Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{YNS/RC} Blog Hop!

I am so excited for today's blog hop merger of two awesome companies, both of which I am lucky to design for: Your Next Stamp and The Ribbon Carousel!!! How fun is that!?!
And to add to the fun, Karen (she is super-awesome, I can vouch for that!), owner of Your Next Stamp is generously offering a coupon code to all blog hop participants for 15% off any online order placed from today through June 30th!

Be sure to take advantage of that deal!

I've used YNS's Kai from Hawaii (one of our cute World Kids Collection) on today's card, as well as two great products from the RC: Divine Twine in Orange and Jute Twine in Natural.


Some dies that I used are The Cat's Pajamas Wave Cutup & MFT's Hibiscus and Sunshine Dienamics. I found a neat button in my stash (I think MME) and what do you know, the backside looks like the coconut necklace that Kai is wearing! I love it when things just fall into place!

His little surfboard is paper-pieced and popped up using dimensionals. He is fussy cut and popped up as well! I thought there was too much orange happening with the sun, so I used the divine twine to make some wraps around the centre and I think it adds so much more:) I coloured Kai with copics and added clear and buttermilk spica glitter to his hair (very conservatively- I just wanted that summer blonde hair that just glimmers like the sand)...his necklace and trunks are coated with glaze pen, as are his eyes and the star and edging of the board. I coloured his skin a little darker than my usual combo (this time using E00, E11 and E13, rather than my usual caucasian E000, E00, E11)..I wanted him to look like a total surfer beach bum, all tan!


I used this month's SFYTT by Jen del Muro....this is such a keeper as far as sketches go:) And you still have time to get your card in for that;)
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Your Next Stamp is giving away a $10 YNS online Gift Card to spend on stamps of choice!

25 comments:

Diana Fernandez said...

I love your surfer! The twine on the sun is divine!

Cassie said...

Oh what a cute image, Jenny! You used such great elements and your coloring is amazing. . .he's got the perfect golden tan ;)

Ava Gavloski said...

great card and you can see the love you have for your boys in this card...... great showcasing of the stamp!!!

Lisa T said...

Wow! What a fun and colorful card. Very, very cute!

NC Peach said...

This card is SO fun and cute!! I love all the elements you added!

wendy said...

WHOW!!!!! oh Jenny I love this card...love the sunburst paper...and the added twine to the sun..genious

Michelle Hanway said...

omg, what an amazing card! The colors really pop & love that twine on the sun! So much fun!

Sherry said...

How cute is that little surfer --- I love him AND your card!

Sue D said...

Fantastic summertime card!

Sheri R said...

Your little surfer is 'gnarly dude'! Lol he is so cute!

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Liza Shepherd said...

Totally awesome card!!! The coloring is wonderful especially his hair!

zehra said...

Love this card, your coloring is amazing, love the scene

Dana said...

Jen I am in love with this card. I need that sun die!!! Fabulous card babes!

Angel said...

Oh my GAH! I LOVE it!!! What a COOL sun!!! Awesome coloring! Ya killin' me girl!

Barbara "Bo" Trommer said...

All i can say is "wowzer"! Thanks for inspiring the rest of us.

Maryleva said...

Cute little surfer guy. Love it.

Marsha said...

Absolutely incredible card. Wow, all the little details. Your coloring is fantastic.

Lisa said...

Hang Loose All! haha I love the way you created the sun!

Sarah said...

So adorable!!

irishgalkelly said...

Jenny, this is amazing! Love the summer streaked hair and sun with twine! Oh my!! Your attention to detail is fabulous. Wow!!

FrancineB said...

Your surfer dude is totally adorable! Love the summer colors and layers on it.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

EEK! This is so stinkin' CUTE! Love the design and your colouring is AWESOME!!! You're fabulous Jenny!!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Fun and summery card and I love the idea of the bakers twine on the sun - a great idea. This is just adorable!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Your card is so bright and fun!!

Tracy Valure said...

Omg...so stinkin cute!! This is amazing and your coloring is fabulous!!! Love this card! Hugs, Tracy v