Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Your Next Stamp - DT Dare Just For You!

Hello friends! I'm back today with a special DT Dare using the New Release stamps from Your Next Stamp! *You can win a stamp set of your choice by leaving a comment on the YNS DT Dare blog post!! The challenge for this 'Dare' was to create a project using the theme "Just For You". As soon as I saw the adorable Bugs and Kisses stamp set I knew I wanted to create a card and tag using them. And I love the beautiful scripty sentiments in the Whatnot Sentiment Ten set - so how perfect to combine them to help me make a set to thank someone for being so wonderful!

I created a mixed media gift tag by layering inks and paste to give pretty layers. I love the pink and blue colour scheme!

I started off by sponging Distress Oxide Inks onto a manilla tag and then spritzing it with water droplets.

Next, I used some clear Matte Gel texture paste mixed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam through a stencil to create texture on the background. The Ranger Craft Squeegee worked well to pull the paste over the stencil!

I stamped directly onto my tag with sentiments from the Whatnot Sentiment Ten and Bugs and Kisses stamp sets and used the clouds from the bug set to stamp with water - which left an image on the Distress Ink background, since they react with water!

I even stamped right on some seam binding ribbon with some sentiments from this set! Since I used waterproof ink I didn't have to worry that it would bleed.

And, lastly, I coloured my ribbon with Distress Oxide Inks by smooshing them on the craft mat, spritzing with water, and scrunching my ribbon up to lay it in the colour. These adorable bugs were watercoloured using Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and I added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam to the dragonfly.

By adding foam dots I gave these little bugs some dimension and used the new Firecracker Sparkly Gumdrops along with sequins, a button, and SMS burlap string.

The sweet butterfly in the Whatnot Sentiment Ten was stamped on the background with Distress Ink, and I used a heart stamp from the Bugs and Kisses set, coloured in and covered with Glossy Accents.

For the card, I created another tag in a similar way and added my cute ladybug image along with a couple stamped sentiments. Some baker's twine looped several times made a thick bow and I gathered it together using a pretty button.

I used some of the Firecracker Sparkly Gumdrops and more sequins to embellish. I love the Kaisercraft Wildflower paper I used on the card base!

Inside, I used the Thanks from the Whatnot Sentiment Ten and some more lovely butterflies stamped with Distress Oxide Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see what all the other designers have come up with for this challenge - and leave a comment on the DT Dare post to have your name entered into a draw for a stamp set of your choice!! (comments must be left by June 16 and the winner will be drawn on June 18)

Linked to:
FFC #192 – AG
PDE – 176 Cards

DL Art - Thankful Thursday June Linky Challenge
SSS Monday Challenge - Touchy Feely


  1. WOWEE Karla, what amazing tags. I love how you made them with all the inks.

  2. Wow! So fun!! Love all the mixed media and vibrant colours! That hot pink ladybug is too cute!!! ❤️ ❤️❤️

  3. These are so gorgeous!! The mixed media backgrounds look amazing!! I love the adorable bugs!! Fabulous projects!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Krla, these are so darn cute! LOVE the background you created and those little critters couldn't be cuter! FUN card and tag!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  5. These are so pretty and cute!! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  6. Beautiful projects, I LOVE your backgrounds! Thanks for playing with us in the Friday Funday Challenge! Have a wonderful day,

  7. Great job on your tags and card!

  8. Those bugs are adorable! And your tutorial on using the inks is very helpful!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at PDE Linky Party this week!

  9. Gorgeous cards! love your color palette and the images you used are absolutely cute!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  10. The Background looks amazing! And those adorable bugs... OMGOSH.. sooo DANG CUTE!!! LOVE your projects!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  11. Wonderful creations! Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: "I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

    JO ANN

  12. Those bugs are adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments