NND August Release Day 2 – Halloween Pile + Spiderweb Oval + Giveaway

It’s Day 2 of the August reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs! I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal as well. You 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 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Halloween Pile Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set that goes along with the previously released Oval Frames Die Set.

For my first project, I started by die-cutting the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard. I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut the image out.

The background was made by by doing the following steps –> (1) cover some Bristol smooth white card stock with some circle masking paper; (2) ink-blend this panel with some distress oxide ink; (3) use some distress sprayer to spray some water and pick up the excess with some paper towel; (4) remove the masking paper and use the same foam-blending tool to add some interest and texture to the moon; (5) remove the masking paper and adhere the ink-blended background to the card with foam-adhesive for more dimension.

Die-cut the grass panel using the Land Border Die on some black card stock and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue. Adhere the focal image on the card. Stamp the bats with some black ink.

Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment on the grass with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is really simple but I LOVE how it turned out! I die-cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard with liquid glue.

The focal image was stamped on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this and heat-set with the heating tool. I die-cut the focal image using the Oval Frame Die and used my precision snips to fussy-cut around the images. I foam-mounted this to the card for added dimension.

I finished the card design by foam-mounting the sentiment that I stamped and heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest oval die from the Oval Frames Die Set. Here’s another quick look:

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox


16 thoughts on “NND August Release Day 2 – Halloween Pile + Spiderweb Oval + Giveaway

  1. FaBOOlous cards!!! Putting me in the mood to start my Halloween projects. Can’t wait to get that oval web!! I love it!!


  2. Love that Halloween night scene you created with the ink blended background & big bright full moon! Great choice of patterned paper for the background of your Spiderweb oval card!


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