Thursday, January 03, 2019

Your Next Stamp January New Release Blog Hop


Hello friends!

It's time for the Your Next Stamp January New Release blog hop!  There were so many cute sets this month - I can't wait to play with them some more!  Don't forget that we are giving away a $25 YNS Gift Certificate to one hop participant today, so be sure to go through and leave some love on each stop of the hop. (The more blogs you visit and comment on the greater your odds of winning, but you don't have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win. 😊)

I need to make some Valentine cards so I decided to go sweet and simple with my hop card today...





This was such a fun card to make!  When I got my sets for this month I stamped out this little kitty from Love and Hugs because he makes me smile.  I colored him with Copics and had fun coloring and decorating the heart.  The only part of the heart that isn't done with Copics is the stitched lines - those I drew in with a red pen - and then I added a Gumdrop as well.

To make the background I first die cut a Floating Hearts Panel and then started to sponge through it.  Then I noticed that I had it on the card upside down! Oh, dear! 😂  When I took it off, though, I really liked the look of the upside down hearts as my base.  It sort of looked like they were falling down around him... right??   Reminding myself of my New Year's Resolution to not stress over trying to be perfect, I kept going and used my MISTI to stamp my greeting in the corner using Black Olive ink and then popped up my kitty over the top of the sentiment with 3D foam dots.  I used a couple of different Gumdrop packs to finish it up!

So... are you making your shopping list??  Don't forget that Karen is offering 20% off your purchase through January 8th!




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53 comments:

Karen Aicken said...

This is so sweet. A CAS card with lots of oomph with your colour choices. Love it!

Cynthia Cole said...

Simply adorable!

Doni High said...

I thought the sponged hearts on the bottom was intentional, not an oops! Great save!

KT Fit Kitty said...

That is one cute kitty! Sweet card!

Kari S said...

I really like the subtle shading on the background! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute! Love the stenciling in the background.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is adorable and very inspiring ! I cannot wait to receive my order !!!!

Christi Conley said...

Ohhhh a kitty! My weakness!!! What an adorable card :)

B. Poteraj said...

Good idea to paper piecer. I love the look!

Tracie said...

Such an adorable card. Love how you used the background die.

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is so cute!

Cynthia Koop said...

Really cute. I love the plaid heart and falling heart bg. I try to always make mistakes work and try not to throw them away. Great job!

Becca Yahrling said...

So fun! So adorable!

Bunny said...

I do love CAS. I know what you mean about stressing. This is really cute. [Bunny]

Connie said...

I am such a cat person and this card is adorable. I love the kitty and how you colored the heart. I never would have thought that you didn’t intend to do the hearts upside down if you hadn’t mentioned it!

sharon g said...

The subtle hearts, along with the big heart--very cute with the kitty!

Mary-Anne V said...

I'm more of a dog person but I must admit that kitty is really cute. I love your plaid heart. I love how you just rolled with any of the mistakes that came along the way.

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love how you did the plaid heart! Great coloring and card design!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Just adorable! Love the heart background!

Avra Williams said...

So cute!

Jenn Zurowski said...

Great card!

Indy's Designs said...

Delightful card, and the plaid heart is a fabulous idea! Thanks for your inspiration!

Monia Lisa said...

Sooo cute! :)

Sheryl L said...

I love this design. Very simple and cute.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! What a sweet and cutie card!!! Love it!!!

Marilyn said...

Adorable and simple!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Raga Senthil said...

Such an adorable kitty!! Love your plaid heart and the subtle BG!! 😍😍😘😘

~amy~ said...

Awww...love that big ole plaid heart!

Nancy said...

Just love this sweet kitty!

Macimbalo said...

Sweet CAS card - love it! Love the whole new release!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Delightful CAS card - thanks for sharing:)

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable! that kitty looks so proud!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cat Valentine card is super adorable! Love it!! I also love the hearts upside down. :)

Fikreta said...

love this card!
so cute!

https://bharatinayudu.com/ said...

Awwww!!! this is such an adorably cute CAS card. The lovely combination of colors. Such a cute image. fabulous inspiration. - bharati

Judy Markowitz said...

This CAS one is so adorable!! Love it!

Sue D said...

So cute with the kitty holding the big heart.

Andrea Hastilow said...

CAS & very cute ! Thank you for sharing.

Louise said...

very cute card!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

love the simplicity of the card, allows the colors and techniques to stand out!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww what a cutie! Love your heart stencil too :)

Heather said...

So, so, so adorable!! Of course that kitty makes you smile; that look on his face would make anyone smile! Love the simple layout and the sweet colors.

TeacherMom said...

Such a cute card!! Love the little love kitty!! I think the hearts look adorable floating down around him! Great job! And yes, don't sweat the small stuff!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic. Clean and simple and
so cute. Can feel the love.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

San said...

I love your S&S card (sw & simple), and esp liked how you shared about being upside down.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! I am in love with that cute kitty!

Karthikha said...

Aww this is super cute!! Love this adorable card :)

Valerija said...

WOW, this is stunning, love the colours and wonderful image.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Your card is so simple and yet super adorable! Love your colouring and the adorable little kitty!

Monika Reeck said...

The cat is cute and I love your idea to make your own Stencil hearts with the Dies..great idea and Fun Card
hugs
Monika

Renee VanEpps said...

Happy little accidents are the best! Also love the plaid on the heart :)

Christi Steinbeck said...

What a cute Valentine! Love it! TFS!

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

So cute! The upside down hearts totally look intentional :)