Friday, March 5, 2021

yee-haw, saddle up cowboy!

well, hello again!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and it's full of some rootin' tootin' fun! lol!

Yee-haw, It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Toy Story, Cowboy, Cards, #newtonsnook #distressinks #Inkblending #cowboy #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking

love it!
I used the adorable images from Newton Rides West stamp set to create this fun birthday card! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies!

Yee-haw, It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Toy Story, Cowboy, Cards, #newtonsnook #distressinks #Inkblending #cowboy #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking

I used the Sea Borders and Sky Borders die sets to create the ground! my intention was to have the 'clouds' that were die cut, to look like the cloud of dust that is kicked up when riding a horse in the dirt! lol!! that was my intention, but I'm not sure it was completely executed correctly! lol!

I ink blended the ground in Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber and Walnut Stain and then splattered the same colors and also some white acrylic ink on top to mimic some sand!

Yee-haw, It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Toy Story, Cowboy, Cards, #newtonsnook #distressinks #Inkblending #cowboy #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking

I also used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers! then I used the Cloudy Sky Stencil to add some clouds with the white embossing paste!
I heat embossed the 'yee-haw' in white onto a black Speech Bubble!

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #96 - Birthday

 

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



yay!


who doesn't love making birthday cards?! I love them! and this time, I decided to make an under the sea themed birthday card!

I Sea It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Stencil, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycards

I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio for the ocean! then I used an old rays stencil from my stash to create the sun rays through the water! I used the same colors to ink blend, but with more pressure, then splattered some water on top!

I Sea It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Stencil, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycards

I used various images from Seahorsin Around, Fintastic Friends, Ocean Shell-fie, and You are Sublime.

I Sea It's Your Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Stencil, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycards

to create the bottom of the ocean, I die cut some white cardstock with the Stitched Hillside Borders, and used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber and Walnut stain. then I used the same colors to splatter on some color, as well as some white acrylic ink!

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!




Sunday, February 28, 2021

i like you a lotl!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog!
so exciting! and to top it off, I also created a video on how I made this sweet, adorable shadow box card! you can check it out on my YouTube Channel, here!

ok, so let's get to it!

I Like You (alotl) Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Distress Inks, 3D Card, Shadow Box Card, Cards, Cardmaking,  #lawnfawn #shadowboxcard #shadowbox #youtubevideo #diycard #cardtutorial, #cards #cardmaking

I told you it was adorable! it's hard not to be adorable when you are that CUTE cute little critter!
I started by stamping and coloring the images from I like You A Lotl, Life is Good and Ocean Shell-fie. then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them! once they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out and added a little details with the white gel pen!

I Like You (alotl) Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Distress Inks, 3D Card, Shadow Box Card, Cards, Cardmaking,  #lawnfawn #shadowboxcard #shadowbox #youtubevideo #diycard #cardtutorial, #cards #cardmaking

for the background, I die cut out the Shadow Box Card Die with Mermaid Cardstock, and then used Distress Inks to add some color! I used Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon. for the sandy bottom of the ocean floor, I used white cardstock and Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber. I also die cut out some strips with the Stitched Hillside Borders and used the same colors to make the ocean floor.

I Like You (alotl) Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Distress Inks, 3D Card, Shadow Box Card, Cards, Cardmaking,  #lawnfawn #shadowboxcard #shadowbox #youtubevideo #diycard #cardtutorial, #cards #cardmaking

once it was all assembled, I started adding the images with glue! so fun to create the extended scene!! then I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a vellum banner that was die cut with the Fancy Wavy Banners dies and glued it to the back!

be sure to check out the card on my YouTube Channel and the Lawn Fawn blog!
enjoy!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

you're the sweetest!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
and, it's just the sweetest!!

You're the Sweetest Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Thank You card, Cards, Handmade Cards, cardmaking, die cuts, stencil #cards #createasmile #createasmilestamps #thankyoucard #sweetest #popsicles

ha! see?
it says it right there on the card, so you know I'm telling the truth!
check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog to read all about it!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

olive you!

hello there!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and it's super cute and super punny! all the things I love! ha!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

see? ha! love it!
I mean...olive it! lol!
I used the images from Newton Celebrates and Love Bites stamp sets! I colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used their coordinating dies to die cut them out!
they're all so cute, and ready to party!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

I loved the idea of combining the olives from Love Bites with the martini image fromNewton Celebrates - it's the perfect combo!
then I heat embossed sentiments from each set again, and die cut them out using the Speech Bubbles Die Set! I added foam tape to the top bubble so it stands out a little, but I really like how they overlap!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

to create the background, I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Black Soot and Twisted Citron to create an ink blended background. then I placed the Cascading Stars stencil on top, and used the same colors (but this time with more pressure!), to add the subtle texture of the stars!! SO fun and festive!

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

love you so mush!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
and I created it using the awesome sketch challenge that's currently going on!

love it!

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

those mushrooms have my heart! I love the different shapes and sizes!
I stamped the mushrooms from Oh Gno

me!
and Gleeful Gardens! I also stamped some of the grass images from Swan Soiree!

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

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

I cut small squares in vellum for the background of each little mini-scene and then glued them all down! I did pop up one mushroom (and snail!) per little scene for a little dimension!
I just love the warm colors!!! I used various shades of pinks and reds and then the warm colors of the grass are so fun and different!

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

I finished off the card with a splattering of sequins! and then stamped the sentiment in the bottom and colored in the heart with a white gel pen!
the cardstock is Fog, and I just LOVE the soft grey!

be sure to play along for the chance to win! I can't wait to see how everyone interprets the sketch!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton’s Rainy Day Trio and Daffodils + coordinating Dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Get Cracking on Christmas cards post with Jenn Shurkus, scroll down, or click here!**


and here we are, the last day of Newton's Nook Designs' February release!

it's got that fresh, cute spring feeling!



oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Baa + coordinating Dies!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on February 19th, right here

and here is another favorite of mine from this release - the Newton's Rainy Day Trio card!

Meowing in the Rain Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Rain, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #cards #rain #cardmaking

this little scene is so cute!
I used a light grey cardstock for the background as the base. then I used Distress Inkns in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Black Soot for the edges! I splattered some white acrylic ink and color around the border too!
then I added some clear rain shaped jewels to the background!


Meowing in the Rain Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Rain, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #cards #rain #cardmaking

I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating die to die cut it out!
the sentiment was heat embossed on the vellum banner that was die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set.

my second card is those beautiful Daffodils!

Daffodils Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Cards, handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #daffodils #cards #cardmaking

I found an image of some daffodils that were white petals with a coral inside, so that's how I colored these!
I love how this came out!
I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to create the background (with more splatters, of course!)

Daffodils Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Cards, handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #daffodils #cards #cardmaking

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a banner I created!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

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