Sunday, July 12, 2015

Newton's Nook Love Grows With Watercoloring And Simon Says Stamp Stenciling

Hey folks!

The last time I ordered products, I made a point of buying things that were going to have some longevity and versatility in my stash. When I do that, I'm always a lil nervous if I've made good choices. Let's face it peeps, the bank account is not bottomless and I like to spend my dough wisely. 

I can't say that I am disappointed with any of the products I've used on this card. They are all wonderfully versatile and so exciting to use!

I made two cards using some new stuffs (some are new, new and some are new to me), I'm sharing one today, but stay tuned, because I will share the other with you all soon. 

If you're interred in any of the products I've used, I will have thumbnail links for you at the end of the post!

I just loove a versatile stamp set. I recently ordered the Love Grows Stamp Set by Newton's Nook. This is a Mother's Day set, but I can think of so many different uses for it and that is just fine by me! 

Something else I find super useful are stencils. I admit, I don't use them often, but they are a great "go to" when you need a lil somethin in the background. Besides they're fun to use! Inks, pastes, embossing powders...the possibilities are virtually endless folks. The Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Stencil is no exception. It's a fabulous stencil and would work on so many levels.

I masked off the Roses and Leaves with Inkadinkado Stamp Mask Paper on a piece of Ranger Watercolor Cardstock. Hero Arts Black Ink is almost always my ink of choice for watercolor. I then die cut around them with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Die (another must have for any cardmaker, I promise). I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color in the Roses and Leaves. I simply colored in the "U" with a gold gel pen.

I've had the Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Pigment Inkpad for ages, but I never use it (shame on me, because it really is a dream to work with) and thought it would be a great ink to use with the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Stencil. I really wanted those lines to pop and this did the trick.

For some more added interest, I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and a piece of Neenah White Cardstock to put behind the Roses and Leaves Stitched Circle.

With all of the Gold Stripes going on, I kept the embellishments simple. I used a lil bit of DMC Gold Embroidery Thread and Ranger Glossy Accents and called it a day.

That's it! I'm pretty stinkin excited to share the other one I made with you as well. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for visiting me!

Until next time!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the pop of colours and touch of gold. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Furry Friends challenge!

  2. Gorgeous Card! I love the BRIGHT colors with the gold. Great mix!
    - Jen


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