Newton’s Nook – Tides of Love Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing a fun love themed card that would be great for Valentine’s Day or just because. I specifically didn’t use stereotypical lovey colors but I think it would work great with any color palette you chose!

I designed my card by taking the porthole die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set and laying my stamps out on it to see what I could get to fit in the windows. Once that was decided I stamped everything and colored them with my copic markers. I went for the rainbow in all my critters just for fun. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I die cut a teal panel with the scalloped rectangle from the same slimline die set and inked it up with the waves stencil. Then I cut a white panel with the porthole die and inked the seashells stencil up with orange ink. And finally, for my sentiment I die cut the smallest shape from the Framework set and stamped my sentiment on that before using the same orange ink the give it a little ombre effect.

I didn’t want a white border so I cut a piece of orange cardstock close to the ink color of the seashells and adhered it to a white slimline card base. I popped the waves panel up with foam tape and then popped the seashell panel up on that. I added the images with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue for dimension and interest, finishing things off with the sentiment in between the top and middle portholes.

For finishing touches on this card I added black glaze pen to the eyes of all the critters which really helps them stand out. Full disclosure, I would have added glossy accents all over this fun card but my tip died and the replacements haven’t arrived yet so I pulled out my trusty unicorn Stickles and added some shimmer to the heart images on each critter.

That’s one thing I love about this set. Each critter, obvious or hidden, has hearts on it somewhere. Isn’t that so fun!?!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I really had a lot of fun creating it!

Products used today:
Tides of Love stamps and dies
Slimline Frames & Portholes dies
Waves stencil
Seashells stencil
Stickles – unicorn
Foam strips and squares
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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