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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Pretty Pleats

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Wednesday!! Today its time for another fun and fabulous Your Next Stamp Challenge. This week Maureen is challenging you to add pretty pleats or ruffles to your creations. For my creation today, I decided to use scallops to create my ruffles. This is such a fun technique. You use your scallop punch and score on the opposite side of the paper you want to use, bend it up, and then continuing attaching ruffles until you feel like you have enough. I went ruffle crazy..LOL!!! I used this adorable image Mini Ellie loves to Skate for my creation!!! I just adore this miniature images, they are such a fun size!! Come check out all the mini images HERE. Hope you enjoy my creation today!!

As always, we have 2 fabulous prizes for you to win.

1. Winner – one lucky winner will be chosen by to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by the YNS DT, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

We’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw! As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these cuties yourself! And if you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win! YNS Store has plenty of winter stamps and you can see them HERE.

To enter, follow the challenge and use a stamp (traditional or digital) somewhere on your creation, post it on your blog or in your online gallery, and post the direct link to it using the Linky widget below. (Please do not post a general link to your blog or gallery, as this makes it more difficult for us to find your card - thanks!). If the linky widget is not working, please post your link in the comments section below, and we will add it for you when the widget is back up and working. If you do not have a blog, then please email us a photo of your challenge entry so we can add it to our online gallery and enter you into the draw.

Hope you can stop over and join in the fun!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a GREAT Wednesday!!!

Here's the Recipe

Image - Your Next Stamp - Stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Grey Paper Hopscotch

Accessories - SU Scallop Punch, Satin Ribbon, Marvy Punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Silvie Z said...

wowzers Crystal! The ruffles look amazing, so many scallops :-) The image is so sweet and love the embossed snowflakes! Wonderful card!

xGemmax said...

Love it sweetie and love the scalloped layers :o)
hugs and xxx

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, I love the ruffles! So pretty and feminine! Very cute image too!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! I love all of your layered scallops, Crystal! This is gorgeous! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is darling Crystal!! I just love the ruffles you created with all the scallops!! Sweet image, great coloring and awesome details my friend!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Look at all of those fabulous scallops!! Yummy papers and design girl!! The colors are so pretty!! I love it!! HUGS

Monique said...

Look at those ruffles!! What a cute card Crystal!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

CRYSTAL YOU NEVER EVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME !! !! This card is astounding and I love the ruffle affect!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness- how fabulous are those pleats!!! LOVE them :D

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow crystal!!! my hands hurt just thinking about all those scallops! but i absolutely love the look! gor-g-us!!!

actually, the snow here looks worse on the windows and the drifts are bigger than me (i'm 5'4"). ugh. i won't be moving much today - lol.

hugs :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow such an amazing design!
Gorgeous card Crystal!
kim x

Mel said...

WOW Crystal, this is just so gorgeous. I love the scallop pleats.

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
a gorgeous card, luv all the scalloped layers, fabulous creation,sue,x

Julia Aston said...

Yes Crystal! I'd say you went ruffle crazy - but in a good way! this looks super! and what a sweet image!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Crystal! I love all of the pleats and the papers you've used! Adorable image also!

Kerri said...

I just love the way this looks, Crystal! Sooooo Pretty!!!! The embossing looks fabulous too, and that image is just so sweet! Fab job with the challenge, girlie:)

jdmommy said...

Crystal!! WOW, those rows and rows and rows of scallops are just too much!! How great this card is, with the tiny image, and those fab ruffles!! Great job..TFS!!

Cindy Haffner said...


tilly said...

you certainly went ruffle crazy lol, they look so good though, very pretty card

jen said...

Those scallops are FANTASTIC!!!! And what a sweet image! FAB card!

Jodi said...

Oh how sweet!! Very cute, I love those layers you added, it gives great dimension!
Jodi =)

Tracy said...

How great is this Crystal, those scalloped layers look fabulous, gives it real dimention.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlene said...

SUPER cute.....lovin' those ruffled layers!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, love those ruffles!! Your rocked this challenge!!

Kim Y. said...

Pretty pleats!! Love your card, Crystal!