I created a mini scene on a white banner which i die cut with the Thin Fish Tail Banner set. I cut a small edge also from green patterned paper (Jolly Paper Pad) as it will be the grass an used the same paper scrap for some branches too which I got from the Spring Wreath Decor die set. In the same set there are several little flowers dies too, I cut them out from orange and yellow cardstocks.
After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment with green ink and mounted the banner on an A2 sized patterned paper piece (Be brave Paper Pad) using 3D foam tape.
As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and added golden glossy dots to the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will pop in again soon!
When I have a cute stamp set and it is hard to choose which images to use on a card, I just stamp and colour them. I used Copic markers to add colour to these little critters an die cut everything with the coordinating dies. I love how nicely the edges are rounded!
As I still could not decide which cuties to use, I sponged some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock to create a simple background for a spring scene. I used Tumbled glass for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. I die cut this panel with the biggest of the Stitched rectangle set 2.
Then the playtime started: I kept arranging the die cut images till I was happy with the result. I adhered everything flat this time, so it is going to be easy to mail out. I also stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set.
As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the noses and the body of the butterfly. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, eyelashes and flower parts.
I hope you liked my card today and got inspired! Till next time, happy crafting!
We are halfway through the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but not over the cute stamps and dies. Today our Design Team showcases the new kitty set called Newton’s Peeps. I am sure that the Newton fans were waiting eagerly to see what their favourite cat is up to this month:
For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I added glossy accents to the beaks, the bow, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added some freckles to the kitties’ cheeks with a white gel pen.
To create the background I die cut the postage edge rectangle from the Framewoks die set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then used masking tape to cover the edges and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink in a light layer. I used the Bokeh Stencil 1 to add the same ink a bit more heavily for a tone on tone look. Then I took the Bokeh 2 stencil to add Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and as the last layer i turned the stencil around to add Delicata White shimmer pigment ink. I love how it adds to the layers and gives a very delicate look.
I stamped the sentiment in the middle with blank ink and added a grassy border (Land border die set) to the bottom.
I adhered the critters, some flat and some with 3D foam squares. Finally i matted the scene with a light yellow cardstock before adding it to a side folding white notecard. Such a happy little Easter card, don’t you think?
Would you like to win the “Newton’s peeps” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.
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It is Day 2 of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and i promise you that you will fall in love with the new Woodland Spring stamp set! Ahh..my heart cannot stand the cuteness! Perfect for spring scenes but also great just for a relaxing colouring evening if you like.
For my card I coloured the adorable critters using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then adhered them on a strip of kraft cardstock.
I used the Sky border die set to create the scalloped edges from doll pink cardstock. To make it more festive I mounted this piece on a golden foiled patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs). I love how the warmth of the golden shiny paper matches the cuteness of the woodland animals.
I used the smaller stamps from the stamp set to adorn the critters and added a drop of glossy accent to the middle of the flowers and noses. It was hard to resist but no shimmer no extra embellishments this time, i wanted the sweet images to take center stage on their own.
The sentiment is a stacked die cut: i adhered 3 layers of green cardstock sentiments with liquid glue to get a dimensional look. The set which has this die will be revealed soon!
Would you like to win the “Woodland spring” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
It is time for another inspirational card for the current Inky Paws Challenge #68. The pastel colours are so springy, it cheers me up so much!
For today I was playing with the Beautiful Spring stamp set, and heat embossed the pretty eggs in white on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I sponged distress inks on the background very lightly.
Then I coloured the eggs with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I used my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the eggs and emphasized some details with glossy accents.
I also added a ton of tiny pearls to the swirls and a few glitter enamel dots.
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, I die cut it from white cardstock 3 timed and stacked them together for more dimension. I cut my panel slightly smaller than an A2 sized card,so I have a little white frame around it.
I die cut an extra piece of the kitty in the basket from white cardstock and adhered it under the coloured one. In this way I get a bit of instant dimension without the bulk of foam tape. I love how the die cuts the little hole at the handle of the basket, such a nice detail!
Then I started to die cut elements for my scene: grass from green cardstock, the frame (Pretty Pink Posh) from yellow and several times from white and the Happy Easter sentiment (Echo Park die) from light blue and grey for the shadow.
I looked for some patterned paper which could match my scene and adhered everything to it. I applied a little Tonic Shimmer Aqua pen on the Easter eggs and some glossy accents for extra shine.
We are back from our family visit in Cairo, we had a wonderful, sunshiny week there. After unpacking and washing I felt the need to craft, so while my little one had a nap and my daughter was watching a cartoon, I made this Easter card – using dies only.
I started with cutting a Quilted backdrop from kraft cardstock and glued it on a white card base. I die cut a strip of green plaid patterned paper, a thin strip of green glitter paper to go on top of the patterned one and a happy Easter sentiment from black shimmer cardstock.
I also die cut 3 bunnies from white cardstock using the Tiny gift box bunny add-on set. I coloured the inner parts of the ears and the carrot with Copics. The noses I die cut from shimmer black cardstock and pieced them together on my card.
I finished it off with adding google eyes to the cute bunnies.