Thursday, April 13, 2017

Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #61

Monster-ous Birthday Wishes

Here is my card for Your Next Stamp's Color Challenge #61!  I've been feeling like I'm on a roll lately.  My creativity has been flowing, and I've been having so much fun designing new cards.  I guess it's a build up from taking a 5 year break after having my babies.

I recently bought the YNS Silly Monsters stamp set and knew it would be the perfect set to use for this color challenge.  I was even more excited about this card when I remembered that I had the Cuttlebug Mini Monsters embossing folder!  After I embossed the white panel with the monster border, I stippled yellow ink in the center.  Next, I stamped various circle images in gray ink (although it pictured more green than gray here) to create a little background for the monster.  Then, I stamped the sentiment in black and traced over it with a Gelly Roll metallic green pen.

For the cute little monster, I colored him with colored pencils and used the Gamsol Magic technique.  Then I fussy cut him out and popped him up with foam squares.

And here's the color challenge:

Supplies Used:
YNS Silly Monsters stamp set
Inkadinkado Circle & Dots stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Up Summer Sun ink
Stampin' Up Going Gray ink
Cuttlebug Mini Monsters embossing folder
Stampin' Up Yoyo Yellow cardstock
white cardstock
Gelly Roll metallic green pen
foam adhesive squares
colored pencils
Gamsol & blending stumps
Recollections faux pearls (green)
clear/silver bubbles
silver faux brads


Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #61

Shake Your Hair!

Happy Thursday!  This is my first of two posts for today.  I created this fun and colorful card for the YNS Sketch Challenge #61 using the stamp set, Insanely Happy.  I just love the trolls!  I played around with a watercolor background and then embossed it with my Cuttlebug.

Here is the sketch:

Supplies Used:
YNS Insanely Happy stamp set
Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Kaleidacolor Spectrum ink
Copic Markers
Stampin Up Basic Black cardstock
Strathmore Watercolor cold press paper
white cardstock
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder - Rays
Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
JoAnn faux eyelets
silver cord

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sea & Sky

Today I have two projects that I completed over the weekend for two of my besties' birthdays.  The first is a birthday card for my sister who loves mermaids, especially Ariel, from Disney's The Little Mermaid.  So, when I received my first Your Next Stamp set, Little Darling Mermaid, just in time for my sister's birthday, of course I had to use it!  This was one of those cards where I didn't have a plan or even a layout in my head, but it just all came together so perfectly in the end.  I started with the stamped image and colored it, and then from there one idea led to another until - "Voila!" - it was complete!  I was so excited to put that baby in the mail.

The second project is a shadow box for my best friend.  I wanted to do something fun and uplifting to make her smile.  I knew I wanted to feature kites and clouds, so I started with those, and then after browsing pictures on Pinterest I got my inspiration.  Pinterest is so great for getting ideas flowing when I get stuck and just need a nudge to get going again.  I love how it turned out!  So much so that I may have to make another for myself!  I can just picture it sitting on my desk at work.  :)

Have a great day!


Supplies Used:
Little Darling Mermaid stamp set (Your Next Stamp)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink
Copic Markers
Therm-o-web iCraft Deco Foil in Lapis Watercolor
Therm-o-web iCraft Deco Foil Foam Adhesive
Cuttlebug A2 Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Pacific Point cardstock
white cardstock
white hemp cord
silver sequins
adhesive foam squares
glue dots


The Sky is the Limit

Supplies Used:
Up, Up & Away stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
Simple Puffy Clouds die cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
Memento Tuxedo Black ink (stamped off once to lighten)
Stampin' Up Rose Red ink
Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean ink
Stampin' Up kraft cardstock
white cardstock
Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean cardstock
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom pattern paper
Copic Markers
white hemp cord
dark pink picot edge ribbon
turquoise checkered ribbon
blue striped and pink polka dot fabric tape (Target $1 Spot)
pink and blue buttons (Papertrey Ink)
adhesive foam squares
glue dots
shadow box picture frame


You Mermaid to be Awesome

Today's card is one that I created for my sister who has been a little down lately.  I decided a surprise encouragement card (with me...