Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Beautiful Plumage


Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week and it never cease to amaze me how Jennifer come up with amazing stamps and dies month after month. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  You also have a chance to win each stamp set 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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Beautiful Plumage stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This Beautiful Plumage stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.


I stamped my peacock on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with my Copic markers. I also wanted to highlight the swirls on the peacock so I used my Sakura gel pen, and used my gold stickles to add a whimsical touch to the simple coloring and make the image pop.

I have a clouds border die from my stash that I use as stencil to add some cloud images on my front panel. Using my sponge and broken china distress ink, I lightly sponged the color on my card stock to create the look of the clouds.  I then dry-embossed my card stock with my embossing folder and die-cut the window with a die from my stash.  I knew I wanted some branches and flowers for my peacock and so I die-cut a bunch of those branches from a Cherry Blossom die-set by Spellbinders.  I made the flowers pop by using the end of my marker and pushing it in on a foam pad to make it look more realistic.  I adhered the images with my Xyron mega runner and liquid glue.

Here’s my card:



Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.


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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich


28 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Beautiful Plumage

  1. So gorgeous, love your coloring and the cloud background – the swiss dot embossing folder is PERFECT for your card!


  2. This is so beautiful! I love the added details with the gel pen and gold glitter! It really adds a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for the amazing ideas today!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


  3. Too answer your question, I would LOVE to win a set of these gorgeous stamps. I’d be crazy not to want them.
    Gorgeous card!!
    TFS xo April


  4. What a visually stunning card. I love this image but your addition of stickles and glitter along with the 3D flowers is just wonderful.


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