Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Bird-Day

 I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers, and my challenge is called "Things with Wings". 
Of course, being a bird owner, I have done birds, but there are all kinds of things with wings, so I will be interested to see what we get. 
I started my card by die cutting a panel with my wonky die then stamping the balloons on the panel with VersaMark embossing ink,  and heat embossing with Recollections Opaque Sparkle Vintage Pink embossing powder.  The birds I am using come from the latest release at Your Next Stamp, and they are called Happy Bird-Day, as shown here.
I used 3 of the bird stamps, the balloons and the cute sentiment for my card. I stamped on Ranger Distress Watercolour paper and stamped using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink then did some water colouring on the birds using Daniel Smith's Lemon Yellow.  To put it all together, I stamped the sentiment on the panel, then attached the panel using foam tape. I cut off the feet of each of the birds as I wanted them riding up with the balloon, then styled each bird and attached using a thin foam tape. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to each eye, including the closed one. 
This picture shows the sparkle of the balloons and the Wink of Stella a bit more.
I hope you enjoy this card and would like to thank you for visiting my blog today.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop 9th Birthday Celebration

It is Your Next Stamp's 9th Birthday and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop featuring the August New Releases.

And, because it is our 9th birthday, we are giving away 9 ~ $20.00 Gift Certificates to the YNS store. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds of winning. And we have a game you can play as you view the creations made by the design team. Count the number of gumdrops used on the cards and leave your count on the inlinkz on the YNS blog hop post for a chance to win a gumdrop prize pack. 

I personally have had great fun with this new release. I featured a sneak peak yesterday called "Hey", and you can view it here

For my card today I have used the new Cool Cats Stamp Set and a new die called Party Window Die Set.
 I coloured the cat with alcohol markers in shades of gray and once finished I fussy cut him out. I did an alcohol background for the cat, and cut it out using the new die for the positive and used the same die for the negative on my card panel. I attached the alcohol background using foam tape, then stamped the sentiment using Manganese Blue ink. 
I then styled my cat and attached him with foam dots, then added two googly eyes in different colours and a few sparkly gumdrops to finish.

You can check out all the new products here, and use one of these discounts for your purchase. Have fun!

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Poppy Hello

 I so enjoyed making this card this morning using a new to me technique called Coffee Filter Prints. I certainly will do this again.

I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst in Fuchsia and Lemon Yellow for my background. This is my second print, the colour's on the first print are more vibrant ... beautiful. Once dry I die cut the panel with Sizzix Dotted Rectangle die set.
I then die cut the poppy flowers from Ranger Distress water colour paper and lightly painted with Daniel Smith water colour in Lemon Yellow. 
For my sentiment I decided to stamp with my mini Altenew Hello stamp. Being as the background is a glossy type paper, I patted the area to be stamped with my powder tool, then stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black, then blew off the remaining powder. I then added fun foam to the back of the card panel and attached to my base card. I added a regular size pop dot to the bigger poppy and a thin pop dot to the smaller flower and finished with a few April Crystals from Studio Katia.
A close up shows the dimensions on the card. I hope you have enjoyed this card and would like to thank you for visiting today.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hey! - YNS August Preview

 Hey ~ it's preview day at Your Next Stamp, and that means that tomorrow is Release Day!

For my preview card I decided to use the ever so cute Clicking Cool Set. This fellow made me laugh, so I painted him accordingly. He looks like a hot mess, exactly how I envisioned him! 

Be sure to check out the blog at Your Next Stamp Blog to have a look at all the other "Sneak Peeks".

You Are

 I am guesting up on Your Next Stamp today with this card. I am using this colour palette as shown below as provided by Your Next Stamp.
I think like most, these colours speak Christmas to me, but I did not want to do Christmas as I wanted to use this adorable set called Sprinkles Coffee and Tea. 
To Start I did a softer front for my card, but you will see below there is a party going on inside the card. I love doing this kind of change on cards, I think because it is so unexpected.

For my background I stencilled using Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Inks, using two greens, poppy and Sunflower and Donna Downey's stencil. This stencil is 8.5 x 11, so I have cut mine into 4 pieces which are easier to handle for me. If need be I can tape the pieces back together for a larger project. I used Ranger Distress paper for the texture. I die cut the panel using my stitched rectangle die.
I then stamped my image using the Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and heat embossed using Nuvo Shimmering Pearl embossing powder. I water coloured using Daniel Smith water colours, and once completed I fussy cut the image. I then attached my panel to a bright yellow base using fun foam, and attached the cup image on foam dots, then added a few gumdrops to finish. 

Continuing on I then stamped the other image to go inside my card, this time using Fabriano water colour paper and heat embossing once again. I then water coloured using the same colours, but switched out the colour of the cup. 

On Neenah cardstock, and using the same colours as on the front, I again stencilled the panel, die cut with the stitched rectangle die, then stamped my sentiment using the jet black in. I fussy cut the image out and attached using thin foam dots, then stamped my sentiment to the base piece before attaching inside the card.
I hope you have enjoyed this card today and thank you for visiting.

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