Friday, February 2, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge #82

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you my card for Your Next Stamp Challenge #82. Your Next Stamp has a biweekly sketch/color combination challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the blog and to play along in the current challenge. Here is a look at the current sketch and color combination for this weeks challenge.

I am usually more inspired by the color combination than the sketch for these challenges. This week was different. Maybe I'm sick of red and green from Christmas, I don't know. So, my card uses the sketch and not the color combination. I have used the Aquarium Antics stamp set and the Fish Tank Shaker Card die set to create my card for this challenge. 

I started with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock, which I cut down using my paper trimmer to fit the sketch for the challenge. I cut out the Fish Tank from the Fish Tank Shaker die set around the lower center of that panel. I knew I wanted to use a piece of light blue card stock behind it. So I grabbed what I have in my stash, which is Avery Elle and they don't sell it anymore, but I will link what I plan to buy to replace it. I stamped the light blue cardstock using the Wave background stamp by MFT with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it using Wow, white puff embossing powder. It makes these really cool white puffs which reminded me of bubbles. I used Scotch 3M foam tape to pop up the Fog panel over the heat embossed piece. The bottom of the tank is Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy cardstock and the greenery is Old Olive.

The images where stamped in Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink and colored with Copic markers. I popped them up with foam tape. The Sentiment at the top was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using Zing embossing powder in the shade Powder. I stamped and embossed it twice to create a thicker sentiment. The sub-sentiment is from What Not Sentiments Four also stamped on Night of Navy cardstock with Versamark and white heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine white embossing powder. I added a few Glossy White Nuvo Drops and some patterned paper from Echo Park A Perfect Summer 6x6 paper pad to finish off the sketch.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, if there is still time (CLICK HERE!) to come play with us!



  1. That's so cute! I love that puffy embossing powder, that's pretty cool stuff and it looks great on your card.

  2. Love your shaker card design, Koren. I had not thought to use the fish bowl die this way.