Newton’s Nook October Release Day 3 – Main Street Christmas & Holiday Fringe



It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check the first two days of the reveal.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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 release, the design team is showcasing the Main Street Christmas and coordinating dies with Holiday Fringe stamp set.




For my first project, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I fussy-cut the images using my cutter-bee scissors.   To create my scene, I die-cut the frame and the trees using dies from my stash.


I inked up the snow hills with some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more dimension then foam-mounted the images onto the card.  I also adhered the trees with some liquid adhesive.



To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on a black strip of card stock with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this piece and heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.  I also used my white gel pen to add some ‘snow” to the houses and Nuvo crystal drops to give the windows some texture and shine.  Here’s a closer look:



For my second card, I die-cut a circle with some masking paper and adhered this piece on some some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up my background with distress oxide inks – using chipped sapphire, seedless preserves and black soot.


Before removing the mask, I used my watercolor brush to add some white paint on my acrylic block and spritzed it all over my card.  I dabbed this piece with my paper towel and set it aside to dry.


I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder dies and and adhered them on my colored background.


I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my spectrum noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my cutter-bee scissors and foam mounted this piece on my colored background.



To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink and stamped the flying sleigh with some Versafine onyx black ink.  Here’s a little close-up:



The third card is pretty much self-explanatory.  I stamped and colored my images with my alcohol markers and adhered this onto a black card base.  To ground the colored images, I used a red frame and foam mounted this piece on top of the image.


I die-cut the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set and the pine needles using the Pines & Holly die set with some gold card stock.  Here’s my card:



I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the Christmas lights, berries and bows.  I know black and red aren’t traditional Christmas colors but I really LOVE how this card turned out.  Here’s a closer look:




Would you like to win the “Main Street Christmas” or the “Holiday Fringe” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.


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


Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich