I have a fun Halloween card for you as my inspiration for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by Janis. All details on how to participate you can find here.
Newton’s Nook Designs is also sponsoring this event every year, so here is whate I have created using their stamps, dies and stencils.
I created the background first: I inkblended Wilted Violet, Chipped Zapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on white cardtock and added some water splatters and white acrylic paint. I made sure it was all dry before I laid the Flying Bats stencil over the panel. I applied Therm O Web GLAZED PEWTER METALLIX Deco Foil Gel which I have coloured with some blank ink before. After removing the stencil I washed my supplies immediately in warm water and set the panel aside to dry.
Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute Batty Newton stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, HB3, HB2, HB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.
I die cut a stitched white circle using the Circle Frames die set and a white banner using the Banner Trio die set. I blended the banner with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and stamped the sentiment on it in black. After assembling the card I popped up the banner with 3D foam squares.
As a finishing touch I used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the bat wings. I love the sparkle and the textured, pearly background is simply gorgeous!
I hope you enjoyed my card and you are playing along with us.
I love Fall for all its beautiful colours and coziness. There is nothing more relaxing than a sunny day in Autumn, a nice walk in the nature. My love for this season inspired today’s card for Newton’s Nook Designs.
First I created my background: on a piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock I used the Tree Ring stencil with Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb. Before applying it to the stencil I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to get a nice brown shade. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry.
Meanwhile I did a bunch of die cutting. The coordinating die of Fall Friends has not only a wonderful sentiment but also some stitched pumpkins and leaves. I cut the pumpkins from orange and the leaves from green cardstocks, the sentiment from brown. I also die cut a kraft circle using a die from Circle Frames. I adhered the sentiment on this and the pumkins and leaves aroud it. It would look so pretty on its own as Fall decor!
When the background was dry I did a little inkblending with Distress Oxides inks: Ground Espresso on the edges and a touch of Antique Linen on the inside. I added some water and white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Then I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares in the middle.
As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the die cut sentiment, to make it shine.
I wish you have enjoyed my Fall inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.
I had the pleasure of playing with the Laura Kelly Collection from Thermoweb in the last couple of days and I have to say it made me giddy. Her designs are so simple yet heartwarming, it totall reminds me of my childhood and puts a permanent smile on my face. For the whole collection, please visit the Thermoweb shop, it has stamps, toner sheets and beautiful foils. (Fine print: I am not affiliated nor on the Design Team of Thermoweb, but the goodies were sent to me for a collaboration with one of my DTs. The package was late but I love the designs so much that I cannot stop creating with them. So get ready for more!)
Today’s card was made for my kids for a very special occasion, we just got our small puppy on Friday. It is a small Bichon Havanese, a beautiful fluffy furball. He is called Lucky (I guess he truly is as he is already so loved). He is going to live with my parents who live in the same building with us. But back to the card now.
I started with a piece of purple cardstock and used Thermoweb Deco Foil Gel on it through the Heffy Doodle Lots of happy stencil. I used Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and applied the gel with a Stencil Pal. It makes it a breeze. I removed the stencil and washed it right away. I set the background aside for a while to dry. When it is clear, you can go ahead and foil it with your laminator. I used the Laura Kelly Berry Purple Foil Transfer sheet, as I wanted a tone on tone look.
Meanwhile I stamped the girl, the boy and the puppy from the Me and my peeps stamp set on a white stitched rectangle. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them quickly, here is the list of colours I used: FS8, FS7, FS4, HB3, HB2, HB1, BT7, BT5, BT1, EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1. I stamped the You and me sentiment under them in purple (Catherine Pooler ink).
It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I want to introduce you to the sweetest vam-purr ever. Even though we do not really celebrate Halloween here (of course my kids love the chocolate part), I love to make Halloween cards. I could not help using Count Newton from the latest release again, just this time I mixed and matched it with an older set to create this night scene.
First – as always – I started with stamping and colouring the vampire cat and a couple of gravestones using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used almost only greys this time: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, BO4, BO2, BO1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Then I worked on the background: on a stitched rounded rectangle which I cut with a die from Frames and Flags, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I splattered the background with water, black and white acrytic paint and dried it with my heat tool. Then I used the Cascading Stars stencil over it with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb to add the stars.
While the starry sky was drying, I cut another rounded rectangle from grey cardstock and used a Land Border die to cut the ground. I added a little bit of white pigment ink to the edges to make it spooky. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Count Newton (it was hard to choose, all the lines are so punny) in the middle. I also die cut a Trick or Treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, 3 times to stack them together for a dimensional look.
I found a pretty patterned paper to go with my scene in The Rabbit Hole Designs Galaxy paper pad, cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled my scene. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the pumpkin and glossy accents on the gravestones.
I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check back later for more fun!
I am thrilled to be part of a Blog Hop between two of my favourite companies: Heffy Doodle and Therm O Web. They both have fantastic products which can easily be combined for fun cards. Make sure to hop along with our Design Teams for a ton of inspiration. There are prizes too!
For my card I first stamped and coloured the images from the Little Shellfish and Oceans of love stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, here is the list of the colours I used: crab/star: DR5, DR3, DR1, plants: DG4, DG3, DG, AG1, turtle: DG4, DG3, LG3, LG2, LG1, ray: DP3, DP1, jellyfish: PP5, PP4, PP3, shell: AP3, AP1, stone: BG7, BG4, BG2, narwhal: BT7, BT5, GT3, GT1, crab with shell: PP5, PP4, PP3, GB7, GB4, GB2, shark: TB5, TB3, IB2, IB1. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.
To set the scene I needed a fun water background. I did some ink blending first on a 8,5*3,5″ piece of white cardstock and added some water and diluted ink splatters to get some texture. When it was dry, I die cut it with a Slimline Trio die. Then I used the Tiny Waves stencil, masked off some areas to get only one wave showing and added Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel Brilliant Blue with a stencil pal in different places. I set it aside to dry for an hour. I love to stretch my regular stencils and use them on slimline cards too.
I needed a sand dune on the bottom of the sea which I cut from kraft cardstock with the Slimline Scenery die. I added some brown, black and white ink splatters to make it more realistic and arranged the sea critters. I used 3D foam squares to pop them up.
I wanted a custom sentiment so I used some black toner sheets and I used my laminator with the Gina K Designs Fancy Transfer Foil Brilliant Blue to make it super shiny. Then I die cut my sentiment using the Stitched Alphabet die, also 2 times from white cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. The last layer was the foiled letter, I adhered it tiny offset so I had a little white shadow. It makes the letters pop even more. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock strips and arranged them around the die cut one.
I wanted it to look like a postcard so I die cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from white cardstock and adhered it under my scene. I adhered the rest of the inked background to a white 3,5*8.5 inches slimline card base and added the focal panel.
For the finishing touches I used a black glaze pen, a white gel pen and some glossy accents, I love to emphasize some details that way.
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I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the rocket using Copic markers. I went with a grey-red-blue combo, simply because I love how it looks. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
Then I created the background: on a piece of red cardstock I used the Fireworks stencil with Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel in red. It gives a gorgeous tone on tone look! And the sparkle! Heavenly.
My initial idea was to make a shaker in the middle of the card so I die cut the inside scalloped rectangles from Frameworks 4 times from navy cardstock and adhered them together. I made sure to add a piece of acetate under the last layer. The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner which I die cut with the Frames and flags die set, and adhered it to the bottom of the frame.
When I placed the frame on the glittery background I realized that it looks awesome on its own, so I did not fill the frame with sequins, but you can totally do it. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the rocket and glossy accents on the red parts of it. Perfect birthday card for a boy!
I hope I inspired you and you will try to stretch your holiday stamps too.
Iam so happy to announce the first day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is gonna be a fun, summer-themed week here on my blog, I cannot wait to show you everything I have been busy with. Today our Design Team showcases Newton’s 4th July and an adorable mini set called Buns Out. We also have a versatile new stencil, Fireworks, perfect for all kinds of celebrations.
All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!
For my first card I have stamped the vagon with the rockets and critters from the Newton’s 4th July set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the image with Copic markers. I used the coordinting dies to cut it out.
For the background I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo from Thermoweb with the Fireworks stencil on dark blue cardstock. I usually use a spatula and the Thermoweb Stencil Pal when using any kind of pastes, it makes it so easy to spread it evenly. I set it aside to dry until it was clear and then I foiled it with Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil using only the pressure of my die cut machine. Honestly I was lazy to heat up my laminator for one card only and the formula of the Transfer Gel Duo allows foiling with pressure only (no heat needed). Perfect solution for me! I die cut the panel with the postage edge die from Frameworks.
I also die cut a rounded rectangle from white cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I stamped the Celebrate sentiment on the bottom of the panel and embellished the top with the fireworks images from the Newton’s 4th July set using blue ink.
Another sentiment I white heat embossed on a grey banner (Frames and Flags die set) and adhered it to the focal panel. I popped up the image with 3D foam squares and covered the rockets and stars with glossy accents for a shiny look.
For my second card I had a cute idea inspired by the sentiment in the Buns Out mini set. So I stamped the burger 4 times and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illsutrator markers. The colours used are the following – Sausage: TN9, EB5, EB3 Bun: GB7, GB4, GB2, MB1 Lettuce: DG4, DG3, DG2 Cheese: CT4, CT3, CT1 Tomato: DR4, DR3, DR1
I used the coordinating die to cut them out and while I was die cutting I also cut a postage edge rectangle (Frameworks) and little stitched triangles as napkins (Frames Squared) from the Doodlebug Designs Bar-be-cute paper pad. It matches my scene prefectly.
I also heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and cut it out with a fun little ticket die from Frameworks. I assembled the card, popped up the sun-bathing burgers with 3D foam squares and used glossy accents on the sesame seeds and sunglasses as a finishing touch. I think it is my favourite funny summer card till now!
Would you like to win the “Newton’s 4th of July” 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th.
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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!
For my project I stamped and coloured images from the Gnome Garden stamp set using Copic markers. I made sure to have multiples of the butterflies and flowers to fill my little scene. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
I created a textured background directly on a heavy weight white card base (I prefer to use the Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock for that). I sprayed the back of the Hardwood stencil with Pixie Spray to ensure it is not gonna move while I am applying Aged Copper Metallix Gel with a Stencil Pal from Thermoweb. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry for an hour or so.
Meawhile I created my scene: I die cut a Stitched Oval (Heffy Doodle die) from Sea Glass cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with a blending brush. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, but to be honest only the residues I had on my brush as I wanted a very subtle shading. I used the same die to cut a piece from Thermoweb Green Flock Transfer Sheet and used the Land border die to cut it down to be the grass. The greatest thing about these Flock Transfer sheets – apart from their fluffy touch – is that they are sturdy and can be inked. Therefore I used a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to add shading to the edges.
After assembling the scene I die cut a white Speech Bubble and stamped a sentiment on it with black ink.
When the card base was dry I used a blending brush and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink for an uneven ink blending. This way I got a really textured, natural looking background. I love it!
I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added my usual finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and dots of the ladybugs, clear shimmer on the wings of the butterflies and glossy accents on the belt an flower centres. Isn’t it cute?
There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!
I am so happy that my favourite event, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on! I love to make coffee themed cards and I was looking for this inspiration week so much!
This is my first card for the hop, created with Lawn Fawn goodies.
I started with the new Outside Stitched Mug die and cut it from teal cardstock. I ued Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on the edges to add some shading. Then using the new Snowflake Trio stencil and Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel I added a sparkly pattern to the mug.
I chose a couple of the Stitched Snowflakes dies to cut from Peacock cardstock and white glitter cardstock. I also die cu the Sweet die 3 times, stuck them together and added an ombre effect with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.
For the background I chose a plaid pattern from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad, shaded the edges with the same ink and assembled the card as on the picture. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the mug.
I decided to have an additional sentiment which is from the Simply Summer Sentiments set which I white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock. I used an Everday Sentiment Banner die to cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares. In this way the Sweet sentiment I could adhere on top of the mug and got some support from the banner too. So dimensional, I love it!
I wish you like my first coffee card, stay tuned for more!
I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with this pretty butterfly stencilled card. I love layering stencils, they are even more versatile than the simple ones and give opportunities to try a lot of techniques and textures. Let me show you how I created this beauty!
On a piece of light pink cardstock I laid down the first layer of the Butterfly stencil and added Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. It is pretty on its own, but we can take it to another level with the second layer: it lines up perfectly thanks to the engraved lines!
I added Rina K designs Elektro-Pop Neon Pink Glitz Glitter gel, removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. Approximately after an hour or so I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Framework die set. I distressed the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush to give it more depth.
I stamped one of the butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder. It addds a subtle sparkle to it, so pretty. It is not advised to use your Copics with heat embossed images but I was super careful and coloured it with my pink markers. I do not experience any damage, but if you want to be on the safe side here is a trick: use your stamp positioner to stamp the image in Copic friendly black ink, colour it and stamp over it once more with Versamark and heat emboss it. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.
The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black die cut panel which is from Slimline Frames and Windows and popped up the butterfly under it with thin 3D foam squares.
I assembled the card on a white top folding A2 sized card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the black die cut. So much texture and different effects on one simple card, gorgeous, don’t you think?
I hope you like my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Stay safe!