NND February Release Day 1 – Spring Roundabout & Two New Stencils




It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or 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 featuring the Spring Roundabout Stamp Set that coordinates with the Circle Frame Dies and Banner Trio die, along with the Basketweave and Bunny Tail Stencils.

It’s all about Spring colors today guys!

I started by cutting an A2-size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I sprayed my Basketweave stencil with some Pixie Spray and temporarily adhered it on the panel.  I used my blending brushes and some pink and peach dye inks to add the basketweave details on the background.

Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir “Hint of Collection” alcohol markers.  I used the Circle Frame die to die-cut the image.  I also used the same circle frame die to die-cut a few pieces of white and pink card stock to create my shaker card.  I adhered the pieces together with some liquid glue to create my shaker well.  I added some iridescent sequins  as my shaker element.

To close the shaker portion, I adhered some acetate sheet to the pink die-cut and added some liquid glue.  I put some big acrylic blocks on this and waited for about half an hour until it was completely dry.

I die-cut from the Bitty Bibs die set and added some color to this piece.  I also added some glossy accents to give it more texture and dimension.  I waited for this piece to dry for about 30 minutes.

Next, I added my shaker to the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue and also added the little bow.  I finished my design by adhering this panel to an A2-size notecard and stamped the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Here’s another look at the finished card:


Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.


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


Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox


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