Monday, November 12, 2018

Joy Ornaments and Cable Knit Embossing

Hi all, I'm here with a fun wintery card to show you today!  I saw this stamp set, Joy Ornaments by Mama Elephant from their latest release and I had to have it.  I actually love coloring letters and I think this set is SO much fun because you have options to turn the O in JOY into snowflakes or ornaments!  Really cool, don't you think? I used the coordinating dies to cut my images out as well.

And how about that embossed background?  I'm in love with the new Cable Knit embossing folder in 6x6 by Sunny Studios! I loved the results when I took the kraft cardstock out, the embossing is just GORGEOUS!

I then took the scallop die from the Frameworks Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs and cut out a very light blue piece of cardstock. I cut out my letters and snowflake, Copic colored them and assembled on my cardfront. I added the sentiment up top AND these super cute  Winter Days Confetti by Pretty Pink Posh for a little added decoration!

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink and check out these fun products and MORE!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb Collaboration!

Hello everyone, I'm here today with Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, as the two brands have come together for this fun collaboration of products!

Have you ever tried foiling?  It's an absolute magical process!  I started with a Deco-Foil Clear Toner sheet in the Wheatfield pattern and ran it through my laminator with a Foil Transfer Sheet in Opal. Then I used the Frames and Flags dies to create my window frame along with the banner which I heat embossed the sentiment on!

It is hard to show in a photograph, but the photo below that I took at an angle will show the shimmer that transfers onto the clear sheet. It's just gorgeous IRL!

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Want another chance to win? Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Butterfly Reflections Ink - Floral Fall

Hi everyone, Amanda here featuring a stamp set that's EXCLUSIVE to Butterfly Reflections, Ink, called Floral Fall. The images in this set were drawn by a FAVORITE artist of mine, Angie Blom. I just love all the little floral doodles drawn into the images!

I started by cutting a 4x4 piece of white cardstock.  I used GinaK Wreath Builder Stencil along with the small images, (leaves, flowers, acorns), to create my wreath. This is such a fun way to make your stamps go further, so if you've not tried this wreath building stencil, you are missing out on the fun!

After I stamped out my wreath, I chose the owl, and stamped it once in the center, then again to fussy cut.  I copic colored all my images, then I sponged on some Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink over the owl I stamped on my base. Then I took the fussy cut owl and popped him up over the oxide ink.

My black card base is 5" squared and my patterned paper by MFT is 4.75" squared.  I cut the banner using Newton's Nook Designs Frames & Flags die set.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from MFT Fall Friends using Hero Arts Embossing Powder. Last I added some enamel dots from Echo Park.

Thanks so much for joining me here today, make sure to pop in the shop to check out this amazingly beautiful exclusive BRI stamp set!

25 Tags of Christmas - Newton's Nook Designs

Hi everyone, coming to you today with a special post for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, run by Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion  Today is Newton's Nook Designs featured day, so i'm sharing some fun Christmas tags that I created for the event!

I started by cutting out my tag base and decided a set of 3 would be perfect. I also die cut the striped paper using the same tag die as my bottom layer and added a strip of shiny green washi tape above. 

I stamped my images from Newton's Holiday Mischief then copic colored and diecut them using coordinating dies for this set.

I added some snowflakes to the tops of the tags, then added sentiments from Sentiments of the Season. You know what I love most about this sentiment set?  It's that there are so many fonts, shapes and sizes, I can easily find a sentiment in this set for any holiday card!

Thanks for joining me today, pop on over to Tracey's blog and check out each day of the 25 day's of tags, sponsored by a new stamping company each day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Fox Hollow

Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well.  It's getting chilly out, even here in South Carolina!  I honestly feel good about making winter cards finally and I don't need to crank up the A/C!

I'm still not over these birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set, by Newton's Nook Designs. In fact I've got a bunch of them cut out and sitting on my work space, because I know I'll be using them on many winter cards. Do you do that?  When you love a product, do you produce a bunch of them, for use anytime?

Birch trees are my favorite tree, we had a beautiful grove of them on our family farm in Wisconsin when I was growing up, they were always stunning this time of year with the golden leaves and bright white bark in the sunshine! So creating this card sort of reminded me of those days. 

So onto my card finally!  I took a light turquoise piece of cardstock, heat embossed in white the pretty snowflakes, then distress inked around the edges of my cardstock, working in with darker blues. I left the original color of the background at the base of the card and mostly in the center.

I love the images from the stamp/die set Fox Hollow.  I die cut and colored the fox and a few winter hats, then Copic colored the images. I stamped the sentiment 'Peace on Earth', which I thought was perfect for this scene.

Thank you so much for stopping by!