Hi everyone and happy Saturday!!! :) I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. Today is my birthday (the big thirty-six :) ) and I have had a wonderful day. To top my day off, I was honored to be asked to participate in a blog hop celebrating Your Next Stamp's May 2017 release. It is fabulous! I have created four card samples using the amazing products I was provided and I also created a video showing how to make one of the cards using a distress ink technique as well as coloring with Zig Clean Brush markers. I think my absolute favorite set has got to be "Got Mud." I have 2 boys (one is 4, the other is almost 1) and my four year old is in love with this set and has already claimed the two cards I made for this blog post :) I could see using this set for boy birthday party invites, scrapbook pages, all sorts of things! I love it!
This will be a photo heavy post since I have four cards to share so I'll get right to it. Here's my first card using the brand new Got Mud stamp set:
For this card, I used the brand new Got Mud stamp set from Your Next Stamp. To create the hills, I used the stitched Rolling Hills dies from Lawn Fawn and then used Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain distress inks and some water to create the distressed effect. I did the same thing on the top with Salty Ocean distress ink. I then colored the cute trucks with my Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I added Glossy Accents to the windows and then cut them out and popped them up using foam tape. The sentiment was embossed using white embossing powder from Stampin' Up. The gorgeous accents are from the newly released Gumdrops enamel dots. I love them, the pictures don't do them justice.
For my next card, I used two new stamp sets, Got Mud and Mud Splatter. I stamped the background image from the Mud Splatter stamp set to create my background pattern on my Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I then cut out two circles using the stitched circle dies from Stampin' Up! I used Salty Ocean and the same brown distress inks as used above to create the background on the first circle. I then adhered it to another circle cut out with Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip cardstock. I then colored the adorable truck from the God Mud stamp set with my Zig Clean Color markers, added Glossy Accents to the window, and then cut it out and popped it up with some foam tape. I added some bakers twine for interest and then heat embossed the image using white embossing powder.
For my third card, I used images from the adorable brand new stamp set, Waddles - Fortune Teller. How adorable is this stamp set?!?! I created the background using distress inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry and then spritzed some water to get the distress look. I then cut out a circle using my stitched circle dies and then added my images, which were colored with my Zig Clean Color markers. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the curtains for some shimmer. I then added some Baker's Twine and then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. The gorgeous accents are from the newly released Gumdrops enamel dots.
For my fourth and final card for today, I again used the Waddles - Fortune Teller stamp set. I colored the images using my Zig markers. I created my background using Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry distress inks and some water. I added some Baker's Twine and then stamped the sentiment in black ink. The gorgeous accents are from the newly released Gumdrops enamel dots.I also created a video tutorial on how I created this last card. I'd love for you to check it out:
Phew, thanks so much for making it this far! :) For following the hop, you have a chance to win one $25 gift certificate to Your Next Stamp. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds of winning, but you do not have to comment on every to be qualified to win.
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Okay, I think that's it from me. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love it if you left me a comment and/or had a chance to watch my video. I hope it is helpful to you. Have a wonderful day and make sure to stop by Your Next Stamp and check out this awesome release. Also, below is the hop order, so make sure to check out all the amazing projects by the design team and guests!