Caution: I’m a Little Prickly Before Coffee with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are all doing well.  I’m back today to share some Southwest-themed cards, showcasing the Cuppa Cactus stamp set and coordinating dies along with the new Circle Frame Die Set.  I also made a one-layer card today (for those of you who loves  simple cards), showcasing the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.



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



I used the Circle Frame dies to die-cut some white card stock three times, and die-cut three colors of patterned paper.  I adhered the pieces together with some liquid adhesive.



For my background, I die-cut a neutral patterned paper and adhered this piece on an A2-size, side-fold card base.  I adhered two of the circle frames with some glue and foam-mounted the third piece for added dimension.  I added the colored images on the center of each circle frame.


I finished my design by using my white gel pen to add some dots on the cacti and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine ink in Onyx black.



My next project is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.   I want some cheerful cards to donate at the local nursing homes so I actually made 30 of these cards.


I stamped the images using some Quick-dry ink by Spectrum Noir.  I used my mini sponge dauber to add a deeper shade on each image.



I didn’t do any measurements for this card.  The images are very easy to line up and I love that I didn’t have to color them because of the solid stamping.  You can easily get more depth and dimension by adding a deeper shade of the color that you used.




The sentiment was stamped using a light brown-gray ink.  



I hope I gave you some inspiration today to create something beautiful.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!  Happy stamping!