Saturday, June 23, 2018

Your Next Stamp June Feature Day Animal Antics

Hello fellow card makers.

Today is Feature Day over at the Your Next Stamp Blog (CLICK HERE!) to visit and check out what the rest of the design team came up with around this month's theme. This month's theme is Animal Antics. So, I broke out my very first Your Next Stamp Waddles Food Truck and a few other supplies to create my card.

I love this stamp set. Food Trucks are super popular where I live in Maryland. I created a congratulatory card for a new job. I started with my typical Simon Says Stamp Fog card base. I cut down a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock with the stitched rectangle die. I stamped the food truck image with Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink and colored it with my Copic Markers.

I cut the t-shirt that you see popped up over the truck and stamped waddles on the front to mimic a pocket (I know the scale is a little off, but you get the point). I was going for a uniform type t-shirt. I also stamped him with Black Olive ink and colored him with Copic Markers. The mustard splat you see is Hero Arts Butter Bar and the stamp is from Your Next Stamp Got Mud, another favorite of mine. I popped the t-shirt up with 3M Foam tape.

The "congratulations" sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Cool Tag Banner Sentiments set. It is stamped on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine White embossing Powder. I cut it out with a Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease Die. The following sentiments are very similar. Also stamped with Versamark ink, but the middle sentiment is stamped with Lawn Fawn's Milo's ABC's and embossed with Zing Charcoal embossing powder on a piece of Fog cardstock. The last sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages and it mimics the first sentiment.

I added some wood veneers that I had in my stash. I have had them for a while. They are originally from Tailored Expressions. I have never tried stamping on wood veneer before. I used Black Olive ink and added some color with my Copic Markers. It did bleed a little. I don't think it looks too bad, but I will definitely try it a different way next time.

I attached all of my wood veneer pieces with Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. I wanted to use a strong adhesive that I knew wouldn't be going anywhere. Here is a video I created of me making this card. Maybe it will explain it a little better or at least the very least, entertain you for a little while.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog today. Don't forget to visit the Your Next Stamp blog (CLICK HERE!) and check out all the Animal Antics inspiration.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge #92

Hello fellow card makers.

It's time for another biweekly challenge over at the Your Next Stamp Blog. (CLICK HERE) to visit the blog and have a look at all the inspiration that the design team and fellow challengers are uploading. Your Next Stamp hosts a biweekly sketch and/or color combination challenge where you can pick which most inspires you to create with Your Next Stamp supplies. Here is a look at this weeks sketch and color combo.

I was more inspired by the sketch this week so my card has a bit different color theme but maintains the look of the sketch. I used the Happy Smiley Alphabets and their coordinating dies to create my card. Along with some other fun supplies.

I started with a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base in A2 size portrait orientation. My front panel began as a piece of Lawn Fawn Raspberry cardstock. I cut it down using the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die (second from largest). I cut similar strips to mimic the sketch using My Favorite Things Word Window die set. It leaves behind the stitching detail that I really love.

To give you something to look at behind those windows. I added some Scotch 3M foam tape to the front panel at lined up some patterned paper for it to attach to. That way, you look through to some fun confetti celebration detail. I call this faux shaker : )

For the sentiment, I used the Your Next Stamp Smiley Happy Alphabet and coordinating dies to cut out the word Happy. I used YNS Black Olive Ink and colored them with various Copic Markers. I popped them up with foam tape as well to add dimension. I cut out the word birthday from some of the Patterned paper pack I used for the confetti. It's called Let's Party by Simple Stories. I used tape runner adhesive to adhere that under the happy.

I then stamped "to you" from the Your Next Stamp Cool Tag Banner Sentiments set masking off the rest of the sentiment before stamping it with Versamark ink and using Hero Arts Ultra Fine White embossing powder to heat emboss it. I stamped it on Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice cardstock and cut it down using my paper trimmer. To add just a touch of flare, I cut a diagonal banner tail at one end.

To further embellish the card a bit. I added some Nuvo Jewel drops in various colors on the word "Happy" and attached some Studio Katia Satin Rainbow Sequins with Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. The entire panel was then attached to the card base with double sided adhesive. It is super strong, so I know it won't go anywhere.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you would like to play along with us (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Your Next Stamp blog and check it out.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Heffy Doodle Ocean of Love Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing a new video featuring Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. In this video I am using the new Oceans of Love stamp set with a few other goodies to create a sweet under water ocean scene. I used my Copic Markers to color my images. I have a Copic Color Map below listing all of the makers I used.  I would go into my more traditional description of the steps required to make this card, but there simply isn't a way to write it all out without it becoming a novel!  So, if you would like to see how I created this card, please head over to my Youtube channel, and see all the tips and tricks!

I hope you enjoy my video. If you ever have any questions, you can leave me a comment over on YouTube under the video description box. There I can talk to you and answer your question within a few hours.

I have a complete list of supplies below, including what I use to store my stencils. Here is a secret, I show you my stencil storage in this video : ) Enjoy.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.