Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! But before I get to it, I wanted to let you know that a bunch of the YNS stamp sets are being retired so they're on SALE right now, all at 35% off!! Quantities are very limited, so you'll want to hurry over and grab them up while you can!
And now back to the challenge! Our hostess is Amy and she challenged us to use printed/patterned ribbon. Here's my card:
I really loved the hovering bee that I did on this card so I did a similar treatment on today's card. I used Bee Stings (and a sentiment from Mini Greetings) and made a slight change to the acetate piece that holds the bee - I accordion folded it so it springs!
You may remember this card where I put the dog's head on a wire spring to make it bounce around. Well I had a pretty difficult time finding just the right wire and the right object to wrap it around to make a good spring. So I had an idea to make a spring out of the acetate strip instead of wire and it worked!!
Here's a close shot so you can kind of see what it looks like:
I just cut a thin strip of acetate and folded it back and forth a few times. One end was stuck to the back of the bee and the other end was glued under the felt flower. It springs really great - I'm so happy with it! Also, you can smash it down to fit into an envelope, and when it's taken out it will spring right back up! I'm having so much fun flicking it and watching it spring around! =D
I used FTL #95 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog and this card is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "cute as a bug."
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!