I’m Kelly Santi and I am absolutely delighted to be the March new release guest designer for one of my favorite companies … YNS! I just love the whimsical and sweet stamps from Your Next Stamp and there is truly something for everyone!
I have have been creating for as long as I can remember, from crayons to calligraphy and settled into the cardmaking hobby about 20 years ago. My favorite types of cards are ones with bright, vivid colors and I enjoy creating scenes with my cards. The joy of being able to share something handmade with someone and brighten their day just makes me smile! I adore learning new card techniques and hanging out with my crafty friends on social media and zoom to create together!
My card today is using Spring Smiles and I’ve created a Peek-A-Boo style card for my mom 🙂
I’ve used several dies to create the card and a ‘porthole’ to let a little of the envelope of flowers peek through. I’ve added patterned paper as an accent and colored the sweet flowers and butterflies with copic markers!
It’s been so wonderful to share my cards with you this March release!
Posted by: Julie Elak on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
We are excited to welcome special guest, Amy Young!
We saw Amy’s work on Facebook and were amazed. Her ability to create a background by hand is astounding. The scenes she creates with her strong coloring skills made us say wow! Scroll on down to learn more about Amy and check out the scene she created with YNS Stamps.
Hi, I’m Amy and while I’ve been drawn to color and creating pretty things from a very young age. It wasn’t until eleven years ago, that I got my first Copic markers and fell in love with stamping, coloring and card making. I have pretty eclectic tastes when it comes to stamps, ranging from cutesy to more mature images, though there always has to be a critter or character of some sort. I love to get creative and put together fun scenes using stamps so that each card I make tells its own story. When I’m not getting crafty you can find me at my day job grooming and boarding dogs or curled up with one of my kitties reading a good book.
Amy’s first guest card features the stamp set Swan-derful.
The trees, the sky, the water, the cat tails…we could go on and on. We are in love with it all!
Amy will be back tomorrow with another card featuring birds…can you guess which set?
Posted by: Julie Elak on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am
Today we are welcoming back frequent guest Ushii! This time around, Ushii is getting us ready for the holidays with a few Christmas projects! The phrase Christmas in July is a popular one and with creations from Ushii, there is amazing inspiration guaranteed!
I’m Ushii and I’m super excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp! Who am I? A crafty girl, trying to find a happiness in every moment of life I live in Poland and I’m an architect. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved to design, create, alter, paint, sew something… Ten years ago I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking with all the colorful papers, embellishments and cute stamps – and I fell in love! I usually have five ideas at the same time, I love to try new techniques, new things and visit new places … and besides, I love good company, good wine and good books My favorite tools are Copics, Zig Clean Color markers and watercolors, as I love coloring stamps! But I like funny dies and stencils a lot, too. My projects are usually sweet, colorful and joyful.
This card is a combination of a few stamp sets. I used the beautiful door stamp from the Deck the Halls set and created a snowy scene with some stamps from two other sets. The snowman is from the Santa Express Train Carts set and the birds are from the Holiday Wreaths set. I must admit I love these birds and use them a lot in non-Christmas cards!
I stamped everything with a very light ink and colored it with the no-line technique. To add dimension, I adhered some parts of the door and other card elements with 3d foam tape. At the end, I stamped the sentiment from the Home for the Holidays set and added white paint splatters to make my card look like winter with snow.
Posted by: Julie Elak on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12:00 am
Ushii Landia, one of our April guests, is sharing her final card for the month. This one is full of love, featuring Ushii’s signature style! It is also a great example of how to combine stamp sets, as there are critters from 3 different stamp sets on Ushii’s card.
Today I want to show you a card with the cute mouse from the So Mush Fun set. I combined it with a deer from the Oh, Deer! set and birds from the Holiday Wreaths set.
All critters were colored in no-line technique with Zig markers. I blended my background with two Distress Oxide inks and stamped a sentiment in brown from the So Mush Fun set… and my card was ready!
Thank you Ushii for joining us again this month! We always enjoy having you as a guest and your creativity is always inspiring!
Posted by: Julie Elak on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
Today we are welcoming Ushii Landia back as a guest! Her projects are full of whimsy and her signature soft no line coloring technique – swoon worthy, I promise!
Have you created any Easter projects yet? Ushii is ready to inspire you!
I’m Ushii and I’m super excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp! Who am I? A crafty girl, trying to find a happiness in every moment of life I live in Poland and I’m an architect. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved to design, create, alter, paint, sew something… Ten years ago I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking with all the colorful papers, embellishments and cute stamps – and I fell in love! I usually have five ideas at the same time, I love to try new techniques, new things and visit new places … and besides, I love good company, good wine and good books My favorite tools are Copics, Zig Clean Color markers and watercolors, as I love coloring stamps! But I like funny dies and stencils a lot, too. My projects are usually sweet, colorful and joyful
Posted by: Julie Elak on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:59 am
We are starting off the week a touch of warmth and spring courtesy of Ashley Hughes! She is our special guest this month, sharing 3 projects guaranteed to make you smile! If you missed her first post, check it out here where you can learn more about Ashley too!
Ashley’s card features an inked and distressed background full of warm colors.
Posted by: Julie Elak on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am
We are excited to welcome Ashley Hughes as a guest this month! Ashley is sharing projects for 3 Mondays in a row – triple the fun and inspiration! Scroll on down to learn more about Ashley and check out her first project which features a blended background and a flock of sheep!
Hello! My name is Ashley and I’m so excited to be a guest designer with Your Next Stamp for March! I have been paper crafting for over 25 years, it’s my passion! I’ve taught scrap booking and card making classes in the past and my first job was actually working in a paper crafting store where I got to help design projects to be displayed in their store!! I enjoy sharing my card making journey on Instagram and Facebook @ashleyhscrapstamp and more recently my YouTube channel. Some of my favorite card making techniques include ink blending backgrounds and coloring cute animal images!! I’m so excited to share the fun cards I created with you this month!
The sheep from So Ewe-nique fill the scene with eggs and sequins.
Posted by: Julie Elak on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:00 am
Our February release guest Kulbir Kirklandhas been inking and stamping with the newly released products! Scroll on down to learn a little more about Kulbir and see her card featuring Photo Booth All Smiles!
Hi, I’m Kulbir living in beautiful Ontario Canada. I am a mother of 2 teenagers that keep me very busy. In my spare time I love escaping to my craft space to unwind and enjoy experimenting with all types of medium; my favourite is coloring with Copics, water coloring and making all things rainbow.
Kulbir is sharing one last card using items from the new release. The cuties from Photo Booth All Smiles are nestled in circles.
With the inked background to add color, the critters are layered with sentiments beneath each.