Friday, 24 March 2017

Sketch and Color Challenge #60 - Your Next Stamp


Hi friends !

Today is my last day as guest for Your Next Stamp. Time flies by super fast when you were busy having fun. It had been a wonderful time for me and I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity. YNS team - you will be missed ! 😊

Today I am up on their blog for their color and sketch challenge #60. You still have a week to join in the fun and a chance to win gift certificate to shop at YNS store. I will love to see your creations ! If you need more inspirations, be sure to head down to their blog and you will find many fabulous projects done by YNS design team and guests. 

Meanwhile, let's take a look at their awesome color palette and sketch layout. 




My card today features a combination of YNS Stacked with Fun stamp set, All Aboard train carts and Little ledges die set. I love these cute faces and they also remind me of circus animals.


To start off, I stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto a white card stock and colored them using distress markers. These were fuzzy cut using scissors.


For the card panel, I stenciled red stripes across the card using mama elephant red apple pigment ink. To give the panel a dimensional look, I embossed it using the next level 3D embossing folder - stripes from We R memory keepers.


Following the sketch, I used YNS Stitched square die to cut our a square frame and window using pattern papers in my stash. I also die cut a scallop ledge and rectangle with circle piece using YNS Little Ledges die set. For the sentiment, I stamped onto white card stock and trim it down into a banner strip with fish tail.



To assemble the card, I first adhered the background panel onto a top folding horizontal card base. Next, I used foam tape to stick down the yellow frame followed by the dark brown inner square piece. I then glued down the ledges followed by the grass and flowers patches and stacked on the animals using foam tape. To finish off the card, I adhered the sentiment banner and added glossy accents to the lion's and monkey's nose and the elephant's and donkey's hooves.

Thank you all for stopping by. Have a fun and wild day !

Hugs
Amy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

March Feature Day - Laughter is the Best Medicine - Your Next Stamp

 Hello crafters !

It's feature day at Your Next Stamp ! The theme today is... Laughter is the best medicine ! HAHAHA !! 😁 How fun ! You are going to love this one !!

Here is my take. I used mainly YNS Silly Monsters stampset. This set is always my go to stamp set for a fun and silly card that will surely bring smile to any recipient because it has the cutest monsters bearing the quirkiest and widest smile !! 😁 I've decided to make it interactive and fun !


Using Neenah crest solar white 110lbs card stock as my panel, I positioned where I wanted the action to be and stamped on the sentiments using versamark ink and black heat emboss it. 

Next, I stamped on two monsters each at the bottom left and right and masked them before stamping the middle one. I altered their eyes by drawing a slightly curved line to make them look happier using black Copic multiliner pen. For the fourth monster, I stamped it on a separate piece of white card stock and fuzzy cut it out. All images were colored in using Copic markers.


I masked the monsters on the card panel and ink blended the background using a circle stencil in my stash and MFT premium dye inks - sno cone, grapesicle, banana split, tickled pink, persimmon. 

For the spinner part, I position the third and fourth largest of YNS Circles with Stitching and piercing marks die around the sentiments and cut out a ring. At the same time, I die cut a spinner disc using YNS slider/spinner die set. I adhered the smaller circle onto the center of the larger one using a strong glue and let it dry completely.


To assemble the card, I adhered the front panel onto a top folding vertical card base using foam tape like so.



Next, I taped down the inner ring using my tape runner and placed the spinner disc along the outer ring track and adhered the sentiment circle at the center using foam tape.

Finally, I glued down the red monster onto the spinner disc using strong glue and let it dry completely.

For finishing touches, I sticked on some gum drops and added glossy accents onto the monster eyes for extra dimension and interest. And, the card is DONE ! Hope you like this.


Click here πŸ‘€ to view a short video clip of this fun card in action in my instagram post! 😁

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice !! 

Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you had fun and Be HAPPY always !!

Love,
Amy

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

It's Gonna Be A Bright Sunshinin' day - Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Mood Challenge

Hello crafty friends !

Today, I stumbled upon a super cute digi stamp image from Craftin Desert Divas. It's a Giraffe Pilot ! I just could not resist the cuteness and got it for a cool price of US$0.99 ! I've also recently joined their Facebook group and realise they have a monthly mood board challenge. 


Here is their March mood board. Love those rainbow colors and that bright yellow just caught my attention ! I LOVE it and have to make a card out of this πŸ˜€



Here is an interactive card I made using the cute digi stamp. 



I started off by sizing the digi image to approx 5cm x 5cm and printed it onto white card stock. I colored it using Copic markers and fuzzy cut it out. I adhered a piece of white card stock measuring 9cm x 2cm to the back of the image for the interactive component.

Next, I die cut a white cardstock panel using the largest of YNS stitched rectangle die. I also die cut a cloud stencil and created clouds using distress ink color - tumbled glass. Using the negative die cut of the sun, I stenciled the sun using distress ink color - scattered straw.  

I die cut a rainbow and colored using Copic markers. This was adhered onto a piece of cardstock and cut out. Two clouds were die cut and lightly blended at the sides using distress ink color - tumbled glass. The sentiments was from Mama Elephant Carried Away stamp set and stamped onto a banner die cut using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossed.


To assemble the card, I placed the pilot with the strip of white card stock at the center of the card panel and punctured a hole at the bottom and secured it with a brad. I placed foam adhesive on the left and right end of the rainbow and adhered it right beneath the pilot. Then, I glued down the clouds, followed by the sentiment banner. 

To finish off the card, I adhered this front panel onto a top folding horizontal card base and added glitter onto the rainbow and plane using Spectrum Noir clear sparkly pen. And, it is DONE !!

Click here  πŸ‘€to see the interactive card in action on my instagram !

Supplies used :


Thank you all for stopping by. Have a bright sunshining day !

Hugs
Amy

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hi Beautiful - Honey Bee Stamps


Hi beautiful people!

I am super excited and honoured to be on Honey Bee Stamps blog today. Here is a card featuring the Hello Gorgeous stamp set which comes with many beautiful rustic floral images and large sentiments.

I love the rustic florals and antler images on this stamp set because they are very versatile and are great for making cards for any occasion. I wanted a rustic look so I went for textures and a muted color palette. Here is my card.



I started off by stamping two of the same floral images and two arrows onto watercolour cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink and lightly water coloured them using distress inks. I also stamped the large “hi” sentiment on a white card stock and clear embossed it to make it more defined. With their coordinating dies, it was a breeze cutting them out. I stamped the word “beautiful” onto a black card stock strip and white heat embossed the word for contrast. Then, cut a fish tail at one end of the strip.


For the card panel, I cut a 3 ¾ inch x 5 ½ inch white card stock and embossed it with weathered design embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. Then I taped a 1/8 inch black card stock strip and a one inch grey textured card stock onto the right side of the embossed card panel. This creates a 4 ¼ inch x 5 ½ inch card panel.

To assemble the card, I glued the card panel onto a side folding Neenah solar white 110lbs card base. The floral images were adhered towards the right bottom of the card. Then, the two arrows were cut at the center and the heads and tail were separately tucked under the florals giving a lengthened look.
Finally, I glued down the sentiments using mono glue and added some glitter onto the florals using wink of stella clear glitter pen. And, the card is done!

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you like this and have a great day!

Love,
Amy