Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we have 2 smaller sets to show you: the super cute Porch Swing Friends and the beautiful Roses set. Both of them come with coordinating dies! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!


For my first card I started stamping and colouring the Porch Bench Friends using my Copic markers. I used neutral colours for the animals and went really bright with the pillows. I cut them all with their coordinating dies. After die cutting I used a BG11 Copic marker to colour the white parts of the image so it would sink in the background more.

To set the scene I needed some trees which I cut from woodgrain cardstock with the Forest scene builder dies and the canopy which I cut using the Sky border dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to add some colour to these and I added some splatters too for more texture.

On an A2 sized card base I sponged the new Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink (ahh so pretty!) and added some splatters from the same colour and white watercolour. I also added some droplets from a clear shimmer mist.

When assembling the scene I used 3D foam squares for the canopy and the coloured image, the tree trunks I adhered flat. The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from a velvet red one and layered on top of each other. I love that the Porch Swing Friends coordinating die has this extra sentiment!

I made the critters noses shiny with glossy accents and added a bit of clear shimmer to the red parts of the accessories. Oh how I wish to relax on a swing like this!


I have recently surprised myself with a big set of Karin Brush markers. These are water based markers with really intense pigments in them and I felt the Roses stamp would be the prefect one to try them on.

I heat embossed the image on Ranger watercolour cardstock using Hero Arts black sparkle embossing powder. Then I added a tiny drop of colour from the markers and moved it with a waterbrush. The colours are amazing and so bright! I used only one pink and one green marker! When it was dry I cut it out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut some rounded stitched rectangles using Frames squared and patterned papers. I layered them on top of each other at an angle on a top folding white card base.

I used a small rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Windows die to hold my roses and added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock to it. The card base this time is 4,25 x 4,25 inches.


Would you like to win the “Roses” or the “Porch Swing Friends”  stamp set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week full of inspiration. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Happy shopping!

See you soon,


36 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 4

  1. Like the neutral colors on the porch critters with wonderful bright colors of porch pillows, etc. Like the tree die. Like the paint splatters. Pretty floral.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


  2. I love your projects and the little ‘extras’ you put in, like the sparkles, but my most favorite is your idea to suspend the porch swing between 2 trees!!! Oh my, that is simply the cutest idea ever!!!


  3. Your scene card is so fun and cute and BRIGHT and adorable. Love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing both cards!


  4. Love how you put the swing between the trees!! So creative. Your cards are gorgeous.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  5. These are so fabulous. I love the little trees that carry that swing. Your second card with the sparkle and shine is gorgeous!


  6. Love how you created the trees to hold the porch swing! So clever! Your rose is just stunning. Love the color.


  7. Isn’t the new distress speckled egg just amazing?!?! Might be my new favorite distress color!!! 😊 Super cute how you made the porch swinging friends, swinging from a tree!!! Love it!!! Love the glitter embossing on the roses card, makes the roses pop!!! Thanks for sharing!!! ❤️


  8. Love that you made the swing with the cute puppy & kitty into a tree swing! Such a clever idea! Your pink & black sparkly roses are gorgeous!


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