Hello everyone, thanks so much for joining me today! I have a fun, shaped card to share using the new A Happy Little Thought stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs!
I really love this new stamp set from Newton’s Nook, don’t you??? The fun, doodled look is adorable and I thought it would be fun to watercolor it using my distress inks. I used a combination of Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Tea Dye for all the watercoloring. At times I mixed the colors together to create other shades, and then other times I just used a straight color of ink; there wasn’t a real plan for where the color went on each flower. The only “planned” part of this process what using a palette of colors that went well together! The images used are all stamped from the A Happy Little Thought set, other then the butterflies which were from the Hello Spring stamp set.
After coloring the images I die cut everything out with coordinating dies, except for the butterflies; those were fussy cut. I layered them up with foam tape onto a white circle that I had stamped my sentiment onto (also from A Happy Little Thought) and then added Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the largest flowers, the bow and the butterflies.
My circle panel was then mounted onto a scalloped circle card base. The card base was created with pink cardstock that I die cut using the Lawn Fawn Scallop Circle Stackables dies; after die cutting two scallop circles, I scored the one scallop circle (the piece that would become the backside of the card) at about 1/2 of an inch from the top-most scallop. I added adhesive above the score line and then adhered the unsecured scallop circle (the front side) to the back. I also stamped the front of the card using a woodgrain background cling stamp.
And to finish off my card, I wanted to add a few Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins; I love how adding them in the direction that the butterflies are going helps the card flow and creates a sense of movement.
If you enjoyed today’s card, be sure to check out some of my cards I created for last week’s Newton’s Nook Designs May release! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.
If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.
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