Newton’s Nook Designs May Release Day 2 – Monarchs Stamp Set with Butterflies Stencil


It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 day 2, we are showcasing the Monarchs stamp set and coordinating dies with the [Layering] Butterflies stencil.




As soon as I saw this stamp set, I already envisioned a card design in my head.  I knew a clean and simple look would make these butterflies stand out.


I stamped the butterflies on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat set the images.



I chose different colors of distress oxide inks and my mini-ink blending tools to ink blend the colors on the butterflies.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.


I used my guillotine to cut my patterned paper, measuring about 2 by 5 1/2 inches.  I adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  I also added the black strip with some liquid glue.



I foam-mounted the butterflies following the colors on my patterned paper.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine onyx black ink and adhered the Sparkling Clear Droplets for added texture and dimension.


I really LOVE how simple and pretty this card turned out.  Here’s another look:



For my second card,  I used stencil no. 1 from the Butterflies stencil and and added some Deco Foil Transfer Gel with the Deco Foil stencil pal.  This makes it easier to spread the gel evenly on the card.  I set this panel aside to dry for about half an hour.


Once the gel turns transparent you know that they are ready to be foiled.  I cut some silver foil and placed it on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet to run this through my laminating machine to foil the card.



To add the second color to the butterflies, I used stencil no. 2 and applied some Deco Foil Transfer Gel on top of the foiled butterflies.  I waited for another half an hour for this piece to dry and placed a rainbow foil on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet again to run this through my laminator.  I didn’t realize it is possible to foil the images twice but it worked out just fine and I love the result.



I used my guillotine to cut the foiled panel diagonally.  I adhered some white die-cut panel on an A2 size white card base, and added the foiled diagonal panel with some liquid glue.  I adhered some silver strip to the card also with liquid glue and added the sentiment die-cut using a die from my collection.


Here’s another look:



Would you like to win the “Monarchs”  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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd.


Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox


39 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs May Release Day 2 – Monarchs Stamp Set with Butterflies Stencil

  1. The coordinating background colors on the first card looks just wonderful. I love the different look…


  2. Spectacular cards. Love the striipping
    with the matching butterflies. The second
    is gorgeous. thanks for sharing


  3. Both of your cards are beautiful! I am in love with the first one, though…simply coloring them to match the rainbow is genius!!


  4. Beautiful cards my dear!!! The first one is so sleek and gorgeous and the second one is bold and beautiful!!!


  5. Both of these cards are absolutely fantastic! One is so bold and bright and the other soft and pastel. Beautiful.


  6. These are both stunning! Love the rainbow of colors as well as the bold black against the bold colors.


  7. Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the first card and how you made different colored butterflies and lined them up with that edge of patterned paper.


  8. Such creative & colorful designs! Both cards are so pretty but my favorite is the one with the rainbow colored butterflies & matching colors down the side!


  9. First, your rainbow card with white embossing is just gorgeous, but then I scrolled to the stenciled butterflies. ❤ ❤ ❤ Beautiful colors, texture and setting it on an angle… It’s just really beautiful and inspires me to try out my own version! Thanks 🙂


  10. Finally figured out how to get to the single post; appreciate the tip! Two totally different looks. I like how you added the black accent strip to the rainbow version of the card. Thank you for the ideas!


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