It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Well not in my house anyways, but in the MarkerPop store it is. There's a lot of new arrivals of Holiday products from all your favorite brands. We are also welcoming Concord and 9th to the shop this month. For my project today I'm using Concord and 9th's Sophisticated Script and the Shine Brighter stamp sets. These will be available on Aug. 31st but you can pre-order them now.
I stamped the images from the Shine Bright set onto some Watercolor Paper using VersaFine Onyx ink and my Misti Tool. Then I colored in each of the bulb images with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set. I used the colors: No. 35 Carmine Red, No.43 Mid Yellow, No.52 Ocean Green, No. 62. Cobalt Blue and No.20 Black. I used the Black on the tops of the lightbulbs just along the edge. I used a small amount and then faded it out with a damp clean brush. I was trying to make it look Silver. I have the Large 36 set and it includes No. 95 Silver I added a tiny bit of that over the top of the bulbs then dabbed it off with a paper towel to give it just a hint of shimmer. You could also achieve this with a Wink of Stella pen.
After the images were dry I added a few splatters of the same colors around each bulb. I die cut the panel with the My Favorite Things Blueprints #15. I lined the Sophisticated Script letters up in the Misti and stamped the word Merry. And then I used the Merry and Bright sentient from Shine Bright and covered the Merry portion and selective stamped and Bright. Once everything was dry I added some foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to a Black Licorice A2 size Card base. For a touch of Sparkle I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix Sequins. For a highlight on each bulb I added some lines with a White Gel Pen.
I'm using the Plane Amazing set and coordinating die for a fun card perfect for any "Kid" or "Kid at Heart". I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using the Largest die in the Stitched Rectangle die set. And then I colored the background with some Peerless Watercolors. Once the panel was dry I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and Heat embossed it in White. Then I die cut the Puffy Clouds Border Die from some additional Watercolor paper and adhered them along the edges with some foam tape.
I die cut the two clouds in teh Plane Amazing die set from some more watercolor paper and adhered those as well. I stamped the plane image onto some watercolor paper with VersaFine Black ink and then I colored it in with the Peerless Watercolors. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out with my Big Shot. Then I adhered the image onto the panel with foam tape. I wanted a few extra pops of White so I added some White Sugar Gumdrops.
Head over to the YNS Blog for more great "Kid" projects from the Design Team and leave a comment while you are there for a chance to win a Set of your choice!
Then I stamped the bear and Balloon images from the Friends for All Seasons: Fall set from WPlus9 onto some Watercolor paper and colored them in with Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers. I used Beige & Blush for the Bear and Red for the Balloons. Once they were dry I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sun image from the same set directly onto the card front with some VersaFine Black Onyx ink. I added some Yellow to the Sun with the Yellow Zig Pen. I like to add color to just the inside edges of my images with the Zig Markers and then using a slightly damp paintbrush I move the color around filling the image in. Once it's dry I go back and add a little more color with the marker and just let it dry.
I die cut two clouds from the WPlus9 Happy Birds Die set using the same Watercolor paper and adhered them directly onto the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the WPlus9 Friends for All Seasons: Spring set in Black ink as well. I attached the Bear and Balloons with some Foam Tape and this completed my card. I really like how the Friends for All Seasons sets coordinate with each other. You can find all of these sets in the store.
Happy Monday everyone.. It's time for our Feature Week at Your Next Stamp. This month we are continuing our Birthday Celebration with a week of "Birthday" Projects! All week long the Design Team will be showcasing lots of great projects for all those Birthday Celebrations!
I created a fun Invitation and Thank You Gift Bag using the new Silly Monsters Rockstars set & Coordinating dies. I started out buy created a Distress ink background on some watercolor paper using Twisted Citron for the card and Mustard Seed for the Gift Bag. I'm loving this technique and look with Distress inks right now so much I may need someone to take the Distress Inks away..lol Then I added some drops of water and dabbed the panels with a paper towel picking up come of the color and created splotches.
Then I die cut the card panel with the Largest Stitched Rectangle Die and I used the Scalloped Topped Treat Bag die for the Yellow panel. After I die cut the bag I trimmed off the Scalloped flat and stamped the You Rock sentiment in Black ink. Then I assembled the bag and set it aside. For the card panel I stamped the sentiment Party Like a Rockstar in Black ink and then using the new Mini Letters and Numbers Stamp set I was able to spell out Come and stamped that using the Mini Misti.
Once I had the sentiment stamped I adhered the panel to a Black Top Folding card base. You can add a panel inside with all the party details. Or you could make this a Postcard and add them to the back. Then I stamped all the images onto some Bristol Paper using VersaFine Black ink and I colored them in Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added a little color around the inside of the images and then using a slightly damp paintbrush I moved the color around to fill in the images. Once the images were dry I die cut them using the coordinating dies and my Big Shot. I adhered them to the card and gift bag with some Foam Tape and added some Lavender Gumdrops for an extra pop of color.
Head over to the Your Next Stamp Blog for more great Birthday Inspiration and be sure to join us each day this week for more projects. And leave a comment while you are there each day for a chance to Win a Stamp Set of your choice!
Happy Friday everyone.. There's still time to join in the fun at Your Next Stamp for Challenge #45. This week I decided to use the Sketch and the Color Challenge together. The linky will close on Thursday August 18th at Midnight EST. There's a $15 GC to the YNS store up for grabs too.
My favorite YNS set is Funny Farm Crew.. I heat embossed the image in White and used Distress Inks to color the image in and create the background.
I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using the Stitched Rectangle dies and then I created the background by smooshing some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the background. Then I smooshed some Mowed Lawn ink onto a small piece of the Watercolor paper and die cut the Chunky Grass die several times and glued them to the bottom of the Sky panel. Then I added a die cut Puffy Cloud and the Sun image from Vacation Phoebe.
Then I adhered the image panel to a Kraft card base. I die cut the Stitched Heart Fence from some White card stock and added that along the lower edge. I stamped the sentiment banner from Word Critters Gardening Birds in some Green ink. I used the coordinating dies and cut it out and adhered it over the fence.
This set cracks me up... I love all the fun animals. I added some googly eyes as well for a bit more Whimsy.
Head over to the YNS blog for more great inspiration from the Design Team and join in the fun for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store.. and Share your project on Social Media and use #ynschallenge45 for an additional chance to win.