07 November 2019

Your Next Stamp | November Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Your Next Stamp (YNS) November release blog hop! I’m so happy to join Karen and the Design Team to feature the new release. 




Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list at the bottom of this post. You will find lots of inspiration using the new products!

To celebrate this new release, I made a project using the Happy Holly-Days stamp set. I’m so in love with the YNS wreaths. (Click HERE to see more YNS wreath stamps from past releases). Here is what I came up with:




I stamped the super sweet wreath with the adorable squirrels to kraft cardstock. I colored the image using color pencils. I also added color to the center of the wreath to give more depth and the impression of a window. I die cut the kraft panel using a stitched square die and adhered the piece of cardstock to the front of a bluish top-folded card base. To finish off my card, I added the banner with sentiment (also part of the Happy Holly-Days stamp set), a tiny red heart and I put some Glossy Accents to the berries for more dimension.


Here is the adorable Happy Holly-Days set I used for my card:





*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
A random winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend in the YNS Store. If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you could win this gift certificate! The blog hop starts now and ends November at midnight (EST). Karen will post the winner on the YNS blog shortly after.

*** HOP SPECIAL ***
The new release is available NOW. Use the online code to get a 20% discount on your entire purchase!!! Check the badge below: 





Now it's time for you to head over to the next stop but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN!

Happy Hopping and thanks for visiting my blog!

Francine

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06 November 2019

Your Next Stamp | November Release Preview

Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be guesting for Your Next Stamp (YNS) this month. Karen and Julie, thanks for working with me each year! It’s such a pleasure to play with the YNS stamps and join your DT for the showcase.   

Today is the preview of the November 2019 release! The new collection is SO ADORABLE! The products will be available for purchase tomorrow!

For this preview post, I decided to feature the Holiday Ponies stamp set. Here is my card:




I stamped the sweet pony on white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I then stamped the pony on masking paper and adhered the mask to the colored pony. Next, I created a background using Distress inks and blending brushes. I used stars as masks (that I die cut from masking paper). I splattered white ink over the panel. Once it was dry, I removed the masks. I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Holiday Ponies stamp set) using gold embossing powder. To finish off the card, I adhered the panel to a top-folded card base made with black cardstock and I added Glossy Accents to the tiny ornaments for more interest.

Here is the Holiday Ponies stamp set I used for my project:




Head over to the YNS blog for the full list of blogs sharing sneak peeks of the new collection. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the YNS blog hop!

Francine

05 November 2019

MFT & Friends | November Product Launch

YAY! It’s time for the My Favorite Things November product launch! All new products are available right now at the MFT store and the MFT design team, as well as special guests, are sharing projects created with the new stuff. You can find a lot of inspiration! 

Here is my card featuring the newest Party Lights stamp set:




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. This is such a fantastic set. I went for a clear and simple Happy New Year one-layer card. The sentiment is from the Bitty Holiday Wishes set. I used MFT dye inks (see the link list below) for the light bulbs.



Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!


See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine

Supplies:

03 November 2019

2 Days Until MFT’s New November Release

Two more days until the new My Favorite Things November release is available. During the countdown, the MFT Design Team is sharing lots of projects featuring all of the new products. The new release will officially be available on November 5th at 10:00 am EST (= Europe: November 5th at 4:00 pm CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Giraffes on Ice stamp set:




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I first stamped the giraffe in Black licorice hybrid ink. I then created a mirror image below using the Mirror Image stamp so that it looks like a reflection on ice. I stamped the skate marks on the ice using Blue Breeze dye ink. I colored both images (the reflected one a bit lighter). I masked the giraffe using Masking Paper and sponged the sky using Distress inks and blending tools. I then created the ice using the same blending process, but I only added a light layer of ink. To finish off the card, I fixed the panel to a top-folded card base made with After Midnight cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and added tiny yellow stars that I die cut from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set. Using the mirror stamping technique is not a big thing! It looks harder than it is and the result is so sweet!

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!


Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine

Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

01 November 2019

4 Days Until MFT’s New November Release

Only 4 days until the new My Favorite Things November release is available. During the countdown, the MFT Design Team is sharing lots of projects featuring all of the new products. The new release will officially be available on November 5th at 10:00 am EST (= Europe: November 5th at 4:00 pm CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Impressive Thank You Die-namics:




Note: It was hard to take a good picture. The gold color is a bit more yellowish in real life. 


Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I was SO SOO SOOOO excited that MFT will launch Die-namics for hot foil machines! It delivers such a professional-looking foiling results using this Impressive Thank You die with my Gemini Foilpress hot foiling machine (combined with the Gemini Junior die cutting machine). I die cut the sentiment using the Thank You Outline Die-namics. I stamped the Serene Snowflakes with Versamark ink and blended them with Gold Perfect Pearls Pigments.

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!


Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine

Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):