NND August Release Day 3 – Batty Newton & Spooky Roundabout with Spiderweb Stencil

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last two days of the reveal?  Which one was your favorite?  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each 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 day 3, we are showcasing the Batty Newton stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Spooky Roundabout stamp set (coordinates with the Circle Frames and Banner Trio die sets) and Spiderweb Stencil.

 

 

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up the background with some distress oxide inks.  I used some black watercolor and my brush to flick some speckles on the background and left this panel to dry for about 15 minutes.

 

I stamped the “spooky” tree from the Spooky Tree stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I stamped the rest of the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

 

The black scallop frame was die-cut from the Frames & Flags die-set and foam-mounted to the colored panel for added dimension.  I die-cut the picket fence using the Fence Die setand adhered on the card with some liquid glue.  The moon was die-cut using the Circle Frames die set.

 

I foam-mounted the focal image on the card for added dimension.  I adhered the rest of the images with liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some dots to the card to make them look like stars.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I started by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I cut another A2 size panel of some black card stock and used the Circle frames die set to die-cut the window.  I used the same dies to die-cut an orange scallop to ground the images.  I foam-mounted this piece on the colored image.

 

 

I used my Turquoise blue Tri-Blend marker to add some dots for added texture.

 

 

To finish my design, I used the Spiderweb stencil with some white pigment ink and mini-sponge dauber to add the spiderweb.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the  “Spooky Roundabout” or the “Batty Newton” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND August Release Day 2 – Paw-tumn Newton, Fall Roundabout and Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Sets

 

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each 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 day 2, we are showcasing the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Fall Roundabout Stamp Set (coordinates with the previously released Circle Frames die set) and Heartfelt Wishes stamp set (coordinates with the Trio Banner dies).

 

 

 

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used some painter’s tape to mask off a portion of the card panel.  I used distress oxide inks and foam-blending tools to ink up the background.  I sprayed some water on this panel and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  I adhered this on an A2 size white card base.  I cut two strips of black and white patterned paper and adhered them onto the card.

 

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the “table cloth” using a die from my collection and adhered on the card with liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension and adhered the rest of the pumpkins and leaves.

 

 

Lastly, I used my white gel pen to draw some lines and dots for added texture.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to create a unique design so I stamped the images twice at an angle using the Fall Roundabout stamp set.  I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Markers.

 

 

For added texture, I die-cut the leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set on some gold vellum.  I adhered them on the card with some liquid glue.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut the banner strip using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card for added dimension.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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D.I.Y. Halloween Pet Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Dress-up your pet this Halloween with this cute Bandana Project!

Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind Halloween Pet Bandana with your sublimation markers!

Hello Artesprix fans! It’s Maria Russell and it’s my turn today to share a really cute project, showcasing Artesprix’s sublimation markers and ink pad along with the Artesprix Pet Bandana in medium.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

Materials:

Tools:

Artesprix Heat Press.

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Type and print out your pet’s name on a plain piece of typing paper.

Step 2.

Flip your design and use your pencil to draw lines, making sure you are covering your pet’s name. If you have a light box, turn it on and place your design on top.

Step 3.

Use another plain typing paper and trace your pet’s name using a pencil. [Designer tip: this method will enable you to get a silhouette of your pet’s name]. Use Artesprix’s Black Sublimation Marker in Fine Point to trace the silhouette on your typing paper.

The pencil helped me get a slight shadow of my pet's name.  It made it easier for me to trace it using the sublimation marker.
The pencil helped me get a slight shadow of my pet’s name. It made it easier for me to trace it using the sublimation marker.

Step 4.

This is what it looks like when you are done tracing the name:

By using a pencil, it will be easier to trace your pets name to get a mirror image.
By using the pencil, it will be easier to trace your pet’s name to get a mirror image.

Step 5.

Add some cute images on your design. I used one of my favorite Halloween stamp set and stamped them using the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad.

stamp additional images on your typing paper.
Stamp additional images on your typing paper.
This is what it looks like after stamping.

Step 6.

Color the images with Artesprix Sublimation Markers.

color images with Artesprix sublimation markers.

Step 7.

It is important to use a lint roller to remove any unnecessary particles on your blank before pressing. This will ensure a clean crisp design transfer to your Artesprix Pet Bandana.

Secure your design on your blank by using Artesprix Heat Tape. [Designer tip: I used my LED light box to make sure that my images are perfectly centered. ] If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Position your design on top of your blank and secure it with the heat tape.

Step 8.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 30 seconds.

Step 9.

Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

Step 10.

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your sublimated Pet Bandana. Place the bandana on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it a few minutes to cool down. Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

I had so much fun creating this D.I.Y Halloween Pet Bandana. The challenge for me now is to actually get my cat to wear it on Halloween!

Here’s a closer look:

I love the little ghost holding the candles and the lollipop! This design turned out to be cute and whimsical!

Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this D.I.Y Halloween Pet Bandanaproject? Join the Iron on Ink community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

Don’t forget to save this to Pinterest and share with all your friends!

If you like this project, you need to check out Ivy Rivera’s Artesprix Flocked Sublimation T-shirt project.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. They are also listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

**The links below are affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase, you are supporting today’s post writer at no extra cost to you, thank you! These products are endorsed by the author and we hope you’ll love them, too.

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NND August Release Day 1 – Sips & Stories, Mugs & Houndstooth Stencils

 

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 the stamp set being revealed each 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 starting with the Sips & Stories stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Mugs and Houndstooth Stencils.

 

 

 

To make my cards, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

On another piece of Neenah solar white, I temporarily adhered the Mugs stencil with some purple tape.  I used my palette knife to take some texture paste out of the jar. I put a few drops of carved pumpkin distress oxide inks to add a little bit of color, and applied it all over the stencil using my Stencil Pal.  I set this aside to dry for about half an hour.

 

 

I die-cut the two tags with the Fancy Edges Tag die set.  I added some color to the white tag with some distress oxide ink and used the Starfield Stencil for more texture to the background.   I foam-mounted my colored image to the tags and adhered them on the card.

 

 

To finish my design I added the white bow from the Pines & Holly die set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make another card.  I cut a slimline panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2 using the Slimline Frames & portholes die set.  I used some painter’s tape to mask the sides and inked up this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed some water for added texture and picked up the excess with some paper towel.

 

 

The black frame was die-cut using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and foam mounted to the colored panel for added dimension.  I adhered the colored images with my tape runner.

 

 

The die-cut the banner using one of the dies in the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my Wagner Heating tool.  I adhered this piece on the card with my tape runner.

 

To finish my design, I added the black bow from the Baby Bib die set with some gray enamel dot for added texture.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Sips & Stories” 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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Serendipi-tea with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans!  I’m back today to share this very simple (but cute) card, showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and Teapot Fri-Die.

I started by die-cutting the teapot and the cup using the Teapot fri-die.  I positioned the diecuts back into its place and secured it with some washi tape.  I stamped the images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof ink in Rustic Brown and colored the images in with alcohol markers.

I adhered some patterned papers on an A2 size-card base.  I also die-cut the “table cloth” using a die from my collection and adhered on the card.  I added the colored images with some foam adhesive for more texture and dimension.

To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels with liquid glue.  I also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Quick and simple but I love how it turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

Supplies are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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DIY Poly Canvas Zip Case with Artesprix’s Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad – Be a Unicorn

Create A Cute D.I.Y. Make-up bag using Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad with the Poly Canvas Zip Case

Hello Artesprix fans! I am back with another fun project, using Artesprix’s sublimation markers and ink pads along with the Poly Canvas Zip Case.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

Materials:

Tools:

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Place the Poly Canvas Zip Case on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil to determine the area that you have to work on.

Step 2.

I free-handed my rainbow using Artepsrix Pastel Sublimation Markers.

Step 3.

I traced the Unicorn’s ears using a pencil and the coordinating die that came from the stamp set.

Step 4.

I used my Artesprix Fine Point Black Sublimation Marker to draw the Unicorn’s ears.

Step 5.

I placed my design inside my stamping tool to stamp the rest of the images, using the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad.

Step 6.

I Placed my design on the light box to trace the sentiment using my Sublimation Marker.

Step 7.

Before you attach the design on your blank, make sure that you use a lint remover to remove any hair or unwanted particles.

Using Artesprix Heat Tape, tape your blank down to your design. [Designer tip: I used my LED light box to make sure that my images are perfectly centered. ] If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 8.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Once you reach your desired temperature, you are ready to heat press.

Step 9.

Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source and the zipper is out of the way before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

Step 10.

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle, and take your design and place them on the Protective Project Mat. Wait for a few minutes until it is cool enough to reveal your design. Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

Step 11.

I wanted to add some “bling” so I decided to add some rhinestone jewels to the flowers. I used my super-strong mixed media glue to adhere them onto the zip case. I also added the gold bow to finish my design.

Here’s the full reveal! It turned out so CUTE!

I love how the Sublimation Markers just blended so well to create the pastel rainbow! Here’s a closer look:

Be a Unicorn in a field of horses!

Now that I have made this project, I cannot wait to create some T-shirts and Pet Bandanas! I really love how this one turned out!

 

Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this project? Join the Iron on Ink community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

If you like this project, you need to check out Gina Knuppenberg’s Mixed Media Bag Tags!

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. I have also listed and linked them below.** Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

**The links below are affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase, you are supporting today’s post writer at no extra cost to you, thank you! These products are endorsed by the author and we hope you’ll love them, too.

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If All Else Fails, Put On a Tutu and Twirl

I’m back today for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sharing a slimline card, showcasing the Tutu stamp set and Ballerina Fri-dies.

I ink-blended my slimline panel with some distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on a slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 7 scored at 3/12 inches.

I used a die from my collection to die-cut the “film strip” and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

I stamped the little ballerinas with some black alcohol ink and die-cut using the Ballerina Fri-dies.  I also foam-mounted them onto my card for added dimension.

I ink-blended another piece of card stock and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I sprinkled some clear embossing powder, and heat-set using my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered this on the card with foam adhesive.

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the sentiment and adhered some iridescent jewels on each of the ballerina’s hair.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

 

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I’m Done Adulting. Let’s Be Mermaids!

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here on the blog with you today sharing two summer-themed cards, showcasing one of my favorite stamp sets from the summer release called “Mermaid Treasures“, along with the Under the SeaOcean Waves and Mermaid Shimmer stencils.

For my under the sea card on the left, I started by inking up the background with my blending brushes and Ocean Waves and Under the Sea stencils using a combination of the Marina MadnessTropical Sea and Four Leaf hybrid inks.  I used the same stencil and some glitter glitz gel to add more texture to the school of fishies.  I also die-cut two borders using the By The Sea border die and foam-mounted these pieces onto the colored panel.  I adhered this to an A2 size card base.

Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out and adhered them using either some foam or liquid adhesive for added dimension.

Lastly, I adhered some Sparkling Clear Droplets to my card for added texture.  Don’t they just look like bubbles?  Here’s another look:

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make another card.  I used some low-tack tape to mask both sides of my A2-size card panel.  I used my blending brushes with the Mermaid Shimmer stencil, and colored the background mixing the Fandango and Tangerine Dream hybrid inks.  

I used my glitter glitz gel to add more texture to the background.  I love the glittery effect it gave on the card.  I die-cut two strips of black card stock and adhered it both sides.  I also cut some strips of the patterned paper from the Seaside paper pack.

I foam-mounted my focal image and used my shimmer pen to add some highlights to her hair.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with watermark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and die-cut using the Sentiment Stack die.  I adhered this piece with some foam adhesive.  Here’s another look:

This card is really simple but I love the textured background!  

Don’t you just love the mermaid images on the Mermaid Treasures stamp set?  They are beyond adorable!  I also LOVE, love, love the new stencils!  I can’t really pick a favorite!  LDRS Creative has an amazing line of stencils that you can use to create a wonderful scene on your projects. 

I hope I have given you some great inspiration today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by the happy stamping!

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This Calls For a Serious Celebration with Trinity Stamps

Hello!  I am back today with a fabulous celebration card using products from Trinity Stamps.

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I started by die-cutting my slimline panel on some Neenah solar white card stock using the biggest die from the Slimline Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set. I stamped the Serious Celebration on this piece and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol markers.

The word “serious” was die-cut using the Serious Celebration die set and adhered with liquid glue for added texture.

The gnome was stamped and colored with alcohol markers and foam-mounted on the card panel for added dimension.

 

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Lastly, I used the Slimline Layered Balloons stencil and the Blending Buddy brush to add the balloon.  Here’s another look at the card:

 

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired. The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  

 

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