Hello my fellow crafters! I am so excited to share today’s post as Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating its 6-year anniversary and we are doing a blog hop! Newton’s Nook Designs is going to pick Six (6) LUCKY WINNERS this week so do not miss this chance. Please 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!]
Before I start, I just want you all to know that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a special sale of 15% off your entire order. It starts today through July 22nd. Take advantage of this sale and order your favorite stamps, dies and stencils before it ends. The coupon code is indicated in the photo below:
To begin, I used my powder bag to take away some static and prep some Bristol smooth white card stock for heat-embossing. I stamped the images with Versamark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder. I heat-set this with my Wagner heating tool.
I colored the images in using different shades of yellow and green Tombow Dual Brush markers. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
I ink-blended another piece of some smooth white card stock with my distress oxide inks and mini ink blending tool. I used my distress sprayer and sprayed some water on the colored background and dabbed it with paper towel. I adhered this piece on the inside of a top-folding A2 size card. I then cut about 3/4 of the front flap and added a piece of white card stock that I die-cut with a border die. I die-cut another piece for the bottom portion of my card. I lined them up to form as the cover and adhered the lemons to hold both pieces together. This technique is called “split card design” and I learned it by watching Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial on YouTube. [Side note: Thank you Jennifer for showing us this technique]. Here’s what it looks like:
To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “hello sunshine” with my Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink. I also used my white gel pen and added dots to the lemons to add more texture. Here’s a closer look:
I hope you like my card today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below.
Celebrate with us and enter to win!
To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to (six) 6 lucky winners!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: