If you came here by way of Lori's blog, then you're on the right track! If not, please go back and start at Karen's blog because you won't want to miss a stop - one grand prize winner will be randomly drawn to win all 4 of the new releases!! To qualify, you must comment on every blog on the hop and then add your name to Mr. Linky on Simonne's blog! While you're there, Simonne will also tell you how to get a second entry in the prize draw!
Here's the hop order again in case you missed it:
One last thing before I get to my projects for today - Karen is offering a super special in the YNS store while the Hop is on (Jan. 21-25): 25%-55% off selected stamps!!
Before I get to my projects, we thought that in keeping with the theme of Rock Stars and Vacations, it would be fun if we share a little bit of info related to the stamp set we will be showcasing. I have Rock Star Fhiona so I'm supposed to talk a little about my fave band/singer. I change faves pretty often, but one singer that is in constant play on my iPod right now is Regina Spektor, specifically this album:
One day I saw her video "Fidelity" and I had to buy the CD right away! I just adore her sweet voice, catchy tunes, and great lyrics!
*****And now on to the show!*****
For this Hop, I decided to do 2 pretty simple cards to really show off the new stamps. First up is Fhiona as she was meant to be - a rock star!
I stamped Fhiona, the guitar and microphone on white cardstock and colored them all with Copics. I added some Stickles and Stardust glitter pen to parts and then cut them all out. For the background, I embossed the cardstock with the Allegro folder, distressed and sponged the edges, and sewed a border with black thread. There are 4 music notes in one, but I cut them all apart so I could position them exactly how I want them. I stamped a couple of them in a matching color ink on the focal panel and drew a line with pen for the back of the "stage." I stamped the sentiment and the microphone on the main panel so I could get the cord showing, then glued the extra mic over the stamped image. I then stuck down Fhiona and her guitar with foam boosters. You can see that I cut around her hand so it could go over the guitar. Lastly I went over the sentiment with glitter pen for even more sparkle!
Next up I have a card showing Rocker Fhiona's sweet side:
I thought the way her hand was up in the air, it looked like she was waving, so I made a "hi" card. Again I stamped Fhiona on scrap white cardstock, colored with Copics and cut her out. The flower in her hair is also in the set - I stamped it on pink cardstock, cut it out and added some stickles and a tiny rhinestone. The pink strip was stamped all over with a heart image from the set. Like before, I cut apart the 3 hearts so I could use them separately. I sewed the strip then distressed the edges.
The white background panel was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder (still my fave!) and I added Making Memories stickers for the sentiment.
Just a quick reminder - a new YNS Challenge just started yesterday, so there's plenty of time to enter! The theme is "Anything that sparkles" - how fun is that?! All the details can be found on the YNS Challenge Blog.
I hope you liked my cards and thanks for hopping along with us! Your next stop is the incredibly talented Lana.