NND September Reveals – Day 3 – Beautiful Bones & Spooky Skeletons


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Eek!  It is the 3rd day of the September reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we have another set of Halloween stamps for you.  You 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 cards, I am showcasing the Beautiful Bones and Spooky Skeletons stamp sets and their coordinating dies.



I stamped my Spooky Skeleton images on 110 lb. black card stock using my stamping platform with versa mark ink and heat-embossed them with my white embossing powder.   I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I wanted to create a little shaker card and use my Halloween sequins.


To finish my design I used some doodlebug google-eyes on the images.  Here’s my first card:




For my second card, I stamped my beautiful bones stamp set on Neenah solar white card stock and using my versa mark ink, and colored them in with my Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolor.   I also used my Sakura gel pens to add more intense colors to the card.   Since this stamp set is sort of related to the “Day of the Dead”, I wanted to add some floral images to my black background.  I used an older stamp set by Newton’s Nook called Lovely Blooms, released last spring.  I stamped them with versa mark ink and used different colors of embossing powder to heat-set it and make them pop.  Isn’t it amazing that you can actually stretch your stamps using them for a different season?   Here’s my card:




This “Beautiful Bones” and “Spooky Skeletons” stamp sets and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, September 15th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.


Would you like to win the “Beautiful Bones” or the  “Spooky Skeletons” Stamp Set? This stamp 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, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, September 15th.


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


17 thoughts on “NND September Reveals – Day 3 – Beautiful Bones & Spooky Skeletons

  1. Found this you instagram and love Love LOVE Halloween, especially skellies! Love the colors you used on both of the cards! Thanks for sharing! Halloween is my jam!


  2. I am LOVING the google eyes!! I’ve gotta try this 🙂 It took me a second, but I also love the way you used the frame from day 3 behind your sugar skull. & YES !! Stamp versitility is amazing (& so are those colors on black ❤ )


  3. Wow… adorable shaker card! Love the Spooky Skeleton designs! And awesome colors on your pretty sugar skull card! Great details on both of your delightful cards!


  4. I love your card with the Spooky Skeletons. As a wiener dog mommy, I think this set is fabulous! I love the Doodlebug Eyes you added to each skeleton, too! Your Beautiful Bones card is also great. I love how you put the head inside the Cameo frame. It looks great like that.


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