Monday, December 11, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #250

I took advantage of My Favorite Things' Black Friday Sale
and bought a stamp I've had my eye on.  And this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #250 worked perfectly to ink it up.  I stamped BG Bundles of Blossoms Background stamp then die cut my rectangle using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die Set.  Keeping with the sketch I colored in just the corners.  Then finished it off with my sentiment from BB Polar Bear Pals


Supplies
Stamps: BG Bundles of Blossoms, BB Polar Bear Pals (My Favorite Things)  Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Recollections Black 110#  Ink: VersaMark, Hybrid Black Licorice (My Favorite Things), Copics: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR23, Y17, Y21, B01, B00, B000, V000, V01, V04, YG21, YG23, YG25 Accessories: Cuttlebug, Heat Tool, Anit-static  embossing pouch, white embossing powder, stapler, Fun Foam


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #79

The latest Sketch and Color Challenge at Your Next Stamp is Up.
Come play with us for a chance to win a YNS GC.  All Details HERE
I chose to play with the colors for this challenge. 
One of my favorite Christmas color combinations.  I had some fun using new Christmas sets and Splatters along with layering dies.  The MISTI makes the silhouette stamp colors come out rich and solid.  Links to all YNS products are below. Just click on the photos. 





Supplies
Stamps: Merry and Bright, Deck The Halls, Paint Swooshes and Splatters (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#  Ink: Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink), Rose Bud, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Angel Pink (Memento)  Accessories: Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set, Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Fun Foam, MISTI

Paint Swooshes and Splatters
Paint Swooshes and Splatters

Merry and Bright
Merry and Bright
Deck The Halls
Deck The Halls
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Black Olive
Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set
Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set 
Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Stitched Rectangle Die Set 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #248

I am having fun playing in challenges as I make my Christmas cards. 
For this card I took inspiration from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #248.
I've been dieing to ink up this cutie angel.  I kept with the sketch by masking to make her wand glow using sponging and painter's tape.  Added a little shine with sequins. 


Supplies
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Your Next Stamp) Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#  Ink: Premium Dye Ink Pads Black Olive, Sunflower Yellow, Copics: YR23, Y17, Y21, B00, B000, B0000, E000, E00, E11, V000, C00, C0, R20, White Gel Pen Accessories: Merry and Bright Die Set (Your Next Stamp), MISTI, Painter Tape, Foam Tape, Cuttlebug, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins

Merry and Bright
Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright Die Set
Merry and Bright Die Set 

Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Pad Sunflower Yellow
Premium Dye Ink Pad Sunflower Yellow



Less Is More Challenge #356 - LET IT SHINE

As I make my Christmas cards, I am playing in Challenges for inspiration. 
My inspiration for this card comes from this week's
The theme is LET IT SHINE.  I used the same paper for my Rudolph and background so the focus was more on the shine of his nose, I used a glittered enamel dot (it shines more IRL). I love all the things you can do with this paint splatter stamp.  I chose to use it to ground my image and as background for my sentiment.  I am playing with Your Next Stamp goodies and the links are below, just click on each photo. 


Supplies
Stamps: Merry and Bright, deck The Halls, Paint Splatters and Swooshes (Your Next Stamp) Paper:  Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive, Mocha, Almond Latte (Your Next Stamp) Accessories: Merry and Bright Die Set, Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, MISTI, Washi Tape, Corner Chompers

Merry and Bright
Merry and Bright
Merry and Bright Die Set
Merry and Bright Die Set 
Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops
Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops
Deck The Halls
Deck The Halls
Paint Splatters and Swooshes
Paint Splatters and Swooshes 
Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Pad Almond Latte
Premium Dye Ink Pad Almond Latte
Premium Dye Ink Pad Mocha
Premium Dye Ink Pad Mocha



Monday, November 27, 2017

CASology #276 - Holiday Cheer

As I make my Christmas cards I am playing in the CASology Challenge #276 - Cheer.
Boy it has been a long time since I've played in a challenge.  It is taking a little load of to have a spark of inspiration to work with.
I was inspired by the CASology challenge 276 theme CHEER to make a Christmas card spreading holiday cheer.
I used my MISTI and three inks to create my ombre candy cane background.  Just heat embossed my sentiment and popped it up on my card then colored up my penguin simply, popped him up and cut off the excess.  Fun, easy card for Christmas.


Supplies
Stamps: Candy Cane Ink Splatter, Waddles Winter Wonderland, Deck The Halls (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Recollections Black 110#  Ink: Premium Dye Ink  Cherry Blossom, Pink Flamingo, Holly Berry Red (Your Next Stamp), Copics: B00, BG000, BG0000, R20, R22, R24, YR23, Y17, Y21, C1, C3, C5, YR04, YR07   Accessories:  Waddles Winter Wonderland Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Cuttlebug, Heat tool, Anti-static embossing pouch, MISTI, foam tape

Candy Cane Ink Splatter
Candy Cane Ink Splatter
Waddles Winter Wonderland
Waddles Winter Wonderland
Waddles Winter Wonderland Die Set
Waddles Winter Wonderland Die Set 
Deck The Halls
Deck The Halls
Premium Dye Ink Pad Holly Berry Red
Premium Dye Ink Pad Holly Berry Red 
Premium Dye Ink Pad Cherry Blossom
Premium Dye Ink Pad Cherry Blossom 
Premium Dye Ink Pad Pink Flamingo
Premium Dye Ink Pad Pink Flamingo

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #78

Come play with us for Your Next Stamp's Latest Color and Sketch Challenge
All details and a chance to win a YNS GC HERE
 I chose to play with the sketch and rotated it 90 degrees to the left.
I cased MY CARD I made for this month's release preview post.  I went for a softer look by using the no-line coloring technique on my Santa, using a soft gray for the toy shop, and using a paper from YNS' Summer Plaid.  You'll find links to all the YNS products I used below.



Supplies
Stamps: Toy Shop (Your Next Stamp)  Paper: Designer Paper Pad Summer Plaid (Your Next Stamp), Neenah Solar White 110#  Ink:  Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive (Your Next Stamp), Soft Stone Dye Ink (PaperTrey Ink), Copics: C0, C1, C3, V000, V0000, W1, R20, R22, R24, E000, E00, E11, White gel pen Accessories: InstaLove Polaroid Die Set, Toy Shop Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Corner Chomper, Foam Tape, MISTI, Cuttlebug
Toy Shop
Toy Shop 

Toy Shop Die Set
Toy Shop Die Set 

InstaLove Polaroid Die Set
InstaLove Polaroid Die Set

Designer Paper Pad Summer Plaid
Designer Paper Pad Summer Plaid

Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive
Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive


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