Welcome back to day two of the July sneak peeks at the The Craft's Meow! Once again I am joining the fun with Lisa and her team as a Friend of TCM. :)
There are four fantastic new stamp sets that will be released on July 1st at The Craft's Meow and today we are showcasing Life is a Carnival. This set is sure to take you for a ride with all of it's whimsical carnival inspired images and sentiments!
I have so enjoyed working with each of the new sets but I gotta tell ya... this one is my absolute fave of the bunch! As soon as I opened up my package from Lisa and saw this Carnival set the ideas just kept coming and I can't wait to get them all out of my head and onto some cards. :)
For my card today I chose to use the super cute cotton candy stand and I colored it up with Copic markers. Then I grabbed a cotton ball and tore off a few bits off fluff, spritzed them with my little hand squeeze air brush that I got from QVC yeeeears ago... one pink and one blue. Both classic cotton candy flavors if ya ask me... ;)
Once they were dry, I simply glued the colored fluff onto the cones of the stamped image to give it some fun dimension and texture. And I didn't stop there, I also took an extra strand of pink that I had left over and glued it to the top of the little heated pan that they spin the sugar in. Tsk, tsk Mr. Cotton Candy vendor... he really should clean his equipment better, LOL!
I also used my Distress Inks to create the cloudy sky background again and since I have been getting asked quite often how I create that look, I've now got a quick video on YouTube that you can check out and see just how easy it is to do. Hope you enjoy it!
Now what would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, Lisa will draw THREE of you to win Life is a Carnival... one from each of three of the design team and friends blogs. For a complete list of who's got sneak peeks just check out the TCM blog. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments and Lisa will announce the winners in tomorrow's post!
Later gators. :)
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- The Girls' Paperie (Jubilee)
stamps- The Craft's Meow (Life is a Carnival set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sakura stardust glitter pen
C00, C0, C1, RV11, RV32, RV34, Y11, Y15, Y17, E30, E31, B00, B01, RV00, RV10, E41, E42, E43