Good news for fans of Your Next Stamp: tomorrow is the day for the March New Release! And today? Well, today I have a preview of two new stamp sets hitting the shelves (or whatever sort of display unit Karen keeps 'em on). I'm on the record of being a big fan of what I refer to as "food with faces" images. These two sets, then, are right up my alley...
Take a look at FRUITY FUN.
Cute enough on its own, right? But just imagine the possibilities with the new CREATE A CHARACTER set...
Carter (my 10 year old) packs his lunch to school everyday; a ham and cheddar (yes, he's specific about the cheese - woe unto whomever tries to slip him a slice of American cheese...) with mustard sandwich, a Capri Sun, and two 'sides' -- usually a Go-gurt and a sweet of some kind (Little Debbie, Oreos, a chewy granola bar - you get the picture). Sometimes, depending on the morning and my mood, I slip a little note in, too. When I do, he never fails to makes a comment after school about the note, so I know he likes them. Thus, when I got my designer package from Karen in the mail this month, I knew just what I needed to make: a set of lunchbox notes just for Mr. C!
Here's a group pic:
I started by die-cutting a kraft card stock base using YNS's LARGE POSTCARD DIE, then I pierced around all of the scallops with a paper piercer for a little visual interest. Not for Carter, mind you -- that sort of detailing was done strictly for YOU! You're welcome. ;) Next, I cut a panel of Spring Rain card stock out with a Mega Nestability Rectangle, inked a background using a Cloudy Day stencil and some Sweet Tooth Premium Dye Ink. The grass was created using YNS's SPRING GRASS DIE. I have to thank my MISTI, again, for just-right placement and coverage of the sentiments (not to be morbid, but you're going to have to rip the MISTI from my cold, dead fingers as I will never give it up before then). As for the fruity images themselves, their bodies and faces were stamped out in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, masked, and then their limbs were added. They were colored in with Copic markers, fussy cut out, and then popped up on Jody Boosters.
Here's a look at the crew individually. First among equals is Mr. Apple, who's been spending many a night with John Travolta caressing his face at the disco. If you're wondering why he has a yellow-ish corner, it's because he's a Honey Crisp apple, which is our favorite variety (remember I told you Carter can be particular; can't imagine where he got that from...).
Oh, Miss Peach. I liked you better before I judged -- no lie -- 30-SOMETHING PEACH FLAVORED ENTRIES in SOSU's Founder's Day Peach Cook-off today. Actually, the entries (ranging from cupcakes to barbeque sauce) were pretty fabulous, but after the first 20, you get a tiny bit peached-out. The overall winner was a FANTASTIC peach salsa. Miss Peach looks happy about that...
These notes would be plenty, as-is, to cause a happy little ruckus in the cafeteria, but as you know, I'm a long-winded sort of gal. Thus, I also put a white card stock panel on the back to personalize them even further, like so:
I know you're itching to see the other YNS Sneak Peeks, so head on over to the YNS blog for a complete look and links to the design team and our fabulous guest designers. Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll see you tomorrow for the YNS New Release Blog Hop. :)