Introducing... Under the Big Top!

Welcome to Day Two of our January New Releases at Flourishes! We have your ticket to fun in this great set called, Under the Big Top! You’ll find our own company of trained animals, circus elements and a clown to give you a wonderful performance on your next celebration. This silhouette-style set illustrated by Lauren Pope measure 4 x 6 inches and includes 9 whimsical circus images and 3 sentiments for occasions far and wide.

The whimsical silhouetted images included in this new stamp set, "Under the Big Top" said to me "fun and colourful" so I set out to make a super simple yet almost child-like type card!

I used Flourishes' Classic White Cardstock to stamp all of my cute images on.  For my little banner, I used the "Hello" stamp sentiment from the "Bee My Honey" collection.  I used some "Peach Glow" cardstock form the Terra Cotta Color Made Easy Paper Collection for my card base.

For my elephant, I stamped my image 3 times using 3 different colours of ink: first in grey, then orange and red where I fussy cut the hat and saddle elements out and adhered them over top of the grey image.

I kept my colour bold and bright and my design pretty simple.  I actually used this week's card sketch for Splitcoaststampers for my design this week!
Click to see the sketch!

Have fun taking a trip through our Senior Design Team’s Blog to see their creativity with this set, and while you’re enjoying their designs don’t forget to look for our: 


Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ January Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our new January Release sets…you can play in our Timeless Tuesday Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is January 13th. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our January sets are available for pre-order. You can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through January 17th, so you have to act fast!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, January 11th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ Mystery Blogger Challenges!
Come back tomorrow when we show off a beautiful set that’s full of love.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Under the Big Top, Bee My Honey)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, Terra Cotta Collection, Bazzill
patterned papers: Grephic Digital Circus Papers
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Stampin' Up!
brad: Making Memories
other: thread.


  1. Oooh love that hypnotic background! It makes your circus card a PARTY!!! TFS!!!

  2. Great card. That red and white design makes you feel you are right there, under the big top.

  3. LOVE the BRIGHT COLORS with this card!!!!! ;) AND that RED & WHITE paper for the background is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! :) This set is TOTALLY FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;) I LOOOOOOOOVE CIRCUS IMAGES & this looks like a WINNER!!! ;) I LOOOOOOOOOVE ELEPHANTS TOO!!!!!!! LOL :) SUPER JOB ALLY!!!!!!;)

  4. Very cute--I like how you inked up the elephant and the sketch.

  5. Love your card Allison, brings back fun memories of actually "going to the big top". Fun colors and lots of fun elements and layers. Nicely done!

  6. What a fun set for a birthday! Love the paper fits the set perfectly

  7. That designer paper is PERFECT with this set. Very fun Ally!

  8. The background paper and the paper piecing you did make this card sooo vibrant.

  9. A party right here on a card. Wonderful for children's collection!

  10. Your card looks like the real Big Top...LOVE the papers you have used, so perfect for the card!!

  11. Outstanding card with the paper piecing and the bright colors. Just like the fun at the circus.

  12. Love the colors on this sweet card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  13. What a fun the colors and details.

  14. Super cute card - love the running elephant and the background.
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  15. Ah! So cute! I just love that stripedy paper! Perfect circus theme!

  16. So fun Ally! You rocked the sketch too!


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