Saturday, September 25, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Create a Smile Stamps September 2021 Release

hello and happy Friday!
today, Create a Smile Stamps is releasing a holiday extravaganza of stamps, dies and stencils!

I used the new Christmas is Coming stamp set and Talk to Me Stencil to create my first card!

Hooray! Christmas is Coming Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Christmas Card, Card Making, Puffin, handmade Cards, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressoxide #christmas #stencil #christmascard #cardmaking

I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! I love those little puffins decorating the northpole sign!! adorable!
I ink blended the background with Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio. then I layered some torn vellum and white cardstock on top for the frozen tundra!

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I used the new stencil and added some Black Ink for the speech bubble, and then heat embossed the sentiment!
so fun!

Hooray! Christmas is Coming Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Christmas Card, Card Making, Puffin, handmade Cards, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressoxide #christmas #stencil #christmascard #cardmaking


my next card uses the new Santa's Little Helpers stamp set and Basic Hearts Stencil!

Packed for You with Love Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Christmas, Christmas Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Santa's Helpers #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #stencil #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking

eeep! that little santa (or elf!) is soooo busy wrapping all the presents!!

again, I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them all out!

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I did some ink blending with Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold Distress Inks. then I used the Basic Hearts stencil with the same colors, but with a little more pressure. then, I used the Snowflake Stencil and some white embossing paste to add even more texture to the background!


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I love the whimsical feel of this card!
be sure to follow Create a Smile Stamps on Instagram to see the rest of the DT's AMAZING creations!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

hoppy halloween!

hello and 'hoppy' Thursday!
today I am sharing too cute to spook Halloween card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Trick or Treat Bunnies Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween, Cards, Card Making, Stencil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Deco Foil, Bunnies, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #flock #decofoil #stencil #pumpkinpatch

aren't those bunnies adorable?! they're from the Hoppy Halloween stamp set! and bonus: this is one of the sets retiring, you can grab it for a super reduced price! win-win!
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I used the the coordinating dies to die cut them out!

Trick or Treat Bunnies Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween, Cards, Card Making, Stencil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Deco Foil, Bunnies, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #flock #decofoil #stencil #pumpkinpatch

I went with some pinks and corals and yellows, so the images would really pop against the background!
and speaking of that background...I used the Pumpkin Patch Stencil with some Duo Transfer Gel! once it was dry, I used black flock to create that eye catching - and FUN TO TOUCH (ha!) background!

Trick or Treat Bunnies Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween, Cards, Card Making, Stencil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Deco Foil, Bunnies, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #flock #decofoil #stencil #pumpkinpatch

I added a strip of vellum, so that images wouldn't get lost on that bold, busy background! then I used the word dies from the Halloween Trio die set! so fun!

be sure to check out the card up on the Newton's Nook blog, too!
enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 109 - Awesome Autumn

happy Monday!

let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!
 

 
I am so in love with making autumn-themed cards!
and this card is no different! I instantly knew I wanted to use the Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn!

Here for You When Life Gets Nutty Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cuts, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxideinks #inkblending #autumn #cards #cardmaking

I started by die cutting out all of the leaves and then ink blending them in various colors from Distress Oxide Inks in purples, pinks, oranges and leaves. once everything was colored, I used colored ink and white acrylic ink to add splatters.

Here for You When Life Gets Nutty Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cuts, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxideinks #inkblending #autumn #cards #cardmaking

then the fun of layering everything!
the background of the card is just swishing of grey paint onto white cardstock.
then I stamped and colored the acorns and Big Acorn and layered them in the leaves. the sentiment is from Let's Go Nuts!

Here for You When Life Gets Nutty Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cuts, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxideinks #inkblending #autumn #cards #cardmaking
 
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Get Cracking on Christmas - Oh So Merry

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! ha!!


be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus...Jenn will be doing a live event on her YouTube channel Friday, September 17th at 8:00p ET
www.youtube.com/jennshurkus

ok, let's get onto my card!

I used the adorable So Merry Stamp Set from Paperie Ink!

Oh So Merry Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Paperie Ink #paperieink #cardmaking #cards #christmascard #christmas #iceskating #distressoxide #getcrackingonchristmas

so cute, I know!
I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pond Die Set to create a frozen lake for these guys to skate on!
I used Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina to add color, and then splattered ink and water on top!
for the sky, I used Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold! then used those tiny little snowflakes and stamped them in the same colors for something a little different! 
 
Oh So Merry Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Paperie Ink #paperieink #cardmaking #cards #christmascard #christmas #iceskating #distressoxide #getcrackingonchristmas

I also used the Puffy Cloud Borders from Lawn Fawn to add the mounds of snow on the base of the card!

all of the images were watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!

Oh So Merry Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Paperie Ink #paperieink #cardmaking #cards #christmascard #christmas #iceskating #distressoxide #getcrackingonchristmas

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 

enjoy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Simon Says Stamptember 2021 + Newton's Nook Designs

yahoooo - it's time to celebrate an awesome, unique and totally exclusive Newton's Nook Designs stamp set with Simon Says Stamp!

I just LOVE this stamp set!! it's SO cute, and funny and perfect for the fall, thanksgiving season! Can you guess which images is my favorite!? hint: I actually didn't use it on my card! ha!! too many good choices!

Talk Turkey to Me Card by Samantha Mann for Simon Says Stamp, Stamptember, Newton's Nook Designs, Thanksgiving Card, Card Making, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #simonsaysstamp #stamptember #simonsayscreate #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcard


I stamped and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then i fussy cut it all out and popped up all of the images with foam tape!

I thought of making a rainbow turkey, and I just couldn't move on until it was on a card! ha!

Talk Turkey to Me Card by Samantha Mann for Simon Says Stamp, Stamptember, Newton's Nook Designs, Thanksgiving Card, Card Making, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #simonsaysstamp #stamptember #simonsayscreate #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcard

for the background, I used the Falling Leaves Stencil with Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina. first, I ink blended the whole background in those colors, then I placed the stencil on top, and used the same colors, but with more pressure to make the darker leaves!
 
Talk Turkey to Me Card by Samantha Mann for Simon Says Stamp, Stamptember, Newton's Nook Designs, Thanksgiving Card, Card Making, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #simonsaysstamp #stamptember #simonsayscreate #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcard


I heat embossed part of the sentiment onto a black cardstock banner. and then I used the Speech Bubbles Die Set to die cut out the other part of the phrase! 

be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp store to pick up this ADORABLE and exclusive stamp and die set! they'll be available *only* until they're gone!! so hurry up!! 
enjoy!

I hope you liked my projects today using this new exclusive set. 
Remember, you can only get this design at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last! 

Check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog to see even more sweet cards with this set!
enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs - 2021 Halloween Week Inspiration Week!

This week Newton's Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don't forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

for my card, I combined some old and new Halloween stamp sets!
I used the moon image from the Brooms & Boos Stamp Set and the super adorable Newton on the broom image Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set!!

Witching You a Happy Halloween Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Card, Halloween, Clouds, Spooky, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #cards #spookysky


all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then I fussy cut them out!
I also used the Clouds Stencil to add to the spooky night feel! I started by ink blending the night sky without the stencil. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. Then I used Black Soot and Iced Spruce with the Clouds Stencil! love how that looks!

Witching You a Happy Halloween Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Card, Halloween, Clouds, Spooky, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #cards #spookysky

then I added some stars with the Cascading Stars Stencil and some white embossing paste! love that texture!
lastly, the sentiment was heat embossed onto some black cardstock, and then die cut out with the Banner Trio Die Set!


Witching You a Happy Halloween Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Card, Halloween, Clouds, Spooky, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #halloween #halloweencard #cardmaking #cards #spookysky

Don't forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton's Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

enjoy!