Sunday, 9 February 2020

'Pick Me Up' Card Duo

Hello crafty friends ...

Today we are sharing projects with the upcoming February release at Your Next Stamp!! There is a chance to win a prize as well, so be sure to scroll all the way to the end of my post to see those details.

The 'Pick Me Up' stamp set is a small set with a great price point that packs a LOT of punch. I can see so many uses for this set and to start off I created both a Thank You card and a Birthday Card.

The video's on Blogger are quite small so if you would like to see them larger, click HERE for my YouTube channel.

First up is the 'Thanks For All The Smiles card. There is also a coordinating die available for the Pick Me Up set and just look at how it cuts the inside of the balloon strings! There is a THANKS die included in the die set, and the stamp set also comes with a Thanks stamp for even more versatility. 

To create my backgrounds, I die cut two card panels with the largest Stitched Rectangle die from white pearlized paper. Then I dipped and dragged the panels through puddles of Distress Oxide inks and when they was nice and dry I die cut the panels using the new CLOUD PANEL Die, which is also part of the February release.

Something I often do with background dies, is back them with a lightweight acetate which gives the card some great shine. With the pearlized card panel, the acetate backing, the white pearlized card stock, the clear embossing of the image and the shimmer pen on the balloons and cat bellies ... these cards are nice and shiny!

Have another look at the THANKS die, and how the 'A' and the 'N' are already shaped to fit perfectly on the balloons. I always appreciate the thought that goes into the YNS dies.

I kept all of the fallaway clouds to use on the card interior and future projects, so I added three inside the Thank You Card.  The oval window inside was cut using the new ROUNDED PANEL SHAPES and I stamped the greeting on a piece of light blue card stock and put it behind the opening. There are lots of shapes included in that die set and it's going to be great to create fun windows in and on your cards with a fun stitch line around the window.

Below is a closer look at the window, and the 'FOR ALL THE SMILES' is one of the greetings included in the PICK ME UP stamp set.

For the second card, I used the second pearlized & smooshed background cut with the new CLOUD PANEL Die. The PICK ME UP cat with balloons was clear embossed and coloured with the same brush markers as the first card. I intended to add the cat to the card with a Mini Action Wobble, but it turns out I don't have anymore. I will have to remedy that soon.

In the photo below, you can see the shine you get from the acetate. Sorry the photos aren't the best and I had wanted to show the stamp set in the photos as well. But my DT package was delayed getting to me and I was on a time crunch to get the cards made and photographed at all!

Inside I added stamps from the Whatnot Sentiments Set 12.

Now for the prize information!

Your Next Stamp is giving away each of the sets being previewed!! Today, 2 random comments will be selected from the Your Next Stamp Blog or Instagram and each person will win 1 of the 2 sets.  All comments must be left by February 12th at midnight and the winners will be announced on 2/13. These are the two sets being previewed today:

Pick Me Up
Ewe Can Do It

Pick Me Up Stamp Set - Your Next Stamp (February Release)
Pick Me Up Dies - Your Next Stamp (February Release)
Cloud Panel Die - Your Next Stamp (February Release)
Rounded Panel Shapes - Your Next Stamp (February Release)
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Cool Tag One (banner) - Your Next Stamp
Whatnot Sentiments Set 12 (Birthday words and balloon) - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Blue and white card stocks
White shimmer card stock
Arteza Real Brush markers
Water brush
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Clear embossing powder
White embossing powder
Chameleon Color Tone and Color Top Markers
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen

Card sizes - Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

Thanks for stopping by today


Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Love the detail in your cards here! It's amazing how the die cuts the balloon strings!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

What a fun card.. Love this background clouds die so much..

New Creations said...

So sweet, love this fun Kitty image! And I enjoyed inside as well!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE it inside and OUT! The way you did the paper for the cloud panel die looks fabulous!

Karthikha said...

I love this kitty with balloons and your background using the cloud panel die is awesome! :)

Marilyn said...

I like everything about this card, inside and out. I like the cloud die and think it's so clever how you've used the cut out on the inside. Great card!

Shelley said...

Super cute card with a ton of detail. Love it!

Tammy L said...

Your cards are great and I love all the different visual details that you added. The insides of the card are just awesome to match! TFS!

LIZARD said...

Those are two really fun cards and I really dig how you made the insides of the cards! So much fun to vary it up like that! I love how you make the clouds look glowy! That cloud die is fun! Such a cute furry kitten too!

Sue D said...

So cute with the critters and balloons. I like the insides of your cards too.

StampOwl said...

these are adorable!!!

Fikreta said...

love these cards!
wonderful background!

Mary Holshouser said...

Cute card. Love how the clouds are
cut. The inside is great too.
thanks for sharing

sharon g said...

I really like how the clouds are cut out, rather than the clouds being die cut pieces that you put on. It is so different.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Awesome cards! I like the backgrounds you created and how you used the oval on the sentiment on the inside! Very creative!

Wendi J said...

Great card. Thanks for tells us how you did the background. Will have to try it.

Anushree Vaish said...

Sweet cards...I liked how beautifully you have designed the inside of the card as well!!

Shar Z said...

Very attractive cards both outside and inside.

Paula H. said...

Love the backgrounds you created and the nice touch with the acetate!