Tuesday, April 27, 2010

YNS15 - Dots

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our hostess is Lana and our theme is "Going Dotty" - use dots on your creation. I wanted to do some paper piecing with dot paper and I thought this cute little turtle would be perfect for it! Here's my card:

I used Fhiona's Pet Turtle (which is also available in the Fhiona's Pets and Fav Treats set) and a sketch from CPS.

I stamped the turtle on white cardstock, the green paper and the yellow paper. I cut out the entire turtle from the green paper to serve as the base, then just the shell and hat from the yellow paper. Both pieces were shaped a little, then the shell was stuck on with foam boosters and the hat with scrap cardstock punches. Finally I cut his eyes out of the white cardstock and stuck them on the base. BTW, when you put extra eyes over the stamped image, you can actually change the direction that the character is looking!

I fringed the piece of green "grass" by hand and then zigzag stitched it to the focal panel which had already been pierced. The star was cut out from the same piece of patterned paper as the background and popped up with foam boosters and the number 3 is 2 layers of thin chipboard and 1 layer of cardstock cut out with a Sizzix die.

This card is also for Cupcake Craft Challenges - no square cards allowed, and Papertake Weekly - do something different (this is the first time I've done fringing on a card).

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. this is just too cute! I lvoe that little turtle! And I love the grass and the stitching! Gorgeous!

  2. What a cute little guy in his little pattern and your grass is so cute, the perfect accent. Great use of the CPS sketch.

  3. FAbulously funky card, love the primary colours, so bright and cheery! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

  4. WOW! You did it again Maureen! I'm constantly amazed by all your detailed paper piecing! This is simply adorable!!! I love it!!!

  5. What a super cute card! Love all the paper piecing!

  6. It's such a fun and an adorable card Maureen!

  7. A bright fun card, so cute too!!! Love the paper peceing too,
    Angela x

  8. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  9. OMGOSH! Absolutely ADORABLE!


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