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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Stretch Your Stamps – Mother’s Day Cards for Mom & Grandma

I know Mother’s Day was last Sunday but I still wanted to share these cards that I made for moms and grandmas.  For my projects today, I am showcasing the Tides of Love stamp set and coordinating dies with the Lovely Blooms stamp set.

 

To make the first card, I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I spritzed it with water and dried with a paper towel.  I diluted some white paint with water on an acrylic block and used my watercolor brush to add some white speckles to the background.  I set this panel to dry.

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using some Memento fog ink for a no-line coloring.  I colored the images in with spectrum noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

I die-cut a white card panel using an ocean die from my collection.  I foam-mounted this piece on the ink-blended panel to give it more dimension.  I adhered the whale in the middle of the card, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

 

 

To finish my design, I added some clear droplets to the panel with liquid adhesive to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The second card was created with the same steps that I made for the first card.  I used some painter’s tape to adhere on the card temporarily so I can ink-blend the background with distress oxide inks.  I removed the tape and adhered this on an A2 size card base.

 

I foam-mounted my focal image in the middle of the card and added the sea weeds using dies from my collection.  I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versafine onyx black ink.  I also adhered some black and white patterned paper, as well as a black strip to ground the image.

 

 

I finished my design by adding blue droplets to the card to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope I have given you some great ideas to stretch your stamps.  With just a little imagination, you can use any stamp sets that you have in your collection to create cards for different occasions.

 

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

 

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April Showers Bring May Flowers with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you all enjoyed the April stamp release last week and hoping that a lot of you are loving the spring weather and seeing beautiful flowers in your garden.  Spring is what inspired my project today.

For my card I am showcasing the April Showers stamp set, with the Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies.

Using a scallop border die from my stash, I die-cut a piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock using my die-cutting machine.

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I colored my background with my Tattered Rose distress oxide ink with my mini ink blending tool.  I used my distress sprayer to add droplets of water onto my colored background, and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.

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On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I stamped the flower images from the Lovely Blooms stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I adhered fun foam at the back of my inked background to give it a little dimension and adhered this piece on my card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the April Showers stamp set onto my foreground.   I adhered the flowers using my Nuvo adhesive, and 3M foam adhesive.

I wasn’t really planning on adding a process video but since I colored a lot of images, I thought I might as well show you the process (without the coloring).  If you prefer to watch the video, here it is:

Here is my card:

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I finished the design by adding Nuvo Jewel drops to the yellow flower and added white dots on the Hydrangea.

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Here’s another look:

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I love how this card turned out.  Wouldn’t this just make someone’s day?  If you haven’t grabbed the April Showers stamp set and the Lovely Blooms stamp set just yet, you need to go to www.newtonsnookdesigns.com before they sold out.  I hope you like my project today.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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