Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs Stamptember Exclusive!

 Hi everyone!  I am so excited to share this card with you today as it is featuring the Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Exclusive collaboration stamp set, Talk Turkey!  It is available only at Simon Says Stamp!  Get them while supplies last!

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

To start this card I cut a 8.5" x 3.5" orange cardbase.  I used the Slimline Frames and Windows Die Set to cut orange windows as well.  I then used the scalloped frame in the Slimline Frames and Portholes Die Set to cut a piece of smooth white cardstock.  Using the Falling Leaves Stencil, I blended Distress Oxide Inks Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Candied Apple to create a colorful fall background!

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Next, I stamped out all of these adorable images from the Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Exclusive collaboration stamp set, Talk Turkey!  I LOVE this stamp set!  The pup with the turkey on his head really makes me laugh!  I colored all of my images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.

I used a banner die from the Frames and Flags Die Set to cut a dark kraft colored banner.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment and the edges of the banner as well!  Here are some close-ups!

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

Now it was time to assemble my card!  I adhered my Falling Leaves background to the orange cardbase, and used foam tape to pop up the orange windows.  I then used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment banner, and foam tape to adhere and give dimension to all of my images!  

Newton's Nook Designs/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set Talk Turkey #handmade

For finishing touches I added accents with a white gel pen, glitter, glossy accents, and a few color coordinating sequins!  I hope you enjoyed my card today, and be sure to visit Simon Says Stamp to get your Talk Turkey Stamp Set today while supplies last!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #157 - Halloween Theme!

 Hi everybody!  A new Inky Paws Challenge starts today!  You have until Friday, September 24th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #157 - Halloween Theme.  I love making Halloween cards, but I wanted to do something a little different this time!  I finally made a shadow box!  It was so much fun and I hope to make more in the future!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Halloween Theme

Count Newton Stamp and Die Set, Spooky Street Stamp Set, Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set, Halloween Trio Die Set, Peppermint Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I started by painting the box itself with Black Soot Distress Paint and set it aside to dry.  Next, I cut down a piece of smooth white cardstock to fit inside the box and blended Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers for a Halloween night sky.  I then splattered it with white and black paint, and set it aside to dry as well.  I used the Land Borders Die Set to cut a hill and grass from black cardstock.  I made sure to leave a little extra cardstock on the bottom so I could fold it and attach it to the shadow box.

I stamped out the super cute Newton with his cape and fangs, and the gravestones, from the new Count Newton Stamp Set.  I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating die set.  I stamped out the tree, owl, and skeleton rat in black pigment ink, and fussy cut them out.  The tree and owl are from the Spooky Street Stamp Set, and the rat is from the Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set.  I used the solid round die from the Peppermint Die Set for the moon, and the bat dies from the Halloween Trio Die Set to create black glitter bats!  I die cut four bats, gluing the bodies of two together, and gently bending up the wings of the top bat to make it look like they are flying!

With all of the pieces ready, it was time to assemble my shadow box!  First, I glued my ink blended background to the back of the box.  I then adhered the hills and grass to the bottom of the box.  I knew I wanted to light it up so I tucked a string of purple Tim Holtz Halloween Lights behind the hills and grass.  After figuring out the placement of the tree, I glued down the moon, tree, and owl.  I made little tabs for Newton and the gravestones so I could easily stand them up in the box.  Next, I glued the skeleton rat in the corner, and then adhered the bats to the sky background!  

Count Newton Stamp and Die Set, Spooky Street Stamp Set, Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set, Halloween Trio Die Set, Peppermint Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Newton:
  • Fur - YR000, YR20, YR21, YR12, YR14 - stripes
    • C0, C1
  • Ears - R01, R11, R20
  • Nose - R11
  • Cape - V01, V12, V04, V17
    • BG11, BG23, BG13, BG57, BG18
Graves:
  • C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
  • Bat - V01, V12, V04, V17
Moon:
  • Y0000, C00
Count Newton Stamp and Die Set, Spooky Street Stamp Set, Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set, Halloween Trio Die Set, Peppermint Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For finishing touches I added accents with a white gel pen, and glossy accents to Newton's nose and fangs!  I love the way this shadow box came out and it was so much fun to create!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a project with a Halloween Theme and your Newton's Nook Designs products!  Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #156 - Sketch Challenge Reminder

 Hi everyone!  Here is an Inky Paws Challenge Reminder Post!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #156 - Sketch Challenge.  You have until Friday, September 10th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  I was excited to use this stamp set because I don't use solid stamps that often.  It was so much fun and I hope to use some again soon!

Newton's Nook Design Inky Paws Challenge - Sketch Challenge
Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Die Set, Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To start this card I die cut a textured blue cardbase to 5" x 7", and also die cut a smaller piece of smooth white cardstock.  I taped off the top portion of the smooth white cardstock, and inked the bottom with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink.  I then used the Hardwood Stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to create a floor.  Next, I taped off my stenciled portion and inked the background with  Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink then splattered it with silver watercolor.

Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Die Set, Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

As my background was drying, I stamped out these gorgeous solid images from the Cultivated Cacti Stamp Set, and cut them out with their coordinating die set.  

Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Die Set, Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

With the background dry, I attached a white ribbon and bow, and used foam tape to pop up my cacti for some dimension!  I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink, and used foam tape to adhere my cacti panel to the cardbase!

Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Die Set, Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For a finishing touch on this card I added few sparkling sequins!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a project for the Sketch Challenge using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Pair of CAS Coffee Besties Cards

 Hi All!  I am up on the Pawsome Stamps blog today with two CAS cards I created using the Coffee Besties Stamp Set.  I just love the kitty and pup in the cups!  

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

I was inspired by Julianne's Camper Spotlight Scene Card, and went ahead and bought a bunch of spotlight stencils!  To start these cards I die cut a piece of smooth white cardstock for each, and lined up my heart and star spotlight stencils.  For the heart I blended Distress Oxide Inks Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, and Picked Raspberry.  For the star I blended Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina, and Shaded Lilac.  I left the stencils in place and applied a layer of sparkling glitter paste!

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

As my heart and star were drying, I stamped these super adorable images from the Coffee Besties Stamp Set, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Next, I stamped both sentiments, which are from the Coffee Besties Stamp Set, onto dark gray cardstock and white heat embossed.  At first I wanted to cut them out with banner dies, but then decided to fussy cut them instead.  After the heart and star were dry, I adhered the panels to A2 size cardbases, and popped up the coffee cuties and sentiments with foam tape for some dimension!

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Coffee Besties Stamp and Die Set, Dreamy Days Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

For finishing touches on these cards I added white gel pen accents, glitter with a glitter pen, and glossy accents to their noses and the kitty's glasses.  I also added a few sparkling sequins from the Pawsome Stamps Dreamy Days Sequin Mix!  Be sure to visit the Pawsome Stamps store to pick up your Coffee Besties Stamp Set!  Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my cards today!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #156 - Sketch Challenge

 Hi everyone!  A new Inky Paws Challenge starts today!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #156 - Sketch Challenge.  You have until Friday, September 10th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  Can you believe it's almost September already?!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Sketch Challenge

Peony Blooms Stamp and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I started this card by stamping these absolutely gorgeous flowers from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock and gold heat embossed.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images.  In the past I have used a waterbrush pen with my Zigs, but this time I used a paintbrush dipped in water and I love the way it came out!  I feel like I had more control over the amount of water I used on the image.  After my flowers were dry, I cut them out using the Peony Blooms Die Set.

Peony Blooms Stamp and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Next, I die cut a piece of cream cardstock with gold foil polka dots to 5" x 7" for my cardbase.  I then die cut a piece of white cardstock, and a piece of gold foil striped cardstock.  I cut the striped cardstock down, and adhered it to the bottom of the white cardstock.  I added gold ribbon across where the two pieces of cardstock meet, and a gold bow.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set and gold heat embossed.  

Peony Blooms Stamp and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used foam adhesive on the back of my smaller panel to pop it up for dimension and adhere it to the cardbase.  I then used foam squares to adhere my flowers to the card.  I did color an extra bud and leaf, which I used thin foam squares to adhere, and tucked them in underneath the larger flower image.  

Zig colors used on Flowers:
  • Pink Flamingo
  • Centers - Yellow, Light Brown
Leaves:
  • Yellow Green and Light Green
  • Yellow Green and Mid Green
Peony Blooms Stamp and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For finishing touches on this card I added a few sparkling sequins!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a project for the Sketch Challenge using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Monster Party Happy Birthday!

 Hi everyone!  I am up on the Pawsome Stamps Blog today with this super cute slimline card!  I am so excited to share this card with you featuring the new Monster Party Stamp Set!  All of the monsters in this set are so darn cute and I really enjoyed coloring them in bright and cheerful colors! 

Monster Party Stamp and Die Set, Monster Mash Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

I started this card by creating the background first.  I die cut a piece of smooth white cardstock and blended Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Mermaid Lagoon.  I then splattered some silver watercolor paint onto the background.  I used the same colors for the stenciling in the star windows. 

Monster Party Stamp and Die Set, Monster Mash Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Next, I stamped the adorable monsters and balloons from the Monster Party Stamp Set, colored them with my Copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating die set.  

I stamped the sentiment banner and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, both from the Monster Party Stamp Set, in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed.  I then cut the banner out with the coordinating die.  The sentiment banner in this set comes blank, so you can put any sentiment that you would like on it!  

Monster Party Stamp and Die Set, Monster Mash Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

Monster Party Stamp and Die Set, Monster Mash Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

With all of my pieces complete, it is time assemble the card!  I first adhered the ink blended panel over the stenciled panel.  I used foam tape to pop up and give dimension to my monsters and sentiment banner!  I put the balloons behind the cute blue monster in the center so it would look like he is holding them behind his back ready to surprise the recipient!  

Monster Party Stamp and Die Set, Monster Mash Sequin Mix by Pawsome Stamps #pawsomestamps #handmade

For finishing touches on this card I added some accents with a white gel pen, glitter to their horns and balloons, and glossy accents to the balloons, their teeth and tongues!  I also used some of the gorgeous sparkling sequins in the new Monster Mash Sequin Mix!  Head on over to the Pawsome Stamps store to check out all of the New Arrivals, and to get your Monster Party Stamp Set today!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #155 - Color Challenge Reminder

 Hi everyone!  This is an Inky Paws Challenge reminder post!  It is a Color Challenge, and the colors are Teal, Yellow, White and Green.  You have until Friday, August 27th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  For this card I was definitely inspired by the pineapples and tropical feel of this picture!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Color Challenge
Tropical Fringe Stamp Set, Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I started by stamping this gorgeous image from the Tropical Fringe Stamp Set onto Copic friendly white paper.  I colored it with my Copics, and cut it out using the scalloped frame die from the Frames Squared Die Set

Next, I stamped my sentiment in teal ink to match!  I then used the largest die in the Frames Squared Die Set to cut a teal cardbase.  I used a piece of foam adhesive to adhere the Tropical Fringe piece to the cardbase, and pop it up for some dimension!  

Tropical Fringe Stamp Set, Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Teal:
  • B00, BG53, BG45
Yellow:
  • Y11, Y13, Y19
  • Y000, Y02, Y08
  • Y04, Y08
Green:
  • YG01, YG06, YG09
  • YG01, YG03, YG17
  • YG21, YG23, YG25, YG45
Tropical Fringe Stamp Set, Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To finish up this card I added white gel pen accents, glitter with a glitter pen, and a few sparkling sequins!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a project for the Color Challenge using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!