Thursday, February 22, 2018

Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #83

A new Sketch and Challenge is up at Your Next Stamp
Come play along for a chance to win a YNS GC.  You can find all the details HERE
I used the sketch and rotated it counter clockwise.
I made my cloud border using the Puffy Cloud Die Set.  I took the larger die and repeated three cuts side by side to make a long stencil.  I then sponged lightly just along the top of the cloud.  I lined up my sentiment so my star nestle in with it.  I used the simple Copic Coloring technique - one marker per color.  The secret is letting one coat dry before adding shadows with another layer and repeating to darken the shadows.



Supplies
Stamps: Star Friends (Your Next Stamp) Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#  Ink: Premium Dye Ink Black Olive, Blue Curacao (Your Next Stamp), Copics: V0000, YR02, Y21, BG0000, R20, YG21, E000, White Gel Pen Accessories: Star Friends Die Set, Puffy Cloud Border Die, Heart and Dot Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Scotch Foam Tape, Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool

Star Friends
Star Friends


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Your Next Stamp February Feature Day

This Month's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp is "Winter Warm Up"
Comment on the Feature Day Post on the YNS blog HERE for a chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice.  Comment must be left by February 24th at midnight EST.  Winner will be announced February 26th on the YNS blog. 
I used rainbow colors and warm winter wearing Waddles for this theme.
These little guys are so stinkin' cute! SQUEE.  I used painter tape and sponged the background sky.  Then I stamped, cut out and colored up these cuties.  I adhered the back two waddles directly to the card then popped up the front ones with foam tape.

Supplies
Stamps: Waddles Winter Wonderland (Your Next Stamp) Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#  Ink: Premium Dye Inks Black Olive, Blue Curacao, Copics: C0, C1, C3, Y17, YR04, YR07, RV21, RV23, RV25, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y17, Y21, YR23, YG21, YG23, YG25, B000, B00, B01, R20, White Gel Pen Accessories:  Waddles Winter Wonderland Die Set, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Foam Tape, Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Your Next Stamp February 2018 DT DARE

This Month's DT DARE at Your Next Stamp is "Layer It Up"
Comment on the Feature Day Post on the YNS blog HERE for a chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice.  Comment must be left by February 16th at midnight EST.  Winner will be announced February 18th on the YNS blog. 
For my layering I made a mini card using the brand new Star Friends.
I used the paper tole technique of cutting and popping up parts of the image for dimension.  My little card has 5 layers including the card base.  Note* I masked off the face on the star when I stamped it onto my designer paper so I could add my sentiment!

Side view to see popped up layers. 

Supplies
Stamps: Star Friends (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Designer Paper Pad Fairytale Magic (Your Next Stamp) Neenah Solar White 110#,   Ink: Premium Dye Ink Black Olive (Your Next Stamp), Copics: Y17, Y21, YR23, YR31, YR04, YR07, BG0000, BG000, BG01, B00, V000, V01, V04, RV21, RV23, RV25, E000, E00, E11 Accessories: Star Friends Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Foam Tape
Star Friends
Star Friends
Star Friends Die Set
Star Friends Die Set
Designer Paper Pad Fairytale Magic
Designer Paper Pad Fairytale Magic


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp February 2018 New Release Blog Hop

Hi YNS Lovers, Welcome to Your Next Stamp's February 2018 Blog Hop
There are so many fun goodies to play with this month.  I am excited to make Easter projects, kids cards and bestie projects with my goodies.  You get to hop along for inspiration, a chance to win a Prize and even a discount code below.


GIVEAWAY
Hop along for a chance to win a $25 YNS Gift Certificate.  The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chance of winning.  You do not have to comment on each blog to be qualified to win.

Oh my goodness, is this not the cutest little image?!
I love these sweet little girls on this adorable smiling star. SQUEE!  I used the new Window Panel Die as a stencil by sponging through the little rectangle to make my rainbow.  I tried to make my star look like it is sparkling by coloring with Copics then using the tip of my Copic Colorless Blender.

Supplies
Stamp: Star Friends (Your Next Stamp) Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Designer Paper Pad Fairy Tale Magic (Your Next Stamp) Ink: Premium Dye Ink Pads: Black Olive, Lovely Lilac, Garden Green, Sunflower Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, Pink Flamingo (Your Next Stamp), Copics: YR04, YR07, Y17, B01, B00, B000, R20, R22, R24, E31, E33, E35, RV21, RV23, RV25, YR23, Y21, 0, YG21, YG23, YG25, E000, E00, E11, Uniball white gel pen Accessories: Star Friends Die, Window Panel Die, Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Corner Chomper, Cuttlebug, Scotch Foam Tape, Ranger Mini Round Ink Blender Tools, Silver Cord

It was love at first site with this new set Fire Up The Fun.
I think it makes such awesome kid cards but also sure to smile on anyone's face.  Especially for the fire person in your life.  I did next generation stamping with the fire engine to get the look of motion.  I did use masks and stamped off to get my lighter trucks.  My photo is a little lighter then IRL because I wanted to get the light trucks (they were not showing up very well until I did that).

Supplies
Stamp: Fire Up The Fun (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Recollections 110# Black Ink: Premium Dye Ink Black Olive (Your Next Stamp), VersaMark, Copics: R20, R22, R24, R29, Y17, Y21, YR23, YR31, C0, C1, C3, B000, B00, B01, B0000  Accessories: Fire Up The Fun Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Scotch foam tape, white embossing Powder, Anti-Static Embossing Pouch

Fire Up The Fun
Fire Up The Fun 

Fire Up The Fun Die Set
Fire Up The Fun Die Set

Star Friends
Star Friends

Star Friends Die
Star Friends Die 

Window Panel Die
Window Panel Die
Designer Paper Pad Fairytale Magic
Designer Paper Pad Fairytale Magic

In addition to a chance to win the giveaway 
Karen has a generous discount code for you to get your hands on these new goodies now!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Your Next Stamp February 2018 Release PREVIEW

Whoot! Whoot!
Your Next Stamp's February 2018 Release will be available tomorrow!
I have a little preview of the new fun goodies. 
I am so stinkin' excited about this new set! 
It is one of my favorites. So many possibilities, including everyday use!

You can see more previews by the YNS Designers HERE.

Join us tomorrow!


Supplies
Stamps:  So EGG-cited (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Neenah Solar White 110#,  Designer Paper Pad Summer Plaid (Your Next Stamp) Ink: Premium Dye Ink Black Olive (Your Next Stamp),  Copic Markers: YR23, Y17, y21, YR31, C00, C0, 0, V000, V00, YR07, YR04, E31 Accessories: So EGG-cited Die Set, Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set, Spellbound Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Washi Tape, Scotch Foam Tape, MISTI


Summer Plaid Designer Paper Pad
Summer Plaid Designer Paper Pad

Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set
Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set
Spellbound Gumdrops
Spellbound Gumdrops

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #82

Ready to Play?
The latest Sketch and Color Challenge is up at Your Next Stamp.
Come play along for your chance to win a YNS GC.  You'll find all details HERE

I used the color combo to make these fun and easy treat holders!
They are pretty easy to whip up, each treat holder takes two of the smallest tags, three X's and O's each and a bottom panel the width of the tag (I just drew a line using the tag as reference since it is an odd size) and 2" length scored at 1/2" and 1 1/2".  I put a Hershey's Truffle Kiss inside each with tape on the bottom of the kiss to hold in place!  I used ribbon and twine at the top of each tag to complete! 




Cool Tag Four Die Set
Cool Tag Four Die Set
Mini Envelope Die
Mini Envelope Die 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #81

The latest Sketch and Color Challenge is up at Your Next Stamp.
Come play along for your chance to win a YNS GC.  You'll find all details HERE


I went with the sketch for this challenge.
Silly Book Monster worked perfectly!  I made masks to stamp my monsters first then the bookcasee behind them, keeping this a One Layer Card. 



Supplies
Stamps:Silly Book Monster, Spin and Twirl Carousel (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: 110# Neenah Solar White Ink: Premium Dye Ink Black Olive (Your Next Stamp), Copic markers: E000, E00, E11, B04, B01, B00, B000, YG21, YG23, YG25, R20, R22, R24, R29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E57, YR23, Y17, Y21, YR04, YR07, C00, C1, C3, C5, C0, W1, W3, W5, N10, N7, N4, N0, V000, V01, V04, 0 Accessories: MISTI, Dimensional Glaze (Inkessentials)

Silly Book Monster
Silly Book Monster
Spin and Twirl Carousel
Spin and Twirl Carousel
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive

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