Newtons Nook Designs

Rainbow Blooms | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! Hope y’all had a fun (and maybe crafty?) long weekend! I had a pretty productive and enjoyable one with my first post vaccine wedding and finally figuring out how to pressure wash the deck! Not much crafting happened, but thankfully I made this card ahead of time so I have something to share!

I’ve recently been adding to my distress oxide ink collection and decided to justify it by actually using them! For this card I used; festive berries, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemon, twisted citron, salty ocean and wilted violet. I started by first heat embossing the Heartfelt Blooms image 3 times on to Bristol Strathmore paper with white embossing powder. Then I ink blended using the colors mentioned in rainbow order. I buffed the images before die cutting to allow the white embossing to pop!

Next I heat embossed (in white) sentiments from the Mom and Dad and Birthday Roundabout stamp set on to banners die cut from black card stock using Banner Trio Die Set. I trimmed them a little to offset them on the card front that I cut using the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes Die Set. Lastly I added a few jewels matching the inked background.

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

Newtons Nook Designs

Florals and Butterflies | Newton’s Nook Designs

Do you love spring? I love literally EVERYTHING about it besides the allergies! Ughhh the allergies! It’s a good thing craft rooms are safe from pollen resulting in pollen free cards! No sneezes here!

I recently organized my stencils, so of course I discovered a bunch of new ones including the Petite Flowers Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. And used it as the starting point for this fun slimline card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw

I started by die cutting the large scalloped edge die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. Then I used the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares Stencil Set along with the Petite Flowers Stencil to create an ombre background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Monarchs Stamp Set in the center. To create the shaker element I die cut the trio of windows using the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, and layered it with foam tape and acetate, filling it with jewels to match the inked backgrounds.

Lastly, I heat embossed (in gold) the butterflies from Monarchs Stamp Set and inked them up using the same colors as the background. I fussy cut then as I don’t have the coordinating Monarchs Die Set. And finished off the card by adhering them on to the shaker.

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

Egg die cuts with DIY colored paper | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Wednesday! It’s been quiet around here as I’ve been trying to FINALLY organized and set up my craft space along with unpacking a bunch of boxes I’ve been hiding in closets! Spring is in the air and vaccines are getting distributed, so here’s to a brighter tomorrow! Till then we keep crafting!

I really wanted to make a rainbow of egg diecuts with the Build An Egg | Honey Cuts but I couldn’t match the right papers and since I’m trying to avoid buying ALL the things, I decided that ink blending is now my favorite and go to technique! So I inking up an scrap pieces of bristol Strathmore with distress oxides (in Kitsch FlamingoFestive BerriesDried MarigoldScattered StrawTwisted CitronTumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac), and then die cut them using the Build An Egg | Honey Cuts. I also die cut the solid egg multiple times to back the colored die cuts.

To assemble the card, I die cut the Basketweave Slimline Cover Plate from kraft paper and embossed a sentiment in white onto black cardstock from the Hoppy Easter stamp set, and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral Corner Slimline Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday! So many reasons to be happy, the sun’s out, baby took a long nap and I don’t have to cook dinner. So of course I’m taking the opportunity to type up this blog post. I just got my hands on the Pretty Pink Posh Spring Release from DoodlebugsWA and had to get coloring immediately.

I used the newly released, Floral Corners stamp set. I started by stamping two of the images with brown ink onto Copic friendly white paper. The colors I used the listed below. I had left the stamps in my stamp positioner, and stamped the image again using versamark ink to heat emboss in gold. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combos : YG13-01-00, Y15-13-11, YR07-04-Y17, RV13-11-10, V15-12, R08-05, B02

To create the card, I started by die cutting a slim line card base using the Honey Cuts : Slimline Sentiments Stitched from white paper. Next I ink blended a piece of Bristol Stratmore paper with distress oxides in scattered straw, dried marigold and kitsch flamingo. To add dimension I splattered water and gold paint on to the inked panel. Lastly I die cut the letters ‘LOVE’ from the LOVE coordinating die set. Lastly I stamped and embossed ‘happy anniversary’ from Simple Sentiments stamp set on a black strip of paper with gold embossing powder.

I adhered the letters with liquid glue onto the center of the slimline and added the sentiment strip and floral corners with foam tape. I finished off the card using some of the green and yellow jewels from the harvest jewel mix.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope y’all have a fun, relaxing and crafty weekend!

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

Evelin T Designs

Snowball Fight | Evelin T Designs

Happy Friday! For the first time in a long time I have a to do list for today including writing up a bunch of blogpost cause I’ve got a ton of fun stuff to share next week! Stay tuned for lots of cute inspiration! Speaking of cute, how adorable are these little critters from Evelin T Designs!

I colored the two little animals from the Baby, it’s Cold Outside stamp set with Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them. To create the scene, I die cut both the scallop and the stitched rectangle along with the hill from the Slim Card Basics Creative Cuts. I stamped and embossed the entire stitched rectangle with the snowflake image with white embossing powder. Then I ink blended over it using some distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass. Lastly I smooshed some glue on to the ‘hill’ piece and covered it with chunky glitter after stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set.

To assemble the card, I layered the die cuts, with some foam under the hill to add dimension. Then added the critters along with their snowballs (that I covered with glossy accents after sticking them to the card).

I hope this inspires you to create more thank just holiday card with our winter stamps! This card is part of my #ammismakecards on Instagram, be sure to hop on over and see what my friends have made with me!

(this card was originally created for Create and Inkspire)

Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time, take care, stay safe and keep crafting!
Farhana

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Winter Wonderland Card | Butterfly Reflection Ink

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let y’all know that I am over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog sharing a winter theme card with some holiday stamps from Evelin T Designs.

Hop on over there to see more details and links to products used!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay safe and keep crafting,
Farhana

Angie Blom Designs

Using Digital ‘Card Kits’ (with AngelicaBoom Designs)

Have y’all jumped on the digital stamps band wagon yet? I discovered them at the start of quarantine back in March, and never turned back! It’s cheap, need no storage space, and it’s instant download so no wait time! So my collection has been growing, AND there are companies with freebies too! I just found a bunch, so will be sharing them when I get a chance!

I made these two cards using stamps from Angie Blom Digital Designs, and I didn’t have to edit or resize! I just printed, colored and trimmed them down before adhering them to a card base! How you ask? Cause Angie is the smartest and she sells you the images along with ‘kits’. They come in slim line and A2 size card fronts! They are perfect for taking on vacation, and coloring on the go, but who knows when that will happen again!

I printed the images on to Heavy weight white cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I foiled the sentiment, and then trimmed the image down using the Slim cut basic creative cuts from Mama Elephant. Lastly I adhered them to the Neenah dessert storm slim line card bases.

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

Floral Kindness Digital Stamps
Slim cut basic creative cuts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Gina K Fancy Foils
Mini Minc

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

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Toucan card inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Whoa, looks who back again, twice on the same day! A friend recently mentioned to me that she is “stress hiking”, I think I am stress crafting/blogging, I set a goal for myself to make/share 31 cards in August, and I already have enough to share and there a few days left in the month! Now I have to sit down and write the posts! This is the last card I made inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink August mood board, can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!

This picture was inspired by both the colors and the images in the mood board and I wanted to give a “scene card” another try. Believe it or not, this stamp set is from last summer and I just inked it up, at least my plan of using my BRAND NEW stamps is going well! I probably have enough to last me years!

I started this card by diecutting the two frame dies from a slimline die set, along with windows on the smaller frame. Then I inked the edges of the larger frame with Twisted Citron, and along inking up the window opening using the Tropical Background Stencil. I lighting inked the inner frame with the windows using Broken China.

Next, I stamped all the images from the Tropical Toucans Stamp Set, and colored them using Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils (colors listed below), and die cut them using the coordinating dies. Using foam tape for added dimension, I adhered the toucans and the branches through the window opening on the inner frame. Lastly, I embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set with white onto black cardstock, and trimmed to make it look like it was die cut!

Chameleon Color Tones Pencils : 3, 4, 11, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25

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

Tropical Toucans Stamp Set
Tropical Background Stencil
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Black card stock
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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

P.S. You can find the first three cards I made here and here.