YNS August 2017 DT Dare

Hi there,  I’m back today with my final post this month as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month the DTs and GDs were dared to create a project around the theme Color Me Happy.  All projects can be seen on the YNS blog.  Make sure to leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  And now my card.

 

YNS SuppliesSilly Birthday Monsters | Stitched Rectangle | gumdrops

 

The idea behind my card is it’s a monster birthday party and there is always that one in attendance who just gets “carried” away! 😂😂😂

 

 

This was pretty straightorward.   All images were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics on a stitched X-press It rectangle panel.  The masking technique was used, including the modified floating monster.  The balloon string wrapped around the ankle was drawn in with a black Copic multiliner  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.

 

 

Once the panel was adhered to a white top folding card base, glossy accents on the balloon and a few white gumdrops were added to finish off the card.  I found my supply of googley eyes and added them afterwards and it made it even more fun!

 

 

 

For your chance to win a stamp set of your choice, remember to leave a comment on the YNS blog post here by midnight EST August 11.  The winner will be announced on the blog on August 13.  God luck and thank you for dropping by.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes
SSS MondayHappy Birthday
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Tie One On

 

 

 

 

 

YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop

 

 

Hi there.  Welcome to the YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop.  This month YNS celebrates 8 amazing years!  Happy birthday, YNS!!!  A huge milestone like this deserves a huge blog hop prize at a whopping $80!  Make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win.  You don’t have to comment on all the stops, but each comment gives you one entry.  And if you’ve been hopping, hope you are enjoying all the fabulous creations as well as counting up all the gumdrops for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  Full details can be found on the YNS blog.  All the new release products are available right now in the YNS Store and there is even a coupon code. And now onto my card.

 


YNS Supplies:
Magical and Magnificent stamp and die | Magical Unicorn | Stitched Rectangle |
Gumdrops

 

 

 

I am featuring the super sweet Magical and Magnificent stamp set and die in a spinner card.  Since the image faces right and I needed an exact image facing left for the back side, I did some reverse image stamping with my MISTI and Mirror Blocks stamp.  They were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then die cut out with the coordinating die.  It was a little tricky diecutting the reverse images.

 

 

The frame and window opening were created with the Stitched Rectangle die set.  The frame was die cut three times from Bristol paper to give it strength.  The sentiment was stamped in black on the frame.  The inside stripe background was created with Post It label tape, Salty Ocean distress ink and a mini blending tool to give it a carnival look.  A few blue gumdrops finished off the card.  And here it is in action.

 

 

 

 

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



 

Once you complete the hop, head to the YNS Store and use the coupon code below to receive 20% off your entire purchase, including new release items!  Most of the time, new release items are excluded from the offer. Remember to leave a comment before you go if you want another entry into the $80 hop prize.  And if you’ve been counting those gumdrops, make sure you head to the YNS Blog and enter that number in the Party Game inlinkz for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  The hop ends at midnight EST on August 8 and the winner will be announced on August 10.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YNS August 2017 Release Preview

 

Hello everyone.  I’m super excited to be back this month as a new release guest designer for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month is an extra special month as YNS celebrates 8 years!  Incredible, isn’t it?  So with that in mind, I am featuring the cute Birdie Banner stamp set in a tweet birthday card.

 

YNS Supplies:
Birdie Banner stamp and die | Basket Animals | Stitched Rectangle | Puffy Cloud Border

 

All images were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  The balloons were stamped on a X-press It Stitched Rectangle.  The birdies and banner were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper and then die cut out with the matching dies.

 

 

The clouds were created with a DIY stencil, Tumbled Glass distress ink and a mini blending tool. The strings hanging down were drawn in with a black Copic multiliner.   To finish, glossy accents was added to the balloons for dimension and shine and clear glitter was added to the banner for shimmer.

 

 

Head to the YNS blog for the other preview projects from the DT and guests. Come back tomorrow at 10:00 pm EST, August 5, for the full reveal, a party game and a Blog Hop with chances to win a huge prize.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Time Out Challenge #89

 

 

Hello there.  I am excited and honoured to be the guest designer for Time Out challenge #89.  It is their Home Sweet Home photo challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations.  Here’s the photo inspiration.

 

 

There are so many things in this photo to be inspired by. I just couldn’t ignore that huge world map plastered across the wall as well as the masculine colour pallet.  And this is what resulted.

 

 

The world image is from a discontinued embossing folder (EF).  Using a rubber brayer, the flat side of the embossing folder was inked with Crumb Cake.  An A2 size piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was added to the EF and embossed with the Big Shot. Next, it was trimmed down and matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

 

 

Wishing was die cut twice from navy cardstock and stacked,  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a navy strip as well.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base and glossy accents added to Wishing finished off the card.

 

Now it’s your turn to take some time out and join us.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes (Wishing die and Sending and Wishing stamp set)

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017

 

 

Hello there!   I am so excited and honoured to be back as guest designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017 challenge.  This month it’s all about alcohol inks (AI).  To be honest, I was hoping it wouldn’t be AIs because I am not familiar with them and have only tried them twice.  But then I was given the green light for alcohol markers, which is something I do know, own and is my favourite colouring medium. 😊

 

 

I wanted to make a birthday card for my teammate Sarah P. whose birthday is tomorrow.  I’m not sure if she has received it yet.  I was going to colour up some floral images, but what I ended up making was a happy accident.  Back in May, I was fortunate to join Loll, Christine, Susan and Nancy for an afternoon at their retreat.  We did AI drops on yupo and my samples did not turn out as you can see 😉

 

 

Loll had mentioned that these can be sprayed with alcohol for a different look.  So that’s what I did, but I was doing too many things at once and had tilted the yupo piece causing the colours to streak down.  Since it was already looking better than my original 😂, I went with it and spritz some more and let it continue to run down until I was happy..

 

 

This gave a cool watercolour effect.  The top piece is what resulted from the before picture above.  The bottom one was the happy accident, so I never took the before pic of that one.  When I turned the bottom piece a quarter turn, I  saw water, which inspired me to create this.

 

 

I wanted to do a sort of aquarium scene, so a stitched circle was die cut on a white stitched rectangle.  The yupo piece was trimmed down and adhered behind.  The images were stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  I also die cut a few more of the mermaid from white cardstock to stack for dimension.

 

 

The sentiment (a birthday & hello) was stamped with Archival black ink.  Whatever you do, do not heat emboss on yupo (did I mention I am a rookie with this 😂).  Lastly, clear shimmer was added to her top and tail to finish.

 

 

 

Hope you will join us this month.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am heading over to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes. (used SSS stitched circle die, Intense Black ink)