Farm-themed Cards with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Have you seen last week’s April release?  What was your favorite?  I am back today to share with you two farm-themed cards, showcasing the Oink stamp set and coordinating dies with the Moo stamp set and coordinating dies.


Here’s my first card:



I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I inked up a Bristol smooth white card stock with some Broken China distress oxide inks to create the sky.  I die-cut the rest of the images that I needed and assembled the card.  Here’s a closer look:




I absolutely ADORE these little piggies.  I don’t know about you but I think pigs are extremely cute.  A crafty friend of mine has a pet pig and that pig is so smart it makes me want to have one as a pet.




For my second project, I did all those steps that I mentioned above.  However for my grass hill and trees, I inked up my Neenah solar white card stock with some freshly cut grass ink using some make-up brushes.  I really love how it turned out.




For my background, I inked up the background with Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks.  I also used the aged mahogany distress oxide inks to add the colorful speckles.  To create my clouds, I used the Cloudy Sky stencil by Newton’s Nook with some Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  Here’s a closer look:



The sentiment was stamped using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink and “note to self”, next time wait for it to dry before adhering it to the card base.   I smudged the sentiment a little.  I didn’t want all of my efforts to be wasted so I am keeping the card as it is.  To finish the design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some dots and lines to the trees to give it a little dimension.  I do LOVE how both cards turned out (with the exception of my little boo-boo!).




I hope you like my cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you are interested.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy crafting!


Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1 – Oink Stamp Set with Picket Fence and Speech Bubble Die Set


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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 showcasing the following products:

Oink Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies
Picket Fence Die and Speech Bubble Die Set
Hardwood Stencil

Here is my card:


Here’s how I made it:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • stamp the balloon from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and die-cut with the coordinating die.
  • Ink up an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used Festive Berries and Candied Apple.
  • die-cut the grass with green patterned paper using the  grass die from the Land Border Die set by Newton’s Nook.
  • die-cut the Picket Fence and the Speech Bubble border using the Speech Bubble die set with some white card stock.
  • ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some Tumbled glass distress oxide ink.  Use the “birthday wishes” die to die-cut the sentiment.
  • use some white paint and smoosh them onto an acrylic block and splatter white paint all over the inked up background.
  • assemble the card.

Here’s a closer look:


I love, love, love this new stamp set.  I also used my Copic multi-liner pen to draw some eyelashes to the piggies.  I think they look cuter with eyelashes.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the balloon.  Here’s another look:


Would you like to win the “Oink” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich