Your Next Stamp July Blog Hop

Hello, again, and welcome to Your Next Stamp’s July Blog Hop!  This month Your Next Stamp is having a re-release rather than introducing new sets.  I have used Hoot’s Up for my projects and colored the cute owl from the set two different ways to show you how you can achieve very different looks using the same supplies.  For both cards, I stamped the owl with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored him with Copics, and added some white highlights before cutting him out with my ScanNCut2.

For my first card, I colored the owl with traditional colors.  I die-cut a cloud mask using one of the Puffy Cloud Border dies and ink-blended my white card with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.

I popped up the owl with foam tape and framed him with a white panel I had die-cut with a circle die.  I heat-embossed a sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, bannered one end, and adhered that to the card.  I stamped a couple of the clouds from the set and added them, as well.  For a bit of shine and interest, I covered the clouds and gray on the mask with clear Zig Wink of Stella and added Glossy Accents to the glass on the mask.

This owl is just so fun that I had to color him twice!  Does he remind you of a cardinal like this?  I decided that such a fun owl needed some fun colors, and this is what I came up with.  This time, I used the Puffy Cloud Border dies as intended and die-cut several puffy clouds from white cardstock.  I ink-blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink where the clouds overlap.

For the sky I ink-blended some Bristol Smooth paper with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and flicked on some water.  I adhered the panel to my card and added my clouds, popping up the second cloud with a layer of foam tape and the top cloud with two layers of foam tape.  I adhered my bird to the second layer and added some foam tape behind his head.  Using my MISTI, I heat-embossed a sentiment from Phoebe and Pets in black.  Again, I added some Zig Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the mask.

Your Next Stamp is giving away a $25 gift certificate!  The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds are of winning, so be sure to leave a comment here before heading to the next blog stop!  You have until 12:00 am EST on July 11th to leave a comment.  The hop winner will be announced on the YNS blog on July 13th.

Also, Your Next Stamp is having a sale during the blog hop, so be sure to check it out.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Janet Ingraham | 9th Jul 17

    This owl pilot is having a great time in the clouds

  2. Yim | 9th Jul 17

    Your ink clouds look great behind the little owl!

  3. bensarmom | 9th Jul 17

    What darling cards. I love the two different ways you did your clouds.

  4. Gilda (McStamper) | 9th Jul 17

    Your cards are fantastic. Love that adorable owl and your backgrounds are beautiful.

  5. Von Marie Design | 9th Jul 17

    Your cards are so cute!! I love the cute owl and how you colored him also to look like a cardinal. I also love the ink blended sky and clouds.

  6. Vinita Jain | 9th Jul 17

    Cloudy fun with owl pilot, so pretty!

  7. Aquan-Assee Jennifer | 9th Jul 17

    Wow, your attention to detail is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity and passing it along to us!

  8. Teresa Doyle | 9th Jul 17

    Really cute cards Andrea, I love seeing multiple ways to use a set, that is ALWAYS a plus in my boks!

  9. Helen | 9th Jul 17

    Your owl creations are delightful, Andrea. Especially like the owl floating in the clouds. TFS.

  10. Trina P. | 9th Jul 17

    I already commented on IG, but thought .I’d come here too. Sweet cards Andrea. Great colouring.

  11. Julie | 9th Jul 17

    Clean, cute and fun! Both look great with all the clouds.

  12. Elise Smith | 9th Jul 17

    I love your cards! Owls are my favorite and this guy is definitely a cutie! Great idea to color him like a cardinal the second time around 🙂

  13. NatQuebec | 9th Jul 17

    Lovely card 💙

  14. Mary Holshouser | 9th Jul 17

    Love the clouds and sky in your cards.
    thanks for sharing some darling cards.

  15. Tina | 9th Jul 17

    Love the cute little owl thank you for sharing.

  16. Chris Wittrock | 9th Jul 17

    Both cards are really a “hoot”! The bird is so cute and the coloring is great!

  17. Debbie Hallamek | 9th Jul 17

    Your cards are adorable!

  18. Jean Heming | 9th Jul 17

    love your card so bright and very pretty!!! ,love the clouds and cut out circle

  19. Alma Dirpaul | 9th Jul 17

    That owl is so adorable! Glad to find a Canadian company to buy from.

  20. Candy Mills | 9th Jul 17

    Two great Owl cards :o)

  21. Sheryl L | 9th Jul 17

    Love your clouds! And the owls are too cute!

  22. Sue LD | 9th Jul 17

    I like your coloring of this cute owl and the sky scenes you created.

  23. sharla~ | 9th Jul 17

    Love the owl cards, fabulous coloring!

  24. Isabelle | 9th Jul 17

    Your cards are beautiful ! Your coloring is incredible.

  25. Melanie Amaya | 9th Jul 17

    Really cute cards.

  26. Cynthia O. | 10th Jul 17

    Fun scenes and fabulous coloring of both cards, Andrea.

  27. Lisa Lara | 10th Jul 17

    Amazing cards Andrea, love how you used this cutiie!

  28. Dian Ratna | 10th Jul 17

    You make two adorable card with one stamp. Great job, Andrea. Your coloring really awesome.

  29. Eileen R | 10th Jul 17

    Cute cards and that aviator owl is so adorable!

  30. Holly Flores | 10th Jul 17

    These are both so adorable

  31. Annie | 10th Jul 17

    Great cards! Love your coloring!

  32. Tracy A | 10th Jul 17

    Adorable cards. Great coloring .

  33. Raoult | 10th Jul 17

    Beautiful cards!

  34. Patry Rod | 10th Jul 17

    Hello Andrea!! I love it!! This is an amazing set and great scene. The background and clouds look fantastic!! Regards.

  35. Anna | 10th Jul 17

    Really love glossy on glasses! Fun card! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Angela W | 10th Jul 17

    Both of your owls are so cute! I love that you used the same stamp and die set for the focal point of your cards, but they’re both completely different! They look great!

  37. Jennifer Colbourne | 10th Jul 17

    Beautiful cards. Background is fantastic on both, love the little owl too!

  38. Mindy Eggen | 10th Jul 17

    that owl is just the cutest! fabulous work Andrea!

  39. Ericka Strange | 10th Jul 17

    Adorable card! Love the owl and the dimension you gave your card.

  40. Becca Yahrling | 10th Jul 17

    I love owls and he’s a handsome devil. Your cards are darling.

  41. Elaine Weberg | 10th Jul 17

    Adorable card!

  42. chark | 10th Jul 17

    Nice! love the clouds you made for this little guy.

  43. Kelly | 10th Jul 17

    That owl is sooo cute! I LOVE your Copic coloring 😻

  44. Carey Nusbaum | 10th Jul 17

    Simply adorable cards! They are so cute! Love the owl in both cards! I like the way you show how versatile this stamp can be! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  45. Cynthia Cole | 11th Jul 17

    Your owl cards are fantastic!

  46. tina z. (treebug) | 11th Jul 17

    super cute, great colouring!

  47. Valerija | 11th Jul 17

    Looks amazing , well done!

  48. Koren Wiskman | 11th Jul 17

    Those Distress Oxide Inks made fabulous cloud backgrounds. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new colors. Great job on your cards.

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