NND October Release Day 3 – A Kitten Christmas & Christmas Puppies

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the 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 3 of the reveals we are showcasing with the A Kitten Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies with the Christmas Puppies and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.

The background was made by stamping the Christmas trees from the Festive Forest stamp sets, then ink blended the background with distress oxide inks.  I die-cut another panel with some oval dies from my collection and added some vellum to diffuse the background, then adhered this piece on an A2 size card.

Next, I die-cut the snowbanks using the land border dies and added it to the background using my tape runner.  I

I finished my design by adding my focal images and stamping the sentiment with some lobster ink.  Here’s another look:

My next project is really simple.  I repeated the steps above and fussy-cut the image with my precision snips.

I used a circle die from my collection to die-cut a mask on an A2-size panel.  I ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks.

I added the pine boughs from the Pines & Holly die set for added texture.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “A Kitten Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies”  Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox


26 thoughts on “NND October Release Day 3 – A Kitten Christmas & Christmas Puppies

  1. The vellum gives more depth to the
    back trees. The shading behind the
    puppy is great. Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing

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  2. Darling cards! I especially love the scene behind that cute kitty! So pretty with the vellum layer! And the pup is adorable! Loving your color choices!

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  3. So so cute! That puppy looks like he’s under the mistletoe! I would love to make a card like this and attach it to dog gifts we exchange with my family’s dogs (4 between 3 families)

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