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!
Products used on today’s project:
Newton’s Nook Purr-Maid stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Scuba Newton stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Seashells stencil
Newton’s Nook Waves stencil
Newton’s Nook Frames Squared dies
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Glitz Gel – turquoise sea
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock – white latte
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb foam squares
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide Inks – blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, abandoned coral, festive berries
For today’s project, I started with the messy stuff first so it had time to dry while I was stamping and coloring. I applied Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco over a piece of melon cardstock and the Newton’s Nook seashells stencil. Then I set it aside to dry and cleaned off my tools. Next, I die cut the scalloped square from Frames Squared out of a light blue cardstock. I inked up the edges with peacock feathers and blueprint sketch distress oxide inks. Then I splatter the panel with watered down blueprint sketch. I hit this with my heat gun for just a second to dry the ink. Then I adhered the Newton’s Nook waves stencil and applied a layer of Glitz Gel in turquoise sea. I removed the stencil, set the panel aside to dry and cleaned my tools and work surface one more time.
Before moving on too far, I turned my laminator on to heat up nice and hot while I was waiting for things to dry. Then, I stamped images from Scuba Newton and Purr-maids stamp sets and colored them all with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. Then I die cut the label shape from Frames Squared and heat embossed a sentiment from Scuba Newton in black.
Finally, my panels were dry so I ran the seashells through the laminator with Deco Foil Flock in white latte. I love all the glitter and shiny things but this flock really gets me every time! I love using it and the feel of it when you have your final product. But, I digress. I took the seashell panel and went around the edges with abandoned coral distress oxide ink, then flicked watered down festive berries all over for extra texture. I also love that this ink doesn’t take away the fun fuzzy feeling of the flock at all! It just gives extra visual texture to your panel.
Now moving on to assembly. I adhered the seashell panel to a white card base with the iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive. I added foam tape to the back of the square glitz gel panel and adhered the sentiment label to the bottom, then popped it in place on my card. I added some of the images with liquid glue and placed acrylic blocks on top to help them dry on the glitz gel. While that was sitting, I added foam squares to the back of the other images. I removed the blocks, popped the final images in place and switched gears to finishing touches.
I started with glossy accents on different parts of each fish and the seahorse, as well as the kitty noses. Then I came back through with unicorn Stickles on the purr-maid tails, seashell bra and the coral at the bottom of the scene.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!
Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!
Have a fabulous day!