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Coffee theme Mini Slimline | Inky Paws Challenge

Happy Wednesday! The only reason I know what day it is, is because I’m teaching the days of the week to my preschooler. Otherwise its all the same! I had a fun (virtual) craft night with some girlfriends yesterday and wanted to pop in to share a card I made!

I was inspired by Amy Tollner’s card that she made for the Inky Paws Challenge. Make sure to check out her post to see how she used a slimline die to make a mini slimline! Me on the other hand, I just used Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets and Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets from Taylored Expressions.

I started by stamping the pair of mugs from the Love Café stamp set and coloring them in with copics (Y15-13-11, YG13-01-00, V17-15-12 and E57-55) and die cutting them out with the coordinating die. I stamped a sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set onto a strip of paper.

To assemble the card, I created a 3 1/2 by 6 inch side folded card base, stacked it with an ink blended scalloped rectangle die cut using distress oxides (in Squeezed LemonadeTwisted Citron and Shaded Lilac). For the next layer I dry embossed a stitched rectangle using the Mugs Stencil. Finally I adhered the mugs and sentiment using some foam tape, and added some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh (Pansy Purple and Harvest Jewels Mix).

I hope this card inspires you to create something for the Inky Paws Challenge (check out this post for more inspiration. Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Vellum Daffodils | Inky Paws Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Yes, I’m blogging bright and early cause today ends with a (virtual) craft night. I seem to always be more productive on days that I have more to do or something to look forward to.

Today’s card is inspired by the curent Inky Paws Challenge. I haven’t had a chance to create for this challenge in while, so I’m excited to be able to share some inspiration this time!

I recently been loving ink blending and embossing on vellum. So I put together both those techniques for a quick card. I started by die cutting the large scallop rectangles from the Frames & Flags Die Set, one from vellum and one from Bristol Strathmore, along with a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set. I heat embossed the daffodil stamp from the Daffodils stamp set with white embossing powder. Make sure to move your heat gun around to avoid burning the vellum.

To create the background, I ink blended the second die cut rectangle with distress oxides (in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac). I heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Roundabout stamp set, and ink blended with the same colors. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum, foam tape for the sentiment and lastly added some nuvo drops to finish off the card.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring or stretch your supplies and create a nontraditional card. Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

More Watercolored Tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Monday! Hope your start to the week was as productive as you needed it to be! I’m hopping in today to share details of a card that I shared on Instagram, but never got to blogging!

I colored the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set using Koi Watercolors, just like the image in this card. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

I assembled this card a little differently, using the Floral Bouquet Wrap, but instead of die cutting it from vellum (like I did here), I used some tissue paper (yes I saved it from a gift!). I dry embossed the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. and used the scrap from it the same sheet to heat emboss a sentiment, die cut and place it on top of the bouquet. And done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

Watercolored tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Thursday! Well it’s almost Friday, so basically happy weekend! I posted this card as part of Honey Bee Stamps Instagram Spring Bliss Release Hop, but never got around to blogging about it! So here we are 🙂

To create this card, I started by heat embossing (in black) the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. I watercolored it VERY SLOWLY using Koi watercolors. I’m a totally newbie so it took me a really long time to finish the inage. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

To assemble the card, I die cut the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. I added the bouquet image with some foam tape along with a sentiment embossed in gold from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

What coloring medium would you use to color this image? I usually default to copics but decided to try something a little different this time!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

Vellum Florals | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump day! I recently been trying to create more cards that don’t involve A LOT of coloring! Heat embossing on vellum is a fun technique that I’ve been using to add florals without coloring.

To create this card, I started by inking up an A2 piece of bristol Strathmore with distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac) in a circular pattern. Then I splattered some water droplets to add dimension. Lastly I added white pigment ink on to the basketweave stencil. I dried it with a heat gun to make sure it does not smudge.

I heat embossed the flower bouquet from Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set in white embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment, I used one from the Pickup Lines stamp set, embossed in white on black cardstock, and die cut with the coordinating die. To assemble the card I trimmed down the inked background, adhered it to a A2 top folding white card base, and added the floral image and sentiment with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are inspired and create please remember to tag @honeybeestamps and #honeybeestamps on Instagram!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Acetate Spring Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! I made this card while dreaming of spring, but seems like my dream came true as I type this on a spring like day, while drinking a frappe in the sun!

To make this spring inspired card, I started by stamping (in a light brown ink) the Floral Roundabout stamp set, then coloring with copic markers. I heat embossed the image in gold, and die cut it using the largest stitched circle from the Circle Frames die set. I also die cut the largest scallop die four times from heavy weight white card stock. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same Floral Roundabout stamp set, onto a oval banner die cut from the Banner Trio set. Then I inked up the banner with a pink to yellow ombré.

To assemble the card I used an A2 sized top folding acetate card base. For the front of the card I layered a scallop diecut behind the colored circle diecut. I added the sentiment using some foam tape and added a few sequins to finish the front. After adhering these stacked diecuts onto the front of the A2 acetate card base I then placed one behind it to cover the adhesive. I did the same for the back of the card base to. This gives you a ‘hidden space’ to write your message.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring or stretch your supplies and create a nontraditional card. Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Not 2 Shabby

Rainbow Shaker | Not 2 Shabby Stamps

Happy March! Did it crawl up on you too? I haven’t done my monthly planning NOR have I finished by February to do list! Let’s just say today is going to be busy! So let’s get to it!

Remember the cookie background I created using the Sprinkled with Love from Not 2 Shabby Stamp (I used it here and here), well let’s just say I’m pretty obsessed with it! So I decided to try it out in the new mini slimline size! I started by printing it out on heavy weight white cardstock, then ink blending with distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass). Then I trimmed it down with the stitched Mini Slimline Stacklets then I die cut the word ‘happy’ to create a shaker, I used alpha dies from CZ Designs ALL CAPS and the birthday is from Pretty Pink Posh scripted Happy Birthday (stacked 3 times). To create the shaker, I backed the diecut sheet using acetate, layered it with foam tape, and filled it with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix. Lastly I backed the shaker front with a Petite Scallop Mini Slimline Stacklets.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you have a great week!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana