Pink Fresh Studios

Messy Watercolored Florals | Pinkfresh Studios

Happy Monday y’all! Hope that everyone had a great, crafty weekend and is adjusting well to time the time change! I’m popping in today to share my first post as part of the ScrapbookPal Design team! I was lucky enough to guest design for them last month, you can see the post here! If you know me, then you probably know that I love creating with floral stamps! So of course I jumped at the chance to create with the Pink Fresh Studio’s Dahlia Bunch stamp set. I usually do most of my coloring with COPIC markers but this stamp seemed the perfect one to watercolor!

To create this card I, stamped the image from the Dahlia Bunch stamp set using watermark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder onto watercolor paper. Next I chose out the color palette I wanted to use on the card. To watercolor I used Distress Inks in worn lipstick (mini cube), spun sugar (mini cube), wilted violet (mini cube), shaded lilac (mini cube), shabby shutters (mini cube), and mowed lawn (mini cube).

Then, I watercolored the embossed image by smooshing the distress ink on to a smooth surface and adding water before bringing it to paper. Once it dried, I diecut it out using the coordinating die.

While the watercolored panel was drying, I started working on the background for the card. I picked out the matching lighter shades in distress oxides to create an ink blended panel. I used peeled paint, spun sugar, and shaded lilac. To add some depth to the background, I added splatters of white and gold paint. I also die cut a panel from using the Pinkfresh Studio Simple Hexagons and splattered it with some gold paint too.

While the watercolored panel was drying, I started working on the background for the card. I picked out the matching lighter shades in distress oxides to create an ink blended panel. I used peeled paint, spun sugar, and shaded lilac. To add some depth to the background, I added splatters of white and gold paint. I also die cut a panel from using the Pinkfresh Studio Simple Hexagons and splattered it with some gold paint too.

Thanks for following along today! I hope that this card inspires you to create something! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Fall Birthday Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday y’all! Almost done with the week and time for some crafting over the weekend! I don’t know about you, but fall going into winter is probably my favorite season to craft! Especially since it’s perfect time to use all those sunflower (and poinsettia) stamps! I love making season birthday and thank you cards, it helps make the post of your stamps too!

For today’s card, I designed it around the Falling Leaves Stencil, I ordered it a while back, but it fell to the bottom of the pile and I just never used it!

To create the card, I started by stamping and coloring (with copic markers) the sunflower image from the Sunflower Days Stamp Set and fussy cutting the image (you can also use the coordinating die).

Copic Combo : Y15, 17, 38; YG 06, 23, 25; E 13, 15, 37

Next I created the background using distress oxide inks (in wilted violet, spun sugar, scattered straw) and white texture paste. I started by inking up an A2 sheet of Bristol Smooth card with the distress oxide inks, and splattered the sheet with water and white paint. Once it dried I layered the Falling Leaves Stencil, and added the texture paste. I let it dry a few hours before adding the colored images using foam tape, and a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set stamped on a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set. And as always I finished off the card with some jewels.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for fall! 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

Guest Post

All The Feels Kit | Erin Lee Creative

Happy Friday Y’all! I’m so excited to share this fun card kit with all of you! Erin Lee Creative was kind enough to send me their latest kit, All the Feels. I channeled my daughter and created some rainbow emoticons using my favorite technique, ink blending with distress inks!

I create two cards, as I wasn’t sure how the texture paste was going to show on the distress ink, but ended up sharing the card, even though I didn’t think it was perfect!

For the first card, I started with a stitched square die cut and attached the stencil from the kit after removing the face cut outs. I inked up 9 of the squares, and when it dried I added the face cut out and covered it texture paste.

For the second card, I made regular A2 with all the emoticons! I finished off both cards with sentiments that I stamped and fussy cut, and attached them to the card front using some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

DIY Butterfly Background | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday! I hope y’all had a crafty weekend, I didn’t do my usual paper crafts, but I tried ceramic painting for the first time! I can’t wait to see what I finished product looks like!

Today’s card is a ‘stretch your supplies’ type of card. I used the Spring Borders Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh, stamping the strip of butterflies multiple times and embossed it with white embossing powder to cover the entire A2 piece of heavy weight card stock.

After heat setting the embossing powder, I ink blended over it using distress oxides (in Kitsch FlamingoFestive BerriesDried MarigoldScattered StrawTwisted CitronTumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Once I was done with all the colors, I buffed the card stock to make the white show up brighter!

For the sentiment I used Mother’s Day Script Die cut multiple times from white card stock and stacked using liquid glue. Lastly I added jewels to match the background.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope that you are inspired to create something and make sure to check out the Pretty Pink Posh Blog as they are having a Mother’s Day inspiration week!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Butterfly Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a great weekend and get to have some crafty time! It’s time again for #ammismakecards! Make sure to head on over to Instagram to see what my fellow Ammi’s have made!

The theme/key word for this month’s challenge was ‘Shaker Cards‘, so of course I had to pull out my Pretty Pink Posh products as she introduced me to shaker cards almost a decade ago when she was just a blogger! So proud to see how far she has come over the years!

I usually have my shaker as the top layer of my card, but I’ve recently been loving how it looks behind diecuts. To create this card I started by inking up the new released Butterfly Background stencil in rainbow order using distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Then I die cut the bigger of the two butterflies from Bold Butterflies Dies to create the shaker window. I added acetate and lots of foam tape and filled the shaker window with Unicorn Dreams Clay Confetti.

I die cut the larger butterfly from Bold Butterflies Dies, this time from purple glitter paper, adding it with foam tape on the shaker window. I didn’t adhere it down all the way to ensure that confetti shows through. I finished off the card with a embossed sentiment from the Simple Sentiments on a strip cut from the Quick Stripes die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you head over to Instagram to see what everyone else created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail + coordinating Dies

Welcome back for Day 2 of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail stamp set and coordinating Dies. Here’s how I was inspired.

For both my cards, I wanted the images from the Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail to be the focus of the card, so didn’t add to much to the background.

For my first card using the Hoppy Greetings stamp set, I stamped, die cut and added a little shading to the bunny and colored the grass and flower. Then I paper pieced the ‘sign’ with some woodgrain pattern paper and heat embossed the sentiment. To create the background I used light blue card stick and did a little tone on tone ink blending with the Clouds Stencil to create a sky and using the Hills & Grass Stencil I traced and cut a hill out of pattern paper and inked on some grass.

For my second card, I did a little ink smooshing to create a watercolor rainbow on watercolor paper trimmed down using the scallop rectangle from , and added the bunny from Hare Mail stamp set. I used a sentiment from the Hoppy Greeting to finish off the Frames & Flags Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Spring Roundabout, Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils

Happy Monday! It’s reveal week over at Newton’s Nook Designs and I’m so excited to share a ton of inspiration with you this week! Today we are showcasing the Spring Roundabout (works with Circle Frames & Banner Trio Dies)  & Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils. Here’s how I was inspired!

For my first card I used the Spring Roundabout stamp set to create a shaker card, along with the Basketweave Stencil.

I started by heat embossing the roundabout image with white embossing powder onto heat resistant acetate. Then I used some pattern paper along with the largest two circles from the Circle Frames to create a ‘frame’ for the shaker, I glued it to the acetate, added foam tape and filled it with some sequins that match the pattern paper. Lastly, before adhering the shaker part directly to the card base, I dry embossed the Basketweave Stencil to the kraft card base.

For my second card, I heat embossed the bunny stencil onto some white card stock with white embossing powder. (I just smooshed my ink pad onto the paper with the stencil attached to it.) Then I ink blended (using distress oxides) in a little pastel rainbow, make sure to buff your cardstock after ink blending so the embossing pops! Lastly I added a sentiment from the Spring Roundabout stamp set on to a banner die cut using the Banner Trio Dies.

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

honey bee stamps

Spring Bliss Release Sneak Peak Day 2 | Honey Bee Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to day 2 of Sneak Peaks for the Spring Bliss release from Honey Bee Stamps.

Today I’m sharing a card with the new Quatrefoil A2 cover plates – top and base. I love using cover dies, they add dimension to your card and are also an easy way to make a quick card, like I did here!

I started by die cutting both the top and base of the Quatrefoil A2 cover plates from white cardstock. Before stacking them, I used distress oxides (in spun sugar, festive berries, scattered straw, cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, shaded lilac) to create a rainbow background.

To finish of the card, I embossed a sentiment in gold from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set on to black cards stock.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head on over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #124 (2)

Y’all clearly I’m on a roll! I decided to finally start embracing quarentine/lockdown/social isolation and give this whole ‘homebody’ thing a chance. So far I’ve made whipped coffee, banana bread, pretty awesome chocolate chip cookies, and brewed my own cold brew. I’ve also read a few books and finally started binge watching ‘The Resident!’ AND I have also been making way more cards than I did before all this happened. Probably cause I have actually unpacked my crafting supplies, and has nothing to do with me being stuck at home as the 4 year old keeps me on my toes!

But one thing I have been struggling with is creative ‘mojo’, inspiration is hard to come by for me this days, so I decided it was time to start card challenges again! Here’s the first card I made for the Inky Paws Challenge by Newton’s Nook Designs, but I couldn’t stop at one given the floral theme! Y’all know I love florals! So here’s a second card inspired by the challenge, using a technique shared by Heather from House Built of Cards.

My color choice resulted in a brighter than I expected card, next time I want to try with more pastel colors. I won’t do into details of the technique, as you can watch this video. I’ll link all the products and colors I used at the end of the post, as usual!

I used a heat gun to speed up the drying, then I trimmed the card panel down and adhered it to a card base along with a strip of gold glitter paper to match the gold heat embossed sentiment on a scrap piece of black paper, that I added to the card with some foam tape to add a little dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! As mentioned before, here is a list of products that I used on this card!

Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set
Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set
Gold paper
Black cardstock
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold Tinsel
Distress Ink Pad (Spiced Marmalade)
Distress Ink Pad (Festive Berries)
Distress Ink Pad (Mustard Seed)
Water color paper and a paint brush

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana