Monday, May 27, 2019

Your Next Stamp May GDT - Share a Fave

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my fifth guest spot on the Your Next Stamp Blog ('Share a Fave'), where blog readers can learn a bit more about me and my favorites. :o)

If you follow my blog, you already know that I love cute images. Your Next Stamp has tons of them for sure. :o) Among all the cuteness, my favorite is a cute little frog from 'Mini Sticky Note', which I used on my today’s card. I also used a part of one sentiment from 'Honey Bee' stamp set.

And here is my card: Birthday Frogs Card. :o)

Frogs are my favorite lucky animal totems. I have a lovely collection of them. Not real ones, of course, but wooden, stone, plastic.... and stamps. :o)
"Frogs are symbols of prosperity, wealth, friendship, and abundance in many cultures. In other cultures they symbolize fertility. In the Native American culture of the Southwestern United States, the frog carries a piece of wood in its mouth because the Mojave people believe frogs brought fire to humans. For the ancient Romans, the frog was believed to bring good luck to one's home. Native Aborigines of Australia believe that frogs brought the thunder and rain. Frogs are said to be effective in speeding up recovery from disease. Among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, frogs symbolized inspiration and fertility. In ancient Egypt, Hekt, the frog goddess, protected newborn babies, hence frogs were symbols of fertility and birth. The frog is also said to attract true friends and to help find long-lasting love."
Source: 50 Good Luck Symbols From Around The World

How I made my card...

I randomly stamped the frog from 'Mini Sticky Note' on a watercolor paper panel several times. I colored frogs in a watercolor technique, my favorite coloring technique, using Distress Inks, my favorite coloring medium.

After coloring I left the panel to dry on air. After drying I glued the panel on a white top folded card base.
Then I masked one of the sentiments from the 'Honey Bee' stamp set and heat embossed it in white on a black cardstock paper. I cut the sentiment stripe to a desirable size, glued some 3-D foam on it, glued it on the card and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 127 mm x 89 mm (5" x 3 1/2")

List of supplies:
  • Your Next Stamp 'Mini Sticky Note'
  • Your Next Stamp 'Honey Bee' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Lucky Clover
  • UHU liquid glue 
  • 3-D foam squares 5 x 5 x 2 mm
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • water
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • powder bag
  • dry cloth

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) AAA Birthday, Game #1 - Anything Birthday Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #342 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Craft Stamper MagazineTake It Make It Challenge: May Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 21 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    5) Rainbow Card Challenge, Challenge #5 - Gorgeous Green
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    6) Uniko, Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    At the end of this post...

    Your Next Stamp runs Fun Friday Challenge where you can win an amazing prize. It's a fortnightly challenge. There's still time to join current challenge, where the theme is School's Out for Summer. Find all the details over at Your Next Stamp challenge post (direct link on a badge below). :o)

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



    1. Iiii, kako simpatične žabice. Čudovito si jih razporedila po voščilnici in zelo lepo pobarvala.

    2. What a great card! Fabulous random stamping, Jo x

    3. Well done, Milka!! Such amazing and fun card you made for your fifth guest spot on Your Next Stamp Blog!! Your colouring is precious and love the effect of all those frogs jumping on your card! :D I didn't know all the frog meanings in ancient cultures, thanks for sharing, it's very interesting! :)

    4. I love this card. The stamp set is great. Your coloring is wonderful. I'd love to have this set to make post it note holders. 


    5. Such a fun card! Love the bright greens and the way they are bouncing around your card! Also, enjoyed reading all the interesting frog info! You should live in our county; our county seal has a frog on it! ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

    6. Love the way you colored the frogs! Fun card!

    7. Beautifully CAS .... I must admit frogs are not my favourite but these little guys are sooo cute!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

    8. Milka, this is utterly adorable! Thanks for joining us at TRCC this month, and good luck!

      Em, TRCC DT

    9. Thank you for sharing your card with us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge - your card is adorable - Jacqueline xx

    10. Ha Ha Ha!! This toadily made me laugh!! Thanks for playing along at The Rainbow Card Challenge!!

    11. Fantastic froggy birthday card Milka! I love the that you've created such an awesome background with one adorable image :) Thank you so much for joining us at AAA Birthday! Looking forward to seeing your creations in our future galleries!

    12. I am in LOVE with this fun card! I adore the background and your amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    13. Oh he sure is one of the cutest frogs I've seen! Love how you used it to create such a wonderful background. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday and Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

    14. This is absolutely adorable! What an adorable stamp and perfect design to showcase it! So glad you joined us at The Rainbow Card Challenge this month!

    15. Love all those frogs in the G, lovely as always, thanks for joining us at Uniko



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