I’m so happy you’ve joined me today and even more excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog sharing a card from my Stretch Your Stamps Card Series!
I really looooove Autumn Newton stamp set and when I saw the adorable kitty peeking from behind the pumpkins and apples, I thought that it would be fun to have the same image in the spring key. And so all I needed was to flip through my stash and find a few stamp sets with some flowers and leaves so that I could replace the autumn items with the spring ones. I ended up using a whole bunch of NND stuff creating this card and if you’re curios to see them all, please, continue reading this post.
Obviously, I started with the cutest mischief and die-cut him with the coordinating Autumn Newton Die Set, stamped and watercolored. All the stamps on this card were stamped with Versafine ink because it’s waterproof on Strathmore Bristol paper since it’s my favorite to use with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. And you can find all the exact colors I used here at the bottom of this post. Next came Holding Happiness, Deer Friend, Bitty Bunnies stamp sets and the coordinating Holding Happiness Die Set, Deer Friend Die Set, Bitty Bunnies Die Set for all the flower and leaf images. Once finished coloring, I divided the background into the sky and the grass portions with Land Borders Die Set and then popped up a stitched frame die-cutting once more the same background with Frames & Flags Die Set. I added soft non distractive colors to the background with Distress Oxide inks and an ink blending tool along with a cloudy pattern using Cloudy Sky stencil and a white embossing paste. Finally I assembled everything with some dimension and added a “Just Because” sentiment from Little Lilies stamp set on a fish-tail banner.
That’s all for today! Hope I haven’t missed anything and hope I brought you the idea how you can get more out of the staff you already have in your stash! Take another look on your favorite stamps and try to combine them in an unusual way!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Peach Pink – n.21 Light Carmine – n.30 Blue – n.31 Cobalt Blue – n.32 Persian Blue – n.41 Light Green – n.80 Violet – n.71 Flesh Colour – n.61 Light Brown – n.62 Dark Brown – n.64 Oatmeal – n.977 Tombow Marker (brown)
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I’m so happy you’ve joined me today and even more excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog sharing two sweet and cute cards!
I just cannot put aside new fantastic goodies from the Newton’s Nook Designs January release without stretching them more and had a lot of fun playing again with two of my favorites! So let’s see what I came up with this time!
My first card features a super adorable and so incredibly cute Deer Friend stamp set. I really felt in loooove with the sweet fawns and so I grabbed the coordinating Deer Friend Die Set and die cut a bunch of elements from a watercolor paper, aligned them into my stamping positioning tool for a quick and easy stamping. Then I just enjoyed making a super simple watercoloring both on the stamps and the background with regular watercolors I have in my stash.
Once all the elements were dried, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same Deer Friend stamp set and assembled the card on a square 5″x5″ kraft base, adding some dimension with a foam tape.
My second card was colored with copic markers. That’s why I started it with Neenah Solar white paper and played with the super adorable couple of kitties from Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set. You know me: I just love to use stamps in a creative way. And since the kitties were reminding me my furry mischiefs, I decided to transform a love stamp into a thanks one and to make a personalized card to give to the girl who takes care of my kitties when I’m away from home! Once more I used the coordinating dies from Newton’s Sweetheart Die Set for a quick and easy die cutting. At this point I also prepared a few other die cut elements for the layout using Darling Hearts and Frame & Flags die sets and created my own tone on tone pattern through Tumbling Hearts stencil. Coloring the kitties with copic markers I decided to try a new to me and very fun technique that made the cats look as if they were stuffed animals. And finally added “Grazie” sentiment from Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set that came sooooo handy to me because grazie means thanks in Italian.
That’s all for today! Hope you like these sweet cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
cat E40-E41-E42-E43 RV00-RV21-RV23 C00-C1
cat W00-W1-W3 BG10-BG11 0 (colorless blender)
I’m so excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and give you a fun idea on how you can stretch your holiday stamps and dies! Curious?
This year I decided to make a stamp focus card series and invite you to get another look on the crafty products you already have in your stash or bring more ideas on the same stamp or die set so that you can decide if you really want to get it! Today I would like to reuse holiday stuff and reinterpret it in a different way! And so I’m starting with a super adorable Newton’s Christmas Cuddles set from NND. This set is meant to be a holiday one, but the cute images are so versatile that you can easily cover many other occasions. I played with the lovely couple of kitties and transformed them into a love or Valentine’s Day card.
The kitties were stamped on a watercolor paper with a black waterproof ink, colored with regular watercolors and finally fussy cut right against the stamp lines. Then I built a shaker element reusing a Snow Globe Shaker Die Set and filling it with a tiny die-cut hearts from Darling Hearts Die Set, sparkling sequins and beads because I loved the idea of falling hearts on the love card. And since I already had Darling Hearts Die Set on my desk, I die-cut the work “love” from a bright pink cardstock and used it as the sentiment.
That’s all for today! Hope you like this sweet card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day! And, please, let me know if you’re interested to see more posts from my Stamp Focus Card Series!!!
NND PRODUCTS USED:
Newton’s Christmas Cuddles
Snow Globe Shaker Die Set
Darling Hearts Die Set
Frames & Flags Die Set
Double Sided Adhesive Foam
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Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you along with some tips and tricks on partial masking! This card is a part of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and features Newton’s Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee stamp set! You know me! I just adore this sweet kitty!!! LOL!!!
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die-cut a stitched scalloped border on the bottom part. Once chosen the cute kitty with coffee cup stamp, I decided to give it a spring twist and add a few tiny tulips from NND Simply Seasonal stamp set. Since I didn’t want to have some stamp lines crossing on my image, I did a partial masking both on the stamp and the stamped image.
Here’s how you can do that! Placing the flowers inside the mug means that the image has: 1. one part of the mug in front; 2. then the flowers inside and finally 3. the other part of the mug and the kitty behind the flowers.
First before inking the image mask partially with a post tape the “behind” part of you stamp that will cross with flowers later like on my picture below and stamp only the “front” part of the mug. Pay attention only to the areas that will cross later and don’t worry about the rest of the stamp.
Stamp aside on a masking paper, cut out and place the same “front” part of your mug on top and start adding flowers. Remember to mask every time all the flower parts as well.
Finally ink all the kitty stamp and stamp the whole image. Only then remove all the masks and you will finish with a cute spring scene!
Here are some more tips and tricks! Using a stamp positioner or a stamping tool for this technique will help you to align perfectly your stamp.
Remember that you can bend and shape your clear stamps on the acrylic block or the door of your stamping tool if you need to change the direction like I did with flowers here.
Use small images you have on the stamp sets to create your own matching pattern paper. I used some bold mug and coffee stamps to create a non distractive tone-on-tone background.
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic week-end!!!
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Wishing you a hoppy day with a sweet bunny card! This cutie is from Craftin Desert Divas new Somebunny stamp set. It has been just released!
Today I chose a little bunny girl for my card and placed her on the Inside Scalloped Circle Die to create a focal point! I used a Bristol paper this time and put in work my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Love the beautiful bright colors they give! The leaf branches also come with the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die set and were color with Zig markers as well!
I decided to make my own pattern paper for the background by simply stamping a few egg images with a white pigment ink on a kraft cardstock. Since I didn’t want to add any other extra layers on my card, I stretched my sentiment stamp (all the stamps I used on this card come from the same Somebunny stamp set) by trimming it in half and stamped it around the circle die. Here’s the tip how to put the stamps in a perfect shape: first place the circle die onto your acrylic block or on the door of you stamping tool, then bend and place the sentiment stamp around, remove the die and stamp! This will help you to achieve a perfect curve for your card!
Finally I arranged my elements on the card base and embellished with some colorful drops from Nuvo. I used Crystal Apple Green and Crystal Ebony Black colors.
That all for today! Hope you like this sweet bunny and my card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! If you want to see this cutie in action on another card, please, check this post!
Somebunny Stamp set
Inside Scalloped Circle Dies
Nuvo Crystal Drops Apple Green
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
Multi Medium Matte
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen
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