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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Mix Up August 2017 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the mid-month reminder post for CAS Mix Up August challenge – Alcohol Inks (AI).

 

 

 

And here’s my card.

 

 

I still don’t own any of the traditional AIs, so my AI comes from my Copic markers.  The background was created using the acrylic block stamping technique.  Copic markers in gradient colours were scribbled across an acrylic stamping block, then spritz with alcohol, and stamped onto a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut from Neenah solar white cardstock.

 

 

The flowers and sentiment were stamped with the MISTI using Memento black ink.  A Copic Colorless Blender was then used to “remove” colour from parts of the flower that overlapped the background.  Technically, the Colorless Blender pushes away colour and desaturates the area, making it appear like it’s removing colour.  The flowers were then coloured with Copics.

 

 

A white gel pen was used to outline the sentiment to make it stand out more.  With the stamps still in place in the MISTI, the flowers and sentiment were re-stamped with VersaMark and clear heat embossed.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.  It was an easy make, so I made another colour version of it.

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Uniko#42 Flowers
Just Us Girls#406 Bring on the Shine (heat embossing, clear shimmer, sequins)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower

 

 

There is still time to get out those AIs and join the fun.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Out Challenge #89 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the reminder post for Time Out challenge #89 that I am guest designing for. And just in case you forgot, this is the photo inspiration for the challenge.

 

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And here’s my card.

 

This time, I created a CAS card still keeping to masculine colours, but the focus moved down to the trunk, or what I refer to as a chest.  I used Ahoy, Matey since there was a chest image.

 

 

The palm tree was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched X-press It rectangle, then masked.  The sand and water were created by blending Tumbled Glass distress ink and Soft Suede dye ink with a mini blending tool.  A brown marker was used to add sand details.  The trunk was stamped on a scrap piece of X-press It and die cut out with the matching die.  Images were coloured with Copics.  Silver and gold Copic Spica pens were also used to colour the chest.

 

 

The chest was adhered before stamping the sentiment.  The panel was mounted with fun foam on a white top folding card base to give it some dimension.  A few gold sequins finished off the card.  There is still time to join in the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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