I'm a wife, mom, craft blogger and designer for Newton's Nook, Trinity Stamps, Pink & Main, Miss Ink Stamps, Thermoweb and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Welcome to my crafty place. I hope you enjoy looking around.
Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog sharing this trio of slimline cards I created using the new Glory in the Highest dies. As soon as I saw this set I knew that I wanted to try this design in multiple colors. I love how they all turned out.
I started this process by die cutting the angels and sentiments from white cardstock 3 times for each card and once from gold, then I glued the layers all together. I tried to keep the small letters inset for one layer so they were easier to manipulate, like you see in the picture below.
Next, I cut 3 panels and chose my colors of distress oxide inks for blending. I blended a trio of colors for each card, spritzed the panels with water and flicked gold watercolor on them as well. Here’s a color map in case you’d like to replicate any of the blends.
Once the panels were dry, I die cut them with the dainty scallop edge panel die and adhered the angel and sentiments with liquid glue. I lined the back with foam tape and was getting ready to mount them on white card bases but I didn’t like how stark it looked.
So instead I cut 3 pieces of kraft cardstock, adhered those to the white card bases and inked up the edges with gathered twigs distress oxide ink. I spritzed them with water and flicked gold watercolor on there as well so everything ties together.
Then I removed the release paper and adhered each panel to a card base. Voila, 3 gorgeous Christmas cards to add to my stash.
I hope you found some inspiration from today’s project to create something wonderful and share it with someone!
Hello everyone! It’s that time again, Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing a super fun and silly mini slimline card featuring a mash-up of Jane’s Doodles sets and Trinity Stamps slimline dies.
To start my card, I pulled out a few Jane’s Doodles sets and played around with different images. Once I figured out how I wanted to layer everything I started stamping and cutting masks and then stamping the layers. The car, tree, trailer and gift are all from Driving Home. The penguin and trees in the scene are from Hot Cocoa while the coffee cup came from Warm Hugs and the sentiment from Warm and Cozy. I wasn’t kidding when I said this was a mash-up. Lol! It’s so fun to get use from so many sets on one card though!
Anyway, once everything was stamped out I colored everything with copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it out. Next, I switched gears to ink blending my background scene layers with distress oxide inks. The sky is stormy sky and victorian velvet with a little chipped sapphire on the edge and splattered on the panel. The dirt is gathered twigs and tea dye with some ground espresso splatters. Then I cut a black layer for the road and inked it up with the leftovers of white pigment ink on my blending brush just so it wasn’t flat in comparison to the rest of the card.
I cut the layers with the largest Trinity Stamps Stitched Mini Slimline die and then cut the ground layers with Slimline Scenic Borders die. I stamped the trees in the background with VersaFine ink and started assembling my layers. The background is mounted on a white card base measuring 3×6 inches and then the dirt layer is popped up with foam tape. The road is adhered with liquid adhesive and the image is mounted with a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. For my sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it on black cardstock and used the banner die from the Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set. Then I popped it up with foam strips.
I finished things off with black glaze pen on the critter eyes and the dog’s nose. Then glossy accents on the penguin beak, coffee cup lid, lights and wheel hubs on the card and trailer and also the rope around the tree. For a little shimmer fun I added unicorn Stickles to the penguin’s earmuffs, the bow on the gift and the dog’s pompom.
I created an envelope to coordinate using the Trinity Stamps die set. I love doing this from time-to-time. It gives the card a little extra something. Sometimes I even stamp an image from the card on the front to give a hint what’s inside.
Hello friends! Today I have a super festive and adorable Newton’s Nook card to share with you in celebration of them sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop!
For this card, I had an idea that I wanted to try so I didn’t waste any time adhering the Ghosts stencil to a dark gray panel and spreading Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I set it aside while I stamped and colored images from Count Newton with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
I actually did this card in two stages. So the next morning I turned my laminator on to heat up while I decided on background colors and sentiment details. I landed on wilted violet distress oxide on a white panel, spritzed with water and adhered to a card base. Then I stamped my sentiment on a yellow circle from the Circle Frames die set. I inked up the edges with mustard seed distress oxide for a little depth. Finally, I cut a scrap of black cardstock with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags and trimmed the top with the grass die in Land Borders.
With my laminator heated up I ran the stenciled panel through with opal decofoil and it LOOKS SO COOL!!! After foiling I die cut the panel with the same scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. For assembly, I added foam tape or squares to everything with the exception of the headstones which were adhered with liquid glue.
Then, for finishing touches I added glossy accents to parts of the gravestones, Newton’s nose and the clasp on his cloak. The black grass looked stark so I used a blending brush and white pigment ink to give it a little ghostly dimension. Just the perfect touch!
Hi everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with a very special card to share with you. Given that it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness day and Pink & Main is a sponsor of the INK! Pink Hop, I used goodies from the brand new release to create another thinking of you card for the occasion.
To create my card, I die cut the smallest size in the notched corners die set from white cardstock and placed it in my MISTI, then I stamped each layer of the Sending Cheer rainbow with a different color of pink dye ink. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the sending cheer sentiment in black.
I chose light pink and melon colored cardstock and cut one from the next size up notched corner die and then trimmed the other to fit on my card base. I used the EZ Squeeze liquid adhesive to adhere the largest to the card base, then foam tape to adhere the other layers down.
To finish things off I glued down a scattering of pink pearls from the new Rainbow Pearls Set 2 collection.
My favorite thing about rainbows is their cheerfulness and versatility in crafting. You can make a rainbow any color scheme, in any order and it’s just happy. All the time.
Hello everyone and Happy National Breast Cancer Awareness Day! There are a bunch of us bringing cheer and inspiration over on Instagram with a fun hop!
There’s a great line up of artists and a fabulous array of sponsors for this great hop. Head over to Instagram and comment as you hop along for chances to win prizes from each sponsor.
Today I have a card featuring Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb who are both generous sponsors of today’s hop.
I started by coloring the main image from Newton’s Support with my copic markers. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut him out. I also die cut a vellum heart from the Heart Frames die set and heat embossed a sentiment on it.
Next, I moved on to my background. I just love this Bokeh Hearts stencil. I inked up one layer with pink dye ink and then spread bubblegum glitz gel from Thermoweb through the second layer. I left it to dry over night and then die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.
I cut a pink panel to cover my white card base and popped the stenciled panel up with Thermoweb foam tape. Then I adhered Newton to the vellum heart with Thermoweb foam squares and hid my tape runner for the vellum heart behind Newton.
I finished the front of my card off with some glossy accents on Newton’s nose. But I didn’t want to stop there.
So on the inside of my card I stamped a ribbon in the same ink I used on the stenciling and then another sentiment over the top of that.
Most of the time my cards are blank on the inside for lots of room to write, but this time it was too perfect not to keep that feeling going all the way.
Hello everyone! It’s time for a super fun stencil release for Miss Ink Stamps! There’s a giveaway over on the Miss Ink Stamps Instagram page but before you head there let me share some fun inspiration with the new Fall Mandala stencil and my favorite little squirrels!
To create my background, I inked up an oversized white panel with gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxide inks. Then I sprayed my fall mandala stencil with pixie spray and stuck it to my panel off center a bit. I inked the stencil up with brown dye ink and then removed it. I splattered the panel with gold watercolor and set it aside to dry.
Next, I stamped and colored one of the squirrels from Oh, Nuts! with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut it out and added foam squares to the back. Now that my panel is dry, I used an A2 rectangle to cut it down and adhered it to a white card base. I popped it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment from Autumn Thanks in the top left corner.
Finally, I added my squirrel and his leaves. Then for finishing touches I added black glaze pen to his eyes and nose. After the black was dry I came in with a white gel pen accent on the eyes.
My main focus on today’s card was to add to the stencil and let it shine. I think everything turned out pretty great! Don’t you?!?
Hello everyone! Today I also have a super fun dinosaur Christmas card featuring the Tree Rex stamps and dies from the new Trinity Stamps release! This set is too cute for words and so fun to color up any way you like!
I chose a variety of greens for my dinosaurs using copic markers. After the image was colored, I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and used a banner from the 4-Bar Card die set to cut it out.
Moving on to the background, I cut a white panel using one of the stitched rectangles in the 4-Bar Card die set and inked it from the center out with my blending buddy brush and a red dye ink. Then I splattered it with gold watercolor.
Once the panel was dry I added foam tape to the back and popped it on a white card base. Then I used foam squares and strips to pop the image and sentiment strip up on that.
I finished things off with glossy accents on all of the Christmas lights and unicorn Stickles on the star. Last, I went over the dinosaur eyes with black glaze pen so they shine.
Next time I think I’ll try heat embossing and watercoloring the whole image. That extra texture on the dinosaurs will look really cool I think!
Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with some fun holiday card inspiration to share with you!
I pulled out one of my very favorite holiday stamp sets and did some therapeutic coloring the other day. This Main Street Christmas set is super cute and so fun to color in a million different combinations! So that’s what I did. I stamped and colored it with my copics, then cut it out with the coordinating dies.
Next, I stamped and heat embossed Santa in black and some snowflakes in gold glitter and die cut those too.
I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks in abandoned coral, dried marigold and tattered rose. Next, I taped my Music stencil to it and blended white pigment ink through the stencil. It’s subtle but I knew which sentiment I wanted to use and it seemed perfect. Then I flicked some light gold watercolor all over the panel and let it dry.
Once that was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and popped my Main Street image up with foam strips. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment below the street and adhered the snowflakes down with liquid glue. Finally I popped Santa up with some foam squares so he didn’t get lost at all.
Then I finished the whole card off with glossy accents on EVERY. SINGLE. WINDOW. Can anyone say hand cramps??? Oh my word, yes! But sooooooooo worth it!!!
Hi there! Today I’m popping in with a simple little treat box just in time for Halloween! It featuring the recently release pyramid box dies from Ellen Hutson and a total favorite dinosaur from Dinomite Halloween!
I stamped and colored images from Dinomite Halloween with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used liquid glue to adhere them all together.
Next, I die cut 2 panels with the Pyramid Box die from black cardstock. I ran the panels through the die cutter a second time with the Trinity Stamps Starry Skies cover plate. This gives pierced stars and dots like a night sky. Then I used strong tear tape to adhere my box together.
I die cut one of the Farmhouse Tags from white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from Tag It – Halloween in green ink. Then I cut the reinforcer from orange cardstock, glued it in place and tied some magenta twine from my stash through the holes.
I adhered my dinosaur to the box with liquid glue and the tag with a glue dot. The box opens from the bottom so nothing is interfering with me being able to fill it and give it away. So cool!
Hey friends! We have quite a few new followers here so I wanted to be sure to pop in and let you all know that Newton’s Nook has an exclusive email newsletter that only goes out to subscribers every Tuesday! It’s called Designer’s Nook and it comes straight from the design team with special inspiration just for you!
Here’s a little sneak peek of my project coming out in tomorrow’s edition!
It’s super cute and so much fun so you won’t want to miss out! If you’re not subscribed already, click HERE and be sure to click the Designer’s Nook box when you sign up!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!