A Friend Like You is One of a Kind

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you on the blog today sharing this slimline card, showcasing the Garden’s Edge Slimline stamp set, along with the Garden’s Edge Coordinating die and the Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die

I love sending some “just-because” cards to my friends and this beautiful floral stamp set is exactly what I needed.  I started by stamping the images on some Bristol smooth white card stock using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.   What I love about the LDRS hybrid inks is the fact that you can use either alcohol or water-based markers and it will not smudge.  I colored the images in with some water-based markers.  I die-cut the colored image with the coordinating die. 

The Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die was used to die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock and adhered with liquid glue on a slimline card base.  The focal image was popped up with foam adhesive for added dimension.  I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using Watermark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered the same with liquid glue on the card. 

I finished my card design by adding some gold baubles for added interest.  Here’s another look: 

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful today from the latest release.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by! 

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Happy 4th of July Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook Designs fans! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Who is excited for the 4th of July weekend? That is my inspiration for today’s post.

I am back today to share with you this 4th of July card, showcasing products from the June release called Newton’s 4th of July stamp set & dies, along with the Fireworks stencil.

To make the card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

The colorful background was made by ink-blending some Bristol smooth white card stock with my favorite Distress oxide blends –> Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold. I didn’t bother to color the bottom of the card stock since I knew they will be covered anyway. I sprayed this with water and picked up the excess with paper towel.

Next, I used the Fireworks stencil and Therm O Web Metallix Gel in Gold to add texture to my ink-blended background. The gel was evenly spread on teh card stock with the help of TOW Stencil Pal. I set this panel aside to let it dry for about half an hour, before adhering to an A2 size notecard.

I used the Sea Border Die Set to die-cut two strips of white card stock and foam mounted both pieces onto my card.

I cut a strip of black & white pattern paper and adhered at the bottom with liquid glue. I also adhered both images on the card using both liquid & foam adhesive for added dimension.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock that was die-cut using one of the dies from the Frames & Flags Die set. I foam mounted this onto my card to give it stability. Here’s another look:

I hope you like card today. The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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You Make Rough Days Better with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are staying safe and having a nice week so far! I am back today to share with you a very simple card, showcasing the Puppy Friends stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Petite Clouds Stencil and the following dies –> Land Borders, Sky Scene Builder and Banner Trio.

I started by creating the background first. I used masking tape to mask off the left side of some Bristol smooth A2-size white notecard. I used some distress oxide ink and the Petite Clouds stencil to create the sky. I sprayed some water on the colored panel for added texture.

Next, I removed the masking tape and used some light gray ink to stamp the sentiment “You ARFF the BEST!” in random order.

I die-cut the clouds and the grass border and adhered them on the colored panel with some liquid glue. Since I already have the image that I colored and die-cut previously, I added adhesive and tucked it behind the grass panel.

The sentiment strip was die-cut and stamped with Versamark ink and heat set with my heating tool. Positioning the sentiment was pretty easy, covering the grass panel slightly. I finished my design by adding a red heart on one of the clouds and used my black gel pen to add more depth and texture to the puppy’s eyes and nose. Here’s another look:

I hope you like this card design today. It’s pretty simple but sometimes, less is really more!

The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

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NND February Release Day 3 – Baa Stamp & Die Set

 

 

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’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 3, we are showcasing the Baa Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

This stamp set is probably one of my favorites from the release this week!  Once again I wanted some soft colors to welcome spring!

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with alcohol markers and positioned the dies with some purple tape to die-cut them out.

Next, I die-cut the elements that I need to create my scene using some of my favorite scene-builder dies from Newton’s Nook –>  Land Borders Die Set (for the grass and hill), Picket Fence Die and the Sky Scene Builder die set. The tiny trees were die-cut using a die from my collection.

I prepared my background by adding the clouds using the Clouds Stencil with some blending brush and dye ink.  I adhered this panel on an A-2 size notecard.   I started adhering the pieces that I die-cut earlier to create my scene and foam-mounted the grass for added dimension.

I adhered the colored images with some liquid glue and finished the design by adding the sentiment that was embossed and heat-set on some black card stock.  Here’s another look at the finished card:

 

Would you like to win the “Baa” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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Get well Soon with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back for Newton’s Nook and I have kind of an unusual card, showcasing the Lovely Blooms stamp set and dies, along with Heartfelt Sentiment stamp set & Banner Trio die set.

 

I have donated a lot of my cards lately and need to replenish my stash and the one thing that I don’t have enough of is “Get Well Soon” cards.   I thought I’d make one today.  I recently watched a YT video by Rebecca Keppel and she showed some techniques on how to color with Distress oxide re-inkers.  Thanks to Rebecca for the idea!

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I drop a few colors of my distress oxide re-inkers on my Tim Holtz Glass Mat and with my watercolor brush, I colored the images one by one.  The re-inkers I used are Broken China, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn.  I built-up the colors by drying in between layers using my heating tool.  Once I achieved the right intensity, I set them aside and started on my background panel.

 

 

The background was very simple to achieve.  I stamped the images on some A2 size panel of Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Versamark ink.  I put a few drops of white paint on my stamping block and used my watercolor brush to splatter on the background for added texture.  Next, I foam-mounted the biggest image on the card and added the layers with liquid glue.  I added them randomly all over the card and whatever excess that I cut, I adhered them back to the panel to fill in some empty spaces.   I added the sentiment from the Heartfelt Sentiments that I heat-embossed with white embossing powder, and die-cut with the Banner Trio die.  I finished my design by adding some Clear Mirrored Confetti Dots for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  The full supplies list is listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

 

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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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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release Day 2 – Monarchs Stamp Set with Butterflies Stencil

 

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 Monarchs stamp set and coordinating dies with the [Layering] Butterflies stencil.

 

 

 

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I already envisioned a card design in my head.  I knew a clean and simple look would make these butterflies stand out.

 

I stamped the butterflies on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat set the images.

 

 

I chose different colors of distress oxide inks and my mini-ink blending tools to ink blend the colors on the butterflies.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

I used my guillotine to cut my patterned paper, measuring about 2 by 5 1/2 inches.  I adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  I also added the black strip with some liquid glue.

 

 

I foam-mounted the butterflies following the colors on my patterned paper.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine onyx black ink and adhered the Sparkling Clear Droplets for added texture and dimension.

 

I really LOVE how simple and pretty this card turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card,  I used stencil no. 1 from the Butterflies stencil and and added some Deco Foil Transfer Gel with the Deco Foil stencil pal.  This makes it easier to spread the gel evenly on the card.  I set this panel aside to dry for about half an hour.

 

Once the gel turns transparent you know that they are ready to be foiled.  I cut some silver foil and placed it on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet to run this through my laminating machine to foil the card.

 

 

To add the second color to the butterflies, I used stencil no. 2 and applied some Deco Foil Transfer Gel on top of the foiled butterflies.  I waited for another half an hour for this piece to dry and placed a rainbow foil on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet again to run this through my laminator.  I didn’t realize it is possible to foil the images twice but it worked out just fine and I love the result.

 

 

I used my guillotine to cut the foiled panel diagonally.  I adhered some white die-cut panel on an A2 size white card base, and added the foiled diagonal panel with some liquid glue.  I adhered some silver strip to the card also with liquid glue and added the sentiment die-cut using a die from my collection.

 

Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Monarchs”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 2 – Bitty Bibs & Sky Scene Builder Die Set

 

 

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs  and 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 today’s reveal, we are showcasing the adorable Bitty Bibs stamp set and Baby Bibs coordinating dies with the Sky Scene Builder die set.

 

 

 

 

To create my card, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I fussy-cut the images using my  Honey Bee precision scissors.  I die-cut the scallop bibs using the Bitty Bibs die set and adhered the colored images on top of it with some liquid glue.

 

I die-cut the yellow background with some yellow card stock and used the new Petite Flowers stencil to add more depth and color.   I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.  The wavy border frame was die-cut using a die from my stash and foam-mounted on the card.  I also foam mounted the colored bibs for stability.

 

The sentiment was stamped on some black card stock with versamark ink and heat-embossed with my heating tool.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the hearts that were stamped and colored using the What A Hoot stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE all the colors on this card.  The bright yellow background made the images pop!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled some embossing powder, then heat-set using my heating tool.  I added some white heart sprinkles to adorn the card and glossy accents to the heart for more texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Valentine’s Day Card with Puppy Playtime by Newton’s Nook

Aaah! L’amore!  I love crafting this time of the month.  My craft desk  is full of my favorite things like hearts and sprinkles and love-themed stamps!  I just LOVE creating Valentine-themed cards and my project today showcases the Puppy Playtime stamp set and coordinating dies.

To begin, I stamped the puppy images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in using my Spectrum Noir Classique and TriBlend markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

At first, I wanted to ground my puppies by creating a landscape background using some stencils and dies.  However, I wanted to use some amazing patterned papers that I recently purchased when I was back home.  If you have been following me for while, you know that I don’t use a lot of patterned papers on my projects; it’s just not my style!  However, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.   I chose some cute designs and cut them into strips and layered them onto my card base.  I also die-cut a nice scallop trim to adhere at the bottom of the card.

I adhered the puppy images on the card with some liquid adhesive.  The XOXO letters were die-cut using the Essential Alphabet die set and also adhered using liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.

To finish my design, I use some Nuvo crystal drops in Bubblegum Pink.   Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my Valentine’s card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

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