Newton’s Nook Designs & Wow Collaboration Week

 

Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW embossing powders are collaborating all week long to offer you inspiration using their products together!  Both design teams will be sharing fun ways to use embossing powders on your projects using WOW embossing powders paired with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Fall-ing For you stamp set, Autumn Leaves die set, Pines & Holly die set, with the White Puff Embossing powder by Wow!

 

To start, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some peacock feathers and broken china distress oxide inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the background and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.

 

I die-cut the leaves using the Autumn leaves die set with some colored card stock and vellum.   I also die cut some pine needles using one of my favorite dies, the Pines & Holly die set.

 

I die-cut a frame using a die from my stash and added foam adhesive to this piece and set this aside.  I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-ing For You stamp set with some Versamark ink on the colored background.  I poured some White Puff embossing powder and heat-set this using my Wagner heating tool.  I foam-mounted the frame that I die-cut earlier onto my colored background.

 

Lastly, I added the leaves with some liquid and foam adhesives and also adhered the bow.  I added some brown jewel to finish the design.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

I think combining the Fall-ing For you stamp set with the Autumn Leaves die set makes the perfect fall-theme card.  It’s simple but creates a huge impact.  This is also my first time using some Wow! Embossing powder and I really LOVE it!  Here’s a little close-up of the card:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired!   Would you like to win a $25 store credit Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:  Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using WOW  products all week (September 23-27) to enter.  One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday September 27th at midnight CST to comment.  The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, September 30th.

Want another chance to win? WOW is also giving away a prize pack! Visit the WOW blog each day this week for more inspiration and details on how to win their prize!

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a nice day and happy stamping!

 

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Stretch Your Stamp Sets & Create a Holiday Card with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello, The Hedgehog Hollow fans!  I am back today with my second project as a guest-designer this month.  I wanted to show you guys that you can stretch your stamp sets for any occasion, even if they are not meant for the holidays.   I have always wanted to to try my pearl watercolors on black card stock so this is what I am doing today.  I really LOVE how this card turned out!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box and some pearl watercolors.  Here’s how I made my card:

1. I prepped my black card stock by using my powder bag.  This will help get rid of static and make sure that the embossing powder wouldn’t be all over the card.

2. Using my MISTI, I put my black card stock inside and held it with the magnets.  I carefully positioned the stamps where I wanted them to be.  I closed the lid of my MISTI, then opened it back so I can use my Versamark ink to stamp the image.  I flipped the card stock and stamped the images on the other side.

 

3. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the card.

 

4.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the embossing powder.

 

5.  I “carefully” colored the stamped images using my pearl watercolor in Bronze.  I made sure that I didn’t use a lot of water since this black card stock is not meant for water coloring.

 

6. Once it dries, apply a second coat to make the colors stand out.  Here’s what it looks like after the second coat dried.  Isn’t it beautiful?

 

7.  I used a micro-fiber cloth to get rid of the powder that was on the black card stock.

 

8.  I used my pearl watercolor again in “gold” to put some splatters of color on my background. I also die-cut the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment with some gold card stock and adhered it onto my card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

To finish my design and add more texture, I used some bronze gems and adhered it onto the card.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope have given you some inspiration to stretch your stamps.  I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

2019 Card Design Superstar with MFT Stamps – Clean & Simple

 

I hope you are all having a fabulous day.  This is my second post for today for the MFT Stamps 2019 Card Design Superstar contest!   This post is to enter the Clean & Simple category.

 

For my card below, I am showcasing the Birdie Brown Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set with the LLD Little Letters Die-namics.

 

I started by masking the sentiment and stamping it on some A2-size Neenah 80 lb. solar white card stock.  I also stamped the two ghosts from the BB Fab-BOO-lous stamp set and colored them in with some T1 and T0 copic markers.  I used my R00 to add some pink color to their cheeks.

 

I die-cut the letter “B” on some black card stock using the LLD Little Letters Die-namics. and adhered it right next to the ghost.  I stamped the remaining sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and also stamped the stars using some light gray ink.

 

I adhered my foreground on some MFT Just Delightful patterned paper and added this piece on some A2-size card base.  Here’s my card:

 

 

If you guys have been following me for awhile, you know that clean & simple is not my strongest point.  This category was quite the challenge for me!  I think having this contest is amazing because it challenges us (card-makers), to go beyond our comfort zone and try something new.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  If you would like to enter the contest, please click on this link: 2019 Card Design Superstar.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a great day and happy stamping!

 

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2019 Card Design Superstar with MFT Stamps – Coloring Virtuoso

 

It is that time of the year when most card-makers get nervous trying to come up with unique designs to join the MFT Stamps 2019 Card Design Superstar contest!  I have entered the last two years but never won.  There are so many amazing card-makers out there and the competition gets tougher every year.    However, I think this is a great way to interact with a lot of people and I adore MFT Stamps for giving us a chance to show off our skills.  For this post, I am entering the “Coloring Virtuoso” category.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Spooktacular Friends stamp set, the Tucked-In Turf die-namics and the Grassy Hills die-namics.

 

To begin, I die-cut a piece of masking paper using a circle die and masked some A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up this piece using some water-reactive inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on my colored background and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.

 

 

I stamped the images from the Spooktacular Friends stamp set and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating dies for this, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the images.  I also colored the border on the images with some T7 Copic marker.  Since I have a night scene, I didn’t want the edges of the images to have some white border.

 

I die-cut some black card stock using the Tucked-In Turf and Grassy Hills Die-namics.  I used my blending brush and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink by MFT Stamps to add some texture on the grass.  Since I have a ginormous moon, I needed to make the grass look more realistic by having some light shadows.

 

 

I adhered my colored background on an A2 size card base.  I foam mounted some of the grassy hills and started assembling my card.  I stamped the tree image directly onto the foreground with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I then used my white gel pen to add some color to the ghost.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set this with my Wagner Heating tool.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I don’t know about you but I think one of the most difficult part about creating a night scene is to make sure that the images pop against the dark background.  This is the reason why I colored the edges with some dark marker.  I wanted them to pop against the dark background but I didn’t want the white edges to stand out either.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.   If you would like to participate and have some fun, please visit their blog post here:  2019 Card Design Superstar Contest.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and Happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs & Therm-O-Web Collaboration Week

 

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  We also have  GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read at the end of this post to find out how you can WIN.

 

I went NND and TMW crazy and created three projects for you today!  I am showcasing (one of my all-time favorite stamp set from Newton’s Nook)  the Sweater Weather stamp set and its coordinating dies with the Happy Howl-Oween stamp set and coordinating dies.  I am also showcasing a LOT of products provided to us by Therm O Web, which you will be able to see if you watch my YouTube video below.  I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Therm O Web for spoiling the NND Design Team with your amazing products.

 

For my first project, I die-cut a masking paper with a circle die and masked my Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed my inked background with some water to get the oxidize effect and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.  I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Newton’s Nook Cascading Stars Stencil to create the stars on my background.  I set this piece aside to dry for about 40 minutes and ran it through my laminator with some Deco Foil Ocean Blue Transfer Sheets.  I removed my mask and colored the moon a little bit with my B000 copic marker.

 

 

To create my scene for my trick-or-treaters, I used a house die from my stash and TMW Flock transfer sheets in Purple Punch, Sunshine Yellow, Black Velvet and White Latte to create my spooky house.  I also die-cut the grass using the Land Borders die set.

 

I stamped my image using the Happy Howl-Oween stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.  Now that I have all of my elements, I started building up my scene.

 

 

I used a white pigment ink and a blending brush to highlight the grass.  By doing so, this gave it a more realistic effect since I have a HUGE moon shining over everything!  I finished my design by stamping the bats.  I also stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat set the sentiment.  Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

For my second project, I wanted to use the flock transfer sheets and my embossing folder  to create a winter scene for my critters from the Sweater Weather stamp set.  I have a process video for you for the two Christmas cards.  Here’s the first one:

 

 

For the second Christmas card, I used the Oh Christmas Tree Designer Toner Sheets , the White Latte Flock Transfer Sheet and the Gina K Designs for TMW Red Velvet Deco Foil to create a fun shaker card:

 

 

Here’s my YouTube process video:

 

I hope you like my projects today.  I would be so grateful if you could visit my YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below (affiliate links may have been used for some of the items at no additional cost to you).

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit at Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs?  Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!  Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog  to enter for a chance to win!  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

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Newton’s Nook Designs Mini Release – Sunflower Days & Gingham Stencil

 

Today, Newton’s Nook Designs is having a September mini release.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out how you can WIN.  [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 today’s mini release, we are showcasing the Sunflower Days stamp set and coordinating die with the Gingham stencil.  These products are available for purchase immediately.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

 

I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some dots on my colored background.  I dabbed this piece using my paper towel to dry.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die, twice.

 

I die-cut another piece of some 110 lb. Neenah solar white card stock using a watercolor stripe background die from my stash.  I die-cut the word “sunshine” using a die from my stash and slightly inked it up with distress oxide inks.

 

I foam-mounted the watercolor stripe background die-cut onto my colored background and adhered my sunflower images.  I also adhered the “sunshine” sentiment then stamped the sentiment “hello” on my card using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered some iridescent sequins to add more texture and dimension.  I also used my white gel pen to add some dots on the center of each flower.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release?  We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Pumpkin Spice & You with Newton’s Nook Designs

Today, I’m sharing another fall/coffee-theme card with one of my favorite stamp sets released last month called Pumpkin Latte.  I don’t know about you, but I am just so ready for sweater weather!  It is still extremely HOT and humid over here and I am dreaming of some cooler weather, or even rain!   Who else is getting antsy and waiting for fall to come?

 

To begin, I stamped my images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Dye Ink in Rustic Brown on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies, to die-cut the images.

 

On another piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut a frame and used the negative piece to mask-off some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used the new Hills & Grass Stencil to add my grassy hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  I flipped the stencil so that I can create another grassy hill for added depth and dimension.  I also used the Clouds Stencil with Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks to create my fall sky.

 

 

Before I adhered my frame on my colored background, I used my Fog ink to stamp small images all over the card.  I wanted to add more details to the background but without overwhelming the whole design.  I foam-mounted the frame on the card and adhered the leaves along the side with some liquid adhesive.

 

Lastly, I foam-mounted the focal image on my card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-ing For You stamp set using my Misti stamping tool for more precision.  Here’s my card:

 

 

The Fall-ing For You stamp set is one of my all-time favorite stamps by Newton’s Nook Designs.   This card is really simple but I love the bold sentiment and also love the colors I used on this card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

That is all for today.  I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you would like to purchase them.  Some affiliate links may have been used for some of the products linked, without an additional cost to you.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy stamping!

 

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Only Santa Knows…. (If I’ve been Naughty or Nice)

Hello everyone!  Maria here with you today.  Just a quick heads up, the sale is still going strong so head on over to the shop before everything gets sold out.

I know it’s a little too early to even think about Christmas! I want to send mine early this year so I have started creating them already.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set with the Naughty-isms stamp set.

To begin, I started by using a “make a wreath” stencil from my stash and stamped the little present images on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the snowflake with some light blue ink, and my bunny from the Little Huggables stamp set.

I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.

I adhered my colored panel to a red patterned paper and glued this piece on to an A2 size card base.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped the paw print with Lobster red ink.  Here’s my card:

This card is really simple and can be mass-produced.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamps that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

She Believed She Could So She Did with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you and I am super excited to be guest-designing for the Hedgehog Hollow. For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box.

 

To start, I stamped my image on Bristol smooth white card stock with versa mark ink. I sprinkled this with some gold embossing powder by Wow and heat-set with my heating tool.

 

I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush pens (colors Blue Topaz and Soft Jade) to color my image. Since this stamp set didn’t come with a coordinating die, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the image.

 

On another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress ink to create my clouds. I die-cut two branches from a die that I have in my stash so that the peacock has something to perch on. I adhered the first branch onto my colored background with liquid adhesive. To add more dimension, I foam-mounted the other brach onto my card and also added foam adhesive to the peacock.

 

I die-cut some leaves using an older Lawn Fawn die-set and adhered them with foam adhesive.

 

Since this card is mostly blues and greens, I decided to adhere some flower sprinkles onto my card for added texture and color. I also added the scallop frame from an older Lawn Fawn die set to ground my images.

 

To finish my design, I stamped my sentiment using my Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye ink in Lagoon and added some crystal jewels all over my background. Here’s my card:

 

 

I really love the simplicity of this card. I think the stamp sets that are included in the September box are so pretty, you can use it for any occasion. I can’t wait to create more cards using the stamp sets. Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

 

 

I also have a video tutorial for you below in case you’re interested.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77. I will be back in a few days for more projects and inspiration. Happy stamping!