Friday, March 2, 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge #84

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you, my project for Your Next Stamp's Challenge #84. Your Next Stamp holds a biweekly sketch/color combination challenge on their blog. (CLICK HERE!) to check it out, play along, or just to see what everyone else is creating. Here is a look at this week's sketch/color combination.

I was more inspired by the sketch this week than the color combo. I started by creating a card front that mimics the sketch. I took a piece of Papertrey Ink's Smoky Shadow cardstock and cut it down using the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies (second from largest). Then, I took the largest Reverse Scallop die from the Your Next Stamp set and cut two "windows", both out of the front of the panel to look like the sketch. I then took a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock and cut it down the same way. I used a pencil to mark the center of the boxes on the fog piece. This will help me stamp where the holes in the front panel will show through. I stamped the middle starburst from the Your Next Stamp Starburst Backgrounds with multiple Distress Oxide Inks. I used Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Faded Jeans.

After stamping the starburst, I needed something to fill the space on the lower third of the card front. I have been playing around with creating fonts on my Brother Scan N Cut, so I imported some text using the Brother Scan N Cut Text Converter and welded some text together in Canvas Workspace to create my own word. I made the word "Stinker", which is what we call Dexter. I cut the word from Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock three times and layered them together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. I used sponge daubers and the Distress Oxide inks listed above to create and ombre of ink on the word "Stinker". I adhered it to my card front also using liquid adhesive.

The sub-sentiment is from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiments stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark ink and white heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine white embossing powder onto Simon Says Stamp black cardstock. I cut it out using Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease dies and popped it up with a thin strip of foam adhesive.

I stamped my images from one of my first Your Next Stamp stamp sets called Waddles Beach Fun in Black Olive ink. Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink is a Copic friendly ink. I colored my images using Copic markers and Faber Castell Goldfaber colored pencils. I have been having fun using the combination of the two coloring mediums. The colored pencils are used at a minimum to add depth and shading to a few areas. For the most part, the images are colored with Copic markers. These images were added in the open areas in front of the starbursts with liquid adhesive.

The front panel was covered with Scotch 3M foam adhesive and popped up onto the card base. The card base is made from Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. I added some Your Next Stamp Love Earth Gumdrops to fill some of the space on the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Please considering playing along with us over at the Your Next Stamp Blog (CLICK HERE!)


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