inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Layers of Butterflies | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! I’m finally sharing a NON Eid card! Don’t worry, there’s plenty of Eid inspiration over on my Instagram! Today’s card is using some of my favorite Newton’s Nook Design products, the Heartfelt Butterflies along with the Butterflies Stencil Set.

To create this card I started with a A2 piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and the solid layer of the Butterflies Stencil Set, and inked it up using Distress Oxides (in Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet). I lined up and added the second layer of the stencil and added the details using white pigment ink. Make sure to set it aside to dry for a bit!

Now with the background drying, I heat embossed the image from the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp set with gold embossing powder on to vellum, and die cut it using the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set. Lastly I heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on to a die cut from the Banner Trio Die Set.

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

Sneak Peaks Day 2 | Honey Bee Stamps

Back with a quick idea for day 2 of Honey Bee Stamps Let’s Celebrate Release. We will be sharing sneak peak daily till May 3rd so make sure to stop by daily for new peaks!

When you have a name like mine, you literally NEVER get to pick something off the shelf! Yay for alpha stamps that let you create WHATEVER you want! And that’s exactly what I did with the new Sugar Cookie Alphabet stamp set. I heat embossed the letters in gold, die cut with the coordinating die cuts. I cut a book mark shape from a sheet from the Funfetti Birthday paper pack. Added some ribbon and now my daughter has a custom book mark!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Peony Friendship Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday! For the first time in FOREVER I have weekend plans, A LOT of them! So keeping this short so I can go and tackle my LONG to do list and getting straight to the card!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love embossing and florals! Meaning I’m super excited about spring and creating with ALL the florals stamps!! For this card, I used the Peony Blooms Stamp Set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped the images with a light brown ink, colored with copic markers (RV14-13-10, YG23-13-03) and then stamped with watermark ink and embossed in gold. Since I don’t have the Peony Blooms Die Set I fussy cut the images.

So create the background I used the Bold Blooms Stencil to dry emboss an white A2 card base. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set on to a banner die cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set. And of course I finished off with some jewels!

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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4 – Newton’s Rainy Day Trio and Daffodils + coordinating Dies

Welcome back for Day 3 of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Rainy Day Trio and Daffodils stamp set and coordinating Dies. Here’s how I was inspired.

Save the best for last, right! These two sets are my favorite from the release!

For my first card, I made a slimline card using the new Daffodils stamp set. I colored them using copic markers and die cut them. Then using the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set and Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, I die cut a white scalloped rectangle along with squares out of green pattern paper. For the center of the card, before stamping the sentiment, I layered the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares Stencil Set along with the Petite Flowers Stencil and inked it up with some yellow ink. Lastly, I added the daffodils with some foam tape and a few sequins.

For my second card, I colored the Newton’s Rainy Day Trio stamp set using zig real brush markers in a rainbow manner, die cut and set it aside. To create the background, I started by embossing a light blue piece of cardstock using the Raindrops Stencil, then I used the same stencil to ink up a piece of vellum with blue pigment ink and quickly added glitter embossing powder before the ink dried. I embossed the sentiment and die cut the vellum using a scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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

Rainbow 2 for 1 card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there for the third time today! If this the first post you are seeing on here, then take a minute to check out my BRI Mood Board inspired card for Butterfly Reflections Ink and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Newton’s Nook Reveal week!

Now for this fun pair of rainbow cards, I love it when I can make multiple cards at the same time using a handful of supplies!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love rainbows! To create these cards, I started by inking up an A2 panel of white cardstock. I inked it up using blending brushes and distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet). I diecut the rainbow panel using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate. I adhered the negative pieces (the hearts) to a white card base, using the positive die cut panel as a guide. For the second card, I adhered the panel to a black card base. I finished off both cards with embossed sentiments from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

Which one is your favorite? I can’t choose!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Mood Board Inspired Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Happy Wednesday! Quickly popping in here to let you know that I’m up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog sharing details on this fun valentines day card inspired by the current Mood Board.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to tag us at #BRImoodboardchallenge on instagram so we can see your projects and for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh, studio katia

Floral border cards (with Studio Katia)

Content creator. Designer. Influencer. These are very frequently used words in the world of social media, but do we really know their true meaning and do we really want to be labeled with one of these words? For the longest time I thought I wanted to be, but after some long conversation about it with fellow crafters, I’ve decided to go take a step back, reduce my time on social media and craft for me, and since I did, it has helped me be so much more creative!

Lately, I have been trying really hard not to impulse buy anything and everything I like! I eyed these Peony Stamps from Studio Katia for the LONGEST time and then finally gave in a few months ago, then baby came along, so only got to using a while back! I also got the coordinating dies and I’m so excited that they work well with other sentiments!

To make these cards, I started by stamping them on white cardstock using copic friendly ink. After coloring them using my copic markers, I die cut and fussy cut them, as the coordinating dies only cut one edge. To assemble the card, I diecut a lattice cover die from white cardstock, along with two banners from black cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto the diecut banners.

Before sticking the lattice diecut onto the card front, I ombre ink blended on it to add some depth. Lastly added the peony trimming and sentiment banner with some foam tape to add dimension, and finished off with some nuvo drops in morning dew.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Peony Trimmings stamp set
Peony trimmings coordinating dies
Lattice Background Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes
Nuvo Drops

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

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #129

Hey there! Popping in with a short post for the Inky Paws Challenge! I’ve been using the challenge ideas to create, just don’t finish my projects in time to share with y’all. #momlife But I think I’m slowly getting into the grove of things and *fingers crossed* will be sharing more frequently now!

For the first card I used two (retired) stamp sets from way back in 2014! Yes, I have been a fan of Newton’s Nook Designs for a really long time! It’s been a while since I have updated my stash from them, my wish list only gets longer!

Copic Combos : R29-27-24, YG63-G21, G99-94-YG03

I wasn’t entirely pleased with the result but I figured I’d still share it (and then I got a ton of love for it on instagram and figured it’s worth it to type up a blogpost for!) To create the card, I started by stamping the larger floral image and the leaves from the Love Grows stamp set multiple times with copic friendly ink, then I colored (color combo listed above) and fussy cut them. For the background I die cut a panel using a slimline stitched frame, stamped and embossed the vine image from the Love Grows stamp set in white, and then ink blended over it. Finally I used words from the Simply Sentimental stamp set to emboss the sentiment on to black card stock. I assembled the card using some foam tape for the flowers and sentiment to add dimension.

For the second card, I used my current favorite stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts.

Copic Combos : YR 12-15, R 14-24, RV 63-66, V 12-15, RV 09, YG 01-03, Y 11-15, B 21-24

I started by stamping the floral image from the Happy Little Thoughts with brown copic friendly ink on to kraft card stock, three times. Then I colored them using copics (color combos listed above). To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment in the center with gold embossing power, and die cut the panel with a slim line die before adhering it on to a card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Mama Elephant: Slim Card Basics
Love Grows Stamp Set
Simply Sentimental stamp set
Happy Little Thoughts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Gold embossing powder
Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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