Monday, 12 October 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch and color challenge #24

I loved the colors in the latest sketch and color challenge on the You Next Stamp blog.  Of course, I ended up having a few challenges while making this card; I was over halfway through the card when I dropped my black inkpad on the fron of my card and had to start over!  I'm really pleased with how this came out though, so the little setback was ok!

For this card, I used Michael's cardstock, the gear stencil from The Crafters Workshop, YNS's Perfect Chemistry stamp set, Close to My Heart's (CtMH) Dizzy Circles and Birthday Funnies.  I used CtMH's Indian Corn Blue ink to ink the stencil on by card base, then covered it in a second piece of cardstock in the same color as the base, with the edges inked with blue.  I used a hero arts background stamp on top of purple cardstock, and then cut a circle in it to make a shaker card.  To make the shaker, I used one section of a nine pocket page protector and sealed it closed with the Photo Fuse tool.  I attached the shaker to the underneath of the purple cardstock using my ATG gun, and put a circle frame in white above the cardstock.

I colored the mad scientist from Perfect Chemistry with an assortment of alcohol markers, fussy cut him out, and stuck him over the shaker hole.  I covered his eyes with Glossy Accents (but... after I took the photo lol).  I then mounted the entire front panel to the cad base using foam tape.  I finished the card off by stamping a sentiment from the Stamps of Life Tic Tac Toe set onto white card stack, put a little CtMH silver shimmer trim under it, and stamped my greeting on the inside.

If you get a chance, check out Your Next Stamp's amazing blog challenges!  They help you get back on your crafty feet when inspiration lacks!


  1. So super fun! Love shaker cards and love that scientist! Thanks so much for playing along with us at YNS!

  2. Wonderful shaker card! Too bad you had to start all over again but it looks great! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  3. Absolutely adorable shaker card! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  4. I like! The cogs look so good and the shaker element makes it fun. Thanks for joining in the YNS challenge and sharing this great take on the sketch.