Thursday, August 11, 2022

hello sunshine!

hi there!
today I have this fun, summery card up on the Newton's Nook blog!
I am trying to hold onto summer as long as possible, ha!

Hello Sunshine Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Lemons, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Summer #newtonsnook #clearstamps #distressinks #cardmaking #handmadecards

I used the citrus-y images from Lemon Twist for this card! I watercolored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! I also added some details with a white gel pen!

Hello Sunshine Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Lemons, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Summer #newtonsnook #clearstamps #distressinks #cardmaking #handmadecards

for the background, I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold to ink blend! then I used the Tropical Leaves Stencil and the same colors, but with more pressure, to add the leaf-y background! it's a perfect combination! so fun!

Hello Sunshine Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Lemons, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Summer #newtonsnook #clearstamps #distressinks #cardmaking #handmadecards

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some vellum and then fussy cut out around it! love that little peak of white!

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

Sunday, August 7, 2022

have a croc-ing summer!

hello!
today I have this card up on the Lawn Fawn blog! and BONUS - I made a video to go along with it! you can check it out here, or by clicking here!

Have a Croc-ing Summer Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Clear Stamps, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Summer, Puns, crocodile, alligator, handmade card, Cards, card making #lawnfawn #cardmaking #distressinks #summer #handmadecarsds

I stamped the images from Croc My World, Wild for You, Pool Party and On the Beach and then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I couldn’t resist coloring in the umbrella and beach ball with rainbow colors! It’s the perfect pop of color for a summer card!


Have a Croc-ing Summer Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Clear Stamps, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Summer, Puns, crocodile, alligator, handmade card, Cards, card making #lawnfawn #cardmaking #distressinks #summer #handmadecarsds

I added some details to the images with a white gel pen. 
I die cut some white cardstock with the Stitched Ripple Background die, and then die cut that panel with the Stitched Pond die set.

I used Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina to ink blend the pool. Then I used some White Embossing Paste and mixed it with some Manatee Ink on my kraft mat. I spread that through the Brick Stencil onto a white card front and set it aside to dry. 


Have a Croc-ing Summer Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Clear Stamps, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Summer, Puns, crocodile, alligator, handmade card, Cards, card making #lawnfawn #cardmaking #distressinks #summer #handmadecarsds

I die cut out part of the sentiment with the Henry’s ABCs die set from Fog Cardstock and white cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover to add some free to the white cardstock letters and then layered behind the grey for a little bit of extra pizzazz! 

the rest of the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto Black Licorice Cardstock, then cut into tiny banners.

be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawn blog, and to watch the video!
enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #130 - Sketch

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 

oh there is so much inspiration to be found here!!

I stamped the mice from You Autumn Know, Bubbles of Joy and Dandy Day and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
 I even added some details with a white gel pen!

Dandy Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Bokeh, Bubbles, Stencil, Mice, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #bokeh #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks

I used Distress Inks ink Uncharted Mariner, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina for the sky. Then I used the negative portion of a die cut piece using Grassy Border as a stencil. To color in the the grass, I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron! 
I added a bokeh affect with the same colors, using the Bubbles Stencil, and moving it around to randomly. I also used the Fairy paste with the Bubbles Stencil, too!


Dandy Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Bokeh, Bubbles, Stencil, Mice, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #bokeh #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks

The sentiment was heat embossed onto vellum and the border is from Black Licorice Cardstock - all die cut with the Fancy Wavy Banners die set!
 
Dandy Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Bokeh, Bubbles, Stencil, Mice, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #bokeh #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks
 
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Friday, July 29, 2022

wish you were here

hello all!

today I have a card up on the Newton’s Nook blog and it’s giving me complete summer vacation vibes! Ha!




Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Summer, Kitten, Cat, Cards, Card Making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending #summer #kitten

I used the adorable Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set! It’s one of my all-time favorite stamp sets! all of the images are just SO cute and SO ready for summer! 
I colored the image in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut it out!




Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Summer, Kitten, Cat, Cards, Card Making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending #summer #kitten

then I used Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio for the background panel. I cut the background panel and popped it up for some dimension, so the bluey background is literally behind. 


then I popped up the image and the sentiment. Oh yeah, the sentiment! I heat embossed it in white, onto black cardstock, and then fussy cut around it!


Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Summer, Kitten, Cat, Cards, Card Making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending #summer #kitten

this card is so clean and simple, but still so fun and colorful! Love it!

be sure to check out the card on the Newton’s Nook blog! 

enjoy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

it's a grape day!

hello!
today I have this FUN (I mean, pun!) card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

I just love these cute little guys!
I used the Be Hap-Pea stamp set but turned them into grapes! so fun!
I stamped the grapes a bunch of times and then used the branch from A Bug Deal as part of the grapes. I also used the leaves from the same set!

for the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Pine Needles, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blend. then I splattered some color and white acrylic ink on top.


the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock, and I used the Harold's ABCs to create it.

be sure to check the card out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, and to play along, too!
enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Get Cracking on Christmas - Fla-la-la-lamingo + Giveaway!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card that's up on the Newton's Nook blog, scroll down or click here!**

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 again! and this month - I'm offering a Christmas in July giveaway! (details below)

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 Thursday, July 21st at 8p ET!
www.youtube.com/jennshurkus


ok, let's get onto my card!

I used the sweetest little holiday flamingos from Paperie Ink!

Fla La La La Mingos Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas, Paperie Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, Stencil, Tropical, Christmas, Card Making, handmade Cards, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #distressoxide #christmascard #cardmaking
so cute!
I used the images from Fla La La Mingo and colored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then I fussy cut them out!

Fla La La La Mingos Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas, Paperie Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, Stencil, Tropical, Christmas, Card Making, handmade Cards, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #distressoxide #christmascard #cardmaking

for the background, I used the Retro Sun and Palms Stencil with Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover on top of some Fog Cardstock. once that was dry, I used the Snowfall Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture!

Fla La La La Mingos Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas, Paperie Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, Stencil, Tropical, Christmas, Card Making, handmade Cards, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #distressoxide #christmascard #cardmaking

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock, and then popped it up with foam tape!

ok - the giveaway details!
comment below for a chance to win $25 to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
all you have to do is comment by Sunday, July 24th at 11:59pm on my instagram post!

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

enjoy!

treat yo' self!

hi again!

today I have another card up on the Newton's Nook blog!
this time it’s a fun, summer inspired card! 


so fun!


Treat Yo Self Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Puppy, Summer, Ice Cream, Cards, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #puppy #summer #icecream #cardmaking #handmadecards

I used the cute puppy image from Dog Days of Summer and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then I fussy cut it out!


for the background, I used the ice cream images from Summer Scoops and stamped it all over in a very light grey ink! then I splattered some grey ink around, too! ha!


Treat Yo Self Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Puppy, Summer, Ice Cream, Cards, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #puppy #summer #icecream #cardmaking #handmadecards

I used the Essential Alphabet die set to die cut out the sentiment from the background!


I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to back the sentiment, and help it pop!


Treat Yo Self Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Puppy, Summer, Ice Cream, Cards, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #puppy #summer #icecream #cardmaking #handmadecards

be sure to check out the card on the Newton’s Nook blog, and grab your summer sets to get creating! 
enjoy!