This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!
For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.
To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.
Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.
I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).
I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.
I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!
Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.
For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.
I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂
For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.
I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.
We have reached the final day of the sneak peeks at the fa-boo-lous August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. Are you excited? I hope you liked the last three days and are ready for getting in spooky mood. Today we are showcasing 2 Halloween stamps with their coordinating dies and fun new stencil. All of these will be available tomorrow, 23/08!
For my first card I stamped and coloured the adorable dogs from Happy Howl-oween with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped a bunch of extra candies for building a cute garden scene.
The next step was to create the night sky background. I used the Clouds stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock and Wilted Violet Distress ink. When it was done, I die cut the panel with my favourite postage frame die from Frameworks.
I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die from black cardstock. I applied a bit of white pigment ink on the grassy border for a spooky look.
After adhering the background a black cardbase and attaching the fence and grass, I placed the dogs temporarily where they would be. I felt I wanted the sky to be more Halloween-y so I pulled out the Flying Bats stencil and used mini blending brush to add a couple of bats around the dogs with Black Soot Distress ink.
I partial die cut some speech bubbles from white cardstock to match the sentiments and popped them and the dogs up with 3D foam squares. I scattered the candies in the grass all around.
As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the wizard costume and the candies and emphasized some details with glossy accents and a black glaze pen.
For my second card I coloured the Witchy Newton set with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die. I cut a lime green and a slightly wider purple piece of cardstock, adhered them together and tore a piece of vellum which was tiny taller so I could wrap it around the coloured cardstock piece. I added strong tape on the back of the panel to secure the vellum.
I stamped the sentiment with black STAZ-ON ink and adhered the cut out image under it.
I embellished the vellum with tiny silver stars and added some clear shimmer to the boot and glossy accents on some of the details.
The background for the focal panel I created on a black scalloped rectangle (Frames and flags die set). I masked off the stitching parts with purple tape and applied Thermoweb Pearl metallix deco foil gel though the new Ghost stencil. I love the pearlescent shine after drying!
I mounted the assembled panel on a dark grey card base to match the spooky feel.
Would you like to win the “Witchy Newton” or the “Happy Howl-oween” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.
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I cannot believe that we are half way through the August release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! After some coffee and some Fall images we are introducing cute mice playing outside enjoying autumn weather. Autumn mice is a playful and adorable set which comes with coordinating dies.
I started with colouring all the images in the set, I even coloured some extra leaves as I knew I would build some Fall scenes which needed plenty of leaves. When I had everything cut out I was already sure I will end up with more than just one card.
For my first scene I die cut the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape die 3 times from dark brown cardstock. I also cut some grass and hills with the land border dies from yellow and kraft cardstocks. To make the images pop I used the Lawn Fawn stitched clouds backdrop on aqua cardstock.
I assembled the scene on an A2 sized white card base and layered the tree frame.
I added the images and adhered a couple of leaves on the tree and on the grass too. I added white gel pen highlights, emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents on the scarf and stems of the pumpkins.
My next project is a 4 bar card, where I used a couple of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as a background for my mini scene. I used the same scene building elements as on the A2 sized card just this time I made a 3 layered dimensional frame using the Framework die set.
I stamped another sentiment from the set with brown ink directly on the background and popped up the mini scene with 3D foam squares.
I covered the cap of the acorn with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose of the mouse.
And last but not least I created a little tag using the Fancy edges tag die set. I like to make my tags thicker by adding an extra piece on the back. In this way I ensure the pretty finished look also.
I used some sturdy twine and yet another gorgeous sentiment from the Autumn mice set.
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It is my second post today, for my first card please click here.
Although we still have almost a month from the summer holiday, I was longing for some autumn colours. So I grabbed some fun stamps from last year’s Fall release from Pink and Main and created this cutie.
I started with stamping the bear with the pumpkin from the Season of change stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. To decide on the colours of the scarf, I had to choose the patterned paper I was going to use as the background. I went for a cozy plaid from the Pumpkin spice paper pad.
Then I started die cutting: I cut the image with its coordinating die and also a blue an a dark reddish brown wreath with the Wreath base die. The Hello sentiment I cut from cream cardstock 4 times and stacked them together for dimension.
I cut a piece of vellum to be 3,75×5,5 inches and stamped the Happy Fall sentiment on the bottom with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder.
After assembling the card I took a black glaze pen and emphasized the eyes. I also added glossy accents to the pumpkin and the Hello die cut. A few golden jewels finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed this fall project and will come back soon for more inspiration (summery I promise). Please check out the rest of the autumn projects created for this Blog Hop.
I am here today with a cute encouragement card made with the new Toucan do it! stamp and die set from Pink and Main‘s July Release. These animals and the matching sentiments make me smile!
I started with stamping the crocodile (my favourite of all the cute critters) and a bunch of leaves on watercolour cardstock. I used watercolour brush pens to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I also die cut a white and a green postage stamp panel with one of the Postage dies and layered them at an angle on top of each other.
The sentiment I die cut from pink shimmer cardstock with the Hello die and adhered it to the white panel. I layered the leaves and popped up the crocodile on top of them using 3D foam squares.
I also stamped a sentiment from the Toucan do it stamp set.
For the background I chose a squared patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad. As embellishment I added a couple of iridescent sequins and glossy accent to the heart.
I hope you like my encouragement card and got inspired to spread some love. We all have those days when a bit of lifting up feels so good!
It is the last day of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. I warn you: it is a picture heavy post thanks to all the cute mini stamp/die sets left for the last day 🙂
My first card is a clean and simple one featuring the Gull friend stamp/die set. I love these birds, they mean summer to me somehow.
I stamped and coloured them with Tombow Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
Then I set a mini scene with the use of an Avery Elle die (Diagonal Stripes) which I cut from textured white cardstock. I chose a light blue cardstock to be the background but sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink on the edges of it to show through the frame. I also used the Waves&Splashes stencil to create an ocean background for the seagulls.
I die cut the word Hello using the Essential Alphabet die set 3 times and layered them on top of each other. On the last layer I sponged a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink to match the background.
I assembled the card, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished it with some stickers from my stash (Little B). I also emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the beaks, legs and the hello sentiment too.
Watermelon is my favourite summer fruit and it suits Newton so much too 🙂 I stamped and coloured him with Tombow markers and cut him out with its coordinating dies.
I die cut a red striped patterned paper (Sunny Studio) with the postage edge die from the Frameworks die set and adhered it to a kraft card base.
For the kitty I created a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set. The base is from white linen textured cardstock, backed with a dark brown mat. I cut the decorative edge from green dotted patterned paper 2 times and layered them on top of each other. Finally the reinforcer I cut from dark brown cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment in brown, popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added some chunky twine from Tonic Studios. I mounted the tag at angle using 3D foam squares.
The embellishments are sequins and beads from a Watermelon mix from Simon Says Stamp. I also added drops of glossy accents to the melon and seeds.
I think the Shrimp Cocktail is the funniest stamp set in this release! I coloured them with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I kept this card very simple: the background is patterned paper from my stash, I die cut a pretty stitched frame (Memory Box) from teal and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. From the inside teal piece i die cut some waves with the Sea border dies.
I finished this cute card with some Simon Says Stamp confetti mix sequins and a tiny drop of glossy accent on the olives.
And my last card for today is the most refreshing one.
I stamped the lemons twice from the Lemon Twist set with Versafine Onyx black ink on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added colour with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from textured white cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I popped up the 2 lemons with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments around the image with black ink.
The background is a pretty patterned paper from Sunny Studio, I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with yellow jewels from Pinkfresh Studio.
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