Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Welcome Baby!!

Happy Tuesday everyone... I hope you all had a great Holiday weekend. Today I'm up on the MarkerPop Blog with a new video featuring a card using the Adorable Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee set from Neat & Tangled.

I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and traced the inside of a Stitched Oval Scalloped Edge Frame die from MFT with a pencil. Then I added some Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks with a Paintbrush and some water. Once the area with dry I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 15 die-namics set. 

Then I adhered the panel to a Turquoise A2 size card base. I added the Scalloped Oval frame which I die cut from some Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I stamped all the images from the Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee set onto a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using VersaFine Black Ink. I colored the images in with Distress Markers and a paint brush. 

I used the following Markers:
Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Carved Pumpkin, Antiqued Linen, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone and Wild Honey.

Once the images were dry I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and I adhered them to the card front. I stamped the sentiment using the Mini Misti and VersaFine Black Ink. I added some Gold and Clear Wink of Stella to parts of the images. This is a Fun set perfect for all Occasions.

You can see more details on how I created this card in the video below... Don't forget to enter the MarkerPop Copic Sketchbook Giveaway, find all the details here.

Thanks for Stopping by today!! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

YNS Challenge #65

It's time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp! This week we have a great new Sketch and Color Combo to choose from or you can mix them up together!

I'm using the Colors this week for a Fun Birthday Card. 

I started by die cutting three balloons from some Distress Watercolor card stock using the Big Birthday Balloon Die set. Then I added some Distress inks in colors similar to the Challenge onto each balloon. While those dried I created a top folding A2 size card base and stamped the Party Confetti Stamp all over the card front using Stone Grey Ink from YNS.  

I adhered the balloons to the card front using some foam tape and then I die cut the Happy Birthday from the Scripty Happy Birthday Word die set. There are two shades of Grey in the Color Challenge so I used a dark grey for the background image and then I light grey card stock for the die cuts. I wanted a little sparkle so I added some Silver Nuvo Drops to the Die cut sentiment. 

Head over to the YNS Blog for more inspiration using the challenge and join in the Fun for a chance to win a GC to the store. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Hi everyone I'm over on the Newton's Nook Blog today with this fun card and video using the Tiki Time set and coordinating Dies

I used some Fun in the Sun Paper from Doodlebug and the MFT Blueprints #29 to create the background. Then I used the Rock n Roll technique to stamp my images with two different colors of Ink. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to the card with some foam tape. 

Then I stamped the sentiment on a banner I die cut from the same Blueprints and added it to the lower left. I wanted an extra pop of the Green so I added some Limeade Enamel Dots from Doodlebug Designs. 

You can watch as I create this card in the video below.  Head over to the Newton's Nook Blog for more inspiration from the team. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

YNS Feature Day!!

Happy Monday everyone.. It's time for our Monthly Feature Day at Your Next Stamp and this month the team was challenges to take inspiration from an Artist. 

One of my Favorite Artist is Andy Warhol. If you are ever in Pittsburgh you should check out his Museum. You will learn more about him and his work. They also have limited runs of other Artist works as well. 

I based my project on his Fish III.39 work from 1983.

I used the Fang-tastic Halloween set to recreate this look. I stamped the back of the Bat image a few times using the Misti and Several shades of Grey and Black inks on Vanilla card stock. Then I flipped the stamp around to the correct side and stamped the image in VersaMark and heat embossed it in Vanilla. 

Once the images where dry I stamped the sentiment in Black ink along the bottom edge. Then I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a Dark Grey top folding card base. I added a few of the Black Matte Gumdrops from the Milk and Cookies Gumdrop collection. 

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 Stamp set of your choice! 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

You're Going Places!!

I was up on the MarkerPop Blog with a fun slider card yesterday featuring the Adorable Up in the Air set from My Favorite Things and the coordinating dies.

I started by creating a White A2 size card base and then I created a cloud background using the MFT Stitched Cloud Edges to create a stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress Ink. Then I created another cloud background on a piece of White card stock that I die cut with the MFT Blueprints 29. Then I created a scene with some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics set. Then I die cut a channel into the panel using the MFT Slider Channel Die set.

I stamped all the images using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink onto some X-Press It Blending card stock and colored the images in with Copics. Then I used the coordinating Dies to cut them out. I adhered some of the images directly onto the scene. I created a slider for the Larger Balloon with the Channel die and the small circles from the MFT Surf & Turf Die set and three of the MFT Spin & Slide Discs.  You can find many videos on YouTube on how to use these discs. Once I had the slider all set up I attached the panel to the front of the card with some foam adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a strip of White card stock and used one of the banners from the MFT Blueprints 27 using VersaFine Black ink. I adhered t with some additional foam tape as well.

I used the following Copics to color the images:
Puppy: E70, E74 Baskets: E23, E25 Banner: BV13, BV17 Balloons: R24, R29, YR12, YR07, Y13, Y18, YG03, YG25, B24, B28. Tree: YG25, G07 House: E43, E44, E23, BG01, C2

Don't forget to check out the MarkerPop Copic Sketch Book Giveaway!!! We have some Great prizes up for grabs.. you can find all the details in this post here.

Have a Great Wednesday!! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Inky Paws #47

Happy Monday everyone.. It's time for a new Inky Paws Challenge and this week it's all about Color!! 

I love these colors.. I mean who really doesn't love a rainbow? 

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and then I stamped an image from the Cottage Garden set into the center and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder. Then I added some Distress Inks in the colors from the challenge. Once the panel was dry I wiped off any excess from the image with a tissue and stamped the sentiment from the same set under the image in Black Ink. 

Then I die cut the pane using a Large Stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a Black top folding card base. I wanted a little bit of bling so I added some Sparkling Clear sequins. 

Head over to the Inky Paws Blog to find out how to enter the challenge and play along for a chance to Win a $10 Store Credit. The Challenge will end on Friday May 26th. 

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NND May Release Day 3

It's day 3 of the Newton's Nook May Release and all the products will be available in the store tomorrow... Yay!!! Today we are showcasing the new Newton set... Newton Scoots By and it's coordinating dies. 

I found these cute papers in my stash from Doodlebug that we perfect with this set. I created a top folding A2 size card base and then I added a piece or pattern paper. I die cut a Picture frame shape (I don't know the name of this die from MFT) from some White and Gray card stock. Then I adhered the two together offsetting them just a little so there was a tiny shadow. I stamped the sentiment onto a banner from the same Gray color and heat embossed it in White. Then I adhered the banner over the photo frame. 

I stamped the Newton and Cloud images onto some Copic friendly paper and colored it in. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I created a scene for inside the photo frame area with two additional pieces of pattern paper and the Land borders Die set. I assembled the background and added Newton and then I added some foam tape to the back of the frame and adhered it to the card front. I wanted a little sparkler so I added some clear Wink of Stella to the scooter and some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Would you like to win the “Newton Scoots By” 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 May 11th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th. 

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