Lawn Fawnatics

make the sentiment the star | LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE #112

Happy Wednesday y’all! I don’t think I have shared this before, but Lawn Fawn stamps were some of my first “real stamps” in my collection! This is waayyy before I started shopping for stamps online and stumbled upon them at my local craft store! And in all honestly I haven’t use them as much, mostly cause I wasn’t the best at coloring! But now that I am super confident with my copic marker coloring skills, bring on all the stamps! I’ve also been slowly adding coordinating dies as I didn’t have those cause I didn’t even have a die cutting machine back then!

Enough chit chat! Let’s get to today’s card! It was inspired by a party goodie bag my daughter got and I matched the current challenge over at Lawn Fawn, so of course I had to finally finish making it and share!

It’s been a while since I’ve made a card in one seating and woah … the copics that I used on this! Any guesses? Scroll down to count them as I have them listed!

Like all my card, I started by creating this card by stamping all the images from the Out of This World stamp set. I colored them with copics, trying to be as realistic as possible! Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Next I created a galaxy background on black card stock using Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Black Soot. I splattered it with water and silver paint and let it dry. Once dry, I die cut it using the Twinkle Slimline Die. I backed it with some grey cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the Giant Happy Birthday from silver and grey cardstock. I layered them a little off set to create a shadow. I adhered it to the middle of the card front and added the colored images to create the universe! I covered the I with the spaceship image.

Copic Combos : B00, 02, 05, BG10, 34, C00, 1, 3, 5, 7; E 13, 15, 31, 33, 37, 42, 43, 55; R08, 14, 27, 29; Y 11, 13, 15, 17, 35; YG 01, 03, 06; YR 07, 16

Thanks for stopping by today, hope y’all have a great rest of the week! 

Happy Crafting! 
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 1 – Snow Much Cheer & Newton’s Stocking + coordinating Dies, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad

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! It might not be the holiday season yet, but it sure looks like it’s here in my craft room! Today we are showcasing the Snow Much Cheer & Newton’s Stocking along with their coordinating Dies, and Newton’s Nook Designs first ever Meowy Christmas Paper Pad! Here’s how I was inspired!

I usually hoard pattern paper, but I can’t hoard Newton’s Nook Designs first paper pad!! it’s adorable and perfect for the holidays!

For my first card, started by stamping the image from the Newton’s Stocking stamp set, and colored in Newton using copic markers and die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I paper pieced the stocking from a paw print sheer from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pad.

Next I created the background using two sheets from the same paper pad, cutting it into strips and alternating and adding them to the card front. When I tried to add the colored die cut, it was drowning in the background, so I die cut a vellum circle using Circle Frames Die Set and stamped the sentiment on it. I layered it with the colored image and finished off the card with some jewels.

For my second card, I started by stamping and coloring all the Snow Much Cheer stamp set with copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. At this point I decided that I loved all the images and wanted to use them all on my card, and went with a slimline card!

To create the slimline card, I started buy die cutting the scallop rectangle from the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set and the frame from the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set. Then I die cut the frame again from Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set again, from a sheet of the Meowy Christmas Paper Pad. I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the same stamp on to one of the pattern paper squares and placed in the middle of the card. I arranged the snowmen and women on the sides of the cards and added some jewels to finish off the card.

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking”  Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Pretty Pink Posh

Seahawk Themed Fall Critters | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday! Yup the Seahawks played a HORRIBLE game and it pretty much rained half the weekend! Thankfully we enjoyed the sun while it was out, and then I made use of the indoor time to get productive and prep for the week ahead! And since I meal prepped/planned for the week, I got in some crafty time this morning to finish this slimline card using the critters I colored last week!

Incase you missed the critters on the feed, you can check it out here and also my little adventure to get the stamps, here.

Copic combinations are listed above for the critters and for the leaves and acorns I used the following combinations : RV17, V05; V04, 12; E13, 15, 27, 59; YG 63, 03, 01; Y38, 17, 15.

Once I was done with my copic coloring the images from the Fall Critters stamp set, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and set them aside. Next I created the background for the shaker, as you can’t make a Pretty Pink Posh card with out a shaker, right? I die cut a slimline panel, covered it with the Leaves Background stencil and inked it up with distress oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, and Fossilized Amber. The stencil is a delicate one so ink up carefully!

I created the shaker window using the View From My Window slimline die from Crafty Meraki. You can also create a similar one using the Window Frames Die from Pretty Pink Posh like I did here. I added acetate and foam tape and an assortment of sequins to match my ink blending.

At this point I realized I hadn’t added a sentiment! So I embossed the one from the Fall Critters stamp set in gold onto black cardstock and fussy cut it. I added it on the bottom window and arranged the critters and fall foliage around the windows to finished off the card.

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Sea Friends Slimline | Pretty Pink Posh

It’s been such a fun month guest designing for Pretty Pink Posh that I’m super sad that July is coming to an end! Don’t worry I will still be sharing lots of Pretty Pink Posh inspiration, cause we all know that I am obsessed with their products! If you didn’t get a chance yet, make sure to watch Paulina’s chat with Ellen on YouTube, there’s a sneak peak of the Halloween release coming on August 10th AND those monsters are jumping in my cart ASAP! But till then we play with other critters! Sea creations to be specific!

I’ve recently been loving using all the critter stamps that I’ve been hoarding. I made a card with the Sea Friends stamp set a while back, and decided that I need to use them again with the new stitched waves dies! I started by stamping all the images from the Sea Friends stamp set with copic friendly ink on to heavy weight card stock, and colored them in using alcohol markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

To create the scene the started with a stitched slimline rectangle, and die cut two offset circles. Then I used the same circle die cut to cut two circles, which I went on to cut into wave stripes using one of the stitched waves dies. I inked up each strip with a different color, to create a rainbow. I adhered them on to the card base and added the die cut rectangle on to it with the foam tape. Next I arranged the die cut images to create the scene, and added some jewels. Lastly I finished off the card with a script Happy Birthday die cut. I stacked it with rainbow colors, but it’s hard to see that in the picture!

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral Window Slimline | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday y’all! It feels like I haven’t been on here in AGES, but it’s only been a week! With the longer days, I find my self crafting less and less, as I am spending more time outdoors! I’ve also been working on spending less time on social media (instagram to be exact!) and deleting it every Friday evening! I’ve been successful for 2 weekends so far and hoping to keep going till its a habit!

Since I finished this card, I figured I would share it before logging off for the weekend!

I’ve been eyeing window slimline dies, but since I’m trying to stick to a budget, I decided to make my own using the Pretty Pink Posh’s Window Frames Die. I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle (using a die similar to the Slimline: Peekaboo Windows Dies), then I did a little guesstimating and die cut the Window Frames Die three times. Once die cut I splatted the die cut card front with some gold paint.

Next I created the backing to the windows, starting with a 3.25 x 8.5 piece of white card stock. I inked it up using distress oxide inks in Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold. I splattered it with some water and more gold paint. Using the window layer as a guide I embossed a sentiment from the Pinata Party Stamp Set to show through the middle window. I layered the rectangle with the windows using foam tape to the inked panel.

To finished off the card, I colored (and fussy cut) the potted floral image from the Flower Bouquets Stamp Set three times. I adhered them to the card using foam tape and added some jewels.

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Guest Post, Pretty Pink Posh

Peacock Slimline Cards | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Thursday! I’m super excited and kinda nervous as I type this! I can finally share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for the month of July! This is a design spot that I have been dreaming and working towards for over 5 years! Basically as long as I have know the brand, it’s owner Paulina and been using, collecting and hoarding their products! So without anymore delay, here’s my first pair of cards for July using some older stamps that are a favorite!

Two things that I have been loving when making cards recently are slimline cards, yay extra space and ink blending. I am finally using the inks that I gave been hoarding for YEARS!

To make this cards, I started by embossing all the images from the Peacock Friends Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on to Bristol smooth card stock. I colored the images using Zig real brush markers and a wink of stella glitter pen and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I ink blend 3.5 x 8 inch die cuts with blue, green and yellow ink to create an ombre background to match the peacocks and its features.

For the first card, I used a white frame to add some dimension before adding the colored die cuts with some foam tape. I embossed sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set in gold to match the die cuts. And of course I added some jewels!

For the second card, I used some stitched square die cuts from vellum back the colored images as they were blending into the background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set, and finished of with some jewels!

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Gnome Garden | Crafty Meraki & Newton’s Nook Design Collabation

Good morning and Happy Friday! Popping in bright and early to let you know that there is Instagram Hop (with prizes!) hosted by Crafty Meraki and Newton’s Nook Designs.

I’ve recently been creating scene cards and enjoying it! Pair it with my first love, shaker cards and the you got the best kind of card! And let’s throw in some gnomes for added cuteness!

To create this card, I started by die cutting the View from my Window slimline die from Crafty Meraki and backed it with acetate, and added foam tape to create the shaker. Then I die cut a backer for the shaker and inked the areas that would peak through using the Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and blue ink. I stamped and colored all the images from the Gnome Garden stamp set and die cut it using the coordinating dies. Last part of the scene was die cutting and inking up the grass, using the Land Border die set.

Before assembling the shaker, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto the card front and added the grass strips. I filled the shaker windows with blue seed beads before sticking it to the backing. Lastly I added the colored die cuts to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I make sure to hop along and see what everyone else created! I hope that you have a fun and crafty weekend! Keep cool!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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