Newton’s Nook August Release Day 1 – Pumpkin Latte

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Pumpkin Latte stamp set and Pumpkin Latte coordinating dies:

 

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I inked up another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Land Borders die to die-cut the hills.

 

I die-cut the birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set with some gray card stock.  I also die-cut the pumpkin leaves and vines using an old die from my stash.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I die-cut the images using the Pumpkin Latte coordinating dies.

 

I adhered the birch trees on my colored background with some liquid adhesive and foam-mounted the hills.  I layered the rest of the colored images with either liquid or foam adhesive.

 

To finish my design I used my white gel pen and added some line and dots to the images to give it more dimension.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

For my second card, I used the Tree Rings stencil to color my Bristol smooth white card stock with my mini ink blending tool and Vintage Photo distress ink.  I smooshed my Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink on an acrylic block and added some water.  I used my watercolor brush to sprinkle some of the color to my colored background.  I let this dry for about 20 minutes and used my frame border die to die-cut the piece.  I foam-mounted the frame and adhered these pieces onto an A2-size kraft card base.

 

I die-cut the leaves using the Autumn Leaves die set with different patterned papers.  I also die-cut another banner strip from some coffee card stock and stamped the sentiment with versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat-set this with my Wagner Heating tool.  I adhered the banner with some foam adhesive and started layering the autumn leaves on the card.

 

Lastly, I adhered my colored image on the card with foam adhesive and added Caribbean Ocean crystal drops for added texture.

 

 

I don’t know about you but making these cards made me crave some pumpkin spice latte.  I am not sure if they’re already available at Starbuck’s but I’m definitely craving one.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite today?  I hope you like my cards today.

 

Would you like to win the “Pumpkin Latte”  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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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23 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook August Release Day 1 – Pumpkin Latte

  1. Beautiful cards! I love how you layered the first card using the different dies. The second card is just as amazing to me with the stenciled background! Love them both and love the stamp set!

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  2. The tree ring stencil is wonderful.
    Love the use of it as the background.
    The other card has a lot of detail
    and is great too. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhll(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. The tree ring card is my absolute favorite. First, I love tree slices. They are just interesting. The girl in side view is my FAVORITE!! She is so calm, and enjoying the WOODS. And enjoying her coffee. There is nothing better than being in nature with a great coffee. You can quote me. 🙂

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous designs and I love all the textures. I love the 2nd card and how you used the challenge colors – perfection!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love the color combo on your beautiful scene! And a great background on your second card with the Tree Rings stencil, along with those beautiful leaves! Pretty images from the Pumpkin Latte set!

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  6. WOW…I’m blown away by both of your cards!!!! I love the colors, the little extra touches to make them pop and of course the adorable new pumpkin latte set from Newton’s Nook. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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  7. Wow these cards are so beautiful! I love everything about them! Love the scene on your first card & the tree ring background & leaves on your second card! Gorgeous coloring too!

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  8. Pick one as a favorite? I think not! Beautiful cards lovely scene on the first and beautiful background on the second one are some of my favorites parts of these lovelies!

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