Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs

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.

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. 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)

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Neenah
Solar White 8.5 x 11
25 Pack
SB


Bazzill Basics
Date Swirl, 12 x12
SB


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Pretty Pink Posh
Sparkling Clear Jewels
PPP


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. 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.

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

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

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. 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

Disclosure: The content below contains affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See Disclosures for additional information.


Neenah
Solar White
8.5×11 – 25/pack
SB


MFT Stamps
BG Typewriter Text Background
MFT


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad -Warm Glow
GKD



Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
SB


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Archival Ink Pads
Mini Kit – One
SB


Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
SB


Nuvo
Embossing Powder
Microfine – Crystal Clear
SB

Blooming Wonderful by Power Poppy

Just finished another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we featured Bloomin’ Wonderful, another of the beautiful floral stamp sets by Power Poppy. Had a large class this time — 12 students plus me — but I think everyone had a good time and came away with some good techniques to practice.

Hope that you’ll join us next month at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll be offering a class on March 26 featuring three House Mouse Designs stamp sets. I’ll be posting the class announcement shortly so stayed tuned! 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. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Diagonal Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Versamark
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Ranger Embossing Powder in Marigold; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, W1 (pussy willows); Y02, YG03 (flowers); YG03, YG21, G24, G28 (moss); YG03 (leaves); YG03, G24 (inside nest); B60, B63, B66 (eggs); E31, E37 (nest)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Gingham Background by Whimsy Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

It’s Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

I’ll be at Photo Scraps today for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. And just to mix things up, my second card is Copic free!

Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions; Scandinavian Christmas by Taylored Expression
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Rose Gold by Lawn Fawn; Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, R46

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Coloring: Color using the Distress Ink marker of your choice