I tend to like repetitive images/making patterns, so when I saw the three stars in a row, I went looking through my YNS dies to see which caught my fancy. These sudsy sippers from the Irish Fun Die Set quenched my creative thirst, and it seemed right to use the eponymous sentiment from the Magically Delicious stamp set.
For the circle element dictated by the sketch, I thought a tipsy happy face was appropriate. He has a 'Man in the Moon' quality to him, don't you think? Like he's looking at a constellation of beers in the stars... Moony was created using the smallest YNS Circles die and a face image from the Create-a-Character set. I cut the circle out of white card stock then stamped the face in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it in with Copic markers, as this seemed a lot easier than using a yellow card stock circle and having to paper-piece the eyes and tongue. See that stitched rectangle die cut in Safety Orange that creates the background border? Well, that's an extra early sneak-peek of a die set YNS is releasing next week. Shhh... don't tell I shared it with you ahead of time!
It was such a pleasure to cut these dies using my NEW Vagabond die-cutting machine. I have been fighting with my very temperamental first Vagabond for months now. First, it wouldn't emboss evenly, then it got to where it would only cut on one side of the platform, and finally, it would selectively decide whether it would allow the sandwiches to run through from one side to the other. Lately, every time I wanted to die cut something, I held my breath. It seems like I make dozens of die cuts per card, so that's a lot of breath-holding. Last week, Vagabond 1 went down the poop shoot to the crap swamp (as Carter would say -- he makes his mama proud), so I quickly ordered a replacement from Amazon, as well as a Sizzix magnetic platform, which is LIFE CHANGING. Long live Vagabond 2!
Mosey on over to the YNS Blog to see what my fellow YNS DT members have created to make your Friday more fun, and get info about how you can play along with us in YNS Challenge #11. You might just be the lucky participant who wins up to $20 in free YNS goodies.
Have a great weekend, friends. Cheers!