Saturday, July 4, 2015

YNS July New Release Hop!

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Hi all and welcome to my stop on the July New Release Hop for Your Next Stamp!  We have a whole bunch of new stamps and dies for you, including a few that I designed!  Yay!   If you’ve been following the stops, you should have arrived here from Holly’s Blog (links below), but if you just happened upon this post, why not go back to the start so you don’t miss a stop!

I’m really excited about this release (as I am with all releases) because we have so much awesome cuteness to share with you!  Also, I’m extra excited because I have some products in this release that I designed!!   For this release I designed the super fun Ninja Surprise stamp set and matching pop-up die set!!  I also designed all of the scenery elements in the Ocean Scene die set, and then Karen added in the sea creatures. 

I loved playing with these new releases, so let’s get to my projects!

First up, I have a card made with a really cool technique that I got from Lydia Fiedler – stamping and coloring with colored pencil on black paper:

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I didn’t have the black pastel paper that Lydia used, so I made do with some Stampin’ Up! black cardstock.  I stamped in white and then colored with my Luminance colored pencils.  I’ll be doing a video soon on this technique!  I used the bird and a sentiment from the new Celebrate in Color stamp set.

Next I have a card using my Ninja Surprise stamp set and the matching pop-up dies.  Here’s the outside:

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And the inside:

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Isn’t that fun?!  There’s a pop-up ninja on the inside!  Here’s a video showing how I made the card:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

As always, we’ll have a winner randomly drawn from all the comments on all the blogs in the hop to win a $20 YNS gift certificate!  And there’s also a sale:

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Now you’re headed to Sue’s Blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

35 comments:

  1. Love the colored pencil on black! Looks great! Also love the ninja card!

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  2. You did a great job on both of your cards Maureen

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  3. Maureen, I just LOVE this peacock card! It looks like an amazing chalkboard drawing! Just beautiful!

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  4. Oh these are so cute. Great cards....thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  5. love the stamp on black look

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  6. Coloured pencil on black paper... I love it!

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  7. Awesome cards! Love the coloring on black and what a fun second card....so cute ♥

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  8. How fun Maureen! Love the coloring on black paper!

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  9. Great cards. I've just started coloring on colored cardstock (because I have WAY too much of it to last several lifetimes!) I haven't tried coloring on black yet, tho'. And I'm not familiar with Luminance pencils, so I'm looking forward to your video.

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  10. very nice job with both cards,,,, little ninja is adorable :)

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  11. Love the pop up card. So cute.

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  12. Wonderful! Who would have thought ninjas could be so adorable!

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  13. Great video with the instructions.

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  14. Love your cards...especially the chalkboard peacock! So glad I discovered your blog...the mini sunburst die has made several appearances on cards lately, and I love your videos explaining how you use the MISTI! So helpful!

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  15. Love the chalkboard technique and the surprise pop-up ninja! Off to watch your video!!

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  16. The pop up card is great. I like doing this kind of card and have grandchildren who would really like the Ninga

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  17. The ninja is such an awesome set, Maureen! Thanks for dreaming this up. xo

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  18. Awesome card! Fantastic chalking of the peacock, and great video too! Thanks for the inspiration! I must get that sentiment stamp set too- - I absolutely love it!!! :)

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  19. I love the pop-up ninja!!! Very cute cards!

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  20. Wow. Love the peacock and the pop up ninja. Brilliant.

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  21. Thanks for the new technique sneak peek! The ninja dude is super cute! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! :0)

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  22. Love the chalk board look of the first card.
    The second card is fun and happy.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

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  23. That technique on the first card is awesome!! It looks like some fabulous chalk art!! And that little ninja is just too cute!

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  24. I like the cool coloring technique with the peacock and the fun Ninja pop up.

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  25. Wow awesome coloring and the second card is too funny.

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  26. I have never colored on black paper before but I love the way this turned out! Kind of reminds me of a cartoon you see in the funny papers lol. So cute! The little ninja pop up card is adorable! What great stamp sets! Thanks for sharing

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  27. Wow i just love this colouring technique with colouring on black. Great cards.

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  28. Fabulous looking peacock and ninja, great cards

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  29. Adorable cards. Love the colored pencils on black. It's like a faux colored chalk effect. Very Cool! Loving all the new stamp sets!

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  30. What is an "A-2 Guide" is it just a plastic grid ?
    I liked the MISTI video so much, I bought one...
    Loved the peacock card

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    1. Hi! The A2 guide is just a plastic quilter's template cut down to A2 size. Hope this helps!

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