Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my second blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Deborah’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Jeanie’s blog.

I’m over the top excited about this birthday blog hop and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Cute Alpha Stamp Set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my first card:

Your Paw-some (YNS)

I have to admit, I’m not a dog or cat fan.  I’m totally afraid of them but this card makes me change my mind for just a minute, LOL.  I love the how this card turned out.  I also love how this stamp set comes with so many small pieces that can be used for so many different card looks.

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp Set and Die Set

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock

Take a look at my second card:

Back to school 3 (YNS)

This is my favorite card.  I created this card for my daughters new teacher.  It’s a back to school card that my daughter will give to her new teacher.  I really thing she will enjoy this.

I love making shaker cards.  They are super fun and interactive.  For this card I decided that I wanted the entire card to be a shaker card.  I created the watercolor panel and didn’t want to add anything to it.  So I decided to project it behind the plastic.

Check out my process:

Watercolor back to school (YNS)

I used Versamark Ink and inked up my entire stamp set without taking the stamps off of the sheet they came on. That allowed me to keep letters and numbers nice and even.

Watercolor Back to school 2 (YNS)

After I stamped onto the watercolor paper, I added embossing powder and heat set it.

Watercolor Back to School 3 (YNS)

I used my paint brush and added a good amount of water to the watercolor paper.  Then I added my distress ink colors one at a time to the watercolor paper.  I did two watercolor washes, heating setting in between each wash.  I totally love how this turned out.  How could you add anything directly on top of it?  So the only way to decorated it with out touching it was to create a full shaker card.

Back to school (back)

My daughter did write on the back of the watercolor panel before I sealed it in the plastic. I blocked out both names to protect them.  I just wanted you to see what the back looks like.

My daughter loves how this card turned out.

Lets take another look at the card:

Back to school 2 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp set and die, Cute Alpha Stamp set

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Tool Bundle, Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin, Copic Markers R27, Y17, C3, Vellum, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these cards are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because three lucky commenters will have a chance to win a YNS $50 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 12th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

2015 special bday stamp set badge

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!!

sale badge 6th birthday

Thanks for stopping by!!



63 thoughts on “Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!

  1. Well, you’ve certainly inspired me with this post!! Putting ink on stamps while still in their packet is a brilliant idea!! And making a WHOLE shaker card…..its genius and looks so spectacular!! Love this so much!

  2. WOW – such awesomeness in this post!! Love both your cards – the abc one with the adorable little girl is my favorite – she is so cute!! And what a super clever idea!! The cat and dog one is pretty cute too – I am not a huge pet person!! I love your work and so excited that you are showcasing YNS stuff in such marvelous ways!! Have an awesome day!!

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