Wednesday 23 May 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge # 89

Its been a very productive day today!! It poured with rain from late yesterday afternoon till 4am this morning, so everything was way too soggy to garden. And poor Phoebe had an accident last night with a shelf and her mouth, so decided she could stay home today too. I cleaned, vacuumed, made this card and trimmed a hedge. I even managed to catch up on a few tv programmes during all this too, so it was a good day. And Phoebe is feeling much better, so I'm very happy indeed!!

I'm running in with a last minute card for the current challenge at Your Next Stamp. I thought this sketch was really cool and had loads of ideas before finally settling on this blended design:

I think these 'troll-like' images are simply adorable and I'm always looking for a reason to colour one to life!!

I started by stamping the girl image on some white CS. I then inked up the balloon itself 5x and stamped on white CS as well. I coloured these all with pencils and then fussy cut out.

Using Distress Oxide inks 'Worn Lipstick', 'Salty Ocean', 'Wilted Violet' and washi tape, I blended the card front. I then sprayed it liberally with Imagine Crafts 'Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz' and blotted the large blobs with a tissue. I wish you could see the sparkle all over this card, its quite magical!!

I heat embossed the sentiment (from Your Next Stamp 'Insanely Happy, which is where the girl image is from too) in white on a rectangle piece of black CS. The balloons were adhered to the card front and I used a fine black pen to draw the string. I popped the sentiment and girl on some foam tape, and glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins for a bit more bling!!

I can hear my oven timer going, better not let dinner burn. Phoebe will be back to school tomorrow and hopefully everything will have dried out a bit so I can weed to my hearts content tomorrow. Its only supposed to be 2 degrees overnight so better get my thermals ready!!

Take care


  1. Hoping Phoebe is better...sounds like a big ouch to me. Your darling little card is so colorful and fun...perfect birthday card.

  2. What a fun card! Great coloring and ink-blending! Thanks for joining us at the Your Next Stamp Challenge!