Saturday, October 18, 2014

Your Next Stamp - October New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all!!!  Happy Sunday and Welcome to the YNS October Release Blog Hop!  Whoop! Whoop!!!


I am SO excited for this release!!!  LOTS of FUN new sets and Gumdrops!  I have so many favorites, one of which is the set that I'm featuring today, Winter Home.  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!  Such a sweet little scene with fabulous sentiments!  What more do you need?!!!  I've made two very different cards using this set, so let's get started.

For my first card, I paper pieced every. single. element. of this image.  It took a bit of time, but oh, how I love the end result!  I used Copics to add shading, to create the sky (how do you like the 'smoke' out of the chimney?  hehe!  I just used my colorless blender to create it!) and also to color in the warm glow in the windows.  All of the snow, yes, ALL of it, was Stickled then cut out and adhered where needed per the image.  The sentiment is also from this set.  Told you it included fabulous sentiments!



Now, for the second card...  I've been wanting to make a card without coloring the main image.  I've seen that technique around blog land and decided to give it a go!  I used 7 different DP sheets (all from one pack) for this card!  The scallop opening was created using the larger die from the Open Scallop Die Set.  A few other dies, a button and some twine, along with silver glittered gumdrops add extra interest.  Oh, and of course, the sentiment is from this set ;)



Here's a little bit more info for ya - 5 random winners will receive $20 to spend in the YNS store!  Prizes are randomly placed amongst all the blogs so the more you comment, the better chance you have to WIN!!!  And check THIS OUT ~ ~ ~


Alright, I won't keep you any longer!  Enjoy the rest of the hop - check it out that line up!!!!


45 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow wow WOW! That first card and all the piecing is amazing!! And love the second card too!

Irene Grau said...

That house is gorgeous!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow awesome cards thanks for sharing.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

The details on your house are amazing

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Gorgeous work! I really like the first card, the sky, with the trees is very striking x

Andrea Tully said...

What a clever thing you are!! Love the little house very versatile.

~amy~ said...

amazing work!

Kerri said...

I love anything done on Kraft great job both cards are fabby!!!

Lenora Clark said...

Lovely layering and gorgeous cards!

Patty said...

Fabulous cards!! I really love the bright scenic colors on your first card against the kraft paper!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness! Your paper piecing is fabulous and yes, I am sure it was a ton of work - but just so beautiful!! Gorgeous creations!

Lillian A said...

Great rendition on both these cards to use the house set - wonderful ideas!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are so pretty! Both of them are gorgeous but I really love the unique style of the second one - wow! Amazing job!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome stamp and cards!

marylouh said...

Paper piecing may be time-consuming but it pays off in the end. The card is beautiful.
the second card is so pretty too.
Looks somewhat like a snowglobe with the house in the middle. I like the stamping without coloring. I need to try that.
thanks for sharing two great cards.

SabineV said...

great cards!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Just lovely Angel! That snow REALLY sparkles!!!

Ruby said...

Both Christmas cards are lovely.

acpriess said...

You paper pieced the whole scene?!!? Wow you have more patience than I do but I completely agree. The result is so worth it. The second card is lovely too, kinda makes me think if a snow globe.

Sandy said...

All the work on the paper piecing but it is a WOW!!
So pretty! =0)

Sandy said...

All that work paper piecing, but WOW!! It is so pretty!
=0)

Heather said...

Very cool techniques on both of these cards. Amazing details.

Virgo5 said...

Angel I love the patterned paper on the first house, it really makes it pop specially paired with the kraft!

Christy said...

Love all of the PP you did!! It is just adorable

Deborah Anton said...

Love the simplicity of both cards and the non-coloring of the second is perfect!

McStamper said...

Love the stamp. You did a great job.

Sarah J. B said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Sue D said...

Fabulous paper piecing and fun choice of papers on the second.

Sue said...

Great cards! Paper piecing is a LOT of work!

April said...

Wow Angel!! I love these cards! :)

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful snowy house... Love the first card :)

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Love the fun coloring on your first home and the chimney smoke is a fun little addition! Beautiful!!!

Chitra Nair said...

Cute cards.. Love the first card, beautiful!!!

Karenladd said...

Wow! I love that paper pieced winter scene...so cozy and warm!

Kris Luvstocraft said...

Love the coloring on the house with the first card

daisygirl said...

Very nice! I love the house details and coloring!!

Cindy Greene said...

Love your cards! The house is really good and clever!

Sandi said...

Gorgeous cards! Really like the first one!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a comforting image...great cards.

Dolores Roberson said...

I love the house, looks like a gingerbread house and very christmasy.

Donna Rudy said...

Great cards! Your first card makes me feel warm and cozy!

Sharla said...

Fabulous cards, I like the no-color technique and that image is so pretty for a winter scene!

Julie E said...

What fun with all the patterned paper. The first card looks great pieced!

Thanh Vo said...

Angel - I love how CAS the first card is and then how you changed it up on the second one! Bothy lovely cards.

Wendy said...

Angel!! This is gorgeous, love the snow on the house!

 
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