YNS July 2017 DT Dare

Hello everyone!  I’m back today for my final post as the July release guest designer at Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month’s DT Dare is to create a project based on the theme It’s a Boy Thing using the re-release products.  All projects can be seen on the YNS blog.  Leave a comment on that post by July 14 for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.


YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Create a Character | One in a Chaneleon | Retro Gumdrops


I had to bring back For the Boys stamp set to make this masculine card. The beer image was stamped with black Memento ink on a piece of X-Press It paper and coloured with Copics.  It was then masked and the legs were stamped.  The legs were masked next so brown and yellow ink can be added to the background with a mini blending tool.



The splats were stamped in the same yellow and the sentiment in black. The panel was trimmed down to 4.75″ x 3.5″ and mounted on brown cardstock with a 1/8″ border.



The whole panel was adhered on a Kraft top folded card base at an angle…because he’s tipsy. 😂  Glossy Accents was then added to the beer mug for a glass look.  Googly eyes and a small Retro gumdrop were added to finish.


Remember to head to the YNS blog post and leave a comment there for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!







YNS March DT Dare

Hi there.  I’m back with another guest design project for Your Next Stamp.  Each month, YNS dares the DT and guests to create a project based on a theme using new released products.  This month the theme is Shades of Spring.  To view all the projects from the DT and guests, go to the YNS blog.  Be sure to leave a comment there for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  And now here’s my card.

So nothing says more spring to me than rainbows. 😉 To start, I die cut curvy masks from masking paper with the Double Stitched Hills die.  I trimmed off the stitching marks because I didn’t want them to show from ink blending.  On a white A2 panel, I stamped the butterflies and mini butterflies within the curved masked area and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

For the rainbow of colours, I die cut another curved mask, from acetate this time, and used it to blend different distress inks in sections. The bunny was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap piece of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  I adhered the bunny on the cardstock, then coloured in the ground and shadow.  Once again, I used a DIY cloud border stencil and Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the sky background.

Next, I die cut the A2 panel with a Stitched Rectangle die before stamping the sentiment in black.  To finish, I added gumdrops and clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow.

Now don’t forget to head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for stopping by.




I am entering in the folloing challenges:

Just Add Ink Challenge #349 Inspiration Photo
Send a Smile 4 Kids Spring Colors
Penny Black and More March Anything Goes