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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 2

Welcome to day 2 for Newton’s Nook Designs April Release! Today we are showcasing an awesome floral set called “Fanciful Florals.”

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This is a great solid stamp set with lots of fun patterns that you can do a lot of different techniques on.

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I created 2 cards using the same image to show that you can easily mass produce this card to give them as a card set. Set of cards make a perfect gift for anyone!

For the first card, I used the Blush and Bubblegum pigment ink pads from Mama Elephant. I first inked it up with Blush (the lighter color) and took the stamp to Bubblegum (the darker color) and did “rock & roll” technique to get darker shade around the edge of the image.

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This technique creates a nice variations to the card, without adding too many things onto the project. Also, this is a great way to stretch your ink pads!

You might worry the lighter ink getting onto the darker ink pad. No worries – because we are using pigment inks, it takes time for it to absorb other colors. So after you are done stamping, simply scrap the lighter ink from the darker ink pad with a scratch paper. Simple!

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For the second card, I went with the purple shades – used Sweet Lilac and Eggplant ink pads from Mama Elephant. I also stamped the sentiment on both cards using the Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Another thing I did to the flowers was to heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. Pigment inks are nice because they take some time to dry, so after you stamp an image, you can quickly pour embossing powders over them and heat set it.

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To complement both colors, I thought a nice blue would be great as a background. I took out the Life. Love. Paper patterned paper from my stash and added it on both cardbase. I also cut a corner of each layer diagonally so that the background paper can peek out more.


*** GIVEAWAY ***

Would you like to win “Fanciful Flowers”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

 

Newton’s Nook Designs
Taheerah Atchia
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Moyer
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Nicole Picadura (Guest Designer) —> You Are Here


Comments (30)

  1. Very, VERY pretty Nicole. Great idea trimming off one corner. I like how it shows off the pretty colour of the card itself. Quite clever!

  2. My biggest complaint about layering is that some of the papers get covered over and can’t be seen. Love how you cut the corner off one side so you can see the bottom layer. This is a great tip.
    thanks for sharing a good idea and some beautiful cards.

  3. These are gorgeous! So simple and sweet, but so effective with that diagonal cut on the top layer! Very pretty color choices too. Love that pretty flower!

  4. Thanks for sharing your terrific card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  5. Nice idea to cut off the corner – it draw the eye in and accents your background. Love the technique you used to ink up the flower heads – it gives a real impression of depth !!!