Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia!
Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Hello and Welcome to your last stop!
Erica here and for my card for this collaboration is quite simple as I wanted to keep the focus on the cute little critters from Newton’s Nook. I just adore that sweet little racoon holding a little heart, he’s so sweet! This set is called Sweetheart Tails and you can find it here.
I started out by cutting an A2 panel out of Copic friendly card stock, using the dotted rectangle die from the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames creative die set. Then I stamped the little cuties with Memento Black Tuxedo ink using my Mini MISTI. These days I am unable to stamp anything at all without using my MISTI, it really has changed the way I craft and some people have said they balk at the price of one but I can not recommend it enough. It really is a complete game-changer!
Right, back to the card!
I coloured the images using my Copics and also added a few hearts between the cute little couple. I knew I wanted to use the sweet sentiments ‘You stole my heart’ and ‘You are foxy’, I thought I’d stamp them on the Stitched Duo Speech Bubble and place that above the couple, kinda like they are talking to each other. So corny I know, but I’m a real corny kind of gal, I can’t lie. Also, I didn’t want to make a card that was too flat so I also cut the speech bubble out of fun foam to pop it up and create dimension without making the card too fussy. Something I’m also guilty of doing from time to time…
I couldn’t resist adding a few little finishes to the card but I really, really, REALLY tried keeping is simple and not go overboard. A couple of Hearts embellishments and a little bit of glossy accents on the heart images were all the things I added. Anyone else surprised?? My husband actually said he likes this new minimalist things I’m trying, which is always inspiring! I mean, if a man (who hasn’t got much interest in anything creative) can appreciate it, it must be half ok, right?
Katia here, I adore Newton so much! He’s such a cool cat!
For today’s card I had to create a shaker.
I’ve stamped newton on a watercolour paper and coloured it with Tombow markers.
To create a window I used the new creative dies, Dotted Ovals and Dotted Patterns Set 1. I used a handmade stencil to create the clouds and filled shaker with Sparkling Crystals, Light Blue Metallic Fusion, Crystal Clear Fusion, Crystal Clear Flowers and Iridescent Flowers Confetti.
Thank You, I hope you’ve enjoyed the hop! Have a happy weekend!
We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia team blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.