It's the 22nd of the month, and that means it's time for the Your Next Stamp Monthly Feature Post! Every month, the design team features inspiration with a specific theme, and this month, it's Christmas!
I inked up an oldie but goodie for today's card... Holiday Owl! It includes a lot of great sentiments, but I couldn't resist using "Hoot!" for my card.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Peanut Fudge CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Recollections Holly Day Wishes 6x6,
YNS Circle Die Set, YNS Stitched Line Die, Pop Dots, Copics
I paired him with some Recollections paper I've had for a couple of years. I like the soft woodgrain look of the paper with the snowflakes on top... it has kind of a rustic feel that I thought worked well with the owl.
Up close, you can get a good look at my FAVORITE new die... the Stitched Line Die. Yup... nothing fancy for me, it's simple details like this that I love! Be prepared to see a lot of this one! I also used the new YNS Circle Die Set for the sentiment, and hand cut the mat behind it.
Owl - E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Eyes - T1, T0
Tree - E43, E42, E41, E40
Hat, Stocking, Scarf - R59, R29, R27, R24, E08, R22
Green Stripes - YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Snow, Whte Trim on Hat - W1, W0, W00
Beak, Star - Y38, Y35, Y32
Now head on over the the YNS Blog for links to the rest of the designers participating today.
But that's not all! If you leave a comment while you're there, you'll be entered to win a YNS stamp set of your choice!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
It's time for more Fun Friday Inspiration at Your Next Stamp!
Here is our lovely sketch and color combo to inspire you...
I had another go at the sketch this week... I can't help myself, it is perfectly clean and simple!
I inked up one of my all-time favorite sets, Thanks a Latte, and used the coordinating Thanks a Latte Die Set along with it. I went with a soft, creamy color and added a pop of red with the hearts on the coffee sleeves. Those perfectly placed holes are from a new set of dies called Piercing Holes Dies, and they coordinate wth the new Circle Die Set. Both are a must-have! I can tell I will be using these ALL THE TIME!!!
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, MME Merry Little Christmas 6x6, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Palette L'amore Red Ink, Pop Dots, Copics (W1, W0, W00, and E31, E30, E50)
Alrighty... the challenge ends in just one week! Link up for a chance to win a $15 YNS Gift Certificate! YNS products are not required, but if the winning entry features YNS stamps or dies for the focal point, the prize will be increased to a $20 Gift Cetificate!
Hope you'll play along!!
A new challenge begins today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This time we want to see something
CLEAN and SIMPLE...
I consider my style to be fairly simple, so this was an easy task! I decided use the sweet Polka Dot Pals Katie this time. I've colored her with Copics to match some paper from the Pink Paislee "Pen Pals" 6x6 pad, and simply popped her up and added a little stitched heart to the corner.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Wax Lips CS, Bazzill Moody Blue CS, Pop Dots, Lil' Inker Designs Heart Die, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E59, E37, E35, E33
Jeans - B39, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Bows, Patches - R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
Dog - T5, T4, T3, T2, T1
Shirt, Shoes, Ground - T1, T0
There is lots of lovely clean and simple inspiration from the Little Misses at the LMM Blog... be sure to have a look!
Hope you can join us!!
It's time for our monthly challenge at Whimsie Doodles, and I am you hostess this month! I am challenging you with the theme
MERRY & BRIGHT!
Create a holiday project and make sure you use some bright colors!
I've used two of the newly released digis... the gingerman is from the Santa and Friends set, and the cute greeting is from Santa Sentiments. They coordinate perfectly, don't you think?!
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Doodlebug Santa Express 6x6, Stardust Stickles,
Glossy Accents, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copics
I've colored the gingerman with Copics, cut him out, and popped him up on some sweet colorful paper from the Doodlebug Santa Express 6x6 Pad. I wanted his buttons to look like sugary candy gumdrops, so I covered them in Stardust Stickles. The rest of his features were coated with Glossy Accents. I finished the card off with some ribbon, and a little more Stardust Stickles to frame the sentiment.
Gingerbread - E43, E42, E41, E40
Gumdrops Buttons - BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
Cheeks, Nose - RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000
You can head over to the Whimsie Doodles Blog for inspiration from the other Doodlelicious Divas, and for all the challenge details!
Thanks so much for visiting today!
It's time for a new Fun Friday Sketch and color Challenge at Your Next Stamp!
Julie has designed a lovely clean and simple sketch for us this time around...
and we have a beautiful color combo for you as well...
As always, you can choose inspiration from one, or combine the two to enter the challenge.
I adore the sketch this time, so I used that for my inspiration... I colored up the two larger gingerbreads from the Sweet Holiday Greetings set, cut them out and popped them up on a partial circle. The tiny heart between them is from the Awesome Border Dies Set One, and I used a sentiment from Santa Express.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Red Hots CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Pop Dots, Circle Nesties, Copics
The challenge ends Thursday, November 27th, so you have two weeks to play along!
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a $15 YNS Gift Certificate! However... if the winning entry uses YNS stamps or dies as the focal point, the gift certificate will be increased to $20!!