Saturday, April 7, 2018

Your Next Stamp April Blog Hop Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today is April release day for Your Next Stamp. I hope that you are hopping by on the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop. Links to everyone in the hop will be at the bottom of this post. There are tons of awesome products in this month's release. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the New Products page over at the Your Next Stamp online store. There you will find the entire new release. Don't forget to comment on each blog along the hop for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp online store.  The Blog Hop will run from April 7th until April 10th at midnight. A winner will be announced April 12th on the Your Next Stamp Blog (CLICK HERE) to go there. Each comment you make along the hop increases your chance of winning, so talk it up with each of the design team members on the hop. Your Next Stamp has also provided a very generous discount code listed below to give you 20% off.





I have two projects for you today. Make sure you scroll all the way down through all of the content to see all the wonderful photos and badges I am sharing with you today. You can easily Pin photos that you want to save for later by hovering over them. A small pin it symbol should be in the upper left corner of the photo. If it isn't there, there are buttons to click at the bottom of this post to share it and/or Pin it if desired.

I am playing with my two favorite stamp sets from the release. My first project uses the new Unicorns Rock stamp set and coordinating dies. I had a lot of fun creating this card and you can watch me make it over on my YouTube channel. The video is linked below for your convenience. I have also provided a Copic Marker Color Map and a complete list of supplies.







As for my second project today. I created a much simpler card. I took a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and my Avery Elle liquid watercolors and painted a "watermelon like" background using only two colors. I used Cherry and Celery to create all of the variations of color that you see in the background. One color of the Avery Elle liquid watercolors can give many variations of color depending on how much water you use to dilute the pigment. It is one of the great things about watercolors. You can use water and one single shade to dilute the pigment to create many variations of that one single color. I also cut the smallest heart I have in my stash, this heart is from Neat & Tangles "little bits" die set. I cut it 15 times from Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock to create the look of seeds. I turned the hearts upside down. I saw this look on a card by Karin Akesdotter (CLICK HERE!) to visit her blog. She is a very talented card maker that I have been inspired by for this card.



I cut the watercolored background down with the second from largest Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered it to a piece of white craft foam with double sided adhesive. I wanted to desperately use the new One in a Melon stamp set to add images with my background. I stamped the little critter with Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink and colored it using my Copic Markers. I have created this Copic Marker color map for you to Pin if you feel inspired by my card to use similar colors.



The little critter is sitting on a watermelon slice that was created using the new Watermelon Slice die set. I used the die to cut out the watermelon from Papertrey Inks Hibiscus Burst, Limeaide Ice, and New Lear cardstocks. The back or the seeds of the watermelon was cut from Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock. I adhered everything together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. I popped up both the watermelon and the critter with Scotch 3M foam tape.



The sentiment is stamped on Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed using Hero Arts Ultra Fine White embossing powder. I cut it down into a strip using Heffy Doodles Strips of ease die set. and popped up with Scotch 3M foam tape.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Make sure you hop along with us and comment along the way. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the new products page over at the Your Next Stamp online store to check out the new release. Use the coupon code posted at the top of this blog post.

Koren




47 comments:

  1. Both your cards are so lovely and make me smile while lookng forward to warmer days ����

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  2. I'm so excited about this unicorn set and you've coloured it so beautifully (can't beat a rainbow!!) and that sweet little critter on his watermelon is beyond cute!!

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  3. Your cards are so cute!! I love the unicorn card! Great job!

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  4. These are adorable cards!! That unicorn looks like he’s having so much fun!

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  5. Your watermelon card is so cute and clever! Love that new One in a Melon set!

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  6. Oh my god, this unicorn is just wonderful and too funny!
    This black background is magic too! Wonderful work!

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  7. Koren your cards are amazing. I love your unicorn card so much!!

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  8. Your first card really rocks! All that pretty coloring of the
    letters and that gorgeous BG, not to mention the adorable unicorn.
    And your watermelon card ... my favorite! Looks just like a w/m and
    the hamsters are my favorite of the release.

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  9. Colourful and creative cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great cards! Really love the YOU ROCK one. Great video too! Loved how you handled your oops and the Easter egg hunt was too cute. What a fantastic idea to do it at night. Fun!

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  11. Both cards are wonderful Koren! The gradation in color is perfect.

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  12. Great cards! I can almost hear the music and see the unicorn's dance moves. Made me laugh! Thanks!

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  13. Hi Koren! Beautiful and happy cards. I'm loving the One in a melon stamp set and the Watermelon slice die. The unicorns are so cute too. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Raquel!

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  14. Such cute cards...love the watermelon image and the bold You Rock card.

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  15. Your cards are so cute! The use of upside-down hearts as seeds on the watermelon is very creative.

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  16. Such sweet cards! Love the watermelon die and the creative cards you made!

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  17. Your cards are so sweet I love them!!!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the rainbow colored letters and the pretty "watermelon" watercolored background on along with the darling die cut watermelon!

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  19. Wow gorgeous cards!! Your backgrounds are unbelievable!!!!! Great job

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  20. Both cards are adorable, Koren. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Well, you know I love that unicorn card...and that watermelon card is adorbs! I love the look of watermelon things, but I hate the actual fruit. I know, I am weird . LOL

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  22. those cards are so wonderful!

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  23. Awesome cards! I love that unicorn! I also love how, on your second card, you created your background to look like watermelon! Very fun! TFS!

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  24. Aww sweet cards! Love your new stamps and your colouring is fabulous!

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  25. OMG! I love the watermelon one! Great job!

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  26. How fun! Your watermelon card design makes me wish for summer and who could resist a rockin' unicorn!

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  27. Amazing cards! The watermelon one is super cute! :)

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  28. Cute cards. Love the rainbow of colors and dark background on the first and the melon card design is adorable.

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  29. Love that rocking
    Unicorn and the
    melon card is so
    cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Beautiful cards, such fabulous designs - absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. Wow! These are fabulous! Love the rockin unicorn. Watermelon eating Hammy...oh yes! Love how you created that card ♥

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  32. Really cute cards...love the bold sentiment on the daek cardstock and the fun watermelon background on the last card.

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  33. I love all of the new ideas!

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  34. All I can say is WOW!!!! You really are awesome with your marker techniques!!!!!!!

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  35. Love your backgrounds.
    the pinks on the watermelon card
    looks like the inside of a
    watermelon. the black on the
    second looks like a starry night.
    thanks for sharing some great cards
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  36. The unicorn is so fun and your waterm5card is so sweet! Thanks for sharing

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  37. OMG....both of your cards are AWESOME!!!
    Love, love, love the unicorn one! That background is so fun looking!
    And the watermelon one is totally adorable.

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  38. Awesome release by YNS❤ both cards is superb!! Love the first cards background 💕

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  39. Adorable!!! Great cards Koren!!

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  40. Your cards are just adorable! The unicorn is super fun and the hamster is too cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration x

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  41. Awww!!! How cute and fun!!! Love your sweet cards!!!

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  42. I think both of these cards are very cute!

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  43. That watermelon card is too cute. How unique too.

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  44. Oh ! I love these two colorful cards ! They’re so joyful !
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