Sea Friends Series – Day Four – Comment to Win

It is day 4, the final day of our Sea Friends Series with Tina Krauer. Tina has been sharing cards made using the Sea Friends stamp set over the past several days. In addition to the inspiration, you also get the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set!

Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.

YNS Supplies: Seas Friends stamp set
Wave Panel Die

I used the wave panel die and sponged the three pieces on the bottom part with distress oxide (only one color, salty ocean) and spritzed it with water to achieve splashes. Then I grabbed an extra piece of a card panel and sponged a cloudy background with distress oxide (spiced marmalade). I glued the wave grid onto that panel and glued in the three blue pieces – voilà my background has a sea and some lovely sunset clouds :-))


Then I decided where my sentiment (from the stamp set “Sea Friends”) has to go (I loooove this one so much!!) and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped and colored two lovely seals from the same stamp sets onto a piece of mixed media paper (mine is by Canson, very smooth surface and pretty thick, about 200g/120lbs) and colored those guys with my aqua marker pens. I adhered them onto my panel with foam tape to get more depth for this little scene. A few Jewel Nuvo drops in blue finished off my design.

Now head on over to Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends giveaway.

Happy Stamping!

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Sea Friends Series – Day Three – Comment to Win

It is day 3 of our Sea Friends Series with Tina Krauer. Tina is sharing a different way to use the Sea Friends stamp set each day, for 4 days. The best part is, one lucky commenter will win the Sea Friends set!

Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.


YNS Supplies: Wave Panel Die (port hole die)

For this card I die cut the  porthole die out of a piece of brown card stock. Then I  embossed the whole panel after inking up my embossing folder with brown distress ink (ground espresso) to achieve an even more realistic look on the wood. Then I glued a piece of acetate over that hole on the backside of my panel. For hiding the acetate on the inside, I glued in an extra piece of paper as the same size as the panel itself – I think no one will notice the little cheat 🙂 The porthole was die cut out of shiny silver card stock. So do you agree with me, this looks like the inside of a boat, right? My idea was that you would look out of the porthole and discover the dolphins playing in the sea… and that part is inside the card 🙂

YNS Supplies: Seas Friends stamp set

I created a water background with distress oxides; this time with salty ocean, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Then I added water spritzes to create texture. I drew in bubbles with my Nuvo sparkle glitter brush pen to add extra texture. This lifted up the ink too and the bubbles got shiny and glittery this way! On this card I totally forgot to heat emboss the sentiment first, so I did it after my ink blending. This works as well; just make sure your panel is completely dry and that you used anti-static powder. Otherwise, the embossing powder might stick everywhere 😉


The dolphins are stamped onto mixed media paper (I used Canson mixed media paper again) and colored with aqua marker pens. The dot details are made with my edding pastel white chalk pen. Then I fussy cut the dolphins and glued them directly onto the panel. As this scene fills the whole panel, you still have enough space to write your birthday greetings on the left inside of the card. 

Time to visit Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends stamp set giveaway. Then, stop back here tomorrow for the final day of our series.

Happy Stamping!

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Sea Friends Series – Day Two – Comment to Win

We are thrilled to have Tina Krauer joining us for a special series featuring the Sea Friends stamp set. Welcome to day 2!

Tina is sharing a different way to use the Sea Friends stamp set each day, for 4 days. The best part is, one lucky commenter will win the set!

Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.

I stamped the whale from the “Sea Friends” set and colored it with aqua marker pens. The tiny dot details are made with an edding pen called „Pastel Pen-Soft white“ it is not as bright compared to a posca pen. The edding pen stays a bit translucent, I really like that effect.

I cut out some water fountains by hand from a piece of vellum and adhered it to the blowhole… I love adding details like that 🙂
My ocean on the background panel is made with distress oxides – this time I used blueprint sketch, cracked pistachio and wilted violet. But first I heat embossed the fun sentiment “get whale soon” with white embossing powder.

Maybe you are interested in how I created those waves, so I made step by step photos of the process. Beside the oxides you need a wave stencil, a water sprayer, white pigment ink, a permanent white pencil and that edding pastel pen I used on the whale. 


First, I spritzed some water on the whole panel to create some splashes for more texture. Let this dry completely before you continue with the next step. Your heat gun might be helpful getting your panel completely dry very quickly. So here comes the waves. First, I stenciled some white pigment ink onto my panel. Then I used the white pencil to brighten up the area even more and make it kind of “sealed”. Next I used the pastel pen marker to draw little dots along the wave shape and this one is wet again. If you use it without the white pencil in between, the white dots would absorb completely the color of the distress oxides; this can be pretty, but I wanted them to stay soft white. I hope this helps you recreate the look.
The final step was to adhere my whale and my card was done! 🙂

Now head on over to Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends giveaway. Then, stop back here tomorrow for card #3 featuring the Sea Friends stamp set.

Happy Stamping!

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Sea Friends Series – Day 1 – Comment to Win

We are thrilled to have Tina Krauer joining us for a special series featuring the Sea Friends stamp set. Tina will be sharing a different way to use the Sea Friends stamp set over the next 4 days. The best part is, one lucky commenter will win the set!

Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.

Let’s start off by learning more about Tina, then we will get on to her smile filled card.

Tina Krauer

Blog: Papierlisi

IG: @teenaleee

My name is Tina, I was born in 1977. I am living in the heart of Switzerland, near Lucerne, together with my awesome husband and my little daughter. Ah yes, we also have two furry friends in our family – Candy and Vodka, the best cats on this planet 🙂

During my pregnancy in 2013, I came across with the Big Shot machine and the adventure of paper crafting and card making began. I am hooked to it ever since 🙂 I really love coloring, especially with my copics. But all kinds of coloring media have my heart, I barely can resist when I discover new colored pencils, markers, or watercolors  :-))  My style of cards is not a particular one – I love everything, except overloaded cards. I hope I can inspire you with my passion for card making!

YNS Supplies: Sea Friends Stamp set and die sets
So Many Squares Panel Die
So Mush Fun (sentiment)

For this card I used the stamp set “Sea Friends“ and colored them with aqua marker pens. I grabbed a piece of mixed media paper and heat embossed the sentiment (from another stamp set called “So Mush Fun”) right in the middle of the panel.  Then I  sponged it with distress oxides (salty ocean and blueprint sketch for the sea and ripe persimmon and candied apple for the sky). A strip of painters tape helped me to separate the ocean from the sky . A few spritzes of water for some texture created more interest on my panel.

Then I die cut a fun foam and a paper piece with the “So Many Squares Panel” die and cut off one stripe in the middle to create a little space for my sentiment. I glued a piece of acetate in between of those two die cuts since I wanted to create different little shaker windows. I filled every compartment with micro beads (blue ones on the sea part and orange ones on the sky part) and adhered the background panel onto it. After that, I just had to place my critters on top and pop the panel onto a card base and voilà, it was finished.

Now head on over to Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends giveaway. Then, stop back here tomorrow for card #2 featuring the Sea Friends stamp set.

Happy Stamping!

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A Friendship Card From Meghan

Meghan Kennihan is focused on friendship today, with a card featuring the newly released Friendship Fence stamp set. This set is full of everything needed to build a scene, a fence of course, plus birds, mice, flowers and even ladybugs.

This card is a departure from the bright colors we usually see from Meghan. It is a great example of how using lots of white creates a striking contrast to color and makes it pop!

Friendship Fence

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Happy Stamping!

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January Furry Friends Feature Day – Comment to Win

For this month’s Feature Day, the team and guest were asked to showcase animal stamps in the YNS store.   Scroll on down to see all their “furry friends” creations and then leave a comment before you go.

One random comment will be selected as the winner and that person will win a stamp set of their choice.

 

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Leave a comment on this post by January 24th and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on January 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

 
Tina, January Guest

 YNS Supplies: Homemade with Love | Box Full of Cuteness

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Ceal, January Guest
YNS Supplies:  Party Pets Stamp Set
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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by January 24th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on January 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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YNSC #15 ~ Friends!

Hey everyone!  Time for this week’s YNS challenge and it is all about FRIENDS!  We want to see cards for or about friendship this week!

Our challenge team has done an amazing job so let’s check them out!

Kelli – A Good Friend
Suzanne – Girlfriends
Now here are some things to help you play along with us and become the NEXT Your Next Stamp Guest Designer:
1. Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge
2. You have the entire month to play along
3. Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread
4. If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge – YNSC14
5. You do not have to use YNS Stamps but if have some of our stamps we would love to see you ink up!
6. Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get a NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package!!! That’s right, you’ll get your hands on some yummy YNS rubber stamps before anyone else and you’ll get to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks! FUN!!! Plus you’ll get the entire month of challenges in advance so you can play along with the YNS challenge team!!!!

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Whale Pendant

Are you ready to pull in something besides paper to go with your stamps?Guest Ushii Landia has just the project to show you how you can get more out of your stamps. It’s time to get creative!


Ushii Landia

Instagram (@ushiilandia), my FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or meet me at my blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish)

When I saw the Sea Friends set I thought that these critters look so cute that using them on cards is not enough! I then thought about pendants – hey, this whale would look awesome as a pendant too! So, of course I had to try 🙂

First, I rolled out three colors of polymer clay to achieve an ombre look (to make my whale more magical!). Then I took a black ink and gently pressed to stamp the whale on the clay.

I cut around the whale, freehand, with an exacto knife. It would be even easier to use the Sea Friends Die Set as a guide. Don’t run it through a cutting machine of course, but with your fingers, gently press the die into the clay.


Once cut out, make a little hole with a thin straw and then bake in the oven. When they’ve cooled down I smoothed the edges with sand paper.

As a finishing touch, add dots of paint.


Are you ready to create your own pendant? I know I will be picking up some polymer clay!

Happy Stamping!

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Dreamy Whale

Ushii Landia is back with projects to inspire. Ushii is a frequent YNS guest and we always enjoy her creations. Her signature style is soft no-line coloring and she shares more of that today. Thank you Ushii for joining us again!


Ushii Landia

Instagram (@ushiilandia), my FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or meet me at my blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish)

Whales always look magical and very unique to me – so when I saw the one from the Sea Friends set I thought about this scene immediately – a dreaming white whale under the starry sky :).

I masked the bottom part of the stamp before inking and colored it in using the no line technique. Then I masked the whole whale and created the background with Distress Oxide inks.

When my background was completely dry I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Magical and Magnificent.


Ushii will be back tomorrow with a fun new way to use your stamps – no paper involved!

Happy Stamping!

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Fun Friday Challenge #117 – Comment to Win!

Are you ready for a new challenge? Challenge #117 starts right now!

1 – Would you like to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by July 3rd to be entered in the random drawing.

2 – Would you like to win a YNS store gift certificate? Play along with the challenge! What’s the challenge? We want to see 3 of something on your creation!

Challenge #117 – Trio – Include 3 of Something

Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by July 11th at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

Meghan, June Guest

YNS Supplies:
Beep Beep

Kendra

YNS Supplies:
Card Buddies
Card Buddies Die Set

Confetti Panel Die
Stitched Fishtail Banner Die Set
Bold Happy Birthday Die Set
Scripty Happy Birthday Words Die Set
Hugs and Kisses 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink

Andrea

YNS Supplies:
Sea Friends
Sea Friends dies
Slider/Spinner Die Set – Tiny
Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops
Black Olive Dye ink

Sue

YNS Supplies:
Looking Sharp
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Sweet Baby Paper Pad

Tricia

YNS Supplies:
Card Buddies

Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Gumdrops
Spread Your Wings

Kerri

YNS Supplies:
Silly Trash Monsters
Silly Trash Monsters Die Set
Trash Can Die Set
Slime Splat Die Set
Black Olive Ink

The Details:

  • YNS’ challenge #117 ends on Thursday, July 11th, 2019, at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

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