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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Pastel Rainbow

Hi there.  I’m back again to share a summer CAS card created with only dies.  Images in sunglasses is not a new concept, and after FaceTiming with my 5-year old niece who was wearing her funky kids sunglasses yesterday, I created this.

 

 

The sunglasses was die cut off the edge of a white A2 piece of cardstock.  Then both the sentiment and sunglasses were die cut from black and white cardstock to be stacked.  Colouring was done with Copics.

 

 

The stacked glass frame was inlaid into the panel followed by the pastel rainbow coloured lens.  The overhang part was trimmed off.

 

 

Updated to Add: After I posted, I looked a it again and decided to change the sentiment to plain white.  I think it makes it even more CAS and the rainbow sunglasses stand out even more. 😉  Don’t you think?  Oh, there is clear shimmer on it too.

 

 

 

The sentiment was adhered, then clear shimmer and glossy accents were added. A few clear droplets finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #95 Rainbow
CAS-ual FridayDies Only
Muse#227 Anything Goes
FusionPastel Pencils
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations

 

 

 

Less is More #340

Hi everyone.  We have the next challenge starting today at Less is More.  It’s a colour challenge inspired by Tropical Fruits.  Our guest designer this week is Tara Cardwell from this month’s sponsor Seven Hills Crafts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOL PINEAPPLE

 

 

My dad’s birthday is at the end of the month, so I thought it would be cool 😎 to make this for him. 😂  Twisted Citron distress ink was used to create the watercolour background on a watercolor stitched rectangle.  The pineapple was stamped with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  Three more were die cut from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  The sunglass and cool word sentiment were die cut from black cardstock.  Once they were positioned on the card, the rest of the sentiment was stamped with black Archival ink.  Glossy Accents added to “cool” finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS on Friday#113 Exotic
CASology#260 Juicy
Muse#227 Anything Goes

 

 

 

Only one card from me this week.  My teamies may have more inspirations on their personal blogs for you to check out.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)