Sunday, April 22, 2018

Your Next Stamp Spring Showers

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing my latest project for the Your Next Stamp design team. We were challenged to create a project around the theme "spring showers". Yeah, I know my card doesn't scream SPRING! with flowers and all that jazz, but... it does have lots of fabulous color and to me, that is very spring. Plus, I just love this card and I wanted to make it. So... (CLICK HERE!) to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see all of the other creations the design team came up with and leave a comment by April 25th for the chance to win a stamp set of you choice. Good luck!

I was inspired to create this card after seeing a card on Instagram posted by @semsee_crafts and her cards can be found on I will try to find the exact post so that you can (CLICK HERE!) I used a lot of supplies on this card. I will have all of them listed below with links (some will be affiliate links at no cost to you).

I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock, and cut it down with a Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die (second to largest). I actually stamped the "HAVE A FUN DAY" sentiment first from the YNS Cool Tag Banner Sentiments set. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I then decided that I wanted to put my next line of text as die cut letters from the brand new YNS Smiley Happy Alphabet stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped them using YNS Black Olive Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I added a small amount of shimmer on the shaped accents within each letter with a Spica Atyou Glitter pen in Clear. It is super hard to see it in the photos, but in real life, it adds lots of glitter to those small areas. I popped them up with Scotch 3M foam tape.

I knew that I wanted my next text to be white heat embossing on black cardstock. I grabbed some of the Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock that I always use. This cardstock had recently been sprayed with Hero Arts White iridescent Shimmer spritz, from my last haul video. It was perfect. I cut a strip down using Heffy Doodle's Stitched Strips of Ease dies and stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from YNS Woodland Jessica stamp set with Versamark ink. I used Hero Arts Ultra Fine White embossing powder to heat emboss it. It too is also popped up with foam tape.

To add more interest, I wanted to find a scripty word stamp in my stash that fit along with the birthday theme of this card. I found exactly what I was looking for in the YNS Happy Everything stamp set. This is one of my favorite stamp sets, and I use it a lot. I stamped the scripty word "happy" in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also used the birthday stamp from that same set to create the rainbow sentiment beneath it. I used Distress Oxide ink's in Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon. I applied the ink using sponge daubers directly to the stamp.

The last and final sentiment on the card was also from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiments set and it too was stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink. To add more detail to the card, I cut out a bunch of stars and hearts from Neat & Tangled's Little Bits die set in various shades of coordinating cardstock. I used Papertrey Ink's Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunshine, Lemon Tart, Tropical Teal, and Stampin' Up!'s Lemon Lime Twist. I also coated each of the little bits in Nuvo Crystal Glaze to make them shine.

I added a large polka dotted patterned paper from the Papertrey Ink's True Black Patterned Paper Pack to my card base and popped up the main panel using double sided adhesive and craft foam. I used a Neenah 110 lb card base.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Don't forget to (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Your Next Stamp blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with. Also, don't forget to comment on the YNS blog by April 25th for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Heffy Doodle You're Grrreat! Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you my latest video as a video content creator for Heffy Doodle. In the video, I use the Ad-roar-able stamp set to create a super cute congratulations card. I have a complete list of links listed below and in the Video description box over on YouTube.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge #87

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing my project for Your Next Stamp Challenge #87. Your Next Stamp has a biweekly sketch and/or color combination challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog. To play along with us or to check out everyones inspiring cards (CLICKHERE!). Here is a look at this weeks sketch and color combinations.

For my card, I was more inspired by the sketch than the colors, this week, so I picked a different color combo but worked with the sketch to create my card. I saw a scrapbook layout by Cathy Zielske at CZ Design. To look at the scrapbook page over on her blog (CLICK HERE!)  It was so pretty, I wanted to use the combination on a card project.

I started with Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut down using the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die (second to largest). I mimicked the circles in the sketch using the Your Next Stamp Circles with stitching and piercing die set. I cut the circles using the same 6x6 paper pad that Cathy used on her scrapbook page. I love this paper pad, it's Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow paper pad and it's filled with gorgeous rainbow patterned paper. I placed them in their perspective areas with foam tape and trimmed of the edges with my large scissors.

To add a little something special,  I inlaid a #6 from the Your Next Stamp Bold Numbers Die set. I used white craft foam to pop up the hidden die cuts. My beautiful Niece Ella is turning six this weekend and I had to create a card to commemorate the occasion.

I loved how Cathy used white letters along with the black text on her page. So, I cut the Happy Word die from Neenah 110 lb cardstock and fastened it with foam tape. The sub-sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. I finished off the card by adding Nuvo Jewel drops in various coordinating colors scattered around the card front. I attached the card front to a Neenah 110 lb card base.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Make sure you come check out the challenge over at the Your Next Stamp Blog, just (CLICK HERE!)