Sunday, July 6, 2014

YNS July New Release Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to our July Your Next Stamp New Release MEGA Blog Hop. The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop!  We have five new stamp sets in the store and the digi team is showcasing all the digi images we currently have. If you “shore” do love sea creatures, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.

The hop begins on Julie's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Jackie's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog July 10th.

I have 2 cards for you today using the new releases.  First up is one using Sea Creatures Two and Sea Creatures Sentiments:


For the background, I took a piece of watercolor paper and streaked on 3 different colors of Distress Inks with my blending sponges.  Then I sprinkled some water over it and it left those little spots everywhere.  I used a Spellbinders die to make the frame for the seahorse, which was colored with Copics.  Finally I added the sentiment and mounted the panel on a card base.

For my second card, I used the Toad-Ally Awesome set and made a shaker card:


The toad and fly were stamped and colored with Copics.  I punched out the fly with a 1/2” circle punch and fussy cut the toad out.  I made a little shaker element using dies from the Insta Love Polaroid die set and a piece of fun foam, acetate, and a couple patterned papers.  I added some sequins to the shaker and glued the whole thing together with Glossy Accents.  The toad was mounted with foam tape and I added a sentiment from the set on the bottom.

This is also for Simon Says Stamp – Shake It.

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the YNS store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!

We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!

3000 FB Fan Giveaway

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Ruza's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!  We’re gearing up for another fun release from Your Next Stamp so I have a sneak peek for you today!  I used the new set Cactus and Flower Fun and the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:


I paper pieced the short cactus from the set with 3 different patterned papers, shaded with Copics, and added a little face from Fun Faces (this new set was made to go with Fun Faces!).  I cut the circle from the front of the card base and added the cactus with a bit of foam tape and then finished it off with a banner I made using the Fishtail/Banner Die Set.  The sentiment is also from Cactus and Flower Fun.

Please check out the YNS Blog to see all the designers that have a peek for you today and I hope you’ll join us back here tomorrow for the July New Release Blog Hop!