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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 July 2017 Blog Hop

 

 

Hello and welcome to the YNS July 2017 Blog Hop! And no blog hop is complete without a giveaway and a sale!  More on those at the end of this post.

 

YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Fancy Hello | Circles Stitching MarksStitched Rectangle
Swirly Fun Paper Pad | Hey Baby Gumdrops

 

I think I was still stuck on the theme It’s a Girl Thing because I used a fun masculine set and created a feminine card. I thought it worked great for females too. Besides, women use smartphones, can BBQ and drink beer, don’t they? 😂  The phone was stamped on white cardstock and pink pattern paper for paper piecing.  It was then die cut out with the matching die. To make it look even more feminine, eyelashes were added with a black Copic multiliner

 

Hello was die cut from dark gray cardstock three tines and stacked for dimension.  The circle stitching marks were created on a white Stitched Rectangle.

 

 

The panel was backed onto dark gray cardstock and then adhered to a white top folded card base.  The phone was mounted with a mini action wobble…because it’s on vibrate. 😂  Some pink sparkly gumdrops were added to finish.  Check it out in action.

 

 

To continue on the hop, click on the blue button to access the blog links.


And now the giveaway and sale.  One commenter from all the comments left along the blog hop will be entered to win a $25 GC to the YNS store!  So don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.  Then after you finish hopping, head to the YNS store and use the discount code below to receive 15% off your entire order.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Good luck and happy hopping and shopping!