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 Summer Moments and Newton’s Seashell stamp sets and their coordinating dies with the Retro Sun Stencil.
I started by creating the background panel by spraying some Pixie spray on the Retro Sun stencil number 1 and placed it on top of my Neenah solar white card stock. It just gave enough tack to adhere on my card stock.
Next, I used my palette knife to gather enough textured paste and spread it onto my craft mat. I dropped a few colors of my Carved Pumpkin distress oxide re-inker and mixed it together. Using the Stencil Pal from Therm-O-Web, I applied the textured paste onto the card panel. I removed the stencil and set this card panel aside to let it dry for about half an hour. Some of the paste kind of bled outside the lines but I didn’t really mind it. After all, this is “handmade” not hallmark (as per Jennifer Maguire).
Once the card panel was dry, I used the Clouds stencil to add the sky.
I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them all out.
To create the sandbank, I used the Hills & Grass stencil with some light brown ink and blending brush to add color to my focal panel. I also used my alcohol marker to draw some dots randomly for added texture.
The last thing to do was to adhere my focal image and stamped the sentiment with some black ink. I used the Retro stencil again to add the birds. Here’s a closer look:
The next card is really simple. I pretty much did the same steps as mentioned above but this time, using the Waves & Splashes stencil, Petite Clouds stencil and one of my favorites, the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set.
I cut about half an inch off my A2-size card stock and adhered on some patterned paper that I added on white notecard. Adhering the tag on the card with liquid glue for added stability. Here’s a closer look:
Would you like to win the “Summer Moments stamp set”? We will choose ONE lucky winner to win this 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, June 17th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th.
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19 thoughts on “NND June Release Day 2 – Summer Moments & Newton’s Seashell”
I love your stenciling and the texture of your sun!
Beautiful cards! Love the use of the tag on your card! Gorgeous!
so wonderful cards!
love that kitty!
so nice new products!
Love that tag card with Newton and his shell and the sun in the background is fabulous for this lovely layout – love the colors and both of the creations TFS
Like the beach scenes, sea shells & fond memories of being at the beach.
Love the colors and textures! Awesome cards with the new stamps and stencils! Newton is so cute on the beach with his shell!
Such pretty cards! I think Newton found the seashell I’ve been looking for … hehe
You’ve made such lovely cards! The texture and colors are wonderful.
Fabulous colouring on your cards, I’d love to be at that beach right now!
Loving those palm trees!
We are our worst critics. The sun looks
fantastic – I never could see where the
paste bled over. Great cards.
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The girlie card is really cute. I like the colors…
I like the colors on your beach scenes.
Love the girl on the beach with the orange texture paste sun & cloud background! I would never have noticed that your stencil bled if you hadn’t told us. I would have thought it was made to look that way. Really pretty cards!
I can almost feel the sand between my toes looking at your first card – so beautiful! What a wonderful design incorporating that tag on the second one.
I love how you used the new stencil to create the background for your first card! 🙂
Love the tag idea and great colors on these cards. Nice and relaxing