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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

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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

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Inky Paws Challenge #144 | Newton’s Nook Designs

It’s time for some Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration! I’ve got three cards to share today, so let’s get too it! The current Inky Paws Challenge is a sketch challenge, so of course I played with it!

For my first card, I went with a CAS style, something that I usually don’t do. I’m all about the layers, foam tape and sequins!

Copic Combo : YG23-13-03, R29-27-RV25

I decided to use my first Newton’s Nook Design stamp (now retired), that I stamped the rose and leaves, colored in with copics and fussy cut. Then I stamped and embossed the Heartfelt Roses image, and die cut it with the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set. Lastly I die cut a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set once from white cardstock, and secondly from pattern paper.

Finally I assembled the card with the heart die cut off set and using foam tape on the rose to add a little dimension and I had to add a few sequins! Is this a CAS card? Let me know in the comments!

For my second card, I rotated the sketch to make a landscape card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw. Copic Combos : R20, E57, E55-43-42

I started by ink blending the Petite Flowers Stencil onto an A2 piece of paper. I stamp and colored the image from the Newton’s Mug, colored Newton using copics and die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I paper pieced the mug from some scrap pattern paper. Lastly I diecut a pair of banners from the Banner Trio Die Set, embossing a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout on to one of them. I ended by ink blending the same colors as the stencil on to the banners.

To finish of the card, I added the mug image with foam tape on top of the layered banner, and of course added some sequins!

And … here’s my third card! I personally didn’t love it, but I wanted to post to show that not all cards are “perfect”!

Copic Combos : B05-02-00, R29-27, E37-27, V17-15

But you can’t get to perfect without practice! So go and create! 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

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Watercolored background | Inky Paws Challenge

Why, hello there! Am I back with a third card for an Inky Paws Challenge! When was the last time that happened!

This card falls under my five min cards! I started by trimming down some water color paper to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Then I stamped and embossed the Spring Roundabout stamp, offset on two corners of the card front with white embossing powder.

After heat setting it, I smooshed some distress inks (shaded lilac, twisted citron and squeezed lemon) on to some scrap acetate, sprayed it with water and rubbed the watercolor paper onto it. Next time I won’t used shades of yellow and green that are so close as its hard to see the difference! I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same set embossed in gold on to a black banner cut using the banner trio die cut set.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for the Inky Paws Challenge, there’s still a day to go! 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

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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

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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

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DIY Watercolor Background | Inky Paws Challenge #142

Hi me again! Yup, third time today! Guess I can say it’s been a good day! I just wanted to pop in here with a last minute entry to the Inky Paws Challenge #142.

I love splotchy watercolors, not only are the really quick and easy to make, they look so good!

To create this card, I started by die cutting a scallop heart from watercolor paper, using the Heart Frames Die Set. Then I embossed (in white) the little paw from the Smitten Kittens stamp set to create a background. After heat setting it, I smooshed distress ink (in worn lipstick, dried marigold, crushed olive and tumbled glass) on to some acetate. I sprayed it with water and ‘rubbed’ the heart die cut on to it. After carefully flipping it, I heat dried it to make sure that all the colors don’t mix together to become a mucky brown! Lastly I stamped a sentiment with dye inks to create a rainbow look. I used a sentiment from the Heartfelt Love stamp set, stamp on a banner trio die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Snowy Celebration | Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello there and welcome back to my very neglected blog! I’m going to try and be more regular here this year! Let’s see how successful I am with that goal! I don’t know about you but I’m all about stretching my supplies so of course I couldn’t put away my holiday/winter stamps I didn’t get a chance to use in December, then again it still is winter in January, so I made a winter themed birthday card for my first post over at Newton’s Nook Designs!

I stamped the image using black waterproof ink, and coloring using Zig real brush markers. for the background I heat embossed the little snowflake images onto some gray cardstock, and layered it with a panel embossed with a birthday image and ink blended it to add a little pop of color.

If you know me, then you know that I love creating cards with layers, and also end up using a bunch of sets, listed below:
Newton’s Snowman Stamp Set
Newton’s Snowman Die Set
Snowman Greetings Stamp Set
Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set
Frames & Flags Die Set
Banner Trio Die Set

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to pop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for more inspiration!

Stay safe and keep crafty!
Farhana

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Butterfly Scene Slimline – Inky Paws Challenge #130

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love making floral cards! Anything else is a challenge! Including making a scene card, which is the theme of this challenge!

The card I came to for this challenge is probably not really scene, but its the best that I could come up with given my stamp collection! I really need to diversify my stamp collection!

I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the butterflies from Beautiful Wings. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I just fussy cut them! Next I die cut the frames, cloud and hills from a slimline die set. To create the ‘scene’ I ink blended the inner frame using Broken China and Lucky Clover, the cloud strip with Tumbled Glass and the hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. I assembled the card with lots of foam tape, arranged the butterflies, and finished off with a sentiment, white embossed on a piece of black card stock. Lastly I added some nuvo drops!

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

Beautiful Wings stamp set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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

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Inky Paws Challenge #126

Sneaking these cards in for the Inky Paws Challenge hosted by Newton’s Nook Designs right before it closes! Talk about calling it close! Mom life, right?

This challenge was a sketch, something that I have a harder time working with, so I was definitely challenged!

These are the three cards that I came up with, I tried to play around with the background and ‘circle’ to make a variety of cards!

For the first card, instead of a ‘circle’ I decided to go with a vase, I used the Lovely Blooms stamp set, and stamped and colored the mason jar, along with the hydrangeas and some leaves with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. To complete the card, I used a piece of pattern paper to create the card front, and stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on to a strip of matching green card stock. I adhered my colored images using foam tape to add dimension. As a finishing touch I added a Nuvo drops.

For the second card, I started by stamping the wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set and coloring it in with copics, and fussy cutting it and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set in the center of the wreath. To create the card front, I stamped the same wreath image on a piece of pattern paper multiple times, and embossed with white embossing powder. I added a ribbon and then the wreath image with some foam tape. Like my first card I added a Nuvo drops to finish off the card.

For my third and final card, I started with stamping the mixer image from the Made from Scratch stamp set, and colored it in with copics and fussy cut it. I die cut two circles, and ink blended them in blue and red. Lastly, I created the background by stamping all the remaining images onto the A2 size white card stock, with versamark watermark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I ink blended the card front with yellow ink. Finally to finish the card, I stamped the sentiment on a white strip of paper, and assembled the card. And yes, my circle is chopped off and my sentiment was longer than I thought OR the circles were larger than can fit on the card front after the sentiment. Either way, I thought it still works with the sketch hence sharing!

As always, thanks for stopping by and here is a list of products that I used :

Lovely Blooms stamp set
Floral Fringe stamp set
Happy Little Thoughts stamp set
Made from Scratch stamp set
Nuvo Drops
Copic Markers
Distress Oxides Inks
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Copic friendly black ink
White embossing powder

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