Newton’s Nook – Time to Celebrate

Welcome! Welcome! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing a REALLY FUN spring card that would be amazing for a bunch of different occasions. I specifically chose the generic sentiment so I had flexibility later on when I am ready to use it. Do you ever do this with your cards?

I had been wanting to play with the butterflies stencil for a while so I finally pulled it out and inked it up. I inked the first layer black and when over the spots layer with Thermoweb transfer gel. I let it dry and ran it through my laminator with orange sketch deco foil. I love the texture this foil has! It’s so cool! Then I chose an image from Newton’s Flower Garden and colored it with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

Playing off the colors I chose for the image, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide inks in seedless preserves and dusty concord. I spritzed the panel with water and let it dry. While I was waiting I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags and a vellum heart from the heart frames set.

For assembly, I adhered the purple panel to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I added the black scalloped panel with foam tape. I trimmed the foiled butterfly panel down to 3.5×4.75 inches and added it with foam tape as well. I popped my Newton image up on the vellum heart with foam squares, then I hit liquid glue behind that portion to adhere it to the butterflies.

For my sentiment, I die cut the rounded banner from the banner trio set and stamped a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout in the same purple ink as the background panel. I trimmed off one end, added foam squares and popped it in place.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the flower centers, Newton’s nose and parts of the butterflies.

This bold fun card is sure to make the recipient smile. I just love the dark and bright together with the happy Newton image. It’s all so wonderful!

I hope you find some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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