Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia! Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
For our collaboration, we are to showcase “summer-themed” cards or just fun, bright colors using products from Studio Katia and Newton’s Nook. For my first project below, I wanted to create a sunset scene by the beach, showcasing the Flirty Flamingos stamp set by Newton’s Nook, the Elongated Dotted Hexagons creative dies, clear iridescent seed beads and Caribbean mist sequins by Studio Katia.
I started out by masking my A2 size card stock to create my sunset background. I used worn lipstick and spiced marmalade distress oxide, blending the colors with my sponge. This is a very simple card but I wanted to show you how I created the background.
I created another mask to create the sandy shore. I then used broken china distress ink and blended the colors on my car stock to create the water.
I removed the mask and colored the background with my Copic markers to create the sandy shore. I stamped my flamingos on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. Using my precision cut scissors, I fussy-cut the image.
I die-cut my front panel for the shaker card using the Elongated Hexagons creative dies, and created the shaker window for my card. I used a combination clear iridescent seed beads and the caribbean mist sequins for my shaker element. To finish the design, I added the red heart and clouds on my card. Here is the finished design:
For my second project, I wanted to use the hexagon dies again and the sequins, as well as the “Thank You” mini-stamp set that were sent to us by Studio Katia. To embellish my tag, I added the flowers from the Lovely Blooms stamp set (one of my all-time favorite sets) and die-cut the greenery from the Pines and Holly Die Set by Newton’s Nook. Here’s the tag:
We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia, and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia Team Blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: