Newton’s Nook – Aloha Friend

Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here. Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing this beautiful and simple to create square card featuring the Tropical Fringe stamp set. I got inky, as always, and loved the process of this one.

To start, I took distress oxide ink in picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade and blended it messily on a panel of watercolor paper. Then I sprayed the panel with water until the ink started to move around on its own. This was way cool to watch. Once that started, I used my heat gun to push the ink where I wanted it until the panel was dry. Then I took my distress sprayer and spritzed it with bigger droplets for actual distressing. When that was dry, I flicked white paint on the panel and let it dry.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the main image from Tropical Fringe on the panel and used the largest scalloped square die from Frames Squared to cut it out. I had a good size scrap left, so I heat embossed a sentiment and used a die from Circle Frames to cut that out because the size matched better.

I adhered the panel to a 4.25×4.25 white card base with foam tape and popped the sentiment up in the center with foam squares. Then I took my Limeade watercolor from LH Colors and painted in one type of leaf all around the image. The shimmer is so pretty in real life.

To finish off the design I tied some green baker’s twine around the top and tied it in a bow, then glued a white clay heart under the sentiment. Isn’t this so pretty?!? I love it!

Products used:
Tropical Fringe stamps
Frames Squared dies
Circle Frames dies
Foam tape and squares
LH Colors – limeade
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishments
Bearly Art glue
Magic Anti-static brush
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder – licorice

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

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