Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Today is the second day of the fun April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs! And the farm theme continues with another adorable stamp/die set called Cluck.

For my card I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut a Peekaboo Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) from No. 2 pencil cardstock (Lawn Fawn too) 3 times and stacked them together. I backed it with a fun chicken wire patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and arranged the images in the windows.

I left the bottom right corner empty to stamp a few sentiments in black and dark red. I am going crazy for the sentiments in this set, they are super funny!

I also die cut a speech bubble from a matching cardstock, stamped the funniest sentiment of the whole set on it and adhered it right above the talking hens. I love to make funny cards.

As a finishing touch I added drops of glossy accents and made the birds’ eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cluck” 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

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will pop in tomorrow for some more fun! See you,

Zsofi

Rain or shine – MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am super late with my entry for the MFT Sketch Challenge, but yesterday’s rain totally inspired me to make this cute card.

I staretd with stamping the girl with the big umbrella from the Birdie Brown Rain or shine stamp set on Copic friendly cardstock, and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my favourite colour combo for this spring: pink-yellow-aqua.

Then I used the Brick wall stencil on Bristol smooth cardstock and applied gently some Black Soot distress oxide ink. I die cut it with the Essential Cover Up Horizontal die and took the Mini Raindrops stencil and added Brutus Monroe glitter paste over it in teal colour. I love the layered stencil effect! When the panel was dry I added a dark teal mat to it and adhered it to a dark grey note card.

I arranged the girl, the puddle and some die cut clouds (I used the stamp set’s coordinating dies) and also heat embossed a sentiment on a bright pink cardstock strip. Apart from the sentiment – which I popped up with 3D foam squares – everything is adhered flat with liquid glue.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the umbrella and used a white gel pen to add highlights.

I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #431.

I hope you got inspired too by the capricious April weather and enjoyed my card tutorial. Please join me later today for the Newton’s Nook Design’s April Reveals Day 2 projects too.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

What a wonderful Monday it is, we have beautiful spring weather in Hungary. And it is the first day of the April Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Get ready for so much cuteness this month! All products will be available on Friday 12/04!

Today our team showcases the adorable new piggy set called Oink along with a new stencil and 2 new die sets! What a lovely collection!

For my card today I stamped and coloured the piggies with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. They all look so cute, so I designed a farm party card to be able to use all of them.

I stamped a few balloons and party hats from the Fabulous frenchies stamp set and coloured them in greens and yellows to match the scene. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out too.

Then I die cut a white fence with the new Fence die and also some grass with the Land border dies. I chose a cloudy patterned paper (Doodlebug designs) as my background and started to layer the elements. I adhered everything flat except for the little piggie in the middle which I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped on a die cut speech bubble, it fits perfectly and looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and candles and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

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

Hope you enjoyed the first day hop and will come back tomorrow for another fun farm themed day!

See ya,

Zsofi

Just heard the buzz… – featuring Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a fun birthday card using the newly released Bee Day stamp/die set and the Celebrate die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping a bunch of the images on alcohol friendly cardstock and used my Copics to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a sticthed circle from textured light blue cardstock and a bit bigger scalloped circle from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the bottom using my stamp positioner as I had to stamp it a few times to get the ink into the cracks of the textured cardstock. I felt I needed some more pink so I die cut the Celebrate sentiment from pink cardstock.

I wanted a tiny bit of colour in the background so I took the Four point star stencil and very lightly applied a light yellow ink directly on the white card base.

Then I assembled the card, arranged the images and adhered them with liquid glue. Even if I did not use 3D foam squares, the card has dimension thanks to the rounded edges of die cutting. And it is going to be easier to mail this way.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the wings and glossy accents on the banner. To make the bees pop I used a black glaze pen on the stripes and also on the hole of the beehive. It gives a sharp and shiny black finish, I love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back later today for more fun! See you soon,

Zsofi

Thanks a bunch with Pearl Alcohol inks

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a clean and simple thank you card featuring the Flower Trio die set.

Finally my long awaited package from Simon Says Stamp has arrived and I had a chance to play with the gorgeous Pearl Alcohol inks. I tried my favourite colours first: Celestial, Villainous and Enchanted. I added drops of them on Yupo paper and used a felt applicator and blending solution to mix them with a dabbing motion. When I was happy how it looked I set it aside to dry.

Then I created my flower embellishments from purple and pink cardstocks. I love that stitching detail on the flowers! I added a smaller white one in the middle and a gem in the middle for a layered look. I also die cut 2 white leaves.

When my alcohol inked background was dry I cut it down and matted with a slightly bigger black cardstock piece and adhered it at an angle on a top folding white notecard. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and glued it to the background.

I arranged the flowers above the sentiment and used 3D foam squares to attach them on the card. I left the leaves as the last step, I simply tucked them under the flowers.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will come back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi