NND August Release Day 4 – Knight Owl and Pug-kin Stamp Sets & Dies

 

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally knocked it out of the park it!  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 4, we are showcasing the Knight Owl and Pug-kin Stamp Sets with the coordinating dies.

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Neenah solar white card stock and used the circle dies from the Circle Frames die set to cut the three windows.   I used my pencil to draw the circles on another A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up the circles with some distress oxide inks and erased my pencil lines using a pencil eraser.

 

The Neenah white panel was foam-mounted on the colored background for added dimension.   I stamped my focal image and color it in with my alcohol markers.  I adhered this onto the card with liquid glue.

 

 

My scene was created by adding the grass panel die-cut from the same circle dies I used earlier and the Land borders die.  I adhered this onto the card with glue.

 

 

The bats and “TRICK OR TREAT” were die-cut using the dies from the Halloween Trio die set.   I adhered them onto the card with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to draw some dots to the sky to make them look like stars.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I die-cut the circle from the Circle Frames die set on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.   I used the same circle die and the Land Border die to die-cut the grass.

 

 

The background was created by using the Spiderweb stencil and some light gray dye ink.  I cut this panel to 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 and adhered on an A2 size panel, that was colored with the Houndstooth stencil.   I die-cut some black strip and adhered onto the card with liquid glue.  I also die-cut some black party streamers  using a die from my collection and the bats using the Halloween Trio die set.

 

 

I stamped the image and used alcohol markers to color it in.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image and adhered on the circle.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card for added dimension.  Here’s another lookK

 

 

Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set?  We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!

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 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

——-SUPPLIES——



NND August Release Day 3 – Batty Newton & Spooky Roundabout with Spiderweb Stencil

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last two days of the reveal?  Which one was your favorite?  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 3, we are showcasing the Batty Newton stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Spooky Roundabout stamp set (coordinates with the Circle Frames and Banner Trio die sets) and Spiderweb Stencil.

 

 

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up the background with some distress oxide inks.  I used some black watercolor and my brush to flick some speckles on the background and left this panel to dry for about 15 minutes.

 

I stamped the “spooky” tree from the Spooky Tree stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I stamped the rest of the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

 

The black scallop frame was die-cut from the Frames & Flags die-set and foam-mounted to the colored panel for added dimension.  I die-cut the picket fence using the Fence Die setand adhered on the card with some liquid glue.  The moon was die-cut using the Circle Frames die set.

 

I foam-mounted the focal image on the card for added dimension.  I adhered the rest of the images with liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some dots to the card to make them look like stars.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I started by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I cut another A2 size panel of some black card stock and used the Circle frames die set to die-cut the window.  I used the same dies to die-cut an orange scallop to ground the images.  I foam-mounted this piece on the colored image.

 

 

I used my Turquoise blue Tri-Blend marker to add some dots for added texture.

 

 

To finish my design, I used the Spiderweb stencil with some white pigment ink and mini-sponge dauber to add the spiderweb.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the  “Spooky Roundabout” or the “Batty Newton” 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 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

——-SUPPLIES——



NND August Release Day 2 – Paw-tumn Newton, Fall Roundabout and Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Sets

 

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 Paw-tumn Newton stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Fall Roundabout Stamp Set (coordinates with the previously released Circle Frames die set) and Heartfelt Wishes stamp set (coordinates with the Trio Banner dies).

 

 

 

 

To make my first card, I cut an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used some painter’s tape to mask off a portion of the card panel.  I used distress oxide inks and foam-blending tools to ink up the background.  I sprayed some water on this panel and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  I adhered this on an A2 size white card base.  I cut two strips of black and white patterned paper and adhered them onto the card.

 

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the “table cloth” using a die from my collection and adhered on the card with liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension and adhered the rest of the pumpkins and leaves.

 

 

Lastly, I used my white gel pen to draw some lines and dots for added texture.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to create a unique design so I stamped the images twice at an angle using the Fall Roundabout stamp set.  I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Markers.

 

 

For added texture, I die-cut the leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set on some gold vellum.  I adhered them on the card with some liquid glue.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut the banner strip using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece on my card for added dimension.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” 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 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

——-SUPPLIES——



NND August Release Day 1 – Sips & Stories, Mugs & Houndstooth Stencils

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Sips & Stories stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Mugs and Houndstooth Stencils.

 

 

 

To make my cards, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

On another piece of Neenah solar white, I temporarily adhered the Mugs stencil with some purple tape.  I used my palette knife to take some texture paste out of the jar. I put a few drops of carved pumpkin distress oxide inks to add a little bit of color, and applied it all over the stencil using my Stencil Pal.  I set this aside to dry for about half an hour.

 

 

I die-cut the two tags with the Fancy Edges Tag die set.  I added some color to the white tag with some distress oxide ink and used the Starfield Stencil for more texture to the background.   I foam-mounted my colored image to the tags and adhered them on the card.

 

 

To finish my design I added the white bow from the Pines & Holly die set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make another card.  I cut a slimline panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2 using the Slimline Frames & portholes die set.  I used some painter’s tape to mask the sides and inked up this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed some water for added texture and picked up the excess with some paper towel.

 

 

The black frame was die-cut using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and foam mounted to the colored panel for added dimension.  I adhered the colored images with my tape runner.

 

 

The die-cut the banner using one of the dies in the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my Wagner Heating tool.  I adhered this piece on the card with my tape runner.

 

To finish my design, I added the black bow from the Baby Bib die set with some gray enamel dot for added texture.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Sips & Stories” Stamp Set? This 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

——-SUPPLIES——



Summer Cards with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone!   Are you all enjoying your summer?  I am going stir crazy because it is so HOT where I live and with the current “situation” all over the world, the only way I can enjoy the beach and see sea creatures is making a card!  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs with some summer-themed cards, showcasing the Tranquil Tides stamp set and dies along with the land borders die and Circle Frames Die set.

 

 

To create this first card, I stamped the images using my Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye inks.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the images.

 

 

I randomly stamped more images on an A2 size card panel to fill in the spaces. 

 

I used the hill from the Land Border die set to die-cut two wavy panels and adhered them onto the card with foam adhesive for added dimension.  I added the rest of the images on the card with either foam or liquid adhesive.

 

 

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment on the card with Versafine Onyx black ink and adhered the Sparkling Clear Droplets for added texture.  Don’t they look like bubbles? Here’s another look at the card:

 

 

For my second card below, I went for a simple nautical design.  I stamped the images using the same Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye inks.  

 

 

I used the smallest circle from the Circle Frames Die Set to die-cut the stamped image and foam mounted this piece on the card.  I stamped the sentiment a few times with Versafine Onyx black ink to make it stand out a little and give it more texture.

 

 

I finished my design by adding two black strips and using my black gel pen, I dotted them on each crab’s eyes.  I adhered this panel on an A2 size card base.

 

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  

 

———SUPPLIES———–

Newton’s Nook June Release Day 4 – Porch Swing and Roses Stamp Sets

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally rocked it!  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 4, we are showcasing the Porch Swing stamp set and Roses stamp set with the coordinating dies.

 

To make my first card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some dye inks from my collection and the Serene Stripes stencil (this stencil is one of my favorites!).  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.

 

 

The floor and the baseboards were die-cut using a die from my collection and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.  I die-cut the white rectangle frame and foam-mounted this onto the card.  I added the focal image for with some foam adhesive for more dimension.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and adhered with some foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the potted cactus from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I made my second card extremely simple so this can easily be mass-produced.  I prepped my Neenah solar white card stock with my powder tool to keep my embossing powder from spreading everywhere.  I stamped the image with some Versamark ink a few times.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used some mini ink daubers and hybrid inks to color my flowers.  Sometimes, keeping the card clean & simple creates a huge impact in the overall design!  

 

 

I die-cut the “thank you” using a die from my collection with some black card stock and vellum, adhering them onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s a closer look at the beautiful flowers!

 

 

I finished my card design by adding some white enamel dots all over the card panel.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Porch Swing” Stamp Set or the Roses 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

————SUPPLIES—————

Newton’s Nook June Release Day 3 – Neigh Stamp Set

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you see the last two days of the reveal?  Which one os your favorite?  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 3, we are showcasing the Neigh Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I prepped my A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with my powder tool.  I placed this panel inside my mini Misti and stamped the horseshoe a couple of times with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I then ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks and used my paper towel to wipe the excess ink.  I love the “emboss-resist” effect using the oxide inks.

 

I cut some Neenah solar white card stock on an angle and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

 

 

I adhered the colored image on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my white gel pen to add more texture to the background.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Neigh” Stamp Set?  This 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

————SUPPLIES—————


Newton’s Nook June Release Day 2 – Bleat Stamp Set

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 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Bleat Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended an A2 panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Confetti Stencil for added texture to the background.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size card base.

 

I die-cut a square frame using some dies from my collection and adhered this on the background with some liquid glue.  The grass panel was die-cut using the grass border from the Land Borders die set.  I added a strip of some black and white patterned paper and a strip of just plain black card stock to ground my images.

 

 

I adhered the colored images on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Bleat” Stamp Set?  This 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

————SUPPLIES—————


Newton’s Nook June Release Day 1 – Farming Fun Stamp Set with Slimline Dies

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 the first day of the reveals we are starting with a HUGE bang and showcasing the Farming Fun stamp set with its coordinating dies along with the Slimline Frames & Portholes and Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  I am so bummed as I didn’t receive the dies before this release (it is still stuck in NY as I write this post) so you will not see them on my projects this week.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I used the Circle Frame dies to die-cut the window in the middle of my A2-size card stock.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil with some dye inks to create my scene.  I also inked-up the circle die-cut using the same Hills & Grass stencil with the Clouds stencil to continue the design for a more cohesive look.

 

 

I adhered the colored images on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I added the sun from the Sky Scene Builder die set and also added the small trees using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” Stamp Set?  This 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

————SUPPLIES—————