Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration. Today is the first day of the July Release sneak peeks, all products will be available for purchase on Friday, the 20th July 2018.

Narly Mermaids

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I started with applying texture paste through the Seashells stencil on white cardstock.

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While it was drying I cut a piece of an alcohol inked background I made earlier and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Narly mermaids set on a black cardstock strip.

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I stamped, coloured with Copics and die cut the mermaid and the narwhal and cut her hands around with scissors so i could tuck there the narwhal to look like a hug.

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I adhered them flat to the card and added the finishing touches I always use: a bit of sparkle with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen, glossy accents and black glaze pen on the eyes.

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Purr-maid Newton

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I applied Distress Oxide inks using a piece of acetate on some Ranger Glossy cardstock. I added several layers and made sure to dry each one with a heat tool before adding the next. When i was happy how it looked i dried it completely and added Ranger Micro glaze with a foam applicator. It made the background shiny and vibrant. I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from it for my ocean scene.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut the cute kitty mermaids and popped them up with foam tape on the background. I added some Stickles to the tails, glossy accent to the noses and the bra.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a black flag, cut the edge with the scalloped rectangle die to match the background and cut a narrower flag from a peacock cardstock scrap to mat under the black one. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it and embellished it with a seahorse.

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My card was finished when i had the idea of turning the mermaids into underwater flamenco dancers and added shell sequins in their paws as castagnetta. I love how it turned out.

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Manatee-rific

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For my card i created a distress inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut a frame using 2 dies from the Frames and flags die set. On the inner piece i applied some Nuvo Glimmer paste through the Bubbly stencil.

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While it was drying i stamped the cute manatees and coloured them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I stamped the sentiments on some black flags with Versamark ink and white heat embossed them. For more interest i die cut the Bayou Backdrop die (Lawn Fawn) from vellum and adhered it to the frame.

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While assembling the card i added the manatees flat but popped up the sentiments and frame with 3D foam tape.

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Tropical Fish Stencil

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I started with a die cut scalloped rectangle from the Frames and flags die and masked off the edges. I applied distress inks lightly all over and then placed the Fish stencil on it and went back with the same inks. Before removing the stencil i spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

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I die cut the sentiment “sea you soon” from a funny, wave patterned craft foam – i thought it matched the theme so well. I used the Essential alphabet set and adhered them to the background with liquid glue.

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I used fog cardstock as a card base and popped up my focal panel using 3D foam tape.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 a 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 July 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and inspiration. Check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

You are fintastic

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32.

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I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth paper using Distress Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans. I placed a Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Design over it and went back with the same colours and also added Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste.

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Until it was drying I made the frame using the Bayou Backdrop die. I cut it 2 times from Bristol Smooth cardstock and on one of them I sponged Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I adhered them together for more dimension.

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Then I stamped the fish images from the Fintastic friends stamp set, coloured with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with white embossing powder.

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I assembled the card and arranged the fish on my little ocean scene. I used liquid glue and 3D foam tape to adhere the fish. I used  bit of glossy accents on their fins an stripes.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Summer Fun and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fun in the sun.

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Hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Home décor with canvas

Hello Everyone,

I promised to show you the home décor project I have made for my crafty corner recently using Spellbinders products.

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I stamped the Tammy Tutterow What I Make With My Hands stamp on canvas from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 1 set. I used Gina K Amalgam ink and lightly dabbed some Copic markers on the letters in a rainbow order. I added some shading too.

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When it was all done, I adhered some Gold Jewels from Studio Katia to the middle of the flowers for an extra bling.

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I placed the canvas in an Ikea Ribba frame (23cm*23cm), it fits perfectly.

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Thank you for your visit, I hope you got inspired and will make your own home décor on canvas.

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See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

 

One of a kind – wood on cards

Hello Everyone,

I am here today to show you how you can use alternative materials also for cardmaking, like wood.

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I have recently got the Stephanie Low One of a Kind stamp and die set from Spellbinders. I love rubber stamps so much, they stamp so sharp and clean. I wanted to try to stamp on wood, and the balsa wood included in the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 is light enough to be added to a card. I used my Misti for stamping (I had to remove the foam pad as rubber stamps are thicker than the clear ones), but I got beautiful impression for the first time already. I used Gina K Amalgam ink (my new favourite) and to make the black deeper, I repeated the stamping once more. I used Copic markers and a cautious dabbing motion to apply a bit of colour.

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I cut down the wood piece with my Tim Holtz trimmer. It makes the edge a bit ragged, but I love the look, it adds to the natural wood-feel. I made a black mat for it and die cut a Nestabilities Fleur de Lis rectangle from gold foiled cardstock. I mounted it all on a peach card base to match the flower.

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As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to some of the leaves and a golden mini pearl to the centre of the flower.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to try alternative materials on your cards. See you tomorrow with a fun home décor project I made for my craft corner.

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Hugs,

Zsofi

Sweet birthday – IPC75

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Have you played along the Inky Paws Challenge #75 Cute animals? If not, you still have time till Friday 6th July. Looking at all the adorable stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs, it is almost like Anything goes 🙂

Here is a sweet birthday card as inspiration for you.

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I started with creating a custom background. I sponged Distress inks on Bristol Smooth Cardstock (Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry) making sure to fade it towards the middle of the panel. I spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 20 seconds. Then I stamped the cute donut and sprinkles from the Newton’s Donut stamp set using the same distress inks. When it was dry I die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle using a die from the Frames and Flags die set.

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Then I stamped and coloured the kitty hanging off a huge donut from the same stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut it with the coordinating die.

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I love how it cuts a hole at the tail and above Newton’s head. Such a cute detail. I added some shimmer to the pink sauce and glossy accent to the sprinkles. Then I popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares.

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The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set (Baked with love), stamped in black. The word sweet I die cut from metallic pink cardstock (DCWV) using the Essential Alphabet die set. I added more dimension to it by cutting extra white letters and layering them under the metallic ones. I mounted the panel on a kraft card base and it was all done.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #75. One random winner will get a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Design online store.

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Thanks for your visit today, hope you pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Flower thanks – Lawnfawnatics #31

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a purely die cut card for the Lawnfawnatics #31 Florals, flowers and foliage challenge.

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If you follow me, you know that I love to colour and make scene cards, but from time to time I enjoy making cards without stamping. As die cutting is just as much of a pleasure. I started with creating the frames for my little flower garden: I cut 4 stitched scallop rectangle frames, once from light blue and 3 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames on top of each other for dimension keeping the blue one on the bottom.

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The inner blue piece will be my little scene. I die cut a brown Stitched garden border and a green Flower border. I cut off 5 flowers and used the tiny flower dies from the Flower Hillside pop-up border add-on set to cut pink flowers. I layered them on top of the green ones and adhered them to the scene. I added golden gems to the middle of 3 of them.

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The sentiment is a pink stacked die cut from the Small stitched envelope set. For the background I used the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot backdrop cut from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and I layered it on a white card base.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #31 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi