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!
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 showcasing the Tides of Love stamp set + coordinating dies with the Bokeh Hearts Stencil.
To begin, I sprayed my stencil with Pixie spray and cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock. I layered stencil no. 1 from the new Bokeh Hearts stencil and used my blending tool and fog ink to add the first set of hearts on my background. I used stencil no. 2 and Pumice stone distress oxide ink to add the second layer of hearts.
Next, I used some scalloped heart die from my stash to die-cut my ink-blended background. I also die-cut another heart with some pink card stock and added some texture to this using the Waves stencil with Worn lipstick distress oxide ink. Since my background is pretty neutral, I wanted to make my focal point stand out.
I foam-mounted the neutral background on a side fold card base and inlaid my focal piece with liquid adhesive. I stamped and colored my image with my alcohol markers and used the coordinating die to cut this piece. I foam mounted this image onto my card.
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 “Tides of Love” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
To begin, I started off ink-blending a rainbow background on Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.
I die-cut my ink-blended panel with the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-die. I adhered some acetate sheet on this piece and added foam adhesive to create my shaker panel.
I added some rainbow confetti dots as my shaker element and adhered the panel on top of an A2-size black card base.
I stamped the sentiment on a black strip with versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder. I used my heating tool to heat emboss the sentiment and adhered this piece on my card with my tape runner. Here’s what it looks like:
The black background just made the rainbow panel pop. Here’s a closer look:
I hope you like my project today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Please use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order at Cas-ual Fridays. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!