Hello everyone! I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s blog post. It is the second day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs. 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 WordPress 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 card, I am showcasing the Lovely Blooms stamp set and its coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this set. You can use this for any occasion, especially for Mother’s Day (and let’s not forget our beloved Grandmas or beautiful daughters)! I love the script fonts that Jennifer had added to the set as well. This Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.
I wanted to try out my new Distress Oxide Inks and so I started out by distressing my Neenah solar white card stock, combining the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Oxide inks. I LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO! The inks were so creamy it was so easy to achieve the color that I wanted for my flowers! I also used the same technique for my leaves, combining Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide with the Pine Needs Distress Ink. I then stamped my images with Versamark ink and used my white embossing powder to heat set it.
I also wanted a little shaker element for my card and immediately thought about creating a mason jar shaker. I used my exact knife to cut out a little window, and adhered acetate to my card using my liquid glue. I adhered the little branches on my mason jar and used foam tape around the edges to create my shaker panel. For my shaker elements, I used seed beads from my stash.
I finished off the design of the card by dry-embossing my card panel, and adhering the flowers and mason jar with my Xyron Mega Tape runner and foam adhesives. I used a banner die to stamp my sentiment for the card. I also used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush markers to add glitter to my flowers. I know you can’t really see the glitter on the photo but in real life, they are beautiful!
This card is for my Mother:
Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” 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:
Maria Russell (you are here)
(For your convenience, I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used from different suppliers because some of the items sell out so fast i.e., the Distress Oxide Inks, etc. Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)