YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #22

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #22!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


I choose to go with the sketch again!!  Take a look at my card:

A Friendly Hello (YNS)

YNS Supplies:Your Next Stamps Phoebe with her Wagon Stamp SetYour Next Stamp Phoebe with her Wagon Die Set,Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies:Pink Fresh Studio Happy Things Pattern Paper, Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Square Stackables, 3M Foam Tape,

I must say I love this card!!  The colors, the little dog, the wagon, the sentiment and the bow! It all just seems to fit so nicely.

I thought about cutting the pattern paper in have to leave a little white like the sketch but I didn’t like the way it looked so I used the bow as a separation piece.  I hope that works.

For this card:

All I did was add a piece of Pink Fresh Studio Happy Things Pattern Paper and add it to my card front.

Then I added a bow out of some white ribbon.

After that, I used Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Squares Stackables to die cut my white square panel.

I used Your Next Stamps Phoebe with her Wagon Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment, the little dog and the wagon.

Then I used Your Next Stamp Phoebe with her Wagon Die Set to die cut the wagon and the dog.

I colored the dog with Copic Marker E23, E25 and E27 and the wagon with R35 and R37.

Then I added the wagon and the dog to the square panel using foam tape.

To finish off the card, I added Crystal Clear Gumdrops behind the white square panel.

Nice and easy.  Did you notice that I used the wagon handle as the panel you see in the sketch.  I thought that was clever. Do you?

So what do you think? Let me know below!

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until September 17th at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies used:

Phoebe with Wagon Phoebe with Wagon Die clear gumdrops small Pink Fresh Studio Happy Things PaperSmallS titched Square Stackables Copic Markers3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thanks you so much for stopping by!



Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my second blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Deborah’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Jeanie’s blog.

I’m over the top excited about this birthday blog hop and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Cute Alpha Stamp Set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my first card:

Your Paw-some (YNS)

I have to admit, I’m not a dog or cat fan.  I’m totally afraid of them but this card makes me change my mind for just a minute, LOL.  I love the how this card turned out.  I also love how this stamp set comes with so many small pieces that can be used for so many different card looks.

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp Set and Die Set

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock

Take a look at my second card:

Back to school 3 (YNS)

This is my favorite card.  I created this card for my daughters new teacher.  It’s a back to school card that my daughter will give to her new teacher.  I really thing she will enjoy this.

I love making shaker cards.  They are super fun and interactive.  For this card I decided that I wanted the entire card to be a shaker card.  I created the watercolor panel and didn’t want to add anything to it.  So I decided to project it behind the plastic.

Check out my process:

Watercolor back to school (YNS)

I used Versamark Ink and inked up my entire stamp set without taking the stamps off of the sheet they came on. That allowed me to keep letters and numbers nice and even.

Watercolor Back to school 2 (YNS)

After I stamped onto the watercolor paper, I added embossing powder and heat set it.

Watercolor Back to School 3 (YNS)

I used my paint brush and added a good amount of water to the watercolor paper.  Then I added my distress ink colors one at a time to the watercolor paper.  I did two watercolor washes, heating setting in between each wash.  I totally love how this turned out.  How could you add anything directly on top of it?  So the only way to decorated it with out touching it was to create a full shaker card.

Back to school (back)

My daughter did write on the back of the watercolor panel before I sealed it in the plastic. I blocked out both names to protect them.  I just wanted you to see what the back looks like.

My daughter loves how this card turned out.

Lets take another look at the card:

Back to school 2 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp set and die, Cute Alpha Stamp set

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Tool Bundle, Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin, Copic Markers R27, Y17, C3, Vellum, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these cards are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because three lucky commenters will have a chance to win a YNS $50 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 12th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

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Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!