Challenge #132 – Create Your Own Background – Comment to Win!

Challenge #132 starts today and we are kicking it off with a giveaway!

Challenge #132 – Create Your Own Background

Our challenges come with 2 opportunities to win.

#1 – a comment for the chance to win giveaway

Would you like the chance to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by February 12, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing. Want more entries in the drawing? Leave comments on YNS’ IG and FB pages too!

#2 – play along with the challenge

Will you be inking up stamps this weekend? Would you like the chance to win a YNS store egift card? Play along with the challenge! Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by February 20, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

Now, how about some backgrounds created by the team to inspire you?!


YNS Supplies: Puddles of Fun stamp and die sets


YNS Supplies: Birthday Surprises and Matching Dies


YNS Supplies: Simply Circles
Way Cool Monsters
Way Cool Monsters Die Set
Black Olive Ink
Olive Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Blue Curacao Ink
Pumpkin Orange Ink
Sunflower Yellow Ink


YNS Supplies: Snowflake Border Die
Flurry of Happiness stamp and die sets


YNS Supplies: Love and Hugs
Love and Hugs Die Set 
Floating Hearts Panel Die
Window Panel Die
Black Olive Ink
Grape Crush Sparkly Gumdrops


YNS Supplies: Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Double Pierced Hills Die Set
Home is Where The Heart Is Die Set
Love & Hugs stamp set
Banner – Cool Tag 3 Die Set
Black Olive Ink
Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops
Blueberry Blitz Sparkly Gumdrops


YNS Supplies: Space Boy Stamp Set
Falling Stars Die
Black Olive Ink Pad

Challenge Details:

  • YNS’ challenge #132 ends on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Stamping!

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  1. 1
    Chris Craft says:

    Adorable cards! I need to learn to do some of these background techniques; they make awesome cards!

  2. 2
    Sue D says:

    Wonderful variety of backgrounds on these cards.

  3. 3
    Deepti says:

    What a wonderful theme.. I love making my own backgrounds… Beautiful cards from team. Can’t wait to participate..Hugsxx

  4. 4
    Anushree Vaish says:

    Wonderful challenge !! Inspiration by DT’s is lovely…all cards are so beautiful!!

  5. 5
    Sharon Brand says:

    Stamping your own backgrounds makes them unique! Why don’t I do more of it!
    These cards are great, especially the first one!

  6. 6
    Isabelle says:

    Beautiful and very inspiring cards !

  7. 7
    Dianne says:

    I really love all the different ideas from the team for the backgrounds! Good idea for a Challenge.

  8. 8
    Shelley says:

    Lots of ideas here for backgrounds… great DT cards and inspiration!

  9. 9

    Great theme! There are so many ways to make your own BG.
    LOVE all the pretty DT cards.

  10. 10
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Gorgeous backgrounds for these cute images! Hoping to play along again! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. 11
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Fun and happy cards. thanks for
    the inspiration.

  12. 12
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such fun cards! I love the backgrounds everyone created!

  13. 13
    Cynthia O. says:

    Fun challenge and great DT inspiration! Love Laura’s starry background.

  14. 14
    Heather Mills says:

    Love this challenge!! It’s one of my favorite things! The cards are all adorable, specially love that last one with the super cute little astronaut!

  15. 15
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    love the sweet designs – thanks for the inspiration

  16. 16

    Aww these are fab! Love and Hugs is definitely top of my wish list 🙂

  17. 17
    Catherine L says:

    Thanks for the new challenge! I like this theme – I usually like to make my own background whether it’s with ink blending, stencils, embossing folders or stamps!

  18. 18
    Alice says:

    Amazing samples, they are all so cute and make me smile!! Fabulous critters and backgrounds, very inspiring! Love the sentiments, too!

  19. 19
    Jesica J says:

    Awesome inspirations and lovely designs!

  20. 20
    Marilyn S says:

    Great inspiration by the design team and I can see this is going to cost me some money.. there’s some ‘gotta have’ stamps and dies!

  21. 21
    Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome background ideas! Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. 22
    Emma Sleppy says:

    Great Cards by all of the DT. These challenges really inspire us to think outside the Box.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  23. 23
    ionabunny says:

    Gorgeous inspiration from the team. Love Kendra’s circles and monster. Hugz

  24. 24
    Jeanne Beam says:

    Such adorable cards! Wonderful backgrounds.
    Thanks for a chance to win…

  25. 25
    Sarah Biswabic says:

    These cards are super adorable! Thank you for the chance to win.

  26. 26
    Betty Bywater says:

    This was a great theme for a challenge. There were lots of different backgrounds for inspiration. Thanks for the change to win.

  27. 27
    Kelly Kennedy says:

    I’m loving these cards! They are so adorable!

  28. 28
    Deekshita says:

    How fun is the current challenge 😍 Wonderful Inspirational ideas !!

  29. 29
    Germaine says:

    What a fun challenge, I thunk I will start working on one this weekend!

  30. 30
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Adorable and sweet cards!!!
    Fabulous starry background!!! Love this little astronaut!!! 😍😍😍

  31. 31
    Sladjana Perisic says:

    I’m so excited about this challenge as one of my favorite techniques is to create backgrounds!

  32. 32
    Irene Meagher says:

    These cards are priceless in there cuteness

  33. 33
    Mary-Anne V says:

    Great challenge..always fun to make backgrounds.

  34. 34
    Lindarub says:

    Cute cards!

  35. 35
    Helen says:

    What a great variety of background designs! tfs

  36. 36

    Love the DT inspiration. Gorgeous backgrounds and great cards!
    xxx Margreet

  37. 37

    These DT cards are awesome….hard to pick a favorite. Backgrounds are a challenge for me but I am totally inspired to try my hand at this challenge.

  38. 38
    Valerija says:

    I love these gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Valerija xx

  39. 39
    Nana Griffin says:

    Great card ideas.

  40. 40
    Shell B says:

    Simply adorable DT card creations!! Thanks for the inspiration and challenge!

  41. 41
    Lisa Peronto says:

    Wonderful cards and great backgrounds for inspiration.

  42. 42
    Paula Haller says:

    What a great showcase of backgrounds! Each card is adorable and I love the varied palettes, design, and background work.

  43. 43
    Marisela Delgado says:

    Such wonderful cards. So pretty.

  44. 44
    Marisela Delgado says:

    Such wonderful stamps. =)

  45. 45
    Pam Sebring says:

    Adorable cards!! All different and unique

  46. 46
    Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) says:

    Such sweet cards! I love creating backgrounds 🙂

  47. 47
    Rosi says:

    What a great theme for a challenge! I really love making my own backgrounds – they make the cards so unique! Thank you to the DT, for all their wonderful inspirations!! Rosi x

  48. 48
    Louise says:

    I love creating my own backgrounds! Your examples are wonderful!

  49. 49
    The Spring Leaf says:

    All the DT creations are amazing!

  50. 50
    June Swart says:

    Fabulous challenge idea! Love all the inspiration by the DT!

  51. 51
    Shar Zar says:

    The design team is so creative.

  52. 52
    Bisse says:

    Great theme! I like to backgrounds.The DT creations are amazing.

  53. 53

    Lovely inspiration to create new backgrounds. Will surely join the challenge with my created backgrounds.

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