Saturday, July 22, 2017

YNS Feature Day!!


It's time for our Feature Day at Your Next Stamp... This month the team was challenged to create our own background paper. I used a lot of products for this one, so see the complete list at the end of this post. 


I started by stamping some of the images from the Paint Splatter and Smooshes Set onto a piece White cardstock using several YNS Inks. Then I trimmed a 1/4" off the one side and adhered the panel to a Black card base. I used several different sets with faces in them and stamped them over the splatters with Black Ink. 


I heat embossed the sentiment from Garden Phoebe set onto a piece of Black cardstock and trimmed the edge with the Fishtail/Banner Die one set. I adhered it to the side of the card with some foam tape. For some sparkle, I added some Enchanted Sparkle Gumdrops. 

Be sure to head over to the YNS Blog for more inspiration on how to create your own background papers. Leave a comment while you are there for a chance to Win a YNS Stamp set of your choice!! 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

YNS Challenge #69


Happy Friday everyone... Its' time for a new Challenge at Your Next Stamp! This week we have a great new Color Combo and Sketch to choose from. You can use each one separately or use them together. 

This week I'm using the Sketch portion of the challenge along with the Monkey Fun set and coordinating die


I created a White top folding card base and then I added some of the Tropical Fun Pattern Papers that I die cut with the Stitched Banner and Stitched Rectangle Die sets. I added an additional stitched rectangle of White card stock that had a sky created with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink. 


Then I stamped the monkey image onto some Bristol paper and color him in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and adhered him to the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner and for an extra pop of color, I added some Pine Gumdrops...these are retired but you can find similar ones in the new Tropical Paradise Gumdrops


Head over to the YNS Blog for more inspiration from the team.. We hope you will join us!! YNS Challenge #69 will be open until Thursday, Aug 3rd. 

Have a Great Weekend!!




Friday, July 14, 2017

Furr-Ever Friends


Happy Friday everyone, I'm up on the MarkerPop blog today... Have you checked out the July Release from Newton's Nook Designs? They are celebrating their Four year Anniversary this month with 6 new Stamp sets, a border die set and 4 Stencils. Today I'm using one of the new stencils from the July Release and the Furr-Ever Friends Set from the June Release.


I started with a piece of Bristol cardstock, using the Paw Print stencil form Newton's Nook. I smooshed some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide onto the back of the stencil. Then I spritzed it with some water and flipped it over and laid it down on the Bristol. I let it sit for a few minutes then I used a paper towel to dab up any excess that may of come through the openings. I heat set the panel with a heat tool. The I die cut the panel using the MFT Blue Prints 15 Die-namics. You can see how I created the background and more ways to use these stencils in the video below.


I stamped the halo image from the Forever Friends set onto the panel with some Gold embossing powder , then I adhered the panel to a White top folding card base. I die cut the stitched cloud from the MFT End of the Rainbow die-namic and stamped the sentiment in the center. I adhered the Cloud with some foam tape leaving enough area to add the cat silhouette. I stamped the cat silhouette in Black ink and I heat embossed the Wings onto some Vellum in Gold. I cut the images out and adhered them to the cloud. For an extra touch of sparkle, I added some Mixed Sequins from Neat & Tangled.


We're also having a sale on all things Newton, so stop by the store and grab your Favorites today!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 



Happy Birthday Newton!!



Happy Friday everyone... It's time for the Newton's Nook 4 Year Anniversary Blog Hop!!! Come join the Design Team and some special guest as we highlight the July Release. We have Prizes too... We will be giving away four  $25 GC to the store. 


My hop project features the Fun new Set Winston's Lake House and it's Coordinating Dies. I also used the new Waves Stencil in my background and the trees from the new Lake Advice Stamp Set

I started out by water coloring some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink onto a piece of Bristol cardstock through the Waves Stencil. You want to keep your ink more on the dry side so you don't have any seep under the stencil. This created a resist effect. Then I added some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the stenciled waves. (The Distress Oxide Inks didn't blend when I added the regular Distress inks over them) Then I added some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to create a River's Edge. I smooshed the ink onto the mat and used a paintbrush. Once that was dry I added some Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink to the upper portion to create a Sky. Then I die cut the panel with a Wonky Stitched die. 


I stamped the images from Winston's Lake House and Lake Advice onto some Bristol cardstock and then I colored the image sin with Distress Inks. once the images were dry I added some water splatters to everything but Winston and dabbed the excess with some paper towels. I die cut a White card panel and added it to a Green card base. Then I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner with some Black ink. 

I adhered the circle piece to the card front and then I added the lake house other images directly onto the panel. I adhered Winston with some foam tape along with the dragonfly. I really like how these two sets paired up and the addition of the Stencil for some texture. 

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!


Special Guests:


Newton's Nook Design Team:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NND July Release Day 4!!!



Happy Thursday everyone... It's time for day four of the Newton's Nook July Release and be sure to join us tomorrow for a Birthday Blog Hop!!

Today we are introducing my Favorite set from the Release... Cosmic Newton and it's coordinating dies. 


For my card, I paired this set up with the Star Stencil to create a Fun Galaxy card. You can see how I made this background in the Video I posted on Monday introducing the stencils. 


I created the background using several Distress Inks on a piece of watercolor paper then I added some Gesso Paint and Clear Shimmer Paste through the Star Stencil... once the panel was dry I adhered it to a Black card base. 


I stamped the images onto some X-Press it blending cardstock and colored them in with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to the background with some foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment in White onto some Black cardstock and trimmed it into a fishtail and adhered it to the lower edge. I love this set it's perfect for Galaxy Backgrounds and there are other Fun images and sentiments. 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th. 

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





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NND July Release Day 3


Hello, everyone It's Day three of the Newton's Nook July Release and Anniversary celebration and today we are sharing the new set Toucan Party and it's coordinating die set


I created a Fun card using the new Tropical Leaves stencil as an embossed background. 


I dry embossed the stencils using my Big Shot machine and then I trimmed the cardstock and layered it onto a Black card base. I stamped the Toucan image onto some White cardstock and then die cut it into a Circle. I colored the images in with some Copic Markers. Then I added it to the card front with some foam tape. 


I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of White Cardstock and then I trimmed it into a banner and added some Green twine. I adhered it along the edge of the card and then I added some Green enamel dots for an extra Pop of color... This is such a Cute set!!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th. 

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


Oh, Buck!!


It's time for our Monthly Design Team Dare at Your Next Stamp and this month we were challenged to create a Guy themed card. 


I'm using the Super Fun Krash the Horse set and it's coordinating die, and a sentiment from Acorn Fall Fun.  I die cut two pieces of Bristol cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle dies and then on the one piece, I also cut a hill using the Double Stitched Hillside die set. Then I added some Distress Oxide ink in Vintage Photo to the Hill panel and Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber to the Sky piece. I laid a wet stencil over the sky piece for a few minutes them lifted it off to create the sun rays. 


Once those two pieces were dry I added them to a White card base and stamped the sentiments from Krash the Horse and Acorn Fall Fun. Then I stamped the horse image onto some Bristol cardstock and colored him in with Distress Markers and a water brush. I used the coordinating die to cut him out and adhered him to the card front with some foam tape. I love these two sentiments together and it's perfect for a "Guy" card. 

Head over to the YNS Blog for more fun "Guy" Projects and be sure to leave a comment while you are there for a chance to Win a Stamp set of your choice!!