Design Team Dare–YNS

Good morning! Happy Wednesday 🙂 It’s time for a design team dare for Your Next Stamp. Today our theme was to use the new Gumdrops from the release. I love the Gumdrops that YNS makes. They come is SO many colors, and can be used on just about any type of project. Plus they are a little more flat than some embellishments, so it makes them easier to mail!


I started by die cutting the Butterfly Border Die from some white card stock. Next I picked out some Distress Inks that would somewhat match the Gumdrops the best. The Hearts and Dots Gumdrops I used are such bright fun colors that it wasn’t difficult to find colors that were similar. I used Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw. Carefully, I used my ink blender to add color to the butterflies. I spritzed it with water mixed with pearl powder. It gave it a shimmery look, and added some textured spots. I layer the color butterflies over three other butterfly borders I die cut to give it some depth.


I die cut two panels from some more white card stock. I didn’t want anything to compete with the butterflies or gumdrops. I layered the smaller panel at an angle over the bigger one. I added the butterfly piece with foam tape so that when I added the gumdrops they would easily tuck under them.


I added my gumdrops all over the front of the card. I mixed where I put the gumdrops and put some on each the big and small die cut pieces. I tried my best to make them balanced in some way, making sure one side wasn’t too heavy. Finally, I stamped the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from Waddles Fortune Teller set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it! I thought it was a great pop of metallic for the card.

That’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed this look. There are a ton of awesome projects over on the YNS blog. I was seriously inspired by the projects my fellow design team members came up with, and will be following their examples in future cards! Thank you for stopping by!


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