Friday, October 18, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Halloween

Hey crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog. The theme is Halloween.  For my card I am using the super cute set of Trick or Treat.

The off center background was made from the YNS Fabulous Fall paper collection.  The image was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out with the coordinating dies.  It was then popped up and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base. The card was completed with a few gumdrops.

There is a comment to win a free stamp set opportunity on the YNS Blog, IG and FB; comments must be left by 10/23, winner announced on 10/25.  The challenge runs through Oct 31st at midnight EST. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TCPTUES 362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

There is still time to lay along in The Cats Pajamas Stamps challenge of Fall. The weather is cooler and the colors are quickly changing. There is much inspiration to get your mojo flowing for this challenge. 

For my card, I am using the TCP die sets of Leaves, Wreath Building Set, and the Big Little Alphabet. A very CAS card using patterned paper and the dies to created a very autumn colored card. For the accent stamped leaves and curls and sentiment, I used the stamp set of The Year of the Pig.

We hope you are able to play along and link up your project for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Go Long!

Happy Friday!!

It's another fun challenge over on the Your Next Stamp's blog and it's a great one to get you out of your comfort zone.  Go long is the challenge and it is making a card in a size of 3.75" x 9".  This size is always fun to do since it is never a size we gravitate to in making a standard card.  I forgot how unique and fun it is creating with this size.

For my card, I am using the set of Party Pets.  I just love this set and the cute animals in it.

This is a single layer card which I created the cloud background with the YNS Puffy Cloud Border die and sponging in some Distress Ink.  The grass is cut using the YNS Stitched Grass die while the image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die and popping it up with some foam tape.  I used the YNS Mini Balloon die set for the look of other balloons flying away.  The card was finished with a few sequins. 

Leave a little love on either the YNS Blog, IG, or Facebook page and a random comment will be chosen to win a YNS Stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's a new challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and it's all about Fall!  The weather has been so warm, it feels more like Summer than Autumn. But this west coast girl is not complaining.  I will soak in the warmth as long as I can. 

The Kitty Cat Pack have made some awesome creations around the season of Fall that you don't want to miss.  For my project, I created a diorama that is a bit out of the box but can't be done in various ways.  With the newest release that just happened with TCP stamps, there are some birch trees that is perfect.

This scene was made using the new Birch Snow Globe die and made for an easy diorama.  I started with the background sponging in some Distress Inks to get the "sky" how I wanted. The bottom color is actually a bit more of a deep purple with some grey, but as you can see, it looks a bit more brownish black.  I then added the birch layer by attaching that panel to the background with some accordion fold side pieces. I used the birds from the TCP die set of Birdcage for the added birds and then finished the scene by adding the frame on top of that layer with another set of accordion fold sides.   For the finishing pieces, I added some of the TCP Hole-less Sequins and the sentiment from another die I have.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the awesome creations and hope you can play along.  You can have a chance at winning by uploading your creation to the link! Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!