Retiring Sets with Newton’s Nook Designs


Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website?  It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs!  These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good!


All throughout this week, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite products from the retiring list!  Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!



For my projects today, I am showcasing the Winston’s BBQ and Chicken Scratches stamp sets.


I started by stamping my images from both retiring sets on Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images using precision snips.


I ink-blended an A2 size panel with some Tumbled Glass and SpuN Sugar distress oxide inks.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added some water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some speckles on ink-blended background.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil to add more depth and dimension to this piece.


To create my scene, I die-cut some colored and white card stock using the Sky Scene Builder die set, the Fence die set and the Land Borders die set.  Once I had all of the elements that I needed, I assembled the card.  Here’s what it looks like:



I finished my design by stamping the “smoke” using Desert Sand Memento ink and the #1 Grill Master sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also added some glossy accents to the beer bottle for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:



My second card is really simple.  I created a D.I.Y stencil using a circle die from my stash.  I temporarily taped this piece with some purple tape on some Bristol smooth white card stock, then used the Clouds Stencil and Hills & Grass stencil to add the clouds and grass.


I used a die from my stash to die-cut the chicken wire, then used the same circle die to match the background.  I adhered this onto the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue, and also adhered the colored images on the card.  I cut this panel and adhered on an A2 size card base.


To finish my design, I added some black & white stripes patterned paper as well as a strip of black card stock.  Here’s what it looks like:



I forgot to mention that the rainbow and clouds image is from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set (don’t worry, this set IS NOT retiring, haha!).  Here’s a closer look:




I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category by Newton’s Nook to see what is going away and grab your favorites now before they are gone for goodHere is a direct link to the retiring products page: