Wednesday, October 28, 2020

joy to the woods christmas card!

 hello there!

today I have this sweet, forest-y Christmas card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! I was inspired by the current sketch challenge, so that's what I based my card off of!

Merry Christmas In the Woods Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Sketch, Night, Christmas, Handmade Cards, Cards, Carmaking, Embossing Paste, Stencil #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #christmascard #woods #forest #night #cards

love it!

I stamped the images from Joy to the Woods and Into the Woods and colored the critters with bright, bold colors, so they POP! I stamped the birch trees a bunch of times, to create a wooded scene! the cardinal and the fox are popped up with foam tape!

Merry Christmas In the Woods Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Sketch, Night, Christmas, Handmade Cards, Cards, Carmaking, Embossing Paste, Stencil #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #christmascard #woods #forest #night #cards

then I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies to create the snowy banks for the bottom of the scene! I decided to use black cardstock to create the night scene! I used the Snowflake Trio Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture to the sky!

the sentiment was heat embossed in white, onto vellum, and then popped up with foam tape!

Merry Christmas In the Woods Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Sketch, Night, Christmas, Handmade Cards, Cards, Carmaking, Embossing Paste, Stencil #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #christmascard #woods #forest #night #cards

and that's my card!
be sure to check it out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, too! and I hope you play along with the sketch challenge for your chance to win!
enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

you make life sweet!

hello friends!
today I have this card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
I thought it would be super fun to create a slimline card with a mini stamp set with smaller images!

You Make Life Sweet Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Cards, Card Making, Plaid, Die Cuts, Stencil, Cats, Donuts, Ice Cream, #newtonsnook #cards #cardmaking #slimline #slimlinecards #stencil #plaid #treats



so adorable, right?!
I wasn't sure what colors to use for the background, but I kept them in the same tones as the main images from Cat Treats! I am in LOVE with these cat shaped treats!! eeep! so cute!
I used Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers to color the images, and then die cut them all out with their coordinating dies!

You Make Life Sweet Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Cards, Card Making, Plaid, Die Cuts, Stencil, Cats, Donuts, Ice Cream, #newtonsnook #cards #cardmaking #slimline #slimlinecards #stencil #plaid #treats

I used the Plaid Stencil Set with Distress Oxide colors in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick for the scalloped part of the card front (that was also die cut from the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set)! then I splattered on some water, white acrylic ink and Pink Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink...because I just can'tstopwon'tstop splattering all the background! lol

You Make Life Sweet Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Cards, Card Making, Plaid, Die Cuts, Stencil, Cats, Donuts, Ice Cream, #newtonsnook #cards #cardmaking #slimline #slimlinecards #stencil #plaid #treats

I die cut out the squares in vellum using the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, and then used the Confetti Stencil and some white embossing paste to add a little more texture and whimsy around the card! I just love the softness the vellum adds, especially with these softer colors!

so that's my card!
be sure to check it out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, too!
enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

rainbow snowmen!

hello and happy Saturday!
 
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! and it's everything I love: Christmas, rainbow and pops of black and white!

 
Merry Christmas, Rainbow Snowmen Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Cards, Christmas, Handmade Cards, Ink Blending, Stencil, Slimline, Slim line, #createasmile #christmas #christmascard #slimline #distressink #inkblending #snowman

so cute!
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, if you want to learn more about how I made it!
enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Holiday Post Stamp Set + coordinating dies and Christmas Roundabout Stamp Set

I can't believe it's already the last day of Newton's Nook Designs' October release!

Holiday 2020 Release by Newton's Nook Designs Available Oct. 23

as you can tell, it's all about the holidays! yay!

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: Holiday Post Stamp Set + coordinating dies and Christmas Roundabout Stamp Set.
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 October 23rd, right here

guys, I made a shaker!! lol! I don't make shaker cards often, I'm just not good at it! lol!!! but I LOVE how this one turned out!

Merry Christmas Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaker Card, Cards, Christmas, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnook #cards #christmas #shakercard #shaker


I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers first. then I moved on to the card front!
I just used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink, and some computer paper to mask off the diagonal lines! once that was done, I used some white embossing paste and the Snowfall Stencil to add texture on top!
then I used the Circle Frames Die Set to die cut out the perfectly sized circle!

Merry Christmas Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaker Card, Cards, Christmas, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnook #cards #christmas #shakercard #shaker
 
I used some pom-poms, star sequins and seed beads to add the shaker part! then I heat embossed the sentiment onto some pink cardstock, and used the Banner Trio Die Set to die cut it out! 
 
and my last card of the release is another Slimline card!

Sending Joyful Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline, Christmas, Cards, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #slimline #cards #christmas #distressoxide

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon for the sky!
I used the Land Borders Die Set to create the snow hills, and added some of the new Speckled Egg color!

I finished off the card with santa and his sleigh flying off in the sky, which is an image from Main Street Christmas.  

Sending Joyful Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline, Christmas, Cards, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #slimline #cards #christmas #distressoxide


Would you like to win the  “Holiday Post” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout” 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 coment 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - A Kitten Christmas and Christmas Puppies Stamp Sets + coordinating dies

eeeep!
it's day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs' October release! and this just might be my FAVORITE day of the release!

Holiday 2020 Release by Newton's Nook Designs Available Oct. 23

as you can tell, it's all about the holidays! yay!

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: A Kitten Christmas and Christmas Puppies Stamp Sets + 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 October 23rd, right here

I'm starting today's post with this furry little trouble maker from the A Kitten Christmas stamp and dies!

There's Always Next Year Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Cards, handmade Cards, Kitten, Tree, Deco Foil #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #decofoil


I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
do you love these kittens as much as I do?! I LOOOOOVE the big eyes and tufts of fur!! they're SO cute!!!!

I started by ink blending some select pine branches from the Holiday Foliage Stencil with various Distress Ink colors! then I splattered some of the same ink colors around the 'tree'! then I used a few more of the pine branches to add some foiled branches! LOVE that unexpected shine!

There's Always Next Year Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Cards, handmade Cards, Kitten, Tree, Deco Foil #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #decofoil


eeep!
I'm seriously in love with this card!

my next card uses another little furry troublemaker - and he's JUST as cute! lol!

Merry Woof-mas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Lights, String of Lights, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Deco Foil, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnook #decofoil #stencil #christmas #cards



look at that cutie all tangled up in the lights! it was a no brainer for me to combine this image with the Light Strings Stencil Set! I combined it with the beeeeeeeeautiful Enchanted Rose foil!!! LOOK at all those different colors depending on the light!! wow!!! so pretty!! 

Merry Woof-mas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Lights, String of Lights, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Deco Foil, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnook #decofoil #stencil #christmas #cards


oh, did I mention I used just plain white embossing paste for the actual, 'string' of the lights! ha!
I finished off the card with some various-sized sequins!

Would you like to win the  “A Kitten Christmas” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies” 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Dear Santa and Nutcrackers Stamp Sets + coordinating die

welcome back!
it's day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' October release!

Holiday 2020 Release by Newton's Nook Designs Available Oct. 23

and as you can tell, it's all about the holidays! yay!

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: Dear Santa and Nutcrackers Stamp Sets + 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 October 23rd, right here

i'm starting today's post with my fun Santa card!


Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Santa, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #distressoxide #inkblending #christmas #cards


I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love these santa images!


Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Santa, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #distressoxide #inkblending #christmas #cards


I used Distress Oxide Inks in Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade! then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on the background to make it looks like snow!

I finished off the card with some various-sized sequins!

my other card uses the new Reindeer Stencil and Nutcrackers stamps and dies!

Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Nutcrakcer, Christmas, Cards, Flock, Foil, Handmade Cards #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #nutcrakcer #flock #foil

I tried something different, for me anyway!
I used some white flock on most of the reindeer, and the prettiest, orangey-bronzey foil for a few of the reindeer!

Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Nutcrakcer, Christmas, Cards, Flock, Foil, Handmade Cards #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #nutcrakcer #flock #foil

I also die cut the sentiment from the Nutcrackers Die Set, and then used glossy accents on top to add some shine and height to the letters!
it's hard to see, but in real life, this card is just awesome with the flocky and foily textures together!

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #87 - Sketch

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



yay!


this sketch is so fun and SO versatile! I love it! it definitely challenged me, and I'm happy to report, I love the card I made!
 
I Like You More Than Naps Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawnatics, Lawn Fawn, Koala, Distress Inks, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #lawn
 
so fun, right?
I stamped the Woodgrain Backdrops in the middle of my card front in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.
then I used Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to ink blend in the woodgrain! I also splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top of it!

I Like You More Than Naps Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawnatics, Lawn Fawn, Koala, Distress Inks, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #lawn

I stamped the leaves from Hey Lady and A Bug Deal and then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them out! 

 
I Like You More Than Naps Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawnatics, Lawn Fawn, Koala, Distress Inks, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #lawnfawn #lawn
 
that adorable, hungry koala is from I Love You(calyptus) - which is the cutest ever! lol! 
then I finished the card off with some of the dew drop-looking clear gems!

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