Monday, April 1, 2019

Just a Little Note Card by April Guest Designer Candice Fisher

Today we have our first post from our April Guest Designer, Candice Fisher from Candi Cards! We adore Candi's gorgeous coloring and adorable scene building and we are delighted to feature her creations on our blog this month! Keep reading to find out more about her today and to check out her first project below!


Hi! My name is Candice Fisher and I live in Minnesota with my family. I have tried almost all crafty hobbies over the years, but these days you will find me making cards most of the time! My favorite “go to’s” are stamp sets with great sentiments, stitched dies, word dies, and copic markers. You will see me add sparkle to all my projects! I wanted to thank Newton’s Nook Designs for inviting me to share with you this April! My blog is Candi Cards and you can find me on Instagram as Candicards

Happy Monday morning to you!
I am so excited to be sharing my creations with you this month of April using the amazingly adorable products from Newton's Nook Designs as a guest designer!
For my first card I chose to use the soo cute Garden Mice Stamp Set, I can’t get over how adorable they are!  They are also a perfect size to use by themselves or to use them all on a card.
I couldn’t just pick one, so I went with a design that allowed me to use three of these cuties!
Just a Little Note Card by April Guest Designer Candice Fisher | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmadeI started my card by creating the front frame using the smaller stamp die from the Framework Die Set using thick white cardstock and trimming it to fit a little smaller on my card base. I then used the same smaller stamp die on watercolor paper and inked each section with oxide inks: scattered straw, tumbled glass, spun sugar, and twisted citron. I tend to use watercolor paper for my oxide ink blending, I find I get a much smoother blend. 

Just a Little Note Card by April Guest Designer Candice Fisher | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I stamped all the images from the Garden Mice Stamp Set & Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set , colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out, but you can get the coordinating dies to save you the time!  I also stamped the sentiments, one directly on the frame (laying it all out so I knew where to place it) and one on a banner.

Just a Little Note Card by April Guest Designer Candice Fisher | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To put it all together, I pop dotted the frame first, then I glued the inked pieces inside.  Next, I pop dotted the adorable mice in each section and added a few white pen accents. The clouds I varied in height for depth and added some white sequins for a little shine!
I thank you for stopping by and look forward to sharing with you throughout the month!
You can also join in on the current Inky Paws Challenge for chance to win!  
- Candice 
Find me at: Candicards blog  • Instagram

14 comments:

  1. Fantastic card, love the mix of colours behind each mouse, the mice are adorable so I can see why you had to use several x

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    1. You are so kind Andrea, thank you, and yes these mice are just too cute! 😚

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  2. Love the shades in the mushroom!

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I used copic marker colors of R00-R08 if you want to try it too!😊

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this amazing spring card! What a clever use of the dies and stunning coloring!

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    1. Thank you so much Tatiana, a big compliment coming from you, a very talented lady!

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  4. This is super cute. I love the dies and the mice. [Bunny]

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    1. Thank you so much, the mice are sooo fun to color!

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