Friday, November 3, 2017

Your Next Stamp Challenge #76 Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing the card I made for Your Next Stamp Challenge #76. Your Next Stamp has a biweekly sketch and/or color combo challenge which makes it easy to play along. To play along with us or to check out the rest of the design team's inspiration, visit the Your Next Stamp blog or (CLICK HERE!). Here is a look at this weeks sketch and color combo.

I tend to be more inspired by all the colors in the challenge, and that's what I've used on my project. I've used Your Next Stamp Birdie Banner stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Scripty Word die set. I started with a piece of Altenew Moonrock cardstock. This is not white cardstock. Its on the gray side with natural fibers embedded in the finish. It has virtually no tooth which is different than most natural fiber cardstocks. It is a smooth finish cardstock with a vellum coated much like Bristol smooth cardstock. This brings me to my next step, ink blending. I have used Versamagic chalk ink in Aspen Mist and Thatched Straw to blend some ground and sky on my background. I chose these colors in keeping with the color combo picture above. I used the Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die set, the largest of the set, to cut down my background panel.

I stamped my images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I colored my images with Zig clean color real brush markers. I also used a, new to me, Koi Coloring Brush Pen, to blend out my Zigs. To see it in actions, click the link below in this post to watch my YouTube video I made creating this card. Once my images were colored, I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

The word die sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Scripty Word die set. I cut "congrats" out four times from Stampin' Up! Real Red cardstock. The cardstock had been pre-prepped with Stick-it adhesive prior to die-cutting. Once it was cut out four times, you just peel off the backing of the Stick-it adhesive and stick all four layers on top of one another. Use the negative die-cut area to keep the word die in the original intended form. The sub-sentiment was stamped from Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiments Four stamp set with Versamark ink onto Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. I then white heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra fine embossing powder. I trimmed it with my Fiskars wire cutter, I then tried to cut it down further with my scissors, which made it wonky and weird. I don't recommend using your scissors to cut down sentiments unless you are really good at it. I am not, so you can tell in the the final photos.

I popped up my background panel onto craftoam and adhered it with 1/2" scor tape. I used tape runner adhesive to tape down my topiary image and 3M foam tape for the sub-sentiment and birds. The word die was easy, you just pull of the last of the backing of the Stick-it adhesive and stick it to your project.

For Photos of my project, a link to the YouTube video I made creating this project, and links to all the products used to make it, look below. If you still have time, (CLICK HERE!) to come play along with us over at Your Next Stamp.

Thank you for visiting my blog today,


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