This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!
I will not reveal a secret if I admit how much I love both companies and playing with texture on my cards. I could not stop creating backgrounds with flock, foils and glitter paste. All the gorgeous stencils Newton’s Nook Designs offer got a whole new life!
I started with the background: on gout grey cardstock I applied Transfer gel through the Tree Rings stencil. I let it completely dry, then added white flock with the help of my laminator. That moment of removing the backing sheet is indescribable! Magical really! The flock has a very soft touch and it is not bright white rather has like a tone-on-tone look.
The sentiment is from Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.
A few gold crystals from Studio Katia, a bit of clear shimmer on the pumpkin carvings and drops of glossy accents on the stems made it complete.
For my second card I created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot – Faded Jeans – Seedless Preserves) which I distressed with water. Then I applied again Transfer Gel through the Flying bats stencil and let it dry. After a long hour I used black flock and the laminator to apply it on the stenciled background.
The white heat embossed sentiment and the kitty are from Newton’s Boo-tiful night, just this time I used watercolour markers and fussy cut the image.
To make it stand out more, I used 3D foam squares.
I could not let the day pass without some foiling when I had my laminator out. I applied Passionate pink deco foil on a striped toner paper (Gina K Designs Foil mates Stars and Stripes) with the help of a laminator. I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Fags.
I also die cut a piece of vellum with the rounded rectangle die from the same die set and the sentiment (Holiday greetings) and pine branches (Pine and Holly) from green glitter cardstock (Lawn Fawn).
After assembling the card I felt I needed a bow. So I took a tiny scrap of white cardstock, covered it with Stick it double sided adhesive and stuck the pink foil on it. I burnished it with a bone folder and die cut it with the small bow die from Pine and holly. I used a silver crystal as embellishment.
I saved my favourite for last: a cute winter scene in the woods.
I created a Distress Oxide background with blue tones and applied white Glitz Glitter gel over the Petite snow stencil. I set it aside to dry.
While it was drying I stamped and coloured 2 of the foxes and some pine trees from the Fox Hollow stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut a white scalloped rectangle as a mat and snowbank from white flock using a Land border die.
I white heat embossed the sentiment on a little kraft banner (Frames and flags) and assembled the scene on a kraft card base.
I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen on the noses of the foxes.
There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!
Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog to enter for a chance to win!
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See you soon,