Tuesday, March 8, 2011

YNS March New Release Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp March New Release BLOG HOP!

We have some amazing new YNS stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favorites.

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Crystal's blog, please return to the start of the hop at Simonne’s blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (March 8, 2011 at 08:00 EST) and ends on March 11, 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive a surprise package of new release stamps!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop along the hop (although we hope you will visit every blog!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of our new release creations!

Karen is also running a special 10% off promotion from today until 14 March 2011. Just enter the code YNSMARCH when checking out to apply your 10% discount. There are also some FANTASTIC special offers and promotions running over at the YNS store at the moment, so once you've finished the hop be sure to hop on over and check out the clearance sections: 35% off selected stamps - 50% off selected stamps - 60% off selected bare rubber stamps - 35% off selected embellishments - 35% off selected DP sampler packs. WOW! What a great time to grab a bargain!

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

*****And now on to the show!*****

I only have 1 project to share with you today, but I do have a lot of photos, so get comfy as this might take a little while! I had such a blast playing with Dixie Daisy and a sketch from Sketchy Thursday:

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The sentiment in the pic looks a bit fuzzy because the camera was focusing on Daisy, who is floating way above the card as you can see here:

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Yes, I did my little acetate spring trick and when you move the card or flick Daisy with your finger, she springs around! (Get it?! hee hee!)

I also did a bunch of paper piecing and paper tole because this image just begged for it (and also because the Moxie Fab blog is having a Paper Piecing challenge right now)!

I stamped on 3 different patterned papers and 3 times on plain white cardstock for a base, a full face and just the eyes, which were covered with clear dimensional glaze for shine. Here you can see all the pieces (except the plain white base) cut out, shaped and shaded with colored pencils/odorless mineral spirits (all pics can be enlarged):

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After applying scrap bits of cardstock or foam boosters to all the pieces for dimension and sticking them together, this is what I had:

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And finally, here's a shot of the back showing the acetate spring:

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It's just a piece of acetate scored and folded into a sort of Z shape. One end was glued and taped to the back of Dixie, and the other end was fed through a slit in the vanilla oval and taped to the back so all the glue/tape mess wouldn't show behind Daisy (as you can see in the second pic above).

So now it's time for you to hop on over to Kerri's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Hugs,
Maureen =)

25 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Maureen what a super FUN Spring creation, I LOVE your 3d effect on this image, and fabulous paper choices!!!!

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  2. Oh this turned out super duper I love all the layer used to create this humdinger of a card!!!

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  3. oh WOW Maureen!!!! This is so neat. I LOVE LOVE the paper piecing and how you have it springing off the card and how the word 'SPRING' almost seems like it's popping off the card too. This is so creative!

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  4. OMGosh!!! Maureen this is just so freakin' CUTE!!! Love all the paper piecing and the acetate spring thing is BRILLIANT!! I'm going to have to try that little trick some time. Thanks for the inspiration!! Your rocked this one girlfriend!! :)

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  5. What a fun card! Thanks for showing the details! Loving the spring trick! Great card!!!

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  6. Oh how fun Maureen!! Love how your daisy springs!! How creative. Love your paper piecing! Awesome creation girlfriend!

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  7. WOOWWWWW Maureen... this is sooo cool! Thank you sooo much for the step-by-step pictures! Love the idea and your card is amazing!
    {hugs} Sylvia

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  8. Your card is cute, very creative. TFS!

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  9. How cute is this!! Love that "spring" idea. Have to try that technique. Thank you. :)

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  10. LOVE IT!!! What a fab idea, Maureen, and the dimension and paper piecing look awesome! Super cute card:)

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  11. I love the layers you created for the daisy...Super cute!

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  12. LOVE all the layers, so darn cute!

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  13. Oh my goodness....how stinkin' cute!! I love how you showed us how it was done.

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  14. love this thanks for showing how you did it..adorable!!

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  15. wow! flower with big eyes is so funny!

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  16. What a perfect explanation of how you did the acetate 'spring'. Wonderful card and great paper piecing! TFS.

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  17. I ADORE this card, Maureen! What a great idea to mount Dixie Daisy on a spring, so she 'springs'!! Cool! And I LOVE how you paper pieced and 3D-ed her! Awesome work and thanks for the great tutorial! Hugs, Simonne x

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  18. OMG! OMG! OMG! Maureen this is TOO stinkin cute! I absolutely love this. Fantastic card. Congratulations you have been selected as this weeks featured Sketch Artist. The announcement will go live tomorrow morning! Thank you so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!
    Hugs,
    Tracy

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  19. This card just make me smile. Too cute.

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  20. I love it! Thank you for all the info on how you made it. I like the acetate spring you used. Thanks for sharing, Tanya R.

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  21. What a cool creation - this crazy daisy is screaming for a spring to celebrate the season - perfect!

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  22. Maureen, I am so impressed with you card. I have never seen the acetate spring, what a cool idea. Love the paper piecing too. That is also one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for sharing your card and techniques with us. XX

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  23. Hey Maureen! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

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