I brought you a fun technique today which I have not tried for a while. It is using coloured pencils on grey cardstock on a heat embossed image from Pink and Main.
Heat embossing on its own is so pretty, I usually use white embossing powder or black, but today I wanted something more elegant. I used silver embossing powder on one of the images from the Terrariums stamp set on grey cardstock. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour to it. I started with the darkest shade next to the embossed lines and blended it out with a medium shade. I finished it off with the lightest colour, making sure that I get a nice blending. I still have a lot to practice but I love the delicate look coloured pencils give.
I am super excited to share with you the news that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a new release in May! Get ready for a great bunch of fresh designs! Day 1 is all about a new Circle frame die set and matching stamps. For the sentiments there is a new Banner Trio die set coming too!
All new products will be available on 22nd of May, 2020.
For my first card I stamped the Floral Roundabout stamp on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the pretty flowers with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours, it fits my mood.
I cut the panel down to be a square and matted it with teal cardstock. I also cut a white scalloped square from Frames squared and created a grey card base measuring 4.25 x 4.25 inches.
As I don’t have the Banner Trio die set I used another banner die to cut the sentiment from white cardstock and popped it up in the middle of the card.
I finished the design with drops of glossy accents in the flower centers.
I wanted something different and show you another way how these Roundabout sets can be used. So I stamped the Birthday Roundabout on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Distress Oxide inks to blend over the panel. Rainbow is my favourite colour you know 😀
Then I took the Mama Elephant Columbus Circle Framed tags die to cut a window in a black cardstock piece measuring 5,5×4,25 inches. I popped it up over the rainbow panel and added a strip of cardstock which I previously inkblended with the same colours.
I used 2 very thin silver glitter paper strips as embellisments and adhered the sentiment cut with the same banner die I used for the first card.
A bit of clear shimmer on the small images along with some glossy accents made it complete.
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I am here again with a non traditional cacti thank you card I created for Pink and Main. Sometimes it is so fun to try different or extraordinary colours while colouring plants. This is what I made today:
I stamped the cute cacti from the Succulents set on white cardstock and pulled out some blue and purple Copic markers. The plant itself I made with aqua colours. I like the result, so cool! I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
Then I die cut 3 Lacy borders from purple, blue and aqua cardstock and adhered them on a top folding white notecard leaving a bit of space in between them. I also de cut a small white and a bigger blue panels with the Stitched Rectangle 2 dies.
I stamped the sentiment from the Succulent set (I love the style of them so much!) using aqua toned ink which matched my cardstock and popped up the cacti with 3D foam square.
I added an in between aqua layer when adhereing the rectangles on top of each other and used again 3D foam squares to pop it up on the card base. I added a bit of shimmer to the pot and glossy accets to the “lips, hair and cheeks” to make it super special.
I hope you like my unusual cacti and will try this technique yourself. Please make sure to show your creations in our Facebook group.
This is my second post today as it is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog. I love Fall and the nature around us is the best inspiration with all the beautiful colours.
I have recently discovered the Shades of Autumn stamp set and used a bunch of Distress inks to stamp them on cream cardstock in random order. I chose Autumn colours: Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs and Aged Mahogany.
The stamp is created in a way that it adds a ton of texture, how beautiful and unique!
Then I used the postage stamp die from Frameworks to cut it down.
I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on top of the leaves and poured WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter on top and heat set it. I wanted it to stand out more, so i shifted the cardstock bit an stamped the sentiment again with brown ink to create a shadow.
I love the gold sparkle so much that I decided to add some dots to the leaves too. I used an embossing pen to add the dots and the same embossing powder to give them the glittery gold sparkle.
I finished the card with adhering the panel to a top folding kraft card base and tied brown twine around it on the top.
I hope you got inspired by my card and will pop in for something cute tomorrow!
I am back today with a Fall card I made keeping in mind all the fantastic Autumn themed challenges this week. All products used are from Lawn Fawn.
I started with stamping the images from the Happy Harvest stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colour theme was inspired by Pippichallenge3 (my favourite Hungarian crafty shop!).
Then I die cut some small stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn cardstock scraps in matching colours: Schoolhouse, Raspberry and Peacock.
The sentiment is a die cut too.
Assembling the card was easy, his time I adhered everything flat on a piece of light grey cardstock and a pretty patterned paper from the Fall Fling paper pad.
As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems,beaks and the scarecrow itself. A little bit of twine I wrapped around the card on the top as embellishment.
I started with die cutting the Quilt Square 2 die first from kraft cardstock and then from Green Glitter sheet. I layered the frames on top of each other and adhered them to a white top folding notecard.
Then I inserted the stitched panels from the kraft cardstock and added a bit of colour the leaf using Copic markers. I used green and yellow shades.
I covered the holes with glossy accent, which took long to dry but it was all worth the waiting: the result is a shiny bright leaf looking like glass. So pretty. I need to try to do this technique on thick acetate too.
After it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall sentiments stamp set on the bottom with Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. If you feel your card is warped tiny thanks to the big amount of glossy accents, put it under heavy books for a night and it will flatten it out.
I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!
The background I created with the Quilt Square 1 die set, I cut it out from brown, green, yellow and mustard cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap piece of typing paper. I adore that stitching detail and how many different looks we can get with changing up the colours and patterns!
Then I stamped the handwritten You are the best sentiment from the Grateful greetings stamp set on a piece of vellum using Walnut stain Distress Oxide ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make sure it will not smear.
I also white heat embossed a thank you sentiment from the same stamp set on green cardstock and cut it out with a Sentiment strips die. I wrapped the vellum around the quilted background and adhered it to a kraft 4,25*4,25 inch square note card.
I popped up the hedghog with 3D foam squares and the rest of the images I adhered flat to create a little happy scene. A bit of glossy accents were the only embellishment I used.
I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will return soon. Till next time, happy crafting!
All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is so much to share, so let’s dive in!
The Corgi Beach stamp set has so many lovely little dogs having fun on the beach. I stamped and coloured them using Tombow markers (those are new to me but I must say I love them more than my ZIG markers so far). I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find they blend easier on this. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I wanted to create a simple beach scene therefor I used the MFT stamps Beach Scene builder die set. I cut the sand from kraft cardstock, the sea part from aqua cardstock. I spritzed this one with Avery Elle Shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle. The palm tree I cut from brown and green cardstocks. So quick and easy!
For the background I chose a light blue cardstock and used the Cloud edge stencil with Tumbled glass Distress ink to create a cloudy sky. I stamped the sentiment in black and assembled the card.
Here are some close ups of the cutie dogs:
As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and the noses of the dogs and used Espresso Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh as coconuts on the palm tree.
I love the layering stencils Newton’s Nook Designs have, they are all so unique! Check their line here. For this card I used the new Pineapple one on kraft cardstock.
First I created the pineapples with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink but before removing the stencil I added a layer of Transparent glossy texture paste. I set it aside to dry.
I also cut a green banner with the Frames and flags die set and stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark brown cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other.
When the pineapples were dry, i used the other stencil in the set to add the leaves. So easy to get a textures and two-coloured look without masking all those little bits! Genius! I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set and assembled the card on a white card base.
As a finishing touch I covered the pineapple in the hand of the koala and his nose with glossy accents to mach the shine of the background. I also added a few yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the banner.
My last card is a floral one, I used the Hibiscus stencils on a top folding white notecard directly with Distress Oxides and a mini finger dauber.
The colours for the flowers are: Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry, for the leaves: Twisted citron and Mowed lawn. I love that each stencil has some engraved design which helps to align the second layer!
On the flower one I used a gold gel pen on the middle of the hibiscus, and to be faster I left the stencil on while doing so. Easy peasy.
I digged out of my stash the gorgeous Hibiscus die set and cut the pieces from coloured cardstock.
As a finishing touch I added some gold crystals from Studio Katia.
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I am here today with a very special post on the occasion of the #100 Inky Paws Challenge. YAY! What a gorgeous number! The task is easy: you choose any of the previous Colour, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again. And there is a bonus link up: you can choose your favourite NND product to create with and enter it in the challenge too. All details you can read on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.
If you follow me for a while you may know that I started my crafty career with Newton’s Nook Designs as part of their Inky Paws Challenge Design Team. I was always a big fan of the theme, colour and sketch challenges they came up with and the year I spent on the team was such a fun one!
For today I chose the Colour Challenge #50 which was my very first one as a DT member. Here are the colours and my card from back then.
And now the replay:
I chose the beautiful Peony Blooms stamp set, stamped all the images with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I used Seedless preserves, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks to make an ink blended background and distressed it with water splatters. I also used one of the Argyle stencils to add a bit of texture to it using the same inks.
When it was dry, I die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks die set. I stamped the sentiment in the top middle part using the rocking technique and Seedless preserves and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it stand out more.
I adhered it to a white note card and placed the peonies on the bottom part. I used liquid glue to adhere them and popped up the middle bunch with thin 3D foam tape. I finished the card with orange jewels scattered around the sentiment and drops of glossy accents in the middle of the flowers.
I hope you like my card and you got inspired to play along. There are many chances to win, so this is the challenge you should not miss! Don’t forget to check the Inky Paws Challenge blog for extra inspiration from both Design Teams. Fabulous projects, I promise you!
I am back today with a very simple card, which any crafter can do, even the most beginner ones! And who does not need a quick card idea when there is no time for an elaborate design?
I am absolutely in love with the patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad from LDRS Creative. I found this pretty flower one which is too beautiful to be covered. I felt it has to be the queen of the show.
Therefore I cut a piece to cover the front of an A2 card. I die cut a heavy weight vellum with the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle set to hold the sentiment. I chose vellum to soften the design and let the background show through a little.
I die cut the friend dies from the If friends were flowers set: the shadow die from black, the sentiment die from pink cardstock scraps. I adhered them together and glued it to the vellum rectangle. Then I stamped another sentiment under it using In you face orange Hybrid ink. To make sure I will not smear it until I assemble the card, I heat set it with a heat tool.
As a tiny bit of embellishment I scattered some golden sequins all around the sentiment to make this card more elegant. I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back later again.