Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love You

Hi all!  I’m back with my second card for Day 4 of Stenciled


Just like with the previous card, I cut my own stencil using a Heart Nestabilities die and then used the Flourish Impressabilities.  This time is just used pink and red inks and then finished off the card with glitter chipboard letters and black sequins from Darice.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Rainbow Butterfly Thanks

Hi all!  I’m back with Day 4 of Stenciled (yes, I missed posting for Day 3 – still working on those techniques).  Today was pretty much anything goes, but I took my inspiration (which in this case means basically copied!) from the 1st Bonus content using 2 stencils and sponging:


I made my own butterfly stencil by cutting a Spellbinders die from a piece of acetate.  The second stencil is also from Spellbinders - the Flourish Impressabilities.  I used a rainbow of Distress Inks and then finished it off with the Thanks die – cut 3 times and glued together and covered with clear Wink of Stella and then Glossy Accents (just like Jennifer did in her video).  I absolutely LOVE this technique and have another card to share a little later!  TFL!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

From the Bottom of My Heart

Hi all!  Final (I think) card from Day 2 of Stenciled.  This is inspired by Julie’s technique:


For my stencil, I used one of the Carta Bella Hello Again Element Stickers and sponged over it with Spun Sugar and Festive Berries Distress Inks.  Then I stamped sentiments from Many Thanks and added a small Swarovski crystal.  Finally I mounted it on a white card base. 

This is also for the Little Red Wagon challenge – Clean & Simple.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Just A Note

Hi all!  I have another card from Day 2 of Stenciled.  This one uses Kristina’s first technique:


I used the Moroccan stencil from SSS and stamps from Starry Night and Giving Thanks.  I sponged on Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and added some zigzag stitching and Teal Gumdrops.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from Sentiment Sampler on some Office Depot vellum that I die cut using the Fishtail/Banner die set.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

You Color My World

Hi all!  I’m moving on to Day 2 of Stenciled with this card inspired by Kristina Werner’s second technique/cards:


I used the Graduated Dots stencil from MFT and a whole bunch of different InkTense pencil colors.  The sentiment is from Word Salad and was embossed with Hero Arts white EP.  Finally the sequins are from Studio Calico.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thanks Ever So Much

Hi all!  I have my final card (for now) for Day 1 of Stenciled.  This was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s techniques:


I used the same stencil as the last card (On the Diagonal) but the technique gave it such a different look!  Love it and never would have thought to do it without the class!  I added a sentiment from Pretty Phrases and some Black Gumdrops.  The Distress colors I used are Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thanks For Everything

Hi all!  I have another Stenciled card for you from Day 1.  It was inspired by Julie Ebersole’s technique/card:



The stencil is called On the Diagonal from MFT, the thanks die was cut 3 times from black cardstock and layered together, and the For Everything is from Many Thanks by Mama Elephant.  The sequins are from Darice.  I used Memories Mists to spray through the stencil and coated the die cut with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, January 24, 2014

You’re Special

Hi all!  I’m taking the online class Stenciled right now and loving it!  I’ve recently gotten into mixed media and stencils so this was the perfect class for me!

Here’s my first card inspired by Debby Hughes:


I used the Petal Pattern stencil from MFT and Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler and the sequins are from Neat & Tangled.  The vellum is from Office Depot and I used Hero Arts white embossing powder over Versamark ink.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Love Bug

Hi all!  I have a Your Next Stamp Fun Friday challenge card for you today.  This time I was inspired by the colors (light and dark pink) and hearts in the inspiration pic:


Here’s my card:


I used a bunch of different YNS products for my card: Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona (face, wings & antenna), Furry Dress Up Fhiona (body) and the matching dies for both sets, Must Have Borders Die Set One (heart border and hearts on antenna), Love Bug Sentiments and Strawberry Gumdrops.

Fhiona was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  Then I cut out all the shapes using the matching dies,  Stickled the wings and assembled.

The heart border was cut out 7 times!  Once from white, 3 times from light pink and 3 times from dark pink.  They were all layered and glued together then stuck to the card.  You can see the neat colors and layered effect here:


Finally I added the sentiment and gumdrops.  I hope you’ll play along with us!  Please check out the YNS Challenge Blog for all the rules and more inspiration.  TFL!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

YNS Inspiration Day

Hi all!  Today there’s a fun post over at the YNS Blog – it’s all about the designers inspiring you with YNS product!  Today I made this card for you all:


I used a bunch of products from YNS – the Oh, Shoot! is from Jungle Critter Crew, the targets are from Dots and Hearts, the I forgot is from Funny Farm Animal Sentiments and finally the arrow die is from the Awesome Arrows Die Set.  Whew!  That was a lot!

You can get lots of YNS inspiration from all over the place: Facebook, Pinterest, the YNS newsletter and the YNS Challenge Blog.  Also please check out the YNS Blog to see all the projects made just for today!  Also, if you leave a comment, you could win a YNS stamp set of your choice!

There’s a special to celebrate Karen giving birth to her precious little girl!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to break out some of your YNS goodies and play!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January YNS New Release Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp January New Release Blog Hop!  Love is in the air this month with some fabulous new Valentine stamps and dies!  The hop begins on Kerri's Blog, and if you've been hopping along you should have arrived from Thanh's blog.

You have until Tuesday, January 7th at midnight (EST) to hop and leave comments for your chance to win some awesome prizes!  As an added bonus, every stop along the hop has a secret prize!   It could be gumdrops, a YNS stamp of choice, a YNS die of choice or a YNS gift certificate!!!! WOW!!!

For my project today I have another layout from my Fun Journal:


I used the new image from Omnia Designs called Jessica.  She has a couple of matching sentiments, but I decided to hand write my own words for this spread.  I gessoed the pages, then colored them with Distress reinkers.  I stamped Jessica right over the pink ink and colored her with InkTense pencils.  I drew the sentiment with pencil, then traced over it with a black pen and colored with InkTense pencils.   Here’s a closer look at that adorable image:


I love that you can’t even tell she was entirely pink before I colored her!

As always, Karen is offering an amazing hop special!  You will receive 15% off your entire order including sale items through January 10th!

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Now it's time to hop on over to Julie's blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping!