Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Your Next Stamp Coffee and Donuts

Hello everyone.

 I am so excited to be creating with some NEW Your Next Stamp products today. Your Next Stamp is Celebrating 10 Years, and I am thrilled to be celebrating with them! Happy 10th Birthday Your Next Stamp!

If there’s one thing Your Next Stamp does really well during celebration times, it’s GIVEAWAYS! Comment on the YNS Blog and IG post for a chance to win everyday during this celebration week. So make sure you comment for your chance to win! For more information visit the YNS blog (CLICK HERE!)

Today we are previewing the NEW Latte Happy Vibes Stamp set and coordinating dies. I’ve made a vibrant coffee and donuts scene and I wanna tell you about it. The entire release will be available in the shop on Thursday September 12.

I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. Then I taped it down to my Tonic 12 x 12 glass mat with some ThermoWeb Purple Tape. I made sure to secure the tape on the back of my piece of paper so that I could place a stencil on the front. I don’t want any tape lines on the front of my project.

I used Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet on the front panel. I used The Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes to blend on the pink color towards the left side of the panel and the purple color on the right side while blending them somewhat in the center.

After I had some color applied to the panel,  I used Heffy Doodle’s Brick by Brick Stencil. After securing the stencil to the front of the panel, I used the same Distress Oxide Inks to blend more of those same colors in the same general areas. This leaves behind an awesome pink and purple brick background that I think is so fun. To enhance this effect a little bit, I did run my front panel with the stencil in place through my die cutting machine in it’s embossing sandwich. This process adds additional dimension and I love the way it looks.

I also  added some paint splatter on my brick wall. I put a small amount of the same Distress Oxide Inks onto an acrylic block and used a small round paint brush to take it from the block and onto the wall. I gently tap the end of my paint brush onto the edge of the acrylic block several times. I usually put my panel into a splat box during this process. It helps contain the mess.

I sat my background panel to dry while I stamped one of the images from the NEW Latte Happy Vibes stamp set. I stamped them using Your Next Stamp Black Olive Ink onto Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I cut them out using the coordinating die set (which is also available for purchase this Friday), and I used my Copic markers to color them. I have made a color map if you are interested in the colors I used from my stash.

I also used some embellishments to enhance my images. Instead of coloring the Jimmies (sprinkles for those of you not from the Mid-Atlantic)  I used Brutus Monroe’s Faux Sprinkles to give my donut some toppings. I glued them on with Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. I picked out only coordinating colors for my project. I wanted to use the pink, white, and purple jimmies only. If that doesn’t tell you how crazy I am about card making, I don’t know what will.

I also added a bit of glitter to the splash of hearts I used on this project. I coated the hearts with the same liquid adhesive and used Nuvo Sparkle Dust in Cosmo Berry on top. After it’s dry the glitter stays put and it adds a ton of shine.

For the sentiment, I loaded the “coffee and donuts make the impossible possible” stamp into my MISTI along with a piece of Neenah 110 cut to 1 3/4 x 3 1/2. I positioned my sentiment towards the center of this piece on the MISTI door. I inked up the “coffee” word in the sentiment with the Wilted Violet and stamped only that word. I also did this with the “donuts” word  and the Picked Raspberry ink. The rest of the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I love this type of selective stamping for sentiments especially when they have distinct font differences. I think it really enhances the design of the sentiment.

The entire brick back panel was popped up onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 in Portrait (top folding) orientation. I used Craft Perfect 1/2 inch tear tape adhesive and a piece of gray craft foam cut slightly smaller than the back panel so that it remains hidden in between but gives the card a ton of dimension.

I popped up the sentiment panel with Craft Perfect Foam Squares in various sizes and placed it at the bottom of the brick panel. The images were also popped up with various sizes of foam squares in double width as needed to clear the height already given to the sentiment panel. I even cut some down to make them even smaller to use in tight spaces. I also popped up the sparkle dusted splash hearts, but this time with only one layer of foam tape.

That is my card for today. I hope you all will take the time to visit the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a celebratory birthday message and also enter yourself into a giveaway. (CLICK HERE)

Thank you for visiting my blog today.


List of supplies used on this project with affiliate links used when available. Thank you for supporting me and my creativity. 


  1. Super CUTE card! I'm lovin' that new set from YNS!


  2. You captured this image so beautifully, love love love it!

  3. I love this fun card! Even more so since I have a skate-boarding, coffee drinking son. Beautiful coloring.

  4. so very CUTE. I adore your vibrant colors!

  5. Fab palette on this fun card, thanks for sharing your creativity.

  6. Very fun card. Love that these two sweets are on a skateboard. Not far fetched at all....huh? LOL...loved your card...so cute. It made me chuckle. Thanks Koren for sharing your pretty work. BTW, loved the background.
    Great job!!!

  7. Oh my gosh! I want this card so bad! It is just so precious! The colors are just so much fun! And HELLO love those sprinkles!

  8. Lovee that background! Great card!

  9. Fabulous card and great background.