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Your Next Stamp Dare

Hello everyone!! I’m back with another card today for Your Next Stamp’s Dare. We’ve been sharing cards this month using the products from the re-release. Today we’re using those products to make a “It’s a Guy Thing” themed card. If you saw our last challenge, it was “It’s a Girl Thing,” so we’re changing it up!

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I used the “Krash the Horse” stamps and die to make this card! I went with a more masculine color combination to go with the theme, using blues and greens. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the horse, and Distress Oxide Inks to make the stripes.

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I also added some Gumdrops from the Fairy Magic Ā collection, and the Enchanted Garden collection. They went so well with the colors of the card, and added some great interest to it.

And that’s it for my card today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! Today I’m taking part in the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop for July. Today I’m using some super fun and cute older release sets to make some cute new card creations. There are a lot of fun stamp sets showcased today, so be sure to keep an eye out for them all!

My first card I made was using the set For the Boys. Here’s what I came up with!

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This is such a cute set and perfect for masculine cards. I used the beer pitcher on my card and color it in with my Copics. I love coloring drinks to look like beer because I love adding in those bubbles with my colorless blender! To create a spotlight on the card I used my Distress Oxide ink Fossilized Amber to create a spot for my pitcher to go. The sentiment was heat embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder. I also added some of the Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops to look like bubbles coming up from the pitcher! I love having Gumdrops in every color to go with every card!

My second card for today uses the Cat Nap set. When I saw this set I knew I had to have it! Cats and naps are two of my favorite things šŸ˜€

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I stamped the cute little fur ball on some Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored him in with my copics. I used some of the new Summer Plaid papers to add some color to the background, as well as a couple of the new Gumdrops in the Fairy Magic color set. Like I said before, having these little embellishments in all those colors really comes in handy! I added glossy accents to the sleep bubble, and my heat embossed sentiment with foam tape.

And that’s it for my creations for today! Be sure to keep hoping along on the blog hop. The more comments you leave, the better your chances are to win a $25 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp shop! Click the blue box below to see the rest of the hop participants.

 


 

There’s also a great coupon code to use for the re-release hop celebration!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate it so much. I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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YNS Dare

Hi everyone! I’m back with a Your Next Stamp Dare project today! I’m sharing the card I made for the theme this month, which was “It’s A Girl Thing.” Here’s what I created!

 

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I started by heat embossing the fish from Snorkel Fun Fish all over a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I used my mini ink blender and my Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to add color to the paper, and make those heat embossed fish stand out. I spritzed the paper with a mini mister that had water and pearl powder in it. I love the shimmer and splotches it made.

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Then I stamped the fish again, this time in black. I colored him in with my Copics, and used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it on some pastel purple paper and attached it, and the fish, to the pink paper with foam tape. The final step was to add some Gumdrops to the card panel, and attach it to a card base, and my card was finished!

Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all of the Design Team’s creations for this Dare. And be sure to comment on their post to enter yourself for a chance to win a gift card!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you’re having a lovely day!

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YNS Challenge

Hello everyone! Welcome back šŸ™‚ Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Your Next Stamp Challenge. There is a color and sketch challenge. I was inspired by the sketch this week! Here’s a look at it:

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It is a pretty simple sketch that let my creativity run wild! I came up with something so fun!

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I started by Ā creating my galaxy sky background. I used Distress inks and splattered water and white paint over it to give it that outer space look. I love how it turned out! Next I die cut some circles to create my planets from the Circle Die Set. I used more Distress Inks to blend color on them. I used Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio on the smaller one, and Picked Raspberries and Blueprint Sketches on the other. I added cute little faces using both the Fun Faces and Fun Faces 2 stamp sets.

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I added the planets to the galaxy background with foam tape and heat embossed my sentiment from the Heartfelt SentimentsĀ Ā set with white embossing powder. I also took Gumdrops from the Firecracker, Enchanted Garden and the Crystal Clear and Sparkle sets. I drew in some stars with my white gel pen and my card was finished!

I hope you liked my card for today! If you feel like joining the design team for this challenge you can enter your creation in over on the YNS blog and read how you can do just thatĀ andĀ enter yourself for a chance to win a gift certificate for the YNS shop!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Just Fur You

Hello everyone! It’s kind of a bitter sweet post for me today. It’s always fun to be sharing a card I made for Honey Bee, but today marks my last post as a Design Team member! It’s been such a fun term, and I’m so sad to be leaving, but this fall will bring more responsibilities to worry about. I’m so thankful to Melissa for allowing me to work with this awesome group! It was such a fun time.

Alright, alright! Let’s move on to the card! ThatĀ isĀ why you came here after all. šŸ™‚

I started by cutting down a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. Then I took my Distress Oxide Ink in the color Work Lipstick and used an mini ink blender to applied it all over the piece of paper. I splattered it with water multiple times to get the bleached look. Then I let it dry. You may recognize the heart piece which was left over from last weeks card. I had stamped the large image from the Zen Bouquet stamp set in VersaMark Ink on some vellum and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. It turned out so lovely I couldn’t toss it. Good thing too, since it was such a great part of this card!

 

Next I stamped one of the cats from Curious Kitties on some more Neenah Solar White paper and colored him in with my Copics. I stuck with gray because I knew it would go great with the pink. I grabbed the sentiment “just fur you’ from the Pawsome Sentiments set and stamped it with some VersaMark ink on a stripe of Kraft cardstock. I trimmed it down with my scissors.

Then I started putting the pieces together! I used a clear dimensional square to adhere the heart, as I wanted some dimension, but didn’t want my adhesive to show. Then I added the cat and sentiment the same way, so that everything was at equal dimensions. I trimmed the bottom corners with a corner rounder and added some white Nuvo Crystal drops for some embellishment.

And that’s it! My last card for Honey Bee. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, and support as I shared my projects here for the last six months. I appreciate it more than you know! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope I’ll see you again!

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YNS Feature Day

Hello all! I’m back with another card today, which is part of the Your Next Stamp Feature Day! Ā Today our challenge was to use two or more stamp sets from YNS to create a card or project. Here’s what I came up with!

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I started by cutting down a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and stamping the sweet little image from Splish Splash Fun on the bottom center. I colored it in with my Copic Markers. It was such a fun image to color and could be done in so many color combos!

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Next I grabbed a speech bubble die and cut out the bubble for the kitten. I stamped “you are so sweet on some scrap white paper and heat embossed them. For the black words I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder. For the silver I simply used VersaMark ink and silver powder. I popped the bubble up with foam tape. To give it some definition I added a light outline of blue around the bottom. I added some white gel pen details, and that finished my card!

To enter yourself in a chance to win a stamp set of your choice, head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment! Simple as that šŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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YNS Challenge

Good morning, friends! It’s Friday, and I’m so happy it’s the weekend so I can spend time with friends and family! Who’s with me?! Also, there should be lots of time for crafty fun. Speaking of crafty fun, I’ve got a project to share with you for the Your Next Stamp Challenge for this week. There’s a color challenge and a sketch challenge on their blog. You can choose one or the other,Ā or,Ā be very ambitious and do them both! I’ve had a busy week so I chose the color challenge. Here’s the color combo:

And here’s what I came up with!

093Ā I started by die cutting theĀ Flower Panel DieĀ from some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I added adhesive to the back and quickly attached it to a piece of paper of the same size. I didn’t want any of those little flowers falling out or going missing! Once they were all secured I added Distress Ink color with my mini ink blender. I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. I made sure to let the colors blend a little on the edges so that they were easy on the eye blends. They ended up looking so yummy together!

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Next I spritzed the whole piece with my Distress Sprayer to get thatĀ ahhh-mazingĀ spotchy textured look that I love so much with Distress Inks. I dabbed the water up with a paper towel and used my heat tool to dry everything completely. I stamped the word Fabulous from the Whatnot Sentiments Set TenĀ Ā in the stitched panel across the card base.

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Next I took part of a sentiment from the Splish Splash FunĀ set and masked it off so that it only stamped the part of it I wanted. I stamped the ‘you are’ part of the stamp in VersaMark ink on some black cardstock and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. I trimmed the piece down and added it with some foam tape over the word Fabulous.

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The final touch was to add some black Nuvo Crystal Drops to it. And my card was done! I hope you liked my take on this color combo! Be sure to hop on over to the YNS blog and enter your creation for a chance to win some Your Next Stamp goodies! All of the other Design Team’s creations will be up there as well. So if you need some inspiration be sure t check those out as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card for today, and that you’re having a great Friday! Until next time šŸ™‚