YNS September 2017 Release Blog Hop

 

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the September 2017 Release Blog Hop for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  There are so many fun and adorable new products and all of them are available right now in their store.  As you already know, with any blog hop, there is a prize up for grabs.  The prize for this hop is a $25 gift card to the YNS store.  Simply leave comments along the hop for your chances to win. You don’t have to leave comments on every stop, but each comment gives you an entry. And when you are done hopping, head over to theYNS Store and use the discount code below to help you get everything on your wish list.

 

 

 

And now onto my CAS card.  With so many fantastic sets, it was a little tough deciding.  But in the end, I settled on the adorable Peek-a-BOO stamp set.  Great set for any fall projects.

 

Peek-a-Boo Card

YNS Supplies: Peek-a-BOO, Stitched Rectangle, Enchanted Garden Sparkly Gumdrops

 

 

The image and sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It Stitched Rectangle. It was masked and the pile of leaves from the tree image was stamped on one side of the pumpkin. The pile of leaves were then masked so a second pile of leaves can be stamped to cover the width of the pumpkin. Those leaves were masked next and Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool to create the ground and night sky.

 

 

The images were coloured with Copics.  The panel was mounted with foam adhesive to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer was added to the sky and some matching sparkly gumdrops were added to finish.

 

Click on the blue linky below to access the full list of participants.



 

 

If you want another entry into the draw, make sure to leave a comment before you go.  And make sure you enter the coupon code at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase.  Good luck and happy shopping!  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #345

Happy Saturday everyone.  It’s one layer card week at Less is More (LIM) and it’s a good one.  Challenge #345 is Colouring In. So many possibilities with this one.  Our generous sponsor this month ince again is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENCIL COLOURING

 

I don’t use colour pencils very often, but I love the look of it especially on Kraft.  Stamped the azaleas with Intense Black ink on a top folding Kraft card base and coloured in with Prismacolor pencils.  Used a rectangle die to trace a frame with a black marker.  Black heat embossed the sentiment.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers and a few black Nuvo drops (thanks Nonni 😉) to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Power and SparkSeptember 2017 Get Krafty
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It

 

 

 

 

 

COPIC COLOURING 

 

I was working on something else, but it didn’t work out so I went back to my favourite colouring method. 😜  Stamped the chickie with Memento black ink on a white no bleed-through Copic-friendly top folding card base.  Masked it, then stamped the branch.  Next, masked the branch as well as above and below the images, leaving a panel across the middle.  Ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar distress inks over a cloud stencil with a mini blending tool to create the sky background.  Removed masks and coloured in with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and added clear shimmer to the pink clouds to finish.

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesSeptember 2017 Animals (used Chubby Chums & Sentimental Sampler stamp sets)
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
Freshly Made SketchesFMS304 Sketch by Narelle

 

 

 

That does it for me this week.  For more inspirations, please check out my team’s personal blogs, which you can access from the LIM blog HERE.  Once again, a friendly reminder to keep it clean and simple (CAS) and to follow the challenge guidelines.  Can’t wait to see your creations.  Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YNS September 2017 Release Preview

 

 

Hello and welcome to the September 2017 Release Preview for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  I am thrilled to be back for the third month as a new release guest designer!  It’s been so fun getting to play with their wonderful new releases.

For my card today, I am featuring a sweet macaron stamp set called Ooh La La.  I must admit, I have never had a macaron.  I’ve eaten macaroons though. 😂  So after googling them, I went with the soft pastel colour ones and created this…

 

YNS Supplies: Ooh La La, White Sparkle Gumdrops

 

Since I was going the pastel colour route, I took the opportunity to use my Distress Oxide (DOx) inks.  The macarons were stamped on hot press watercolor paper in the different DOx colours.  A watercolor brush was then used to colour them in their respective colours.  They were fussy cut out.

 

 

Using the same DOx inks, a mini blending tool and masking strips, the rainbow stripe was created on A2 size cold press watercolor paper so it could be spritz with water.  The black line was created by masking a white 4″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock and blending Black Soot distress ink.  Black ink from my fingers kept smearing, so in hindsight, I should have just cut a back strip.  Lesson learned.

 

 

The sentiment from the set was black heat embossed.  All panels and macarons were assembld on a white top folding card base.  White Sparkly gumdrops finished off the card

Links to all the other preview projects from the Design Team and guests can be found on the YNS Blog.  Come back tomorrow (September 9 at 10:00 pm EST.) for the full reveal and a blog hop with a prize to the YNS Store.   Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickled Pink Birthday

Hi there.  I’m just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card I created today.  I have several coming up. And with AAA Cards challenge #98 Creatures Great and Small, I took the opportunity to use a NBUS summer set I recently bought.  Trying to savour the last bit if summer. 😆

 

 

 

 

 

I guess someone should have told this flamingo not to drink and rollerskate. 😂  The flamingo and sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on a white stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

Masking, distress inks, a Radiating Rays stencil and a mini blending tool were used to create this mini boardwalk scene. i have a little confession.  Initially I created a sandy beach scene and then realized you can’t rollerskate on sand!  😂  Wasn’t even thinking.

 

 

The flamingo was coloured with Copics and a few motion lines were drawn in with a Copic multiliner.  The panel was mounted to a white top folding card base with foam tape.  Clear shimmer was added to the rays to finish.

As I mentioned, it’s a quick one. 😂  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #344

Hello there.  Whaaaaaat?  It’s September?  How did that happen..  Well, we have a new challenge starting today at Less is More. Challenge #344 is a colour challenge of Royal Blue and Lime Green.   Our guest designer this week is Kyle from Happy Little Stampers, which also happens to be our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY BEAR

 

The MISTI and some strategic masking were used to create this card .  Everything but the front leg was masked off on Kobi the bear stamp itself before inking it with Memento black ink.  The inked leg was stamped onto an X-press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle, then it was masked and the gift was stamped.  The leg mask was removed and the gift was masked before Kobi was stamped again.  Kobi, the gift and the bottom of the panel were masked and Twisted Citron distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background.  The balloon, hat and sentiment were stamped next with Memento black ink.  All masks were then removed and the balloon string was drawn in with a T-ruler and Copic multiliner.  Images were coloured with Copics. The panel was mounted with foam adhesive onto a white top folding card base.  Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few blue sequins finished off the card.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #97 Masking
Tuesday Throwdown#358 Masking
Seize the BirthdayOcean Colors Blue, Green or Aqua

 

 

 

 

 

FLOWERS

 

Blue is my favourite colour, so why not blue flowers.  The images were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  I bought the matching die set, but can’t find them, so they were fussy cut out with a slight white border.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  All pieces were adhered to an A2 stitched rectangle mounted on a top folding white card base.  Some dripping clear Rain drops were added to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#257 Make Your Mark
CAS(E) this SketchCTS #237 Chrissy Larson
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark

 

 

 

For more inspirations, please visit my team’s personal blogs which can be accessed from the LIM blog HERE.  Hope you can join us this week.  Just make sure to keep it CAS and it follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week.