Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am happy to announce the start of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! This release is jam packed with fun new designs for many occasions. Let’s get started and have a look at today’s news: Cycling Friends is a cute stamp set which come with coordinating dies. The Tree Line stencil is a fantastic layering stencil but for the price of one!

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

For my card today I started with the background: on a white piece of cardstock I used the Tree Line stencil to create a row of pretty trees. First I added the canopy using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. Then with the help of the etching on the stencil I lined up the second layer and added the tree trunk with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. The last layer was the leaves, I used Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink for a contrast. It was so easy and quick!

Then with a small blending brush I added Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, Hickory Smoke for the road and Twisted Citron for the grass, among the trees. I did not use any masking, just went around the trees with a small brush, but I left some white space in between the colours and around the trees. It looks so cool and much faster this way! When it was done I die cut the background with the postage edge die from Frameworks.

I stamped the images from the Cycling friends stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used: bike: BG7, BG6, BG5, BG4, BT9, BT6, BT5, BT3, MB4, MB2, MB1, dog: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, AG3, CG3, CG1, cat: RB3, RB2, MB1, AG3, CG3, CG1, flowers and balloons: AG3, CG3, CG1, GY3, CT3, CT1, MG3, MG1, LV3, LV2, LV1, BT5, BT3. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with thin 3D foam squares. I stamped the sentiment in black directly on the sky and adhered the scene on a kraft card base.

As a finishing touch I used a black fine liner and a white gel pen to add details to the scarves and flowers. I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons and the bike and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. I also added glossy accents to some parts of the bike to make them shiny.


Would you like to win the “Cycling Friends” 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 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day and got inspired! Make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,


18 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

  1. I love your card design and you really showcased the new stamps and dies. Thank you for the great instructions too!


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