Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Winter Wonderland


Happy Tuesday ... I'm over on the Newton's Nook Blog today with a Darling Winter card featuring the Serene Silhouette. I don't know about you but I'm dreaming of Winter right now with all this heat. I've never been a fan of Summer, bring on the Snow!!! lol 

I started by creating an A2 size Black card base and then I die cut a piece of Tim Holtz Woodgrain Distress cardstock using the All Prettied Up die set from Mama Elephant. Then I set those pieces aside and one a piece of regular Distress cardstock I added some Distress Oxide inks to resemble a sunset. I added each color one at a time and dried them each inbetween. Once they were dried I added a few splatters of water and used a paper towel to remove the excess water. This added a Distressed look to the background. 


I heat it again with my heat tool and then added some anti-static powder and stamped the falling snow from the Serene Silhouette set from Newton's Nook using VersMark ink and heat set them with Wow Embossing Twinkle Puff Embossing powder. Then I used the Land Borders die set and cut a piece of Neenah Solar White to be a snowy hill. I traced a light circle using the opening and then I added the snowy hill. I stamped the trees and the deer images using some VersaFine Black ink onto some White cardstock and then cut those out with the coordinating dies


I trimmed the Distress ink piece and added it behind the panel with the window. Then I added some Black Fun Foam and adhered it to the Back card base. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Black card stock and heat embossed it in White then I used the banner die in the Garden Window Die set (retired) to cut it out. I adhered it with some foam tape. 


And don't forget about the Newton's Nook Retiring Sale.. You can grab some Great sets before they are gone. 


Thanks for Stopping by today!! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

YNS Challenge #67


It's time for a new Challenge at Your Next Stamp!! Challenge #67 will be open until July 6th at midnight est. We have a Sketch or Color Challenge to choose from or you can mix them together. 


My project uses the Sketch this week but I flipped the small square area and used an image in its place. I started with a Navy A2 size card base and added a layer of Pattern paper from Echo Park that I die cut with the Large Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I die cut a Square from some White paper and another piece of pattern paper using the Stitched Square dies. Then I added some Clouds in the background and stamped the Dragon and sentiment from the Little Darling Frog Prince Set in some Black Olive Ink. I colored the dragon in using Copic markers, coordinating it with the pattern paper. 


I used the Doble Stitched Hillside die set to create a hill from that square piece of pattern paper I die cut and added it into my scence. Then I adhered the square piece to the card front with some foam tape. I stamped the Prince image and colored him in with Copics then I fussy cut him out and adhered him with some additional foam tape. 


Head over to the YNS blog for more inspiration using the Sketch and Color Combo and get all the details on how you can Win by linking up and joining in the Fun!!! 

Have a Great Weekend!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

YNS Feature Day!!


It's time for our June Feature Day at Your Next Stamp! This month the Design Team was challenged to create a project with Two or More Stamp sets. 


Usually, I try to use more than one stamp set in my projects but I'm not going to lie my stash has become somewhat overwhelming and I have no idea what's in there anymore. Ha Ha,  So I was excited to have this challenge. I combined Three sets for this Halloween card.

I started by stamping the Batty Background Splatter set onto a piece of Watercolor paper in VersaMark ink then I heat embossed in it in Clear. Then I smooshed some Wilted Violet Distress Ink all over the image. Once that was dry I added some water drops and dabbed the excess off with a paper towel. Then I adhered the panel to a Top folding A2 size Black card base. 


Then I stamped the image and speech bubble from So Corny onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock using Black Olive ink and I colored it in with Copic markers. I used the coordinating So Corny Dies to cut the image out and then I adhered it to the card front using some foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from Fang-Tastic onto a strip of Black cardstock and trimmed it into a banner and heat embossed it in White. Then I adhered the strip just under the image. 

Head over to the YNS Blog for more Fun projects from the team and be sure to leave a Comment while you are there for a chance to Win a Stamp Set of your choice. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #49


It's time for a new Ink Paws Challenge and this week we have a really Fun Sketch! 


I used the Super Cute Pineapple Delights Stamp set and coordinating dies and some Fun papers from Doodlebug Designs. 


I started with a White card base and then I added some pattern papers following the sketch. For the main panel, I added some Tumbled Glass Distress ink to the center very lightly then I stamped the sentiment in Black ink. I used the Rock N' Roll technique to add color to the pineapple image. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I lined the pineapple up with the sentiment in my Misti Stamping Tool and I restamped the sentiment onto the pineapple. When I adhered the pineapple over the main panel I lined it up with the sentiment so nothing was covered up with the pineapple. Then I added some clear Drops from Studio Katia and some Green twine. 


Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! 

If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have Two Weeks to play along - the Deadline to enter is Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday.

Head over to the Inky Paws Blog for more info and to Link Up!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NND June Release Day 4



Happy Thursday everyone... It's our Final reveal day at Newton's Nook. All of the new products will be available in the store tomorrow! Today we are featuring a new Newton set called Newton Rides West and it's coordinating dies. 


I started with a piece of Woodgrain Distress paper and added some splashes of Distress Ink to it and then I adhere it to a A2 size card base. I die cut some stars from some Distress cardstock and added some Mustard Seed Distress Ink to them. Once they were dry I added them to the background. 


I die cut another piece of Distress cardstock and then I wrinkled it up and added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to make it look like old Paper. Once it was dry I ran it through my big shot to flatten it back out some. Then I stamped the sentiments from Newton Rides West. I adhered this piece to the card front with some foam tape. 

Then I stamped Newton onto some White cardstock and colored him in with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and then I adhered him in the center of the poster. I added some White Gel pen for details and a few Sparkling Clear Sequins. This is a really fun set and a must have for your collection! 


Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NND June Release Day 3



Good Morning everyone. It's Day three of the Newton's Nook June Release and today we are sharing Two Fun Cacti Sets.

Cultivating Cacti and Cuppa Cactus, each of these sets have coordinating dies as well. 


My first project uses Cuppa Cacti, this set is perfect for all your Coffee Lovers out there. 


I paired the images with some paper from the Heart Day 6x6 pack by Crete Paper and some Wonky Stitched dies from MFT. Each image is stamped onto some Neenah Solar White and colored in with Copics. Then I used the Coordinating dies to cut them out. I added a little Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to the center of the circle behind the stamped images. I wanted a few more pops of Pink so I added some Sequins from Neat & Tangled. I love this set, there are so many cute sayings and who doesn't love a cactus in a coffee mug?


Our second set today is Cultivating Cacti, this is a great set to do the Rock n' Roll technique with. I paired the images with some fun paper from Doodlebug Designs and the Newton's Nook Landboarders Die set. 

Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus set or Cultivating Cacti set” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



YNS Design Team Dare


Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for our Design Team Dare at Your Next Stamp. This month the team was challenged to create cards "Just for You". I created a Fun card that would cheer anyone up! 


I used the Stitched Rectangle Die set to die cut a piece of the new Tropical Paradise paper. Then I adhered it to a White card base. I used a speech bubble die and cut another piece of White cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the What not Ten Set in Black Olive Ink.  I adhered that to the card front with some Fun Foam. 


I stamped the parrots from the Parrot-ise set and then colored the with Copics and used the coordinating Die cuts. I adhered them each to the front of the card. For an extra pop of Green, I added some of the new Tropical Gumdrops

Head over to the YNS blog for more inspiration from the Design Team and be sure to leave a comment while you are there for a chance to Win a set of your choice.