Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95

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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Nothing on my calendar today so today is a day to do whatever I want whenever I want to do it. So this will be a post and run as I decide on today’s adventure. We’ve been working on cleaning up the backyard and getting it ready for summertime fun, so I suspect that we’ll be exploring local nurseries today to start picking out flowers. Before I run off, I just wanted to add my entry for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95 which is a challenge to create a project using the sketch shown here. I recently purchased two kitchen/cooking themed stamp sets from Newton’s Nook — Newton’s Kitchen and Made From Scratch — so I decided to feature them in my project.

Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen and Made From Scratch by Newton's Nook Designs

I started my project by cutting a piece of 80# cardstock with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn as the base for my background. Next, I used Versafine ink to stamp and heat embossed the images from the Made From Scratch stamp to create a background pattern. Following the sketch, I adhered a scrap of gingham paper across the background. I cut a second piece of 80# cardstock with a fishtail banner die from MFT Stamps and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. The cat image was stamped on a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with GKD Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic markers. Once the layers were assembled, I added a few enamel dots to finish off my card.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Ultra Smooth Card Stock by Spectrum Noir; True Fushia Check by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs; Made From Scratch by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Once Upon a Time Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); R35, R37, R59 (scarf); B000, B02, B05 (bowl)

Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS (and happy Monday!) I’ve been on a roll recently creating cards. The reality is that I should be designing cards for upcoming classes — which I really AM doing! — but I like to intersperse my classwork with stamp sets and paper that are beckoning from my stash.

I was inspired by this card sketch from Sweet Sunday and in particular, the card by Lori Tecler of Inking Aloud because of the clean lines. I also recently purchased both the Newton’s Kitchen stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs and the Ingredient 8 x 8 paper pad by Authentique (affiliate link). So in the end, I had plenty of fun options for designing a cooking / kitchen themed card.

Since I had a card sketch to work with, I went ahead and planned out the paper selection first so that I would have a color scheme for my Copic coloring. I like using the smaller pads because the patterns are scaled down for card making and a busy pattern won’t overpower a simple stamp in the way that the same pattern would scaled to 12 x 12 paper. I had a scrap piece of vellum that I die cut into a circle to put behind the stamped image to help tone down the colors and pattern in the card design. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and immediately covered it with clear embossing powder to add a little shine.

With the card design out of the way, all that was left to do was the coloring and fussy cutting (with my Scan and Cut!). Here’s the finished card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen by Newton's Nook Designs

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# in School House and Midnight; Ingredient 8 x 8 paper pad by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Banner 1 by Paper Roses; Standards Circles Large by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); BG0000, B0000, B000 (coat & hat); R35, R37, R59 (towel & tie); Y11, Y15, Y26, E27 (dish)

Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs

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GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m still procrastinating when it comes designing cards for my April classes. Instead, we took a day trip yesterday to the Gettysburg National Military Park, visiting the museum and diorama. Afterwards, we had a fabulous candlelight lunch at the Dobbins House Tavern and visited family in town. Although the weather was cool, the day was bright and sunny and it felt good to take time to blow away all the mental cobwebs.

After we got home, I played with my stash of new stamps, which includes a few of the new releases from Newton’s Nook Designs. For this card, I used one of the images from the Woodland Spring stamp set. I was inspired by a card created by Tatiana Trafimovich, but pared the design down even more. I recently colored the lamb in the Spring Pile Up stamp set so I decided to use the same pointillism technique here, but switched to shades of gray instead of browns. I added a few crystal jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for a little bling.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs

I’m playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge #93 – Think Spring. Take a look at the challenge blog for information and to see the other entries.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: T0, T1, T3, T5, RV10, RV11 (lamb); YG03 (leaves); RV10, RV11, B000, B00, Y15 (flowers)

Demo Day at Photo Scraps – March 16, 2019

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the two super simple cards shown below. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Spring Pile Up by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass
Stencil: Square Mandela by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Heavy Metal Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C02 (lamb); C0, C1, E93 (bunny); B000, B00, Y02 (bluebird); YG03, Y02 (basket); Y11, E93, YG03 (flowers); B00, E93, Y11 (eggs)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Peek A Boo Pets by Avery Elle
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Periwinkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C3 (lamb); E50, E53, E57, E93 (dog); C00, C0, C1, C3, E93 (cat); Y11, Y15, E93, E97 (chicken)

My Type by Newton’s Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! The sun has been shining here the past few days and I’m cautiously optimistic that spring is on its way. Although rumor has it that the temperatures are going to plunge next week. 🙁

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my parents lately. At their age, it seems like there are doctor appointments every week, not to mention all the trips to the grocery store, bank, drugstore, etc. necessary to keep their household running. My crafting time has been limited and out of necessity, I’ve had to focus on either designing cards for future classes or preparing materials for upcoming classes. Although I’m already behind on preparing for next month’s classes, I decided to take time today to make a card just for the sake of making one. Not one that I plan on teaching or giving to someone for a special occasion. Just something that I could put together quickly to get the creative mojo flowing.

I looked through my stash of recent purchases and realized that I had a bit of a theme going, having recently purchased both the My Type stamp set by Newton’s Nook and the Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things. So I decided to just go with it.

I worked through my project as follows:

  • Stamp the typewriter image from the My Type set onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs.
  • Add the “Hello” sentiment with Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger.
  • Color the image Copic markers. Upon completion, fussy cut the image and set it aside.
  • Die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock using the largest die in the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.
  • Place the Typewriter Text Background stamp face up on your media mat and lightly inked a small area with Amalgam Ink in Warm Glow. Place your die cut card stock on the inked stamp and lightly rubbed the area that you want to be stamped.
  • Select and arrange the desired sentiments from the Sending You stamp set from Honey Bee stamps. Stamp with Versamark ink in Onyx Black and immediately cover with Nuvo Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Heat emboss the sentiment.
  • Adhere the typewriter image to the front with foam tape.
  • Adhere the background layer to the card base with foam tape or craft foam to add dimension.
  • Embellish with sequins, enamel dots, Nuvo drops, etc. as desired. Notice my studied attempt to be random!

OK – lots of steps, but it really does come together quickly!

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110 # & 80#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: My Type by Newton’s Nook Designs; Sending You by Honey Bee Stamps; Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Black Jet and Warm Glow by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Dew Drops in Dahlia by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: BG10, BG15, BG32, C1, C3