Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to the Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be helping this amazing company celebrate this fabulous milestone! As part of the celebration, Mendi has brought together a group of designers to share some inspiration with you using the upcoming Sunny Studio Holiday Release. Their official holiday release date is on September 29th, but in honor of their birthday the new products will be available as a PRE-ORDER today! There is also a discount code and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. You can check out all the details down below!


Merry Christmas Cards | Petite Poinsettias Stamp Set


Sunny Studio has become known for their amazing layering stamps set and their newest set called Petite Poinsettias does not disappoint. This set is a must for this years Christmas cards! It creates beautiful poinsettias and they are so easy to stamp, especially with the help of a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI.

Merry Christmas Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I stamped the flowers using Archival Ink in Pink Peony, Rose Madder and Red Geranium. For the centers I used Chrome Yellow and Dandelion and for the leaves I used Sap Green and Fern Green. I then die cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating Petite Poinsettia dies.

Merry Christmas Card | Fishtail Banners II


On this first card I used the Sunny Studio Fishtail Banners II Dies to cut a piece of white cardstock at an angle. I then trimmed this to layer on top of an embossed and die cut green cardstock panel. I love the added interest this lends to the overall design and it's a fun new way to use this die.

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

Next, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then adhered three of the poinsettias along with some of the leaves. To add a bit of dimension I used double sided foam tape to adhere two of the flowers.

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

For a touch of sparkle, I outlined the veins on the flowers with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Stardust. This doesn't photograph very well, but I promise it looks spectacular in person!

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

Merry Christmas Card | Clustered Poinsettias

On this second card, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in gold on a white die cut label die. I then clustered three of the poinsettias below it and popped up the center flower with some double sided foam adhesive.

Merry Christmas Card Clustered Poinsettias by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I used the same embossing folder on the background that I used on the first card. I love the subtle texture it adds. I also used the Gelly Roll pen on these flowers as well.

Merry Christmas Card Clustered Poinsettias by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I created and shared using the new Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set!

Besides the beautiful flowers, the Petite Poinsettia set also comes with a combo of sentiments that can be mixed and matched.


Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

And if you are looking for even more great sentiments you can also use the coordinating Festive Greetings stamp set.


Sunny Studio Stamps Festive Greetings Stamp Set

Blog Hop Details and Giveaway


As I mentioned above, the official Sunny Studio Holiday Release date is September 29th. However,  in honor of their birthday the new products are available as a Pre-order today only. You can also save
15% off all retail orders using the code "CELEBRATE" through October 1st.

I also mentioned a giveaway! I'm giving away a $25 gift code to the Sunny Studio Shop to one lucky person who leaves a comment below by Monday, September 25 at 11:59 PM PDT. Please make sure I have a way to reach you. All winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Friday, September 29.

For more chances to win, make sure to visit each blog along the hop. Each blog is giving away a $25 gift code!

Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Thanks so much for hopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

Trick Or Treat Halloween Card | Newton's Nook Designs

Trick or treat? Which do you prefer? Me personally, I'll take the treats every time! Today, I'm sharing a Trick or Treat Halloween Card I created using the brand new Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and the Fall-ing For You Stamp Set. These two sets combined perfectly to create a cute little Halloween scene.

Trick or Treat Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and Fall-ing For You Stamp Set

I stamped all of the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them using Chameleon Pens. I then used the coordinating dies to cut out Newton and the witch hat and fussy cut the pumpkins. I then adhered them to the die cut circles. To give Newton a little more dimension I used some double sided foam adhesive.

Detail image of Trick or Treat Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and Fall-ing For You Stamp Set

To create the background, I used the Halloween Delicate Web Stencil by Memory Box with Distress Oxide in Black Soot. I just can't seem to get enough of these Oxide inks. They are so versatile and easy to work with!

I hope you enjoyed this bit of Halloween card inspiration using these cute stamps from Newton's Nook Designs!

Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

Newton's Nook Designs NEWTON'S COSTUME PARTY Clear Stamp Set NN1709S03 Preview Image
Newton's Nook Designs FALL-ING FOR YOU Clear Stamp Set 20160903 Preview Image

Gina K Designs | Stitched Leaves Mini Kit Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today, the Gina K Design Team is having a blog hop for the recently released Stitched Leaves Mini Kit. This kit sold out super fast when it was first released, but it is now back and stock and available in the Gina K Designs Store! So make sure you head on over there to grab yours if you don't already have one. The stamps and dies in this kit are so beautiful and are perfect for all your fall crafting needs. This kit will have you creating all fall long!

Before you leave though, I created a couple of cards to give you some inspiration and ideas on how to use the stamps and dies in the kit. Also, make sure to check out all the details on how to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Store. All the details are down below.

Thank You Friend Card | Stitched Leaves Stamp Set


For my first card, I stamped the leaves onto white cardstock and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. To give them some color, I ink blended them with a mix of Distress Oxide inks in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. For an extra touch of distress, I splattered them with a little bit of water and dabbed it dry.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out before adhering them to the card.

Thank You For Being A Friend Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

The sentiment is also from the set and I also heat embossed it with gold embossed powder as well. I used the coordinating die to cut out the large stamped "friend" and then adhered it with double side foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Thank You For Being A Friend Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

Thankful For You Card | Stitched Leaves Stamp Set


For this second card, I stamped the images onto white cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I blended them using a water brush to give them a watercolored look.

Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

The sentiment is again from the Stitched Leaves set and I used the coordinating die to cut out the "thankful".

Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

Blog Hop + Giveaway


I mentioned a giveaway! Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop (listed below) and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate.

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!


Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card | Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I'm proud to say I've played along with every Coffee Lover's Blog Hop since the beginning and every season I look forward to the next one. I can't wait to be inspired by all the fall themed coffee projects during this hop.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background


The card I've created today uses a stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs called Fall-ing For You. I stamped it with brown ink onto a white die cut tag and then inked the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I then added a burlap ribbon bow.

The die cut leaves are cut from cardstock (Gina K Designs - Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion and Grass Green) using the Newton's Nook Designs Autumn Leaves Die Set. I inked them just slightly with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background by Juliana Michaels

Foiled Leaves Background


Now for how I created the foiled background. I used Therm O Web's Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Newton's Nook Designs Falling Leaves Stencil. Here is how you use this product:

Tape the stencil on top of a piece of cardstock to hold everything in place. Use a palette knife to lightly spread on a layer of the Transfer Gel. Once all of the stencil openings are covered with gel, carefully peel up the stencil and set the paper to the side to dry. Immediately wash the gel from the stencil using soap, water and a tooth brush. Allow the gel to dry until it turns clear. The drying time will be impacted by how thick you applied the gel.

Once the gel is dry, place a piece of Therm O Web Deco Foil on top of the stenciled piece and place this inside a piece of folded parchment paper. Then insert this piece into a preheated laminator. To avoid wrinkles and to get the best foil coverage, make sure to place the foil so that the grain on the back side of the foil is running horizontal with the opening of the laminator.

After it has gone through the laminator, peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the foiled design. For this card, I used Therm O Web's Amber Watercolor Deco Foil.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background by Juliana Michaels

Here are some of the details about the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. It begins today and runs through Friday, September 22. To play along all you have to do is create a fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project, post it to your blog and then link it up to the Coffee Lover's Blog. You can play along every day and with as many projects as you want to create. By linking up your projects, you are entered to win tons of prizes from the many sponsors of the hop. For all the details, make sure to check out the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop post.

Happy hopping and coffee drinking!

Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them! When you click on these links, they help support my blog and allow me to continue to bring you inspirational posts such as this one.

Newton's Nook Designs September Release | Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Newton's Nook Designs September Release! Today we finish off our reveal week with a Halloween stamp set featuring the ever adorable Newton called Newton's Costume Party.

This set is one of my new favorites! Beside being Halloween themed, I love that you can "dress" Newton up in a variety of costumes. When I colored and die cut all of the images, I felt like I was playing with paper dolls!

Happy Halloween Card | Newton's Costume Party


Newton needed some friends to go trick or treating with, so stamped the cat image several times and colored it a variety of different colors. I then picked some of my favorite Halloween costumes from the stamp set and went to town dressing each one up. Once I had picked out each cat's costume, I adhered the layers together to create the little scene.

Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The night sky behind them was created using the Newton's Nook Designs Sky Borders cloud die. I die cut several borders and then inked them up with Distress Oxide in Black Soot, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feather. I then splattered it with some water and dabbed that dry. The final touch was to splatter it with a bit of white acrylic paint, just slightly watered down to make it easier to splatter.

Detail Image of Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

For the grass, I used the Newton's Nook Designs Land Borders grass die and lightly ink blended it with Distress Oxide in Peeled Paint.

Background Detail Image of Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Check out all the fun costumes that you can dress Newton in for Halloween! The options are amazing and you are sure to have a blast creating your own little costume party scene with this new stamp set.


Blog Hop & Giveaway


Would you like to win the “Newton's Costume Party" Stamp Set? For your chance to win one of these stamp set, all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog post on Friday, September 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich


Just a reminder...all of the new stamps and dies will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store this Friday, September 15.

Newton's Nook Designs September Release | Day 3

It's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs September Release and the Halloween fun continues with two new stamp sets - Beautiful Bones and Spooky Skeletons. You can win one of these new stamp sets, so make sure to check out all of the details below.

Happy Halloween Card | Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set


These spooky, but still cute skeleton critters called out to be made into a background pattern. I pulled out my MISTI and some black in and went to town creating my pattern.

Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set

Once I was finished, I inked up the edges with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. I then stamped two bats and die cut them using the coordinating Beautiful Bones Dies. For a touch of extra fun, I added a few bat sequins and adhered them with double sided foam adhesive.

Detail image of Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set

Trick or Treat Card | Beautiful Bones


The second set is called Beautiful Bones and it features a set of four skulls and a heart that have a gorgeous swirly design reminiscent of sugar skulls. This set is the perfect addition to the Beautiful Swirls line of stamps! I also love that this set can be used for either Halloween or Dia de los Muertos, depending on how you stamp and color the images.


For my card, I choose to go with a Halloween theme. To achieve this look, I did not color the skulls to look like sugar skulls. I stamped them with Versamark Embossing Ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then ink blended the entire background using Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet. For a touch of distress, I sprinkled the paper with water and then blotted it dry.


To create the frame, I used the Cameo Frame Die and the frame die from the Creepy Cameos Die Set to cut out a layer a frame for my sentiment. We shared about these new dies and stamps on Day 2. I then stamped the "trick or treat" and bats onto the white cardstock. For a touch of texture, I added some Glossy Accents to the bats.


Here's a peek at these two new stamp set!


Blog Hop & Giveaway

Would you like to win the “Spooky Skeletons” or the "Beautiful Bones" Stamp Set? For your chance to win one of these stamp set, all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog post on Friday, September 15th.

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

Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich


Just a reminder...all of the new stamps and dies will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store this Friday, September 15.

Newton's Nook Designs September Release | Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release. Today we are getting our Halloween on and for those of us who love Halloween, that's always a good thing!

Happy Halloween Card | Creepy Cameos and Cameo Frame Die


The set I'm using for this card is called Creepy Cameos. I began by stamping the Mr. and Mrs. Skeleton with black ink onto white cardstock and then die cut them using the coordinating Creepy Cameo dies.

Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Creepy Cameos Stamp Set and Cameo Frame Die by Newton's Nook Designs

To create the frames, I used the new Cameo Frame Die to cut a frame from black cardstock. To mat this, I used the frame die from the Creepy Cameos set with a piece of silver foiled cardstock. I love that this die works perfectly to layer with the Cameo Frame Die AND the Cameo Frame stamp in the Creepy Cameos Stamp Set.

Detail Photo of Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Creepy Cameos Stamp Set and Cameo Frame Die by Newton's Nook Designs

This set is so much fun to mix and match and I also love how all of the sentiments fit inside the frame as well.

Cameo Frame Die, Creepy Cameos Stamp Set and Coordinating Die by Newton's Nook Designs

Blog Hop & Giveaway


Would you like to win the “Creepy Cameos” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to one lucky winner! To win all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog post on Friday, September 15th.

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

Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

Simon Says Stamp | Stamptember with Newton's Nook Designs

The Stamptember® Celebration continues today and I'm so excited to share that Newton's Nook Designs has an exclusive stamp set being released as part of this month long celebration with Simon Says Stamp.

 This new stamp set by Newton's Nook is called Loads of Thanks and it also has a coordinating die to go along with it. The Loads of Thanks stamp and die sets are only available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last. So, make sure you head on over to grab yours today - because once these are gone, they're gone forever!


Loads of Thanks Card


To create my card, I stamped and colored the images with my Chameleon Pens. The green base below the images was die cut from white cardstock using the Newton's Nook Land Borders hill die. I used Distress Oxide in Peeled Paint to color it. I then used the same circle die to cut it out so that it lined up with the stitched circle die behind the main images.

Loads of Thanks Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Loads of Thanks Stamp Set created for Simon Says Stamps Stamptember®

The background on this card was created using the new Newton's Nook Designs Falling Leaves Stencil. I taped it down over a piece of white cardstock and used foam blending tools to apply Distress Oxide in Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint. I also want to share that this stencil was JUSt revealed as part of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release Day 1 and it will be available for purchase on Friday, September 15.

Detail image of Loads of Thanks Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Loads of Thanks Stamp Set created for Simon Says Stamps Stamptember®

Here's a peek at the Loads of Thanks stamp set and all the cute critters and images you can put in the wheelbarrow! It's such a great set to build and create a variety of fun fall scenes.
Newton's Nook Designs Loads of Thanks Stamp Set created for Simon Says Stamps Stamptember®
As I mentioned above, here is the Newton's Nook Falling Leaves Stencil that was just revealed and it will be available for purchase this Friday, September 15.
Newton's Nook Designs Falling Leaves Stencil
I hope you enjoyed some inspiration using the Newton's Nook Designs Loads of Thanks Stamp Set for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember®!

Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them! When you click on these links, they help support my blog and allow me to continue to bring you inspirational posts such as this one.


Newton's Nook Designs September Release | Day 1

Hello Friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release! This release is packed full of all things fall and you are sure to fall head over heels in love with it!

Truly Grateful Card | Shades of Autumn Stamp Set


First up I'm sharing a card I created using the Shades of Autumn Stamp Set. This set is so unique in that the stamps have a textured look to them that makes them a blast to stamp with. I used the stamps to create a custom background that has the look of falling leaves. This is always one of my favorite ways to create a card.

Truly Grateful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Shades of Autumn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder. The final touch was a bit of green twine for a touch of color and texture.

Detail photo of Truly Grateful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Shades of Autumn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Be Thankful Card | Falling Leaves Stencil


Next up, I'm sharing a card I created using the new Falling Leaves Stencil. If you didn't know, Newton's Nook has added stencils to their product offering and this is one of their latest designs.

Be Thankful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Falling Leaves Stencil and Autumn Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I used the stencil to create the background for my card. After taping the stencil in place on my craft mat, I inked it up with a mix of Distress Oxide Inks in Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. I then sprinkled a little water on and dabbed it dry to give it a bit more interest.

Detail photo of Be Thankful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Falling Leaves Stencil and Autumn Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

To embellish the card, I created a tag. First I stamped and colored the cute Newton from the Autumn Newton Stamp Set using my Chameleon Pens. I then took a die cut tag and inked the edges with some Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Finally, I added the sentiment, adhered Newton with some double sided foam tape and attached a bow.

Shades of Autumn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs


Blog Hop & Giveaway


Would you like to win the “Shades of Autumn” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to one lucky winner! To win all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog post on Friday, September 15th.

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

Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

Simon Says Stamp | Stamptember with Gina K Designs

Stamptember® is here and today I'm excited to share that Gina K Designs has an exclusive stamp set being released as part of this month long celebration with Simon Says Stamp. Gina designed this new stamp set called Warmer With You, that also has a coordinating die to go along with it. The Warmer With You stamp and die sets are only available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last and they won't be available in the Gina K Designs store. So, make sure you head on over to grab yours today because once these are gone, they are gone forever!


Seriously check out all the cuteness with those adorable snow people and that gorgeous birch tree stamp in this set!
Warmer With You Stamp Set by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember

I was quickly drawn to the birch trees and snowflakes and during my creative play came up with 3 ways to use this background image to create a trio of Holiday cards. For all three cards the trees where stamped onto white cardstock with Versamark Embossing Ink and then heat set with white embossing powder. I then ink blended over them with Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. Keep reading for more specific details on how I created each card.

Winter Birch Trees Background 3 Ways


1. Die Cutting 

For this first card, I stamped the image onto white cardstock and simply die cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I popped it up and then layered it onto another die cut stitched rectangle before adhering it to the card front.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Die Cutting and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

For the snowflake on each card, I used the same stamping and embossing method that I used on the trees. I then fussy cut out the snowflake and adhered it with some double sided foam tape for a touch of dimension.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Die Cutting and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

2. Masking 

The second technique I used was masking. I began by stamping the image onto white cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Masking and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

I used Post It Tape to mask of a rectangle around the trees and then applied the Distress Oxide.


These images help give you a better sense of how it started before I added the Distress Oxide Ink and how it looked after the ink blending was complete.


I used the same sentiment as the first card and attached another snowflake.


3. Shaker Card 

For my final Winter Trees Background, I created a shaker card. For this card, I stamped the image as noted above in the center of the white cardstock. To create the shaker I die cut the frame using an stitched rectangle die and cut out the center rectangle to create a window. I repeated this 5 times and glued all of these layers together to create the shaker box.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Shaker Card with Embossing and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

To create the window, I cut a piece of transparency to the size of the shaker box and glued it to the top of the 5 layers. I then die cut one more frame and glue it on top of the transparency. Next, I flipped it over and filled the shaker with a mix of sequins. The final step was to adhere the birch tree background to the back side of the window to complete the shaker.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Shaker Card with Embossing and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

Here you can see each of the techniques - die cutting, masking and shaker card - before they were added to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration! Now have some fun hopping along with the Gina K Design Team to see what everyone has created using this new set and make sure you check out Simon Says Stamp for all the Stamptember details!

Blog Hop

Gina K
Bethann Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Green
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw




Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!