Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[The Craft's Meow] July Release Day 2 - Life's A Carnival

[2011.06.30] I'd like to enter this card into The Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge. Go check out the challenge description :)

Were you blown away by the preview of Lovely Birds yesterday? It is a very sweet set and I can't believe what the other girls have created. So blown away! Well, our four day previews for The Craft's Meow July Release continues today with one of my favorite sets! Today we are highlighting a Nina B Designs stamps set called Life is a Carnival (Oh, this is so true!). So hop on in, and we'll take you on a ride...

This stamp set has three huge gorgeous rides, a few fun fair items that any kid or adult enjoys and some awesome sentiments to fit any celebratory or fun occasion. I think this unique stamp set will be one of my favorite go-to-stamps.


Enjoy the Ride of your Life
Stamps: (Nina B Designs - Life is a Carnival) The Craft's Meow
Paper: (Preppie Pack) Bazzill Basics Paper; (Curtain Call Borders) Graphic 45;
Ink: (Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark) Tsukineko; (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen) Ranger
Embellishments: (Embossing Powder - Ebony) Martha Stewart; (Baker's Twine - Chocolate) Papertrey Ink; (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor (Kraft Mini Ticket Strips) Maya Road; (Metals Stickers - Silver Metal) Mark Richards


I decided to highlight this Carnival stamp set by creating my own background with the ticket stamp and some Antique Linen ink. I fell in love with the carousel and wanted it to stand out. Two steps later, the carousel was heat embossed and cut out. Does it not look divine?

Enjoy the Ride of your Life

I also had some yummy Graphic 45 Curtain Call in my stash, purchased a while back from The Craft's Meow Store *grin* I used Maya Road Mini Tickets to create a nice visual line to anchor my carousel at an angle, and pulled out the Curtain Call borders to stamp on my sentiment. I love the little details in this sentiment...can you see the little rivets around the center height of the fonts?

Three lucky winners can take take this darling stamp set home for free. All you have to do is comment on each designer's blog. You never know from whose blog we'll draw a lucky winner. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight / 1:00 am Eastern tomorrow to make the rounds and leave comments.You'll want to see how each Design Team member's life is like a carnival...!

45 comments:

Elin said...

Excellent! So plain but perfect! Stunning!

Ujjwal said...

love the embossed image, what a great card!

Kary said...

Beautiful card, Ren-Yi!! I love the ticket stamp background & the way you positioned the carousel. Gives the feel of movement and absolutely fun. Of course, the sentiment is perfect with the image!! Love this!!

Moira said...

Love your ticket background and the whimsical nature of your card!

Miesje said...

WOW - I absolutely love this. The background is perfect and using the Maya paper was an inspiration! Great card!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

such a fun card.I liked the layout of your card.

Isha said...

Love your card. Its a nice design.

~amy~ said...

**thud** I love this to pieces!

Joanne G said...

Our adult Daughter loves carrousels! She would love LOVE your card!. I do too! Thank you!

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the ticket background.

Sarah said...

Love, love, love your stamped background, especially the angle. It totally makes the card.

Amy said...

I love that you didn't use much color! Lets the stamp shine!! Those tickets are so much fun!

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Nan G said...

Love the carousel. It really pops on the subtle background. Great job!

Carol said...

Lovely card, TFS

Lagene said...

This is such a great carrousel stamp, Love your card & layout!

purplestamper316 said...

Wow! I love the whole 'off set' way you used this image! Very very creative :) Thanks for sharing with us :)

Gina Lideros said...

Hi Ren, I love the colors that you chose, and how you tilted your design. So cute!

{VICKI} said...

love your card
such a fun line!

Renee VanEpps said...

Gorgeous! Love the embossing and twine at the top!

Mrs Ham said...

Such a wonderful card. I like the background paper you created, it really puts that wonderful stamp set on display.

Chunyuan said...

Lovly card with striking color.

Anne said...

Wonderful card! I really like that you heat embossed the image in black on kraft and cut it out!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. Ren-Yi.. is there really anything you can't do.. this is beautiful I love the colors and the way you put the sentiment.. amazing.. HUGS

MiamiKel said...

How delightful! Love the classic look to your card - gorgeous embossing - TFS!

Anonymous said...

I just love this set! Beautiful!

~Judy
jriley1096@gmail.com

Tanya said...

This is darling, and just so fun! I was so glad to see the carousel image used as the main image on a card, I love it! And those tickets too, they are so fun. But I really love how you used the tickets as a background. So loving this set!

Heather said...

Love the card, your cutting skills are brill :)

Lillian Child said...

Really nice design!

Sheng said...

So very simple yet so elegant!!! :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your design on this Ren-Yi! the bg stamping looks great as well as the embossed image! Great colors too!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love your color scheme and that very subtle background paper that you made. All in all, a gorgeous carousel of vintage color...
*smile*

lynn said...

this is lovely, ren-yi! i just love your color combo:)

Helen L said...

I love the kraft and black that you used on this with the little punch of red in the bakers twine. Very nice!

Emily Keaton said...

Cool design and great embossing. I love what I've seen of this set!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the monochromatic look...so great!

papertrails leaver said...

I can totally understand why this stamp set is going to be your fave! I am in love with it as well! How incredibly fun it is and your card makes me smile with memories of my younger carnival days. :-)

Trinh said...

Such a fun and cute card, Ren-Yi!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card! Love how you created the background and showcased the carousel!

Evelene S said...

I love that you embossed the carousel
and your layout with the stamped background.

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Kryssi said...

this is just FAB!

Kim Y. said...

This is so wonderful! I love your card! Beautifully done!

Belinda said...

Heehee, I love the way you placed the ticket and the carousel together! Super fun!

Annette said...

LOVE IT....
those stamps are adorable..

Cath said...

Hey Ren-Yi! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Daniel Markowicz said...

Excellent! So plain but perfect! Stunning!

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