Today is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog. I had not pulled out these fun little cacti to color in a while and I thought they might be perfect for a post today. So Cuppa Cactus it is!
I colored the image using Copics and tried to use colors that had a bit of a southwest feel to them. I decided that the “sticking by me” sentiment was perfect (from the Cultivated Cacti set). I took a piece of the Wood Textures DSP (SU) and added some splatters of white craft ink then used a doily to ground the cactus. I found this ribbon in my stash that matched the blue perfectly that I thought was a fun extra detail. Finally, I added this sentiment and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I hope you like this fun card today. Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!
Stamp: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versamark; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Cuppa Cactus Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Doily (SU), Ribbon (SU retired), Heat Tool, WOW White Embossing Powder
I tried a new color combination for today and I really like this pale yellow with the purple. I chose the purple for coloring the cup and then mimicked it with the Sea Borders Dies to add a little scallop edge on the bottom of the image panel. I think it adds an interesting pop of color but it is super easy to create. I pulled out a button, which somehow seemed to be just the right touch for the twine.
Now I know this is a pretty clean card but I wanted just to spend a few minutes on the coloring. Seems like time is at a premium but the coloring was just what I needed for a little “mom break”. Only one more week until school is ready to start and then I’ll have lots more time for more complicated cards. Until then, less layers, pretty colors…yep, totally a summer vibe. I can’t wait until tomorrow. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see what we have up for you to celebrate Freshly Made Sketches 300th Sketch Challenge. Until then, have a great day!
Stamp: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Elegant Eggplant (SU), Lemon (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories: Big Shot, Cuppa Cactus Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sea Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, White Baker’s Twine, Elegant Eggplant Button (SU)
Today is Day 3 of the release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I’m super excited that we have not one but TWO sets to share (and matching dies!). Yeah….this is awesome!!!I’m starting with a card that I created for the release but also for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. Our hostess is the lovely and amazing Cécile Ribon and she created this fun and clever sketch! I loved using it to show off the Cuppa Cactus stamp set.
I colored these adorable images using my Chameleon Pens. These are such fun to color!!! I sponged some stitched circles with Distress Ink in the coordinating colors and they are perfect to show off these fun image, don’t you think?! I stamped the “caution” sentiment to follow the sketch and then put the actual caution inside the card. *smile*Super cute, right?? All of you coffee fans will totally need this one. Not sure how to take it but my boys commented about this being perfect for me when I showed them the card. Hmmmm…..
This second card used the Cultivated Cacti set and I had such fun with it. I love that you can stamp quickly with solid image stamps and get such a cute little scene! I did a mix and match of inks and colors to created my scene. And oh, this sentiment (and the others in the set)….such fun little puns! While I think these are hard cards to make, having a stamp that says exactly what you need it to is invaluable. And, you can get the set for free!
Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or “Cultivated Cacti” Stamp Set? Each of these sets 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)! Thewinner 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
I am so happy that you stopped in today. Tomorrow will be Day 4 of release week. You don’t want to miss it! Stamps: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Berry Burst (SU), Fresh Fig (SU), Powder Pink(SU), Evergreen (Altenew), Frayed Leaf (Altenew), Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz), Spun Sugar (Tim Holtz); Paper: Thick Whisper White, Audrey Blue (SSS), Berry Burst (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), White Baker’s Tiwn
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