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Newton’s Nook – Furry and Bright

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing my first card for the newest Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. This time around we’ve got a sketch to play with and I love it!

I had pulled two Newton’s Nook sets out this weekend with hopes to use them and ran out of time. Hence, I was super excited when they would both fit with this challenge perfectly! Today I’m using the Puppy Present stamps and die along with the Ornaments stencil.

I started by using glazed pewter deco foil metallix gel over the Ornaments stencil on green cardstock. I set it aside to dry while I stamped, colored and die cut my cute little puppy! Next, using the sketch picture as a guide I started cutting my layers and adhered everything together.

I used a pearlescent vellum for the bottom square to give a little extra shimmer. I also put glossy accents on the puppy’s nose and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the hat and gift bow.

I finished things off with black glaze pen for the eyes and then white gel pen accents throughout the image. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the set on the inside which reads, “May your days be FURRY and bright.” I love it! Such a cute pun.

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

Trinity Stamps – Holiday Cheer

Welcome back to the start of another week! Thanks for stopping by. My daughter and I have been so sick for the last week but I managed a little crafting in between naps and doctor appointments.

I have been dying to ink this super cute polar bear up from Trinity Stamps Have an Ice Day since it released. I love how you can make him hold multiple different things and the sentiments in the set are fabulous too!

For this card, I stamped my polar bear and hot cocoa, colored them with copics and die cut them. Then I cut a little slit in between the bear’s paws so he could hold the cocoa. Adorable!

Then I took my kraft card base, stamped and heat embossed snowflakes in white across the background. I used my blending buddy brush and inked a light white edge around the card to take off the harshness of the kraft. I die cut a border from some iridescent vellum, backed it with white cardstock so it stood out more and glued that to the card base.

Next I popped my polar bear up with foam squares, heat embossed my sentiment, cut it into a thin strip and popped it up as well. For finishing touches on this cute card I added Wink of Stella glitter brush to the mittens and scarf, and glossy accents to the skates, boot cuffs, mitten cuffs, scarf stripes, bear’s nose and the heart on the mug. Finally, I added a cinnamon red hots jelly drop heart to the end of the sentiment strip.

I am in love with this polar bear! He is the absolute cutest and I can’t wait to make more cards with him! Be on the look out for those.

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

Avery Elle – Let it Snow

Thanks for stopping by! I’m having so much fun using bright, non-traditional colors these days, I thought I’d make one more. Today I’m using some new stamps and dies I recently received – Avery Elle Snow Fun stamps and dies and the Let It Snow dies.

Here’s the simple card recipe:

  • Blend cracked pistachio, scattered straw and spun sugar distress inks on a panel. Spritz with water to distress the ink and make it look like snow falling.
  • Die cut Let it Snow backdrop, snow mound and words.
  • Stamp, color and die cut images from Snow Fun.
  • Glue inked panel to a card base, then pop up snowy panel, snow mound, snowmen and birds with foam squares. Glue words inside the arch directly to the inked panel.
  • To finish it off, add glossy accents to the snowman and bird noses, white gel pen accents throughout and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the snow mound they are standing on and the die cut words.

Here’s a close up of all that glitter you get from the Wink of Stella pen. I love adding it all over my cards!

And those shiny little noses are just too cute! I really do love the little extra the white gel pen gives these images too. It’s so bright and cheerful!

Thanks for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Sending Smiles

Hello again! I’m here today with my final entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. In case you missed it, it’s a color challenge this time.

For today’s card, I was so excited to use new stamps and stencils I recently received for my birthday! This is the sending hugs stamps and dies paired with the plaid stencil set.

This is the only set I have with Winston in it so I immediately grabbed him and then reached for the coffee cup in the set for him to hold. I colored and cut then out and set to stencil my background. I chose green and teal, knowing I would use pink for my sentiment strip to complete the color challenge.

For assembly, I glued my stenciled panel to a card base and popped up my heat embossed sentiment strip, along with Winston holding his coffee.

Finishing touches on this card were to add black glaze pen to his eyes, glossy accents to his nose and the coffee lid, and white gel pen in various places on the images. Then I glued pink and white clay hearts around and my card is complete.

I just love how the dies for the stamp set cut the animals hands so they can hold items. It is the coolest idea and so fun to use it when building your card.

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

Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to be featured on the Trinity Stamps blog today guest designing this fun rainbow Do Re ME OW card! I’ve learned a secret from many crafters: When you don’t know what color to choose, rainbow is the best option! This theory has never failed me and is what inspired today’s card.

I started by stamping each kitty from the Do Re ME OW set twice, coloring them in and die cutting them so I could figure out my arrangement.

I seriously went through about 4 different layouts before deciding on this one and then everything clicked! I took out my new shine brighter stencil and started inking my background with distress inks and the blending buddy brushes. Then I took the same distress inks and splattered them on the background as well. Next, I took pearl watercolor and splattered it all over for some added interest.

Then I popped my kitties up with foam squares, stamped my sentiment underneath and then decided to add rainbow music notes above them coordinating with their clothing colors. So much fun!

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents and then glossy accents to their noses, tongues and stars.

Eeek! I love how this card turned out, don’t you?!? It’s super fun and sure to make the recipient smile.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate your time.

Newton’s Nook – Snowmen Everywhere

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing my first entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. It’s a color challenge this time and I had a blast with it!

For my first card I immediately grabbed the Frozen Fellowship set and chose my markers. I love coloring this large image with a limited color palette. It’s the most fun for me.

After I had it colored, I made a pink card base and grabbed a teal panel to stencil on. I chose the bubbly stencil and used clear glitter glitz gel on it. When I assembled my card I offset the stenciled and stamped panels just a bit, popped up my stamped image and wrapped green twine around the teal one for a little extra something.

For finishing touches on this card, I added black glaze pen to all of the eyes, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the buttons, Stickles to some of the hats and white gel pen accents to all of the clothing.

I will stamp my sentiment on the inside once I decide exactly who this card will go to. That way it can be more personalized.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Merry Pigmas

Hello there! Thanks for joining me today. I’m up on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog with this fun and funny Merry Pigmas card. The Rabbit Hole Designs just released their Christmas stamps and this was one of two piggy themed sets in that release.

For this card I took a red panel and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder and then used Wink of Stella glitter brush on top of the raised snowflakes. Then I added a strip of plaid paper down the middle and edged it with silver strips to offset it. I stamped, colored and cut out my piggy, popping him up on a teal circle and also popped the circle up on the plaid panel. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and cut it into a banner shape popping it up as well. I love what interest all the dimension gives cards.

Finishing touches on this card were very simple, just adding more Wink of Stella on the white parts of the hat and Santa suit. You can see in this close up picture how much glimmer that really gives him. It’s super fun!

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Merry Pigmas

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Newton’s Nook Guest Design – Festive Fawns

Welcome back to my second week of guest designing for Newton’s Nook. Thank you for stopping by. Today I’m sharing this sweet, soft card featuring Festive Fawns stamps and dies and the Snowfall stencil.

This card was inspired by a quilt my coworker is sewing and I loved the color palette so much I had to make a card using it. Be sure to head over to the Newton’s Nook blog for a full view of the card and all the details how I created it.

I love the images in the Festive Fawns set. They are the perfect size to stand alone on a card but also small enough to put together or even mix with other stamp sets. And they are so fun to color!

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Wishes

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by today for this sweet Newton’s Nook card featuring on of the Festive Fawns stamps and dies, and the gingham stencil.

I’ve had this cute little fawn colored and cut out for weeks now just trying to decide what to do with it. All of a sudden this idea popped into my head and it all came together perfectly.

I used blending buddy brushes from Trinity Stamps for the background, using red ink and then adding the stencil on top and went over it all again. I love the tone-on-tone look and this stencil pattern is so much fun! Then I splattered the background with gold watercolor and set it aside to dry while I heat embossed my sentiment. I popped my image and the sentiment strip up with foam squares and added a little washi tape accent below that.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the deer’s nose and spots and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the wreath’s berries. Then I added white gel pen accents throughout the image.

This is such a fun card and would be a great one to mass produce for the holidays too. I have some tag ideas with this stamp set so stay tuned the beginning of December for that fun!

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