Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 2

 

 

It is the second day of the July reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit everyday during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing Newton’s Perfect Wave and Scuba Newton + coordinating dies:

 

 

I started with an A2-size Bristol smooth panel and used my Sunscape stencil and distress oxide ink to add the sun.  I die-cut different shades of blue card stock and used the Sea Borders die set to create the waves.  I also die-cut the Coconut trees and border frame from my stash to use for my scene and ink-blended them with distress oxide inks.

 

I stamped my image on smooth white card stock and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.  I adhered my colored background to my card base and adhered the rest of the die-cuts with foam adhesive for added dimension.

 

 

I finished my design by adding glossy accents to Newton’s surfboard and stamped my sentiment on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I stamped and colored my images using my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

I used a Sea-border die from my stash to use for my scene. I also ink-blended some Bristol smooth A2-size card stock with some distress oxide inks and sprayed them with water to make it look like bubbles.  I dabbed it with some paper towel, and adhered this piece on my card base.  I adhered the the rest of my elements to the card with foam adhesive to add some dimension and also used some liquid adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I added some blue enamel dots on the card for added interest and texture and used glossy accents to Newton’s goggles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I absolutely LOVE creating “under-the-sea” and beach-themed cards!  You guys will be amazed on how many cute stamp sets we are revealing this week.  I can’t even pick a favorite!

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 6-Year Celebration – Day 1

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   This is a very special month because Newton’s Nook is celebrating 6 years! Yay!!!! You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit for each reveal day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing Corgi Beach + coordinating die with the Hibiscus and Pineapple Layering Stencils, PLUS three (3) new edge stencils.  Here’s what they look like:

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Waves edge stencil and the Clouds edge stencil to create the clouds and the water.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used the Sea Border and Sky Border dies to create more texture to my ink-blended panel.  I adhered this piece on an A2-size side-fold card base and adhered the images with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

The coconut drink next to the Corgi is from the Aloha Newton stamp set.  I love that you can mix and match the stamp sets available at the shop.  To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the sunglasses and noses for added interest.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I stamped and colored my image from the Aloha Newton stamp set using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye Ink and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I ink-blended some white card stock using the new Clouds and Hill Edge stencils and die cut this piece with a scalloped border die from my stash.

 

 

I used the new Pineapple Layering Stencil with some distress oxide inks to ink-blend a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend marker in Light Pink blend to add the dots.  I attached an A2 size vellum, and adhered my focal image on the front of the card.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I added the sun, the coconut drink and the “Aloha” sentiment from the Aloha Newton die set.  I also added glossy accents to the coconuts to add more texture and interest.   Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Funny Birthday Card with Frankly-isms by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am back with a super funny (and quick), clean & simple card showcasing the Frankly-isms stamp set.

I have been dying to use this stamp set for a friend’s birthday.  She and I share the same twisted humor and I thought this is going to be a perfect birthday card for her.

I ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash and combined Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple with my mini ink blending tools.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle and adhered this piece on an A2-size card base.

I finished my design by adding the sparkling clear jewels to add more interest and texture.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order at CAS-ual Fridays.  The rest of the supplies are listed and linked below. Happy stamping!

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A Lifetime is not Long Enough to Love You

Hello fellow Spectrum Noir and Crafter’s Companion fans!  I hope you’re all having a great week.  I am so excited to share today’s card because I used all of my favorite products and combined them into this project.

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Crafter’s Companion Spring is in the Air and Spring Sentiments stamp set, along with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye in Rustic Brown.

I started by stamping the image on some Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock with Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers. The colors I used are shown in the photo below.

I ink-blended another piece of Ultra smooth white card stock with some ink from my stash and stamped the clouds from the Spring is in the Air stamp set.  I used the Fairytale Princess sequin mix as my shaker element.  I cut a piece of acetate sheet and used a Foliage Frame die  from my stash  to cut another 110 lb. white card stock.  I adhered both pieces on the colored background with foam adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment onto a black card stock with Spectrum Noir watermark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat set it and used a banner die to cut it out.  I adhered the image and the sentiment on the card.

Words cannot even describe how much I love this card!  I think the Spring is in the Air and Spring Sentiments stamp sets are a definite must-have for any stamper/paper crafter.  You can use this for any occasion, not just for Spring.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit Crafter’s Companion to purchase the supplies I showcased today.  The rest of the supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!

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Caffeinated Fox with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you again today.   I am back to share this simple coffee-themed card, showcasing the Caffeinated Fox stamp set and the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

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Here’s my card using the stamp set:

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the Gold Brown, Light Pink and Blue Turquoise blend.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine to cut the image.

I used a Scalloped Border die to die-cut a Bristol smooth white panel and ink-blended this with Tattered Rose distress oxide ink. I adhered a pink patterned paper on my card base and added the inked backdrop to the card.  Lastly, I adhered my image and stamped the sentiment on my card.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the fox’s nose.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.  Happy stamping!


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Celebrate 4th of July with Spectrum Noir

Hello Spectrum Noir fans! I hope you are having a good week so far! 4th of July is just around the corner and since I am currently overseas, I am celebrating this eventful day a little early by creating this cute card. 

For my project today, I am showcasing some Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers, Spectrum Noir Watermark ink and this cute (limited-edition) digital stamp set by Jessica Lynn Original called 4th of July Brentwood.

To begin, I printed my 4th of July Brentwood digi stamp on some Neenah solar white card stock and fussy-cut the image using my precision scissors.  I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers in Brown Grey Blend, True Blue Blend and Dark Red Blend.

On a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock, I ink-blended some oxide inks using my mini ink blending tools.  I sprayed this with water using my distress sprayer and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry.  

I used my Stitched fireworks die and ran it through my Gemini Junior die-cutting machine to create an impression and added texture to my colored background.  I die-cut the hill using a border hill die from my stash and stamped the word “Celebrate” using  Spectrum Noir Watermark ink.  I sprinkled this with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I adhered this hill on my colored background.

I used foam adhesive to adhere my image on the card and added Diamond stickles all over the background.  I also used glossy accents to add more texture and dimension to the owl and the stars.  Here’s my card:

Lastly, I used my white gel pen and added dots to make them look like stars.  I really LOVE using my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers when I’m coloring my images.   They are so easy to use and the colors just blend so well together.  Here’s a closer look:

I would like to thank Jessica Lynn Original for providing this cute 4th of July Brentwood Owl digital stamp that I used today.  

What are you all doing for the 4th of July?  My husband and I will celebrate quietly inside our humble abode, drinking champagne and thanking our forefathers for finding America and having the freedom that we now have today!  I am so proud to be an American!  God bless the United States of America!

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Current Mewed – Cat

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.   I am back to share with you another cat-themed project, showcasing the new Cattitude stamp set.

 

Here’s my card using the stamp set:

I stamped the images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine to cut the images.

The background was dry-embossed with a star embossing folder.  I adhered this piece on an A2-size side fold card base.

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the little windows on another piece of Neenah solar white card stock.  I used the small mouse and paw print stamps (included in the set) to stamp this piece.  I used fun foam to adhere this piece on my card.

I adhered the cats on the card front and finished my design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on black card stock.  Here’s a closer look:

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.  Happy stamping!

 

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More Little Huggables with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! It’s Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critter Fri-Dies.

Here’s my card:

 

I started with an A2 size Neenah solar white panel and used a circle die from my stash to die-cut the middle.

The inner circle was ink blended with distress oxide inks, using a clouds stencil for some pop of color.

I stamped and colored the images with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I added some fun foam to the card panel for stability and adhered the little critters.  I glued this panel on my card base.

I positioned the sentiments on my acrylic block and stamped them under each little critter.  I also stamped the little paw prints using some ballet slippers ink.

I finished my design by using my black gel pen to add some interest and texture to their noses and eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp and dies that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

The Rabbit Hole Designs July Release – Day 3 – Caffeinated Narwhal

 

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our July release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Caffeinated Narwhal stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop.  Here’s what the Caffeinated Narwhal stamp set looks like:

 

 

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday June 28, 2019.  EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

 

Here’s my first card:

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock using my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

 

The background was ink blended with some distress oxide inks and sprayed it with water for some added texture and interest.   I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “waves” three times and adhered it all together to create more dimension.  I also die-cut the coral and sea weeds using a die from my stash and adhered them onto the front panel.  Lastly, I adhered the Narwhal and used diamond stickles to further embellish the image.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, here’s another simple card you can mass-produce.  I masked off the card stock with some painter’s tape and used my waves stencil to add the waves on the background.  I used another embossing folder to emboss the card stock for some added texture and dimension.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered the background on some A2 size card base and added the rainbow patterned paper with some black strip.  I also used my diamond stickles to embellish the image further.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 2 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Narwhal to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST on June 27, 2019 on all participating blogs.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog June 28, 2019.

 

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog

Amanda Stevens

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein 

Katie Brooks 

Shanna Slater 

Niccole Kulig

Maria Russell