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This is my second post for today featuring exclusive and super adorable Newton’s Nook Designs STAMPtember collaboration! Please scroll down or click here for the Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs September Release and GIVEAWAY!
The exclusive STAMPtember LOADS OF THANKS stamp set is now available at Simon Says Stamp online store! This is a Limited Edition and there are availiable very limited quantities of it! The new Newton’s Nook Design’s Falling Leaves stencil from thier September release will be available for purchaise on Friday, September 15th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!No need to tell you that I’m in LOVE with this fantastic set! It couldn’t be any cuter! So there was no need to put much on the card to make it just adorable. I simply stamped, cut and colored with copic markers the cutie doggie and his precious load! LOL!!! I also added a few beautiful autumn leaves!
The background was made with the ink smooching technique and the Distress ink in Peacock Feather color. Once I heat set the paper, I added more leaves through NND new Falling Leaves stencil with a translucent embossing paste just for something little extra and finally assebled everything popping up some elements on a foam tape!
A shimmer pen and a few tiny sequins added a finish touch to this cute card!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
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I’ve popped in for a super quick post just to share this pop up shaker card I’ve made a few days ago.
Do you remember that recently Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia made a super fun summer blog hop showcasing NND stamps paired with SK dies! If not, you can check my post right here. Katia was sooooooo kind to send me some extra goodies including this Mini Thank You stamp set! And so I thought that it would be a perfect way to say thank you creating a small 4 Bar card for her!
I started this card with a shaker element die-cutting 5 times Inside Scalloped Circle Dies from Craftin Desert Divas. First I colored with copic markers the inside part of the die, making a gradient background and adding some details with a copic colorless blender and only then heat embossed with a white embossing powder the beautiful hand written sentiment from Mini Thank You set. Make sure to follow the same order since embossing could ruin your copic markers!!!
Assembling the card, I stacked together the frame elements of the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and put like a puzzle the negative part inside. The shaker part was popped up on top of the card base previously embossed with an embossing paste creating non-distractive white on white irregular dots pattern. The inside element was filled with a mix of sequins that had some pretty butterfly confetti inside (sorry, cannot find the link to this mix) and a few matching butterflies colored with copics from the same Mini Thank You were applied on the card base.
That’s all for today! Hope you like this clean simple card with a pop up shaker element! Have a great week-end!
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I’ve just popped in to share a floral watercolor card I made using Hydrangea Blooms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.
Recently I set up my first watercolor palette from some professional watercolors and finally got some time to play with it. I’ll talk about this palette later once I’ll test it more.
So this card is one of my first attempts with professional watercolors. It turned out very clean and simple. I used a good quality cold pressed watercolor paper and heat embossed the hydrangea image with a white embossing powder. Then I masked the flower and stamped the leaves using a green dye ink this time since the leaf stamps are not outline ones. I’d probably have had to use distress inks for this step since they reactivate better with water, but like I said before I’m still experimenting.
Once finished with watercoloring, I added a simple hello die-cut sentiment that was watercolored with the same purple shades as the hydrangea bloom and some little embellishments.
That’s all for today! Hope you like this card and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!
Have a fantastic week-end!
Starting a new week with a “new” theme card! Made this clean and simple one for a little baby boy!
I started with stamping a few cute images from Simon Say Stamp’s Tiny Ray of Sunshine stamp set (I’m afraid it’s not available any more, but check through your stash and I’m sure that you’ll find something suitable) on a watercolor paper using a waterproof ink since I was going to make some watercoloring. I added a coat of a light blue tone on the stamped images and then started working on my background. I used the same blue shade on it and dropped only a small amount of more dark blues for more interest and a tiny bit of yellow just to tie all the elements together.
The sentiment was partially stamped with the same black ink I used on other stamps and partially die-cut from the same paper I used for the entire project. This little tip makes a big difference in terms of final result.
Finally arranged all the elements, popped some of them on a foam tape, added natural twine and a few sequins.
That’s all for today! Hope to catch you up very soon with a new post! As always thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!
I’ve just popped in for a super quick post as I would like to share some last minute gift tags I made. Hope you like the idea!
These are super easy and fast to recreate especially if you use pattern paper or only minimal stamping! For the basic tutorial you can check this video made by a super talented Jennifer McGuire.
On my tags I went a little bit crazy and used emboss resist technique. To speed up the process I arranged and mounted together all the stamps on the acrylic block so I managed to stamp all at once. Once heat embossed, I watercolored the tags with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Since I was attaching a lip balm to the tags, I chose a matching “Merry Kissmas” sentiment.
As always thanks so much for stopping by, for you love and support! Have a wonderful joyful and peaceful Christmas! I’ll catch you very soon for a new post!