Thankful Raccoon

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#119 Apples
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CasologyWeek 265 Education (teacher thank you card)
Color Throwdown#459 Red, Black, White
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Froggie Waving Hello

Happy Fri-yay, everyone.  Just a quick fun CAS card to share today.

 

 

The frog and the sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on a Zig Zag X-press It rectangle.  The frog was coloured with Copics.

 

 

The frog was then masked with a die cut mask made with the matching die and Post It labelling tape. Love die cut masks because they’re quick and give a white border (as long as they are aligned correctly that is 😉).   With a mini blending tool, More Mustard distress ink was blended around the masked frog, then Spiced Marmalade distress ink was blended through a Radiating Ray stencil.

 

 

The frog and sentiment were heat embossed with clear embossing powder for some shine and dimension.  A few green glitter gumdrops finished off the card.

 

 

Heading to the following challenges:
Inkspirational#141 Wave
Your Next StampColor Challenge #71
AAA CardsGame #97 Masking
Send a Smile 4 KidsCAS 4 Kids

 

 

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