Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Peony Blooms


It is the second day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check yesterday’s reveal.  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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Peony Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies.   I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!


To start, I positioned the biggest peony die in the middle of my 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I wanted to do a partial die-cutting on this card stock to make the flowers stand out.   To achieve this, I used my small cutting plate to partially die-cut the flowers.

I put the card stock onto my stamping tool and lined-up the stamp on top of the partially die-cut piece and stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink.


I cut the edges to create the border on the partially die-cut flowers using my paper trimmer.


I used the Postage Die from the new Framework die set to create an embossed impression on my die-cut piece.  I also did the same technique with the patterned paper to make everything cohesive.  I colored the image with my Copic markers, and I also used my Prisma Color Pencils to add some highlights to the flowers.

I adhered the embossed patterned paper onto my card base.  I used foam adhesive to the foreground to create some dimension, and adhered it to the card.   To finish the design, I stamped the sentiment with my Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Here’s the card:


I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!  Here’s a little close-up of the peonies:


Here’s another look:


Are you loving the release so far?  I hope you got inspired today!

Would you like to win the “Peony Blooms” 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 May 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 28th.

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich


25 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Peony Blooms

  1. So pretty. Love your coloring, patterns, and a great design and techniques. Just a wonderful release. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. What a gorgeous card! Beautifully colored bloom and the partial die cutting really does enhance the floral spray. Just lovely paired with the patterned paper.


  3. The peonies are gorgeous! A full panel of blooming flowers – almost as good as the real thing! 🙂 Matching dies make life so much easier, too. Lovely.


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