Newton’s Nook Designs Mini Release – Sunflower Days & Gingham Stencil


Today, Newton’s Nook Designs is having a September mini release.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out how you can WIN.  [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 today’s mini release, we are showcasing the Sunflower Days stamp set and coordinating die with the Gingham stencil.  These products are available for purchase immediately.  Here’s what they look like:





I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some dots on my colored background.  I dabbed this piece using my paper towel to dry.


I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die, twice.


I die-cut another piece of some 110 lb. Neenah solar white card stock using a watercolor stripe background die from my stash.  I die-cut the word “sunshine” using a die from my stash and slightly inked it up with distress oxide inks.


I foam-mounted the watercolor stripe background die-cut onto my colored background and adhered my sunflower images.  I also adhered the “sunshine” sentiment then stamped the sentiment “hello” on my card using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink.



To finish my design, I adhered some iridescent sequins to add more texture and dimension.  I also used my white gel pen to add some dots on the center of each flower.  Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release?  We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th.


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 (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich



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