Hello everyone. It’s time for a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). The theme this week is Monsters. It’s a fun one and definitely not limitrd to Halloween. Once again, our wonderful sponsor this month is Uniko.
I only had one card for this week, but when I saw how similar it was to the card by my teamie Susan, I ended up making this Christmas card too. Stamped the monster and hat with Memento black ink on snippets of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics then die cut out. The snowflakes (discontinued) and MonsterHoliday Wishes greeting were white heat embossed on a snippet black stitched circle diecut. Although the sentiment was a mix of stamps from two different companies, I was pleased to see the fonts matched! The diagonal stripes is a snippet of washi tape.
And here’s the card that was similar to Susan’s and as my teamie Anita puts it – great minds think alike. 😂 Stamped the monsterimage with black Memento ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle. Used the coordinating die to die cut a mask. Quick since fussy cutting was not required. Plus it leaves a white border. Masked the monster then blended gray ink through a Radiating Rays stencil. Coloured with Copics and black heat embossed the sentiment. Added Crystal Glaze to the balloon and a few gumdrops to finish.
Hi there. This is my final guest design post for Your Next Stamp (YNS). It has been such an honour and I’ve had a blast the past three months. Thank you YNS! 💕 So for my final project, the design team and guests were dared to Get Inky. So much fun for any crafter! All the projects from the design team and guests are posted on the YNS Blog. Leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.
For today’s card, I got inky and created a scene card. I was going to create a traditional autumn harvest looking scene with brown, red, orange, and yellow, but then went for something brighter. And of course I had to bring back all those cuties from the Autumn Animals stamp set to create this.
The background was created on a white diecut Stitched Rectangle. The ground and sky masks were handcut from Post It Labelling tape. The ground was masked first and Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the sky. Then I went back over with a DIY cloud border stencil die cut from acetate to add the clouds. The ground mask was then removed and the sky area was masked next to create the ground with Mowed Lawn distress ink. Grass blades were added by flicking with a G17 Copic marker. And that completes the Get Inky dare.
The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black die cut banner. All the stamps in the Autumn Animals set were placed in the MISTI and stamped on X-press It paper with Memento back ink. They were coloured with Copics then fussy cut out. The stitched panel was mounted with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base before the scene was assembled.
And that does it for me. Don’t forget to head over to the YNS Blog to check out the rest of the Get Inky projects and leave a comment there for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice. Thank you for visiting. Have wonderful day!
Hi there. I am quickly dropping in to share a CAS thank you card using one of the newly released sets from Your Next Stamp (YNS) called Autumn Animals. I thought the raccoon holding the apple worked for several challenges.
Stamped the image in black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out with a slight white border.
A stick frame was die cut from an A2 white panel, and also from black cardstock to be inlaid. Barn Door distress ink was ink blended on the white square with a mini blending tool, then clear shimmer was added before it was inlaid back.
The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink. The panel was mounted onto a top folding card base and black Nuvo drops were added to finish. Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.
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.
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.
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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…
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.