. Stamp them in lighter colors and they won't get in the way of your words. You can just tuck these inside the card. 


Thanks for coming by tonight.  

You're kind words are always appreciated. Head on over to Kim's Blog for the line up for this month's New Product Tour!  Be sure to leave comments along the way....there is a HUGE secret surprise up for grabs....a $50 MFT gift voucher! 























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48 comments:

Sherrie said...

Total awesomeness! I love the stamping of the animals on the kraft paper!

postalorphan said...

Absolutely love your samples - great idea with the ticket strip!

Tracey said...

Oh man, your cards are amazing!! I just love the colour combos you used!!

Cyndi said...

WOW! Your work is wonderful - Thanks for sharing

guilinger2 said...

I was sure I didn't need a circus set, but it is so stinkin' cute, it jumped right into my cart!

ellie said...

Love the colors you put together!!

Cammy said...

What a great set of cards!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Way cool...super cute creations!

scrappintlc said...

Super cute cards. Love all the layers.

Tina M. said...

Like the cards for the boys, but love those cards for the girls - kraft-paper and pink makes a great combo!
/Tina M.

Barb Turpin said...

I love the way you showcased this cute new set...love the script on the animals!

Susan Gosman said...

You certainly did justice to the crcus set - so inspirational!

Tonya said...

These are awesome. The color combos are fabulous. I love the pink and kraft. Beautiful details on them all. This stamp/die set is fantastic.

Tonya said...

BTW thank you so much for all of the inspiration this week.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What great cards! Love all the color combos and all the layers and shapes - very creative!

Pamela Harrington said...

The circus has certainly come to town with this die-namic/stamp set! How exciting!!

Jenny said...

Cute cards!!! I love all the dies you used but my favorite is the ticket die!!! TFS
Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Cindi Flass said...

Great cards! I really love the greys and the girly one is so cute!

zehra said...

Wow these look like pure fun

wendy said...

amazing cards Lisa...I am in love with this new set too!...so many great creative cards in the peeks this week ...surely makes everyone want to ink up this set!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so cute, I love them.

FeistyCrafter said...

These are great cards !! You can see how much work you put into the details. Love the details.

Susan said...

Beautiful! Your designs and layouts just "rock!"

Craftyfield said...

Lots of great ideas and inspirations in these sets of cards. Love Circus stamps.

Maria said...

love the card super cute
marial302003@yahoo.com

Carole said...

It's a circus of fun cards. Dynamic products:)
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Michele L. said...

Fantastic samples

Liz said...

I'm so sold on this set..
Awesome... Thanks for the great work this month and each month!

Lorianna said...

Wow, these are all so cute,
love the fabulous designs and colors you used with this set.
Hugs
Lorianna

jan farnworth said...

wow what a great collection of circus treats.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful cards and color combos!

Inge said...

Wooooow your Circus cards are amazing Lisa, love the pink elephant stamped on Kraft!

Shari said...

Wow Wow Wow Wow WOW! I love all your circus card! Amazing job!!

Hugs;
Shari

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

Jill Norwood said...

My oh my I love the cards you made with this new circus set! I have been happily pinning away! Great color combos and how can one go wrong with a MME paper pad named My Favorite Things! ;)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the first three grey cards...the images and colours really pop.

Stacy said...

All of your cards are beautiful but I love the elephant with the yellow ribbon!

Annie Rose said...

I LOVE these colors! These are all amazing. :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Ravengirl said...

Wow, you did amazing things with this set! I love how you showed off the tiny little stamps in the new set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome cards. Love the fun new images and dies. Great colors and papers... especially love the images on Kraft.

the primitive country bug said...

Your cards are great! love the colors and the design. What a fun set to play with.

Amber Milone said...

I just love your cards! They are so amazing. I love that circus set.

Kelly Braund said...

Such cute cards, love your ticket idea too!

Sarah Digman said...

The circus spectacular set really is spectacular! I love everything you've made! You are a wonderful artist!

Angie said...

These are beautiful cards! I love how you have layered them all!!! Gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! Look at all those gorgeous cards! I am just loving the gray set!

Flo S. said...

I really like your cards. The colors of both are so appealing. Super cute.

Emily said...

Love the papers you used and the circus theme is so much fun.