Monday, September 6, 2021

Hello Fall Card by September Guest Designer Priscilla Joseph

Today we are introducing our Guest Designer for September, Priscilla Joseph! We have been enjoying her creative cards using our stamps on instagram and in entries to our inky paws challenges. We are super excited to share what she creates for us this month! Priscilla will be back each Monday for the month of September with a new projects! Keep reading to find out more about her today and to check out her first project below.
Priscilla Joseph | Sept 2021 Guest Designer for Newton's Nook Designs
I’m a New England girl who now lives in the Chicago area, where I have enjoyed a 15-year middle school teaching career. Recently retired, I can now pursue my passion for card making full-time, with a lot of “house purging” sprinkled in on the side in hopes of moving to Southern California next year!
Before attending my first “stamping party” one evening in 2002, I never realized that the world of stamps, inks, and cards even existed! I was hooked immediately!

When I am designing my cards, I always try to direct my creatives juices in a direction I have not seen done yet. I’m not sure if I could categorize my “style” . . . some cards are clean & simple; others a little more bold and busy.

Thank you for following me on my journey as I play with stamps, ink, paint & paper… one project at a time.

instagram: nubblelightdesigns

Hello Crafty Friends!
I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer for Newton's Nook Designs for the month of September! I have been a HUGE fan of this company’s stamps, stencils, and dies for many years; so of course, I am excited for this opportunity to be sharing with you a weekly card project. Every Monday this month, I will be showcasing some of the new products Newton’s Nook just introduced for the fall season.
Hello Fall Card by September Guest Designer Priscilla Joseph | Fall Friends Stamp Set and Pumpkin Patch Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For my first post, I created an autumn-themed card featuring the new stamp set, Fall Friends Stamp Set. This 4x4 stamp set features a sweet dog and cat duo, enjoying a nap on the porch with a rocking chair and decorations for autumn . . . perfect for creating cards for friends and family this fall! This set also has a coordinating die, Fall Friends Die Set.

Lately, I have been obsessed with double layer stenciling using Distress Oxide inks. Today’s card is no exception . . . I used a grid stencil from my stash and the Pumpkin Patch Stencil to create what resulted in a 3D-like background. I loved how it turned out!
Hello Fall Card by September Guest Designer Priscilla Joseph | Fall Friends Stamp Set and Pumpkin Patch Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade  
Card Details:
  • I blended “Fossilized Amber,” “Rusty Hinge,” and “Vintage Photo” inks over a grid stencil onto a 4”x 5.25” piece of white card stock.
  • After this layer dried, I used the same three inks to blend again over the Pumpkin Patch Stencil.
  • I sponged “Vintage Photo” on again to give a finished look to the four edges.
  • I colored the adorable scene of the napping dog and cat with alcohol markers from the Fall Friends Stamp Set. I used the coordinating Fall Friends Die Set to cut it out, then adhered it to the stenciled background layer.
  • My sentiment “Hello Fall” was white heat embossed on navy card stock, die cut, and foam mounted above my scene.
  • I framed the finished layer using the same navy card stock and then adhered it to a A2 card base.
I hope I inspired you to start you autumn-themed cards if you have not done so yet. 
Stay tuned to a very “haunted” Halloween card next week!



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