Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Your Next Stamp DT Dare "My Favorite Christmas Color Combination" Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing my project for Your Next Stamp's Design Team Dare "Favorite Christmas Color Combination". I don't really have a favorite, because so many colors work well to celebrate Christmas, but since I had to pick, I went with the traditional red and green combo. To see what the rest of the design team chose (CLICK HERE!) to go to the Your Next Stamp blog.

I am using the new Mini Holiday Martini stamp set and coordinating die to create my card. I first stamped the largest starburst from the Starburst Backgrounds stamp set with Simon Says Stamps Fog ink. Then I stamped the sentiment "eat, drink, and be jolly" justified to the lower right of the starburst.  This was stamped on a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. This piece was cut down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 to expose a 1/2 inch strip of red and green diagonal stripe pattern paper from the Holiday Joy paper pad. 

I stamped the image with Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink on a piece of Neenah 80 lb cardstock. I colored it with my Copic markers. For the markers I used, look below for the Copic Color Map listing the colors. I cut him out using the coordinating die. 

I coated my image with Ranger Glossy Accents and left him to dry for most of the day. Once he was dry, I popped him up on the starburst with 3M foam tape. The entire panel was adhered to a piece of craft foam with 1/2 inch scor tape and then adhered to the card base. Look below for a link to the YouTube video I created making this project. 

Below is a complete list of supplies used for this project.  Affiliate links were used when available. 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Your Next Stamp November Blog Hop Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today is Release Day over at the Your Next Stamp online store. As of 10:00 EST you can purchase all the new products. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Your Next Stamp online store new products page. This blog hop begins today November 11th 2017 and will continue until November 14th, 2017. You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Online store by commenting on each of the blog hop participants blog posts. The more you comment, the more your chances of winning increase. The winners will be announced November 16th, 2017 on the Your Next Stamp blog.

There is an awesome coupon code that you can use in the Your Next Stamp online store. Use code Nov2017 to get 20% off of your entire purchase! This is a great deal, if you have the opportunity to purchase some goodies, definitely use this code. 

This release is super fun and packed full of great winter related stamps and dies. My favorite has to be the super fun Reinbeer set that I plan to use on an upcoming project. I love the Drink Tag die set that I used in yesterday's preview project. If you would like to check out all the new products (CLICK HERE!) to go to the Your Next Stamp online store new products page.  I have three projects for you today, so keep scrolling for more inspiration.

My first project uses the brand new Hello Winter stamp set and coordinating dies. I started with two pieces of Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy cardstock. I used the Echo Park Artic snow stencil to create some snow in my background. The first I used Faber Castel's Whipped Spackle. This is a white embossing paste. The second, I used Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This is an embossing paste clear in color with glitter mixed in it.  Once they both dried. I cut them down using the second from largest die in the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangles die set. 

I used the Houses on a Hill die to add some houses in the snowy background.  This die is open on the bottom which means that it doesn't cut the bottom. You can see in the photos that it cuts a landscape of houses and trees on a hill, like the name suggests. For a detailed explanation you can scroll down to find the link to the YouTube video I made creating this project. I cut this out of Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock. I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and cut out small pieces to adhere some light behind the windows in the houses. This piece was then popped up with foam tape onto the snowy panel. 

Whipped Spackle by Faber Castell 

I then stamped the sentiment "bring on the snow" on the one card with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The images and the "snow fun" sentiment where stamped onto Neenah 80 lb Solar White cardstock with Your Next Stamp Black Olive Ink. I then colored the images with my Copic Markers. For the exact markers I used, look below for a Copic Color Map. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone
My images were popped up with 3M foam tape. I finished off both cards by adding some matte white Gumdrops from the Your Next Stamp Milk and Cookies Gumdrops set. 

Look below for my next project. 

For this project I used the brand new Merry Everything stamp set and Merry Die. I started with a piece of Altenew Moonrock cardstock and cut it down using the second to largest die in the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set. I then embossed it with the Stampin' Up! Softly Falling  embossing folder.

I used the Merry word die to cut the work from Papertrey Ink's Tropical Teal cardstock three times, and adhered them together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. Once all the layers were adhered, I added some snow on the tops of the letters with the Marvy Snow Pen. I adhered the Merry, also using Ranger Multi medium directly to my fallen snow piece.

The subsentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink onto a piece of Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock and white heat-embossed it with Hero Arts ultra fine embossing powder. I cut it into a strip and popped it up onto my panel using 3M foam tape. To add something a little extra, I cut my favorite wonky heart from Papertrey ink Love Stories out of Stampin' Up!'s Real Red cardstock and stuck it onto my project again using liquid adhesive. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and don't forget to comment along the hop to increase your chances of winning a $25 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp online store.

Thank you for visiting my blog today,


Your Next Stamp November Preview Day Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today is Preview Day. The day we get to sneak a peak at what is being released tomorrow at 10:00 pm EST. Thats right, it's November folks, I can not believe it. To check out what the rest of the design team is sharing (CLICK HERE!) to go to the Your Next Stamp blog.

I was inspired to create my project from a fellow paper crafter, Karolyn Loncon. You can visit her blog (CLICK HERE!) to see all of her fab projects. 

I started with Brand New products by Your Next Stamp! When the new products go live, you can (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online store, new products page. I used the new Drink Tag die set and Reinbeer Stamp set to make my drink tags. 

I took Altenew's Moonrock cardstock and cut two of the wine tags out in my die-cutting machine. Then I took some Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended some pieces with Ranger Distress Oxide inks. I used Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Black Soot, and Wilted Violet. I splashed some water onto my ink blended paper to get that bubble effect we all know and love. If you don't know what I am referring to, please look for a link to my YouTube video below in this post. I show you how I created these tags in the video. 

I then cut out my wine bottle, glasses, and grapes from the ink blended pieces. I stamped my sentiment from the brand new Reinbeer stamp set. This set is so fun. I used the Holiday Cheers sentiment. I white heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark ink on a piece of Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. I then cut it out with the second smallest Stitched rectangle die. 

I popped up all the elements of my tags with recollections circle foam adhesives. I finished off the tags adding a few dots of Nuvo Jewel drops is coordinating colors. 

For a link to my YouTube video, and links to the products used to make this card, look below. The new products will be available November 11th 2017 at 10:00 pm EST. (CLICK HERE!) to go to the new products page on the Your Next Stamp online store site. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today,