Thermoweb – Foiled Father’s Day Cards

Hey friends! Welcome to a new week! Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog sharing a couple of wild and fun Father’s Day cards with everyone!

It’s a two-for-one kind of deal which is always great when you’re creating! I used the newest Unity toner card fronts with some adorable Jane’s Doodles stamps.

To create this first card, I had cut the toner card front in half so once I finished it, I thought it would be fun to dive right back in and create a second version.

Here’s an angled look at the cool foiling! It really shimmers in the light. Photos don’t do it justice at all!

Remember, head over to the Thermoweb blog for a tutorial on how I created this fun cards!

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

Thermoweb – Laura Kelly Treat Boxes

Hey friends! I’m super excited to have some fun treat boxes over on the Thermoweb blog today featuring stamps, dies, toner card fronts and new foils in a new line partnering with Laura Kelly! Her doodles are so fun and whimsical I knew I wanted to create a variety of fun treat boxes to add goodies to and hand out to friends! They’re sure to make them smile!

I used to make treat boxes for coworkers for just about every holiday or occasion I could come up with and loved it! Since working from home I don’t get that chance really so this was a great excuse to pull out some dusty supplies and give them some love!

Head over to the Thermoweb blog for a tutorial how I created these fun boxes.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Soak Your Troubles Away

Hi there everyone! I’m so glad you’re joining me today. I’m sharing another adorable pup from the Miss Ink Stamps Rub-a-dub Doggies stamp set, along with a couple of new stencils too!

I started today’s card by inking up the Hand Drawn Hearts stencil with a couple of different green inks, then I added a little depth to some areas with a teal shadow here and there. I like how it turned out. Next, I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and taped it to the Inks & Outs Paw Print stencil. I smeared Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it, removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry.

In the mean time, I turned on my laminator and stamped and colored one of the smaller images from Rub-a-dub Doggies with my copics. I fussy cut him out, added foam squares to the back and set him aside.

Once the stars were aligned – aka, my gel was dry and the laminator was heated up – I ran the stenciled panel through with some green envy deco foil flock. Next, I put the panel in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in Lawn Fawn mermaid ink. I found cardstock the same color, trimmed it to A2 size and adhered it to a white card base. I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panel and popped it in place. Finally, I added my pup!

For finishing touches, I just had to add some star dust Stickles to random bubbles, glossy accents to his nose and black glaze pen to his eyes.

These images just get me every time! I love them! I love how you can mix and match different stencils together too! That brings loads of options into view!

The products I used on today’s card are:
Rub-a-dub Doggies stamps
Hand Drawn Hearts stencil
Ins & Outs: Paw Print stencil
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Stencil Pal
Deco Foil Flock Green Envy
Glossy accents
Stickles – star dust

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

(This blog uses affiliate inks whenever possible at no additional cost to you.)

Newton’s Nook – Retirement Week

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Today I’m showcasing the amazing Winston character in Papa Bear. I love this sweet bear so much! I just think he’s adorable and so fun!

For my card today, I used the plaid stencil on a white panel with teal and guava inks and then did another layer of stripes with Thermoweb brilliant blue glitz gel. Then I took another panel and used Thermoweb copper metallix gel through the cascading stars stencil. While those were drying, I stamped a few of the images from Papa Bear and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and liquid glue to adhere the bow and tie to the bears.

I’m an only child and so is my daughter, so I really love this image having the papa bear holding his little girl. It brings back lots of memories.

Next, I die cut a frame from Framework out of a guava colored cardstock that matches the ink I used on the plaid panel. Then I cut the fancy edges tag from vellum and heat embossed a senitment on it. I also cut the hole reinforcer from blue, glued it on and threaded some teal ribbon through the hole.

Once my panels were dry, I die cut the plaid with he largest Framework die and the stars with the third largest square in Frames Squared. Then it was time to adhere all these awesome layers together.

I cut a blue panel for my card front that matches the hole reinforcer on the tag and also matches the glitz gel in the plaid. I glued this to a white card base and popped the plaid panel up with foam tape. Next, I adhered the guava frame to the stars panel and popped them up with foam on the plaid panel. I added foam squares to my images and adhered them to the tag. This was I can hide the glue behind the images to adhere the tag to the star panel.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the bear’s eyes and glossy accents their noses, bow and tie. Once the glaze pen was dry, I went back in with a white gel pen and added the highlights back in.

Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Rainbow Builder Stencil Obsession

Hey friends! Miss Ink Stamps came out with an amazing new release a couple weeks ago and I finally carved out some time to play with the new rainbow builder stencil set and I’m officially obsessed! I have rainbows everywhere…literally. I love them in all different combinations, shapes and sizes! They are so much fun! I paired them with some of my favorite Thermoweb products to step them up a notch and added sentiments from the amazing new Sunshine and Rainbows sentiment stamp set!

So, today I have 3 cards and a tag to share with you! Aren’t they all so much fun!?! I can’t get over looking at them. Let’s take a look at each one and I’ll go through the basics of how I put them together.

First up is the super fun slimline card because it was probably the most labor intensive one of them all. To ink the rainbows I started by marking the center of the paper with a pencil and did the first stencil layer (red and green on this one). I inked them up center, left, then right. This goes for all of the cards, I inked up everything for one stencil first, then everything for the second, and finished with the decorative layer last. The white panel for this card is 8.5×2.75 inches. I added 1/4 inch strips of silver glitter paper to the top and bottom and popped it up on a yellow slimline panel. Then added it to a white card base. I finished things off by stamping a sentiment on a Newton’s Nook banner trio die and popping it up with foam squares.

For this sherbet rainbow cuteness, I inked up the layers with some lighter, non-traditional colors. Then finished things off with bubblegum glitz gel! I stamped the sentiment with the same purple that I inked the outer layer with. The white panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a piece of Lawn Fawn teal Let it Shine paper. That measures 4×5.25 inches and is popped up on a white card base.

This card is just so much fun! I inked up the rainbows in all different color combinations and then spread transfer gel through the decorative stencil layer and set it aside to dry. While it was drying, I turned on the laminator to heat up and also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock. I trimmed that into a strip and cut a banner tail on one end. When everything was ready, I ran the rainbow panel through the laminator with silver shattered glass decofoil! It’s sooooo cool in the light! I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a white card base. Then I added foam strips to the sentiment and popped it on the left-middle-ish of the design. (That’s a very technical term.) ūüėČ

Last but not least, I thought it would be fun to ink up a tag in the mix of everything else. So I die cut the Newton’s Nook Fancy Edges Tag twice from white and once from black. Then I used one of the fancy edges to cut a topper from the black and glued it to one of the white ones. I lined up the rainbow stencil and inked up the layers. I spread transfer gel through the decorative layer again and let it dry. This time I used blue decofoil flock for a little fuzzy fun texture! Last, I popped it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the top left of the tag. Then I chose a few fun ribbons and threaded them through both tags and tied it with baker’s twine. I like having the double layer of tags so I can write on the back one and don’t have to worry about anything bleeding through to the pretty front that I decorated.

Phew! That was a lot of rainbows!!! Oh, but wait…while I was impatiently waiting to get my Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set in the mail, I had played with the rainbow stencil and couldn’t resist completing a card. So here’s a fun bonus for you today!

This rainbow has brighter color palette but I used the same silver shattered glass decofoil. Only, this sentiment comes from the new Lovely Unicorns stamp set. Isn’t it just perfect! The white panel measures 4×5.25 and the black is just 1/8 inch wider for a tiny border and there is foam tape between both layers, ending on a white card base.

So much rainbow fun! I hope you enjoyed it all and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone!

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

Thermoweb | Unity Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! I’m back today with more Thermoweb | Unity fun to share with you! We’re having an Instagram hop today starting at 10 a.m. So much fun! Here’s a peek at the cards I’ll be sharing but remember you have to comment on Instagram and hop for chances to win.

Today, I used the wild garden toner card front with the summer rainbow decofoil. Then I decided to try that awesome technique from yesterday but instead of leaving the negative space black, I added turquoise sea decofoil and ran the same card through again. Which gave me that awesome card front on the right.

I was so in love with the look of this card front that I didn’t want to cover it up. I die cut a sentiment from Unity Stamps Be the Girl set with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack. Then the next size up from black cardstock and adhered them together. I popped them up with foam squares and added a few Falling For You enamel dots from Pink & Main. Then I adhered this to a white card base and wrapped some baker’s twine for a little added interest.

Let’s have a look at the bonus card I created with today’s toner card front, shall we?!? I just love it!

I added the toner sheet to a white card base. Then die cut the image from Unity Stamps Let the Little Things Gnome with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and colored it with my copic markers. I also die cut one of the sentiments from the same stamp set with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die. I popped the rectangle up on the foiled card front, then popped the banner up on that. I finished things off with a scattering of Falling For You enamel dots again.

So much bright and happy! I just love them both! I hope you’ll head over in a bit and join us on Instagram for the hop. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes to win!

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

Thermoweb – Unity Toner Card Front Release

Hey friends! I’m over on the Thermoweb blog today featuring one of the new Unity Toner Card Front designs. These are beautiful and are so fun to create with already!

I did a two-for-one technique by foiling the card front and then using the negative on a toner sheet to create the darker card front. I love how it turned out!

I paired the tranquil leaves card front with spring coffee stamps to create both cards. The backgrounds feature emerald watercolor decofoil and this first cup is foiled with wild lilac because it was a digital stamp. I love that you can copic color over foiling. It’s so cool!

Here’s a look a the card front close up and in the light. Isn’t is so pretty!?! I am having so much fun playing with foils and different techniques. I definitely recommend it.

And here is the second card I created with that negative sheet. Isn’t it awesome!?! The fact that there was no foil waste and getting two cards done at the same time were huge bonuses!

Here’s a close up of this one too. I used turquoise sea for the accents on this card and the wild lilac for the cup badge.

Be sure to head over to the Thermoweb blog for the step-by-step process how I created both of these cards.

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

Thermoweb – International Scrapbook Day

Hi everyone! I’m having a little fun with a scrapbook sketch today in celebration of International Scrapbook Day with Thermoweb! I’m absolutely not a scrapbooker at all…tried, failed, moved on to cards and never looked back. Lol! So I decided to take a sketch for a 12×12 scrapbook page and see if I could turn it into a card. I’m pretty happy with the outcome and it was really fun to push myself.

When I’m getting messy, I like to start with that part first if at all possible so it had time to dry while I work on other parts. So today I inked up a panel with tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon distress oxide inks. Then I splattered it with watered down ink of both colors. Once it was dry, I used the Newton’s Nook petite flowers stencil and decofoil transfer gel over the whole panel.

While that was drying I stamped and colored images from the Newton’s Nook Monarchs stamp set. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Thinking ahead to filling in my card a little, I stamped and heat embossed the smaller images from the set in silver and cut them out as well.

Next, I die cut 3 scalloped squares from the Newton’s Nook slimline frames and windows die set and inked them up with colors to coordinate with the butterflies. Last, I die cut two circles from the slimline frames and portholes and inked them up with soft yellow. Then I stamped a sentiment on the bottom half of one in the same gray ink I used on the butterflies.

Once the transfer gel was dry and my laminator was heated up, I ran the flower panel through with purple sketch decofoil. It’s so beautiful and I just love the sketch line detail in this foil! I trimmed the panel down A2 size and wrapped a 2 inch strip of vellum around it before adhering the panel to a white card base. Next, I arranged the scalloped squares and circles how I wanted them and glued them together with liquid glue. Then I added foam squares to the back and placed them on the card front. Last, I added foam squares to the heat embossed butterflies and added them to my scene as well.

Products used on today’s project:
Thermoweb transfer gel
Thermoweb decofoil – purple sketch
iCraft foam squares
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Newton’s Nook petite flowers stencil
Newton’s Nook monarchs stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook slimline frames and portholes
Newton’s Nook slimline frames and windows
Distress Ink – mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass
Lawn Fawn Inks – river rock, mermaid, fresh lavender, ballet slippers, butter
Taylored Expressions silver embossing powder

All in all, I think this was a really fun experience and this card is totally different front anything I would create on my own which is cool!

Don’t forget to head to the Thermoweb blog and play along for a chance to win!

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

Thermoweb | Newton’s Nook Collaboration

Hey friends! I’m back with a fun set of cards today for the Thermoweb | Newton’s Nook collaboration. Today I have a detailed how-to post over on the Thermoweb blog. So head there for all the true details for both of these fun cards.

On Tuesday I shared a little flocking with glitz gel and today I’ve gone back to my favorite flocking but also played with some fabulous confetti foil too!

I used the confetti stencil and foiled it with Rainglow decofoil. I kept the rest of the card simple with heat embossing for the birthday roundabout image and the sentiments on banners too.

I love the rainbow foil and the star pattern in the foil just goes perfect with the confetti stencil too! It’s so happy and fun!

Here’s a look at the adorable picnic flocked card that I created as well.

I did a little inking with the tree rings stencil before adding the transfer gel and flocking it. And aren’t those ants marching along just hilarious?!? I love that part the most I think.

Here’s a close up of the fuzzy tree rings and the glossy accents that I always love to add to the detail elements.

Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog and Newton’s Nook blog all week long for inspiration from different design team members each day and a chance to win prizes from both companies too!

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

Newton’s Nook | Thermoweb Collaboration

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
Glossy Accents
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!