Thinking of You card with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 2 for my guest-design post with Miss Ink Stamps and for my project today, I am still showcasing the Springtime Bunnies stamp set along with and Springtime Banners stamp set and the Scene Builder Stencil.  Here’s what they look like:

 

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

I inked up a Bristol smooth panel with my distress oxide inks and used the clouds stencil to color the background.  I used some dies from my stash to die-cut the pieces.  Also used the same dies to die-cut 3 windows on some A2 size patterned paper.

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To finish my design I adhered the frames and the banners with the flowers and baby chicks on the card with some liquid adhesive.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I hope you all have a great day and Happy crafting!

 

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

Miss Ink Stamps

Miss Ink Stamps Instagram Page

Miss Ink Stamps Blog

Miss Ink Stamps Pinterest Page

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Farm-themed Cards with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Have you seen last week’s April release?  What was your favorite?  I am back today to share with you two farm-themed cards, showcasing the Oink stamp set and coordinating dies with the Moo stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

Here’s my first card:

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I inked up a Bristol smooth white card stock with some Broken China distress oxide inks to create the sky.  I die-cut the rest of the images that I needed and assembled the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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I absolutely ADORE these little piggies.  I don’t know about you but I think pigs are extremely cute.  A crafty friend of mine has a pet pig and that pig is so smart it makes me want to have one as a pet.

 

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For my second project, I did all those steps that I mentioned above.  However for my grass hill and trees, I inked up my Neenah solar white card stock with some freshly cut grass ink using some make-up brushes.  I really love how it turned out.

 

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For my background, I inked up the background with Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks.  I also used the aged mahogany distress oxide inks to add the colorful speckles.  To create my clouds, I used the Cloudy Sky stencil by Newton’s Nook with some Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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The sentiment was stamped using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink and “note to self”, next time wait for it to dry before adhering it to the card base.   I smudged the sentiment a little.  I didn’t want all of my efforts to be wasted so I am keeping the card as it is.  To finish the design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some dots and lines to the trees to give it a little dimension.  I do LOVE how both cards turned out (with the exception of my little boo-boo!).

 

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I hope you like my cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you are interested.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy crafting!

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Friendship Card and a Farewell to CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.  I am so sad to say that this is going to be my last post as a member of the Ink squad.  Being on this team has made me a better designer and having Michele Gross as our lady boss, wow! I can’t even stop the tears as I’m writing this.  Michele is the best ever and the girls on this team are simply sweet and amazing!  I could never ask for a better team!  Sadly, my schedule has gone a bit awry but I will continue to promote CAS-ual Fridays and if you follow my blog or instagram, you will still see these projects.

For my project today, I am showcasing my favorite dies from the March release.  I used the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die and the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies.

 

Here’s my card:

 

How I made the card:

  • die-cut the Tin Roof Cover Fri-Die with some 110 lb smooth white card stock.  also die-cut a frame die from my stash with to layer this together.
  • adhere acetate sheet with using strong adhesive to create the window for the shaker.
  • add some foam adhesive and add sequin mix for the shaker element.
  • close the shaker card by adding patterned paper with strong adhesive.
  • die-cut the “Hello” from the Sweet Friend Fri-dies on some black card stock.
  • run this piece through a sticker maker and adhere the same on the foreground.
  • stamp the sentiment from the Supercalifragilistic stamp set on some vellum with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.  Adhere this piece around the card and secure with tape on the back.
  • adhere this shaker piece on an A2 side folding card base.
Here’s a closer look:

To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dots to the “Hello” sentiment.

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.   I hope you have an amazing day, and happy crafting!

Happy Spring with Miss Ink Stamps

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am super excited to share this post today because I have been asked by Miss Ink Stamps to guest design for the next 6 weeks!  Yay!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Springtime Bunnies stamp set along with and Springtime Banners stamp set and the Scene Builder Stencil.  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I used my Scan N Cut machine to die-cut the images.

I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used a die from my stash to cut the trees and hills.  I individually inked up my background with Broken China and Spun Sugar distress oxide.  I colored the trees with my Copic markers and Prisma color pencils.  I inked up the grassy hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks.  Also used the Scene Builder Stencil to add some tufts of grass on the hill.

I adhered the pieces on an A2 size top-folding card base and used both foam and liquid adhesives to adhere my cute critters.  Here is my card:

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To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some dot details to the plans, and the critters and used my black gel pen to darken the bunny’s and bird’s eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I hope you all have a great day and Happy crafting!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

Miss Ink Stamps

Miss Ink Stamps Instagram Page

Miss Ink Stamps Blog

Miss Ink Stamps Pinterest Page

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4 – Newton’s Birdhouse with Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day Mini Stamp Sets

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day minis tamp sets.  Here’s what they look like:

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Here’s my first card with the Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set:

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp and color the image with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • cut an A2 size of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up the background with different distress oxide inks.
  • die-cut the picket fence with some white card stock.  Cut the picket fence to create two small ones.
  • ink up another piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock using mowed lawn distress oxide inks.
  • use the grass border die to die-cut this piece.
  • use a stitched die to create the flying pattern for the bird.
  • use the little dots from the Tranquil Tides stamp set to stamp onto the background.
  • assembled the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my design by adding some white dots on the birdhouse using my Sakura white gel pen.

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For my second project, I created a one-layer card using the Mother’s Day mini stamp set and some images from the Cottage Garden stamp set, with some pastel-color inks.

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I added glossy accents to the flower to give it a little shine and dimension.  I love creating backgrounds using small stamp sets.

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For my third project, I created another one-layer card using the Father’s Day stamp set and some images from the Tranquil Tides stamp set.

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I really think the images on the Tranquil Tides stamp set went perfectly well with the Father’s Day mini stamp.  I finished my design by adhering starfishes with some foam adhesive and adding glossy accents to the card.

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That is all for this week!  I hope you guys LOVE the projects that we’ve made for you using the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3 – Moo Stamp Set

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It is the third day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the third day, the design team is showcasing the Moo stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Here’s my card:

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers.  Die cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I opted to color the cow with some dark brown Copic markers instead of the typical black to make it stand out.
  • cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white and use distress oxide inks to ink up the background.
  • use a die from my stash to die-cut the colored background.
  • use some small dies to die-cut the trees with some patterned papers.
  • adhere this piece on an A2 size card base with liquid and foam adhesive.
  • die-cut the clouds silhouette using some clouds die from my stash.
  • adhere the clouds on the card.
  • adhere the rest of the elements to the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my card design by adding some pink enamel heart to the barn.!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Moo” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2 – Cluck Stamp Set

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It is the second day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Cluck stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Here’s my card:

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • die-cut the speech bubbles using the Speech bubble die set and stamp the sentiment on each bubble.
  • die-cut the clouds using the Sky borders die set and the Picket Fence with some white card stock.
  • cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and use the Sunscape stencil to ink up the background with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks.
  • use the distress sprayer to spray some water on the inked up background and wipe it with some paper towel.
  • die-cut the grass three times using the grass border die with some patterned paper.
  • adhere the clouds using some foam adhesive.
  • assemble the rest of the elements to finish the card design.

 

To finish my design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dots on the images.  Here’s a closer look:

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This whole scene just cracks me up.  If I have to choose a favorite for this week’s reveal, I think it would be this stamp set!

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Would you like to win the “Cluck” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1 – Oink Stamp Set with Picket Fence and Speech Bubble Die Set

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It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the following products:

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Oink Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies
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Picket Fence Die and Speech Bubble Die Set
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Hardwood Stencil

Here is my card:

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Here’s how I made it:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • stamp the balloon from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and die-cut with the coordinating die.
  • Ink up an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used Festive Berries and Candied Apple.
  • die-cut the grass with green patterned paper using the  grass die from the Land Border Die set by Newton’s Nook.
  • die-cut the Picket Fence and the Speech Bubble border using the Speech Bubble die set with some white card stock.
  • ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some Tumbled glass distress oxide ink.  Use the “birthday wishes” die to die-cut the sentiment.
  • use some white paint and smoosh them onto an acrylic block and splatter white paint all over the inked up background.
  • assemble the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I love, love, love this new stamp set.  I also used my Copic multi-liner pen to draw some eyelashes to the piggies.  I think they look cuter with eyelashes.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the balloon.  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Oink” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Best Day Ever with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am so looking forward to seeing my children next sometime soon and this inspired me to create a card, showcasing the We are Family stamp set.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the image with an electronic die-cutting machine or fussy cut with scissors.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • Cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and use the Drifts and Hills stencil to create the grassy hills with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.
  • Use the Winter Wonder background stencil to create the mountain with Pumice stone distress oxide ink.  Cover this with painter’s tape to mask the background.
  • Use the Ray of Light stencil to add the sunrays with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks.

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  • Here’s what it looks like when the background is completely finished:

  • Use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and dab it dry with some paper towel.
  • Adhere the colored background on an A2 size side-fold card base.
  • Adhere the colored images on the card with Nuvo liquid adhesive and some foam adhesive.
  • Die-cut the sentiment using the Best Day Ever fri-dies and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue.

Here’s a little close-up:

I absolutely ADORE this stamp set.

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I hope you all have a great day and Happy crafting!

 

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

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