Oh, look at the amazing sketch we have for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches! My friend Linda Callahan, queen of clever, is our hostess this week and her sketch will get you moving right to your craft room!
As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought shaker card. So that is just what I made! I did a quick watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on these fun flowers from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) and cut them out with coordinating dies. I chose colors to match my awesome sequins from Studio Katia and to make my coordination easy. I cut a frame with Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU). The sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts (NND) was stamped onto the window sheet (also cut with the square die) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Kind of wish I had black powder for a sharper look but I think this works with the loose watercolor look from the flowers. I rooted around in my DSP stack until I found a print that worked in the background. I kind of love these stripes!
I have been stamping madly and have lots coming up for you in the next couple of weeks. Until next time, I hope you have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Window Sheet, Sequins by Studio Katia and 28 Lilac Lane, Foam Adhesive Strips
Wow, it is already day 3 of the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs. Today is the day for all of you “sentiment-a-holics”!! You know who you are!
I mentioned yesterday how much I love flower sets but good sentiment sets are another love of mine. And this is an amazing sentiment set!! Just look at all the choices to personalize cards for the people you love. So many of these are options I have not seen in a stamp before and I’m so happy to have them.
I also told you yesterday that the Lovely Blooms set was perfect for coloring and I used it again here to create a frame with flowers. I chose some pretty pinks and purples and stamped a whole bunch of little flowers. Before you know it, I had a virtual garden to choose from. The little dies eliminate any need for fussy cutting and make it easy to create fun groupings. I chose to make this for a teacher that certainly deserves recognition! To be truthful, just having this word choice makes the set a must have! I used the Sky Borders Dies to create a scallop and picked a pretty raspberry card stock as a base. This is a card that you could easily duplicate for all the teachers who need a little pick-me-up this time of year! So now is the time that we all love….
Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” Stamp Set? This set 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
I am so happy that you stopped in today. Tomorrow will be the last day of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next. I hope you have a great day! Stamp: Simply Relative (Newton’s Nook Designs), Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper: Raspberry Ripple (SU Retired), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti Stamp Tool, Basic Pearls (SU), Black Sharpie marker
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