April Showers Bring May Flowers with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you all enjoyed the April stamp release last week and hoping that a lot of you are loving the spring weather and seeing beautiful flowers in your garden.  Spring is what inspired my project today.

For my card I am showcasing the April Showers stamp set, with the Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies.

Using a scallop border die from my stash, I die-cut a piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock using my die-cutting machine.

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I colored my background with my Tattered Rose distress oxide ink with my mini ink blending tool.  I used my distress sprayer to add droplets of water onto my colored background, and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.

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On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I stamped the flower images from the Lovely Blooms stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I adhered fun foam at the back of my inked background to give it a little dimension and adhered this piece on my card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the April Showers stamp set onto my foreground.   I adhered the flowers using my Nuvo adhesive, and 3M foam adhesive.

I wasn’t really planning on adding a process video but since I colored a lot of images, I thought I might as well show you the process (without the coloring).  If you prefer to watch the video, here it is:

Here is my card:

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I finished the design by adding Nuvo Jewel drops to the yellow flower and added white dots on the Hydrangea.

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Here’s another look:

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I love how this card turned out.  Wouldn’t this just make someone’s day?  If you haven’t grabbed the April Showers stamp set and the Lovely Blooms stamp set just yet, you need to go to www.newtonsnookdesigns.com before they sold out.  I hope you like my project today.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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NND April Release – Little Lilies & April Showers

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It’s the last day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the Little Lilies stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the April Showers stamp set.

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For my first card, I wanted to create a simple border around the image to make it pop.  I first stamped and colored my Little Lilies using the stamp and die-cut the same with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the white border using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock and colored it green to make it look like a grass hill.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the tiny lilies to make it look more realistic and added the pink bow on the frame using the Pines and Holly die set.  Here’s my first card:

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I just love the simplicity of this stamp set!

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For my second card, I die-cut a rectangle mask using my Inkadinkado masking paper and place it onto my card.  I stamped the little images around the masked area, and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also added tiny blue dots to fill out the space.  I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in the middle.  Here’s my second card:

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I love the sentiment on this stamp set and this is definitely another must-have to add to your collection.

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Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” Stamp Set or the “April Showers” stamp set?  Each 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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