Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Reveal - Day 2 - Love Quarry

January 2020 New products from Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Welcome back for Day 2 for our January Release reveals! Today we are digging in the dirt and sharing loads of love with our new Love Quarry Stamp Set! Scroll down for details! Plus, we are having a giveaway today too, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Construction Truck Valentine Card by Jennifer Jackson | Love Quarry Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Love Quarry

Load up some Love! This fun 4x6 stamp set features a fun assortment of construction trucks moving and hauling hearts! Use the images with the coordinating puns and you will have creations that are sure to crack a smile! This set is perfect for Valentine's Day and can be used for Love and Friendship cards throughout the year too!
Love Quarry Stamp Set and coordinating Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 13 stamps: 8 images and 5 sentiments
  • Coordinating Tides of Love purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 8 dies
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, January 24th

Construct some love with inspiration from our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.

Construction Truck Valentine Card by Samantha Mann | Love Quarry Stamp Setby Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Samantha created this darling construction scene using our Love Quarry Stamp Set. She added rows of pretty pink pink dirt to coordinate with the loads of pink hearts that they are carrying! Such a fun idea for making a sweet Valentine or Love Card!  
Loads of Love Truck Valentine Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Love Quarry Stamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and Darling Hearts Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This Valentine by Tatiana is loaded with love! She created a gorgeous heart background using our new 2 piece Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set. Then she features the truck laden with hearts from the new Love Quarry Stamp Set. She added in a gray heart and the die cut word "love"using our Darling Hearts Die Set. The red and gray color combo is perfect for sending love! 

Construction Trucks Valentine Card by Zsofia Molnar | Love Quarry Stamp Set and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Zsofia created this sweet card featuring three of the trucks from our new Love Quarry Stamp Set! She colored them in lovely pastels and added them to her card over stripes that she inked in colors that coordinate with the trucks! Such a fun way to combine the images and sentiments from this set. She also added a postage edge die cut using our Framework Die Set.
Construction Truck Valentine Card by Tina Smith | Love Quarry Stamp Setby Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Tina created a love filled construction scene! She added the trucks, coloring them in black and yellow and adding gloss to the the windows! She even created her own caution tape background using strips of colored cardstock. This card is perfect for a masculine Valentine! To see a video by Tina today using these new products, visit our new YouTube Channel here.
Construction Truck Valentine Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Love Quarry Stamp Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Ellen creates a playful scene with the construction trucks from our new Love Quarry Stamp Set. She colored two of the trucks in shades of yellow, adding white accents. Then she created two curvy streets for the trucks to drive on. She added them over a cloudy background that was created using our Cloudy Sky Stencil. She used our Frames & Flags Die Set for the pink scalloped edge  and the banner that holds the sentiment. The pink and blue color combo gives this set a fun feminine look! 
Construction Trucks Mini Valentine Cards by Andrea Shell | Love Quarry Stamp Set, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
These mini Valentines by Andrea would be perfect for a school Valentine exchange. She used the trucks from our new Love Quarry Stamp Set, coloring them in bold primary colors. She added them onto small square cards, added a stitched square that was cut out using our Frames Squared Die Set. A soft layer of hearts was added behind each truck using our Tumbling Hearts Stencil
Construction Trucks Valentine Card by Amanda Wilcox | Love Quarry Stamp Set and Speech Bubbles Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The trucks on this card by Amanda so so cute getting messy in the mud! She used three trucks from our new Love Quarry Stamp Set and layered them over layers of mud that were created with brown brown paint! What a fun idea! She also added sentiments above each truck, stamping them onto speech bubbles that were cut out using our Speech Bubbles Die Set

Construction Truck Valentine Card by Naki Rager | Love Quarry Stamp Setby Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Naki created a fun and simple card that would be easy to replicate for making multiple copies for a Valentine exchange. She started by embossing rows of trucks from the new Love Quarry Stamp Set in dark gray over a lighter gray background for an awesome tone-on-tone effect! Then she added the sentiment and safety cones on a strip of striking yellow paper to make it pop! 

Construction Truck mini Valentine Cards by Larissa Heskett| Love Quarry Stamp Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This trio of mini cards by Larissa are perfect for sharing with friends in a classroom setting! She created these construction themed Valentine cards using the rectangle die cut from our Frames & Flags Die Set. Each card features a different truck from the new Love Quarry Stamp Set, colored in bright primary colors. Then she added a pencil and lollipop to each one for a sweet Valentine treat. The extra touch is a custom sticker with her son's photo added over the lollipops!
Construction Trucks Valentine Card by Maria Russell | Love Quarry Stamp Set and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The trucks floating into the sky on this card by Maria are so delightful! She added layers of white and blue curves using our Land Borders Die Set. Then  she added three trucks from the Love Quarry Stamp Set, colored in shades of brown with red accents. Orange and white safety cones and clouds give it the perfect finishing touch! 

Would you like to win the “Love Quarry” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

January Reveal - Day 1 - Tides of Love + Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set

This is our second post today, to see an adorable kitty card by our January Guest, Tina Wilstrup, scroll down or click here. 
January 2020 New products from Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Welcome to first reveal day for our January Release! This month we have some adorable new designs for Valentines Day and More! We are starting things out with the fun ocean themed Tides of Love set and a new layering stencil! Scroll down for details! Plus, we are having a giveaway today too, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Octopus and Whale Cards by Jennifer Jackson | Tides of LoveStamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and Sea Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Tides of Love

Have a tidal wave of fun paper crafting with this set! This 4x6 set features lovable sea creatures with clever coordinating puns. Create witty cards for Valentines, Friendship, Anniversaries and more!
Tides of Love Stamp Set and coordinating Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 14 stamps: 9 images and 5 sentiments
  • Coordinating Tides of Love purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 9 dies
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, January 24th

Crab Card with Heart Bokeh Background by Jennifer Jackson | Tides of LoveStamp Set + Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set

This layered stencil design makes creating heart shaped bokeh backgrounds simple. Use one stencil for the first layer of hearts, then add the second layer with a different color to achieve a quick and easy bokeh effect. Both stencils include etching of the opposite layer so they are easy to line up. Or, for a fun simple heart backgrounds, the stencils can each be used on their own! Perfect for creating backgrounds any occasion.
Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set | 2 piece  layering stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
  • Our premium custom stencils can be used with your favorite spray mists, inks, embossng pastes, chalks, paints, and more to add pattern and texture to your paper crafting projects. 
  • Each stencil set includes two 6 x 6 stencils that can be combined to create a layered design.
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, January 24th

Let's have Oceans of fun with inspiration from our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.

Tall Ocean Valentine Card by Amanda Wilcox | Tides of LoveStamp Set, Waves & Splashes Stencil Set, and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Amanda created this amazing tall card, perfect for fitting all of the ocean creatures from the new Tides of Love Stamp Set! She colored those fun sea friends in soft pastels and cut them out with the coordinating die set. She also used our Land Borders Die Set to create the sandy bottom and our Waves & Splashes Stencil for the soft waves on top!

Fish Valentines by Tina Smith | Tides of Love Stamp Set Stamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set, Darling Hearts Die Set and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Tina created a duo of under the sea Valentines using cute ocean friends from our new Tides of Love Stamp Set. She layered the images over white hearts that were cute out using our Darling Hearts Die Set and the card on the right uses our Framework Die Set for the postage edged frame. Both cards also have beautiful heart backgrounds that were created using the Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set! To see a video by Tina today using these new products, visit our new YouTube Channel here.

Octopus Valentine by Maria Russell | Tides of Love Stamp Set Stamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and Waves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This adorable Valentine by Maria will "Octopi" your heart! She used the octopus from our Tides of Love Stamp Set. She layered this cute image over a heart filled with pink waves that were created using our Waves Stencil. She also added a fun bokeh background using our Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set. 

Fish Tank Valentine Card by Andrea Shell | Tides of Love Stamp Set, Scuba Newton Stamp Set and Waves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Andrea created an adorable fish tank to hold all the cute little fish from the new Tides of Love Stamp Set! She created a shaker window using our Frames & Flags Die Set and layered in the fish behind it. The coral and seaweed along the bottom were added in using our Scuba Newton Stamp Set. She also added some waves in the background with our Waves Stencil.

Pinch of Love Crab Valentine Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Tides of Love Stamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and Darling Hearts Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The cute little crab on this card by Ellen is ready to send a "pinch" of love, perfect for a Valentine or Love greeting! For her card, she created a little sea scene on top of the heart from our Darling Hearts Die Set. She added the crab and fish from our new Tides of Love Stamp Set and the sentiment was added onto a ticket shape from our Framework Die Set. For the gorgeous background she created two layers of hearts with ink and foil using our new Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and added a scalloped edge using the Frames & Flags Die Set.

Octopus Card by Samantha Mann | Tides of Love Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Samantha created this magnificent sea themed card using the octopus and fish from the Tides of Love Stamp Set. For her background she added distress inks and splashes in a circular shape and placed the octopus in the center. The little fish are so fun with their rainbow fins too!
Sea themed Valentine Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Tides of Love Stamp Set, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This delightful underwater scene was created by Tatiana! She used the whale and little fish from the new Tides of Love Stamp Set, coloring them in fun bright colors. For the background she used our Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set with shades of blue ink to create a unique water theme! She also used our Frames & Flags Die Set for the rounded stitched rectangle and the banner that holds the sentiment.
Octopus Treat Tote by Larissa Heskett | Tides of Love Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Valentine's Day is the perfect time for giving out treats! Larissa created this darling tote that is perfect for sharing a special treat! She added an adorable pink and teal tag onto the tote using our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set, layering the cute octopus from the Tides of Love Stamp Set on top. Isn't it cute how she embossed the sentiment in different colors too? 
Duo of Sea themed Valentine Cards by Zsofia Molnar | Tides of Love Stamp Set and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This duo of cards by Zsofia is perfect for sending cute little notes for Valentine's Day! She created lovely watery backgrounds using distress ink and cut them out using our Frames Squared Die Set for the rounded Square and the Scalloped borders. Then she added on the octopus, whale, and cute little fish from the new Tides of Love Stamp Set with their coordinating sentiments in the corners!
Whale Valentine Card by Naki Rager | Tides of Love Stamp Set, Sea Borders Die Set and Clouds Stencil Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Naki created this darling ocean scene featuring the whale from the new Tides of Love Stamp Set. She colored the whale in soft blues, adding pink sparkle to the hearts. Then she created a beautiful water scene using our Sea Borders Die Set to cut out a layer of vellum in front of the whale. She also added in a sky with clouds using our Clouds Stencil
Would you like to win the “Tides of Love” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 


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

Amanda Wilcox

Kitty Ice Cream Card with Bokeh Background by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup

Kitty Ice Cream Card with Bokeh Background by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Summer Treats Stamp Set and Bokeh Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Hello everyone! I'm back for my 3rd post as guest designer and I'm really excited about this one because this is my first bokeh background.
Kitty Ice Cream Card with Bokeh Background by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Summer Treats Stamp Set and Bokeh Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
But first I colored up these 2 adorable ice cream eating kitties from the Newton's Summer Treats Stamp Set. I'm getting in a summer mood because I'm going on vacation soon. And a sunny vacation and ice cream just goes together, right?!
Kitty Ice Cream Card with Bokeh Background by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Summer Treats Stamp Set and Bokeh Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I wanted to match the background with the kitties so I inked up a panel with matching distress inks. I wasn't careful with the blending at all. Once it had dried I grabbed a stencil with different sizes of circles in it. The Bokeh Stencil Set from Newton's Nook would work perfectly for this technique. I used a white pigment ink starting with the larger circles and ending with the smaller ones, making sure they overlapped. It was one of those "just one more" moments and I just had to stop myself in the end. 
Kitty Ice Cream Card with Bokeh Background by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Summer Treats Stamp Set and Bokeh Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I kept it really simple so not to hide the bokeh background. I cut the panel with a rectangle die, popped up the kitties and added a sentiment to a strip of white cardstock. This sentiment is so true! Especially with my daughter, ice cream really does solve everything!

Hope you enjoyed! Happy crafting, people!
-Tina

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sneak Peek - New Products are coming!

New Product Reveals are Next Week!!

Ready for some new goodies? Here are a few peeks!Sneak Peek - New Products are coming! Newton's Nook Designs January 2020 Release #newtonsnook #handmade

SAVE THE DATE:
Reveals will be Monday through Thursday January 20-23
and 
new products will be for sale on Friday, January 24! 


Friday, January 17, 2020

Winter is Warmer Together Card by Larissa Heskett

Winter is Warmer Together Snowman  Card by Larissa Heskett | Frosty Folks Stamp Set, Snowfall Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set, and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Winter is Warmer Together!

Do you have warm winter weather where you live? We are finally getting a bit of cold and snow at NND headquarters so this card by Larissa is very fitting! She used that cute group of snowmen from our Frosty Folks Stamp Set and coloring their accessories using a gorgeous mint green and red color palette! She added some silver sparkle and white gel pen accents too! The image was cut out using the Frosty Folks Die Set and then layered over a snowy background. The lovely snow was created using our Snowfall Stencil onto a stitched rectangle that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. The whole scene is framed with a fun postage edged background using houndstooth patterned paper with our Frameworks Die Set.

These snowmen look so cozy together! Here is a close up so you can see all the sparkle and coloring details she added:

Winter is Warmer Together Snowman  Card by Larissa Heskett | Frosty Folks Stamp Set, Snowfall Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set, and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Larissa, for the keeping us warm today! To say hello to Larissa and see more of her creations, visit her over at her blog, Larissa Heskett Designs.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Happy Birthday Old Chap Card by Andrea Shell

Happy Birthday Old Chap Card by Andrea Shell | Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set, Cloudy Sky Stencil, and Hills & Grass Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Happy Birthday, Old Chap!

Today we are sharing a charming English-themed birthday card by Andrea! She features the cute kitty wearing a Welsh Guard costume standing in front of some London landmarks from our Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set. She colors the images and uses the coordinating Newton Dreams of London Die Set to cut them out. For the scene, she uses our Hills & Grass Stencil for the hill and adds clouds into the sky with our Cloudy Sky Stencil and some white texture paste.

She layers the scene over a background that was created by stamping a bunch of the smaller images to create a fun themed pattern. The sentiment "Happy Birthday, Old Chap" is also from the Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set. She embossed the sentiment in white onto a banner that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set.

Check out the close-up photo below to see all the details. She even added flocking to the hat on the kitty to give it a fun fuzzy texture. What a cool idea! To see more details on how this is done, you can head over to Andrea's blog today.
Happy Birthday Old Chap Card by Andrea Shell | Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set, Cloudy Sky Stencil, and Hills & Grass Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Andrea, for this fun birthday card today! To see more beautiful creations by Andrea, you can visit her over at her blog, Blissfully Scrappy too!


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Llama Birthday Fun Card by Zsofia Molnar

A Llama Birthday Fun Card by Zsofia Molnar | Llama Delivery Stamp Set,  Loveable Llamas Stamp Sets, Fancy Edges Tag Die Set, Frames and Flags Die Set and Confetti Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A Llama Birthday Fun!

Today we are having a llama fun with this card by Zsofia! She created this adorable card by re-purposing the holiday llama from our Llama Delivery Stamp Set to create a birthday card! She colored the image using a gorgeous mint green and blue color palette and cut it out using the coordinating Llama Delivery Die Set. She layered the image onto a kraft colored tag that was cut out using our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. For the background she created a gorgeous blue to mint colored ombr√© background with distress inks and layered confetti over it using our Confetti Stencil. The background was also cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set to give it a scalloped edge. For the birthday sentiment, she used our Lovable Llama Stamp Set and stamped it onto a circle cut out using our Frames Squared Die Set.

We hope this gives you some ideas to look at your stamps in new ways. With just a little creative thinking many of your holiday stamps can be used all year long!

Here is a close up photo so you can see the gorgeous sparkle:

A Llama Birthday Fun Card by Zsofia Molnar | Llama Delivery Stamp Set,  Loveable Llamas Stamp Sets, Fancy Edges Tag Die Set, Frames and Flags Die Set and Confetti Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Zsofia, inspiring us to stretch our holiday stamps today ! You can find more of Zsofia's lovely creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy Birthday Macaroon Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy Birthday Macaroon Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Love & Chocolate, Simply Seasonal  and It's a Plan Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Macaroons for a birthday treat!

Today we have a birthday card by Tatiana that will tickle your sweet tooth! For her card today she created a whole stack of macaroons using our Love & Chocolate Stamp Set. She colored them in a rainbow of colors and cut them out using the coordinating Love & Chocolate Die Set. She stacked the images in a tall stack and added some twine around it! So cute!

For the background of this card she chose a kraft cardstock and added the Happy Birthday message up the side in black. She used the "Happy" from the Simply Seasonal Stamp Set and the "birthday" is from our It's a Plan Stamp Set. She also embellished the background with hearts from those two sets, embossed in white.

Here's a close up so you can see all the gorgeous details:

Happy Birthday Macaroon Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Love & Chocolate, Simply Seasonal  and It's a Plan Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Does anyone else wish that they had a macaroon to eat now?

Thank you for the lovely and yummy creation today, Tatiana! If you like this project you can see more of Tatiana's work over on her blog, Tatiana Craft and Art.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Masculine And Feminine Birthday Cards by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup

Masculine And Feminine Birthday Cards by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello everyone! Here's my second post as a guest designer and I have 2 cards for you today. The kitty from Newton's Birthday Balloons is so cute I couldn't decide on a feminine or masculine card, so I made both.

Masculine Cat Birthday Card by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Se and Confetti Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here's the grey kitty with blue, teal and green balloons and present. I cut out the image and glazed the balloons for a shiny look.

Masculine Cat Birthday Card by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Se and Confetti Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To make the background I masked off the sides and then ink blended the centre with Tumbled glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks. Then I ink blended Peacock feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks through the Confetti Stencil. I added 2 cute sentiments on small flags ink blended with Twisted citron and Mowed lawn.

Feminine Cat Birthday Card by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here's the white kitty with pink, purple and violet balloons and present. I cut out the image and before I glazed the balloons I gave them a good run over with a clear sparkle pen.

Feminine Cat Birthday Card by January Guest Designer Tina Wilstrup | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the background I ink blended Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord Distress oxide inks. I then stamped the sentiment using Dusty concord - the oxide inks can totally be used for stamping! Finally I placed the Cloudy Sky Stencil over the panel and applied a clear and very sparkly glimmer paste. I love the amount of sparkle and the texture it adds to a card.

I hope you found some useful inspiration. Happy crafting!