NND October Release Day 2 – Christmas Haul and Wreath Pups + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook October Release. 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 Christmas Haul Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies with the Wreath Pups Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies.

I started by stamping my images on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I ink-blended some Bristol Smooth white card stock with some Distress Oxide ink and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard. I die-cut a panel of some Neenah Solar white card stock using the oval die from the Oval Frames Die Set to create a window. I dry-embossed this using some embossing folder and foam-mounted this panel for added dimension.

I covered the card front with some masking tape and use some diluted white gouache to add some white splatters on the background for added texture. I adhered the focal image on the panel with liquid glue. Lastly, I added some white pearls for added texture and interest and stamped the sentiment with black ink to finish the design. Here’s another look:

My next project has a ton of texture! I used the Snowfall Stencil with some texture paste on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I set this aside to dry for about half an hour and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

Next, I die-cut some Bristol Smooth White card using a die from the Frames & Flags Die Set and ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks. I also die-cut the snowbank using the Land Border Die and adhered this piece on the card with liquid glue.

Foam-mounting the focal image was necessary to create more dimension to this rather simple card. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with heating tool and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

I finished the card design by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars for added texture and interest. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Holiday Haul” or the “Wreath Pups Stamp Set? We will choosse 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox