Shades of Autumn with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! It is officially fall and I am celebrating by sharing this card with you today, showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp, along with the Fall-ing For You stamp set.   This card was inspired by Angelica Conrad from The Greetery.  The color combination that she used in her card was stunning and I knew I just had to try it.



To begin, I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-Ing For You stamp set with Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Ink in Rustic Brown on an A2-size card panel.  Next, I stamped the leaves randomly with Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber, with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss.  I used my mini sponge daubers to intensify the colors and create deeper shadows.


I pressed my Aged Mahogany ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to mix it well and flicked it onto my card panel for added texture.



To finish my design, I adhered the Gold Rhinestone jewels with liquid glue for added dimension.  This card is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.  Here’s another look:



I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy fall season everyone!



NND September Reveals – Day 1 – Shades of Autumn and Falling Leaves Stencil

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Hello September! I am super excited because it is the first day of the September reveals at 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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]


For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp set and its coordinating dies with the Falling Leaves stencil.



I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my stamping platform. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.


I made two cards for you today. The first one is relatively simple.




For my second card, I stamped and die-cut the small leaves and little acorns to create a wreath for my card. I also used the falling leaves stencil to add some color and finished the design by adding a small bow on the wreath, using the Pines and Holly die set. Here’s the card:




This “Shades of Autumn” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, September 15th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.


Would you like to win the “Shades of Autumn” Stamp Set? This 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, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, September 15th.


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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich