Newton’s Nook – Riding By to Say

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’ve created a birthday card with a great fall feel. I love mixing and matching stamps to change the feel and look of them throughout the year.

I knew that I wanted to create a fun flocked background with the Houndstooth stencil so I started with the messy part so it had time to dry. I took a kraft panel and inked the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and also white paint. Once it was dry, I taped down the Houndstooth stencil and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through that. I cleaned up my surface and set the panel aside to dry.

I chose my images from Cycling Friends, stamped and colored them with copic markers before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used a little liquid glue to adhere them together. Next, I die cut a tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set and heat embossed the Fall Roundabout image on it in gold. I wanted to tone down the color so I inked the edge with chipped sapphire distress oxide and adhered a deco foil flock hole reinforcer to the top. I threaded jute twine through the hole and added a bow to the top.

Once the panel was dry and the laminator was heated up, I placed the kraft panel and midnight blue deco foil flock in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through. Peeling these apart is like magic. Soooo cool and rewarding. Now it’s time to assemble the card.

I added the kraft panel to a white card base and glued the tag down with liquid glue. I placed an acrylic block on top while I added foam squares to my images to help it dry flat. Then I added the images and decided how I was going to add my sentiment.

I landed on stamping it in two colors on white cardstock and trimming them out with my paper cutter and scissors. These are added with foam strips to keep them level with the images.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the balloons, critter noses, gifts and parts of the bike. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eye to help it pop too.

Products used today:
Cycling Friends stamps and dies
Fall Roundabout stamps
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Houndstooth stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Thermoweb deco foil flock – midnight blue
Thermoweb stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam strips and square
Distress Oxide – brushed corduroy and chipped sapphire
Glossy accents

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ThermOWeb – Release Day

Happy Friday everyone! We’re super excited to announce release day for new Thermoweb products! There are adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! Even better yet…they all coordinate together! It’s amazing and so much fun!

To celebrate release we’re having an Instagram hop so be sure to head HERE to join in on the fun and get inspired!

For today’s hop I used the new Oh Hello products…adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! So fun and so easy to use!

Here’s a closer look to see that the top hello is foiled using the toner card fronts, the middle is stamped and heat embossed and the bottom one was an adhesive transfer that I added deco foil flock to instead of foil. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut all of the hellos out! The bottom sentiment is part of the toner card front options and is foiled the like the top hello. I used a sentiment strip die in my stash to cut that out.

To round things out I added some fabulous glitz glitter gel to the background with one of my favorite Newton’s Nook stencils – Mugs. I love the yellow with gold against all of the teal sentiments.

Products used today:
Oh Hello stamps, dies, toner card fronts, adhesive transfers and coordinating dies
Glitz glitter gel – gold
Stencil pal
Deco Foil – glass slipper
Deco Foil Flock – teal waters
Foam squares
Ultrabond liquid glue
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies – sentiment strip
Pink & Main embossing ink, magic anti-static brush and aquatini embossing powder
Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil

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Miss Ink Stamps – Big Mugs

Hello again friends. I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today sharing a little coffee themed inspiration and ideas for stepping up your multi-layer stencils.

Here’s a look at the finished card before we start with the stenciling process. I went with foil with is super fun when it catches the light and adds a lot of interest to your background.

I started by inking up the mug shape stencil layer with gathered twigs distress oxide ink on a kraft panel. You could use any ink and any color at this point. This will be the base of your coffee mugs for the layering stencil set.

Then, I lined up the detail layer which adds the mug handles and decorations to each mug too. At this point you have tons of choices. Keep it simple and ink another color, add transfer gel which leads you to either flocking or foiling, or add glitz glitter gel for some pizazz. So many different looks!

Today I used transfer gel blanco, cleaned up my stencils and work station and set the panel aside to dry. While it’s drying, this is the prime time to stamp and color your images, heat emboss your sentiment, all the other things.

When the panel was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran it through in a craft & carrier sheet with an emerald watercolor deco foil transfer sheet. It’s like magic every time you peel one of these away. It’s so cool!

Once the panel was foiled, I wanted it to have more texture and dimension so I inked up the edges with brown dye ink and splattered some of the same ink across it too. A little note, if you foil, you you can blot splatters off the foiling, but if you flock it will soak in. Just keep that in mind when you’re crafting.

Then, like I said before, while the panel was drying, I stamped and colored the image from Big Mugs and fussy cut him out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a sentiment banner. I decided that I wanted a focal point behind my image to draw your eye in, so I cut a zig zag circle from vellum and adhered the images and sentiment with foam squares.

I love how the vellum cancels the reflective part of the foil and just the color shows through. This is mind baffling to me but I love it! So, after adding the zig zag circle to the foiled panel with tape runner, I trimmed the excess off the edge and adhered it to a card base.

I finished things off with some white gel pen highlights to the image and let the background really shine. It’s so fun to turn in the light and see the different colors on the foil. I love it!

Products used today:
Big Mugs stamps
Hugs in a Mug stencils
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer – emerald watercolor
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strips dies
Pink & Main Zig Zag Circles dies
Pink & Main Embossing Ink, Powder and Anti-static Powder Tool
Foam squares

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Miss Ink Stamps – Go Bananas

Hey friends! I have a really cool Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you today. It opens in a fun way and I did a little deco foil flock with my stenciling for added interest.

I started by die cutting a yellow panel from an A2 stitched rectangle die. I inked it up with the bananas stencil, first with yellow ink and then a little green on the tips of the banana stems for some dimension.

Next, I cut a stitched banner from kraft cardstock and started inking it up with the Jungle Vines stencils set. I started with two browns on the vines and green for one layer of leaves. For the second layer, I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it and set it aside to dry. While it was drying, I stamped and colored a monkey and the vine image from Go Bananas and cut them out with the scan-n-cut. After the leaves were dry and the laminator was heated up, I ran the banner through with green deco foil flock in a craft & carrier sheet. I love the fuzzy texture in the background.

For this card, you lift the banner up to write your message. It doesn’t open like a traditional card at all. To do this, I cut two more stitched banners, the same size from kraft cardstock and also a scrap as long as the banner and about an inch wide. I scored that down the middle and adhered it to the back of the stenciled banner, then to the back of the other banner. I used the third banner to adhere to the back of the stenciled one, hiding the hinge I created. It’s purely cosmetic and not necessary to make your card open.

Before adding my images, I placed the banner in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the lower right. Then I added the images with foam strips and trimmed off the excess with scissors. Last, I added this to the yellow panel, and my card is all finished.

Isn’t it so much fun!?! If you wanted extra space to write or maybe hide a gift card or something, you could always mount this on a regular card base but you totally don’t have to!

Products used today:
Go Bananas stamps
Bananas stencil
Jungle Vines stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Deco Foil Flock – green envy
Stencil pal
Foam strips

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Newton’s Nook – Thermoweb Collab | Time to Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! This week Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb are collaborating together for amazing inspiration using products from both companies! Today I have a very sweet celebration card to share with you.

I started today’s card with my background panel and the Cupcakes layering stencil. I started by inking the layer with the cupcake papers and a few toppers. I used teal for the wrappers and brown for the few frosting bits. Next, I swapped for the cupcake frosting layer and inked it in a gradient from top left to bottom right – red/pink down to yellow. Last, I added my sprinkles and cherries layer and spread red Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel through it. Then, I set the panel aside to dry and cleaned up my area and stencil.

Next, I brought out the Newton’s Cupcake set and stamped my images. I colored them with copic markers to resemble the inking on the stenciled panel and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Once they were cut out, I turned on my laminator to heat up. I used the Deco Foil adhesive pen to add polka dots to the cupcake wrapper and cut a piece of red Deco Foil transfer sheet. With the laminator heated up and the pen dry, I layered the foil on top and placed them in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through the laminator. This is such a fun way to customize and detail your images! I love it and the shine of these foiled dots in the light is so cool!

With the stenciled panel dry, I ran it through the die cutter with the largest Frames & Flags die and added my Newton image with foam squares. Next, I chose a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set, and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I glued the ends down and added it under Newton with foam squares too.

Next, I chose a pattern from the Springtime paper pad, cut it to A2 size and added it to a white card base before popping up the stenciled panel with foam tape on that.

For a little bit of finishing detail, I added glossy accents to the cherry on the cupcake, Newton’s nose and a couple of stripes on the party hat too.

Doesn’t this card just make you want to celebrate? And eat cupcakes? It certainly does for me!

Products used today:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Birthday Roundabout stamps
Cupcakes stencils
Banner Trio dies
Frames & Flags dies
Springtime paper pad
Thermoweb Deco Foil adhesive pen
Thermoweb Deco Foil transfer sheets – red
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel – red
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue pen
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier sheets
Glossy accents

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thermoweb Spotlight

Hey friends! Thermoweb is a super sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Spring | Summer Hop and on the blog today they are giving away an extra prize to a lucky commenter! Since they were so generous to offer this prize, I wanted to highlight their fabulous products with a project to share with you.

For my card, I pulled out a gorgeous toner card front and the mystic rainbow Deco Foil transfer sheets. I heated up my laminator and ran it through. It was totally gorgeous but there is a lot of white space on the design I chose, so I took the negative foil that was left over and ran that through with a toner sheet giving me this deep, gorgeous design to work with! Bonus! I still have the foiled toner card front to make another card with later on!

The left is what I started with and the right is the negative on a toner sheet. Isn’t that the coolest! And that left zero waste for my beautiful foil too!

Then to keep my card moving along, I cut the panel down with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and then cut the Cafe Cup Cutout from the upper center of that. I decided to add white steam bits instead of the foiled pieces so I used a scrap to cut those pieces and set them aside.

I took an A2 panel and used the window as a guide where to ink up a light teal shadow in the opening. Once that was set I glued down the steam bits with Ultra Bond liquid glue pen and added Thermoweb foam tape to the back of the foiled panel. I removed the release paper and adhered the two together. For my sentiment I used the Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee die set to cut the word coffee from tuscan gold Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet. I stamped and heat embossed “you make me smile” and cut it out with a stitched banner. The flock coffee sentiment is added with liquid glue and the banner is popped up with foam squares.

I added the panel to a white card base with liquid glue and my card is all finished for today. Here’s a look at it tilted in the light so you can really see how that gorgeous foil stands out. It’s so striking!

Products used:
Thermoweb Toner Card Front by Unity – Wild Garden
Thermoweb Toner Sheet
Thermoweb Ultra Bond glue pen
Thermoweb Foam tape and squares
Thermoweb Deco Foil – mystic rainbow
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock – tuscan gold
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier Sheets
Trinity Stamps Cafe Cup Cutout die
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners
Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee dies
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps Supporting Script Sentiments stamps
Pink & Main Embossing Ink
Pink & Main Embossing Powder
Pink & Main Powder Tool

Remember to head to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and comment there for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Thermoweb shop!

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Miss Ink Stamps – Coffee Stencil Trio

Hey friends! I’m on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today highlighting the super fun coffee themed gift with purchase stencil that is available! I have two cards and a bonus gift tag to share.

I started today by taking a 6×6 piece of white cardstock and inked it up very messy and random with distress oxide inks in tea dye, gathered twigs and ground espresso. Once I liked the look of the panel and spritzed it with water and then flicked black acrylic paint on the whole thing. After it was dry I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the coffee stencil. I removed the stencil, cleaned up and set the panel aside to dry.

Once the panel was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran the whole panel through with copper deco foil in a craft & carrier sheet. Then I trimmed the text blocks and rainbow apart using my paper trimmer. I adhered the text blocks to black panels giving them a small border and popped that up with foam tape on white panels.

For this card, I inked up a teal A2 panel with the new Latte Love stencil and white pigment ink before adding the foiled layers to the center.

For the second card, I did the same thing with the foiled panel, adding the white and black mat layers before inking up the teal panel with the Lava Lamp stencil and darker teal ink for a tone-on-tone contrast.

Bonus! This stencil has a third image that is a cup ring/coffee bean rainbow! It’s so fun and different! This time I decided to add it to a tag that I could tie to a box of K-cups to share with a friend.

I cut the large tag from textured teal cardstock and the stitched layer from white. I attached the Perfectly Plaid stencil with Pixie Spray and inked it up with Dusty Concord distress oxide ink. Since I pounced my sponge dobber instead of using a brush I got this cool distressed looking texture. I splattered the panel with watered down Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink to tie in the teal color and adhered the tag layers together.

Using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment from Brewtiful on the lower center and popped the rainbow up with foam squares. To finish it off I threaded some ribbon through the hole and tied it with twine.

Don’t miss your chance to get this super fun gift with purchase stencil! Click HERE for all the details.

Products used today:
Free with Purchase Coffee Stencil
Perfectly Plaid stencil
Latte Love stencil
Lava Lamp stencil
Brewtiful stamps
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil – copper
Thermoweb stencil pal
Thermoweb 3D foam tape
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag dies
Distress Oxide Ink – tea dye, ground espresso, gathered twigs, dusty concord, cracked pistachio

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Miss Ink Stamps – Wishing You a Magical Day

Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a little inspiration featuring some magical products from Miss Ink Stamps. I pulled out the Lovely Unicorns because it had been a minute since I colored these beauties up and decided to pair some beautiful stencils together too!

I started by stamping my images out and coloring them with my lightest copic markers. I wanted to keep things soft and sweet for this card. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Knowing the general design direction I was going, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock down to 2×4.25 inches and stamped my sentiment on the upper right side. I added 1/8″ scrappy tape to the edge and adhere a strip of silver cardstock to it. Then, I set this aside with my images while I worked on the stencil panel.

I have really been itching to try out the new On the Vine stencil to see how it was in person and I can’t even tell you how much I love it. It’s beautiful and is going to be so versatile with any images you try it with! Today I inked up a white piece of cardstock with light blue ink. Then I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray and stuck it down before adding another layer of the same color blue ink over the top. The moment I peeled the stencil away I was in love!

But thanks to my friend Lynnea, I just can’t leave these alone without trying to layer a little something over the top. Today for that added magical feel, I used the Sparkles stencil with iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb for the perfect amount of magic!

Once the glitz gel was dry, I lined everything up to figure out final spacing and decided to trim the sentiment panel down to 1.5 inches and pop it up with foam tape. Then I added foam squares to the images and added them next.

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the unicorn horn and hooves and also the butterfly wings. Then I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added a little shimmer to the unicorn mane and tail too. You can’t have too much sparkle on a card like this, ever!

Products used today:
Lovely Unicorns stamps
Sparkles stencil
On the Vine stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel – iridescent
Stencil Pal
Pixie Spray
Foam squares
Foam tape
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Stickles – unicorn
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″

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Miss Ink Stamps – Stenciled and Glitzed Cheetah

Hello everyone. I have a bit of Miss Ink Stamps inspiration to share with you featuring one of the new animal portrait stencil sets. These layering stencils are gorgeous and so easy to use! Today I stepped them up a bit from just inking to glitz glitter gel for some sparkle and interest.

In this stencil set you get three piecs – the cheetah shape mask, the shading layer and the spots layer. They are super easy to line up and ink how you want.

Today I started with kraft cardstock and used the mask to ink around the cheetah with peeled paint distress oxide ink, then I inked the edges of the panel with rustic wilderness distress oxide for a color gradient.

Next I added the shading layer stencil and inked it up with carved pumpkin distress oxide ink. I chose this bright color for some contrast on the kraft cardstock. If I were using white, I would probably have stuck to another color in the yellow family instead. Just something to keep in mind when you are choosing colors.

Finally, I added the spots layer and inked the whole thing up with VersaFine black ink before selectively adding black glitz glitter gel to the spots. However, I didn’t mask anything off, I was just careful when adding the glitz and didn’t mind if it went outside of the spots to the face lines or something else.

I let that dry and then went in with the frame layer for the Ins & Outs Marquis stencil to add a gold glitz frame to really bling things up. While that was drying, I stamped a sentiment from Jungle Ruins and cut it out with a rectangle die. I inked the top with a little green ink that coordinated with my card front and popped it up with foam squares.

Once it was all dry, I glued the whole panel to a white card base and my card is completely finished. Sometimes it’s not to just get inky and not color anything. I love these stencils for those moods.

Products used today:
Cheetah Portrait stencils
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Jungle Ruins stamps
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold and black
Stencil pal
Foam squares
Distress Oxide Ink – rustic wilderness, peeled paint, carved pumpkin
Pink & Main Layered Rectangle dies

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Thermoweb – Flocking Gingham Cards with Adhesive Foiling

Hello everyone! Today I’m on the Thermoweb blog with a tutorial on these two fabulous cards. It’s gingham week and I chose my favorite gingham stencil from Newton’s Nook to pair with the beautiful light blue flocking and then threw in some foiling and paper piecing for fun!

I had a blast creating these cards and love how the color palette turned out. Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog for all the details.

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