Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I hope you are having a great day! I am super excited because today is our Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop here at Newton’s Nook. We have some very talented guests with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects. TWO winners will also have a chance to each win a $25 store credit at Newton’s Nook 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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]
For my card today, I am showcasing one of my all-time favorite stamp set by Newton’s Nook, which is Naughty & Mice with its coordinating dies, with the Pines & Holly die set and the sentiment is from the Nutcracker Squeak stamp set.
I started by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock with a Copic friendly ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I am a frugal stamper so I like stamping a couple of images on my card stock so I don’t waste any of it. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with different inks using my home-made stencil that I made using different circle dies and punches. I wanted my background to have some subtle bokeh colors that wouldn’t overwhelm the whole design.
I stamped my sentiment onto black card stock with Versa-mark ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I also die-cut some pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set. The Bokeh colors on my background look like it is coming from the lights on the Christmas tree.
I adhered my sentiment first with some foam adhesive and added the pine boughs. I also adhered the mice with foam adhesive.
To finish my design, I added some Nuvo glitter drops on their hats. Don’t they look so cute and festive? Here’s a little close-up:
I absolutely LOVE this stamp set! I don’t know if you can tell but I also added glossy accents to the candy cane.