Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs but we still have some super cute new sets to show. Today is all about birds: Birdhouse Greetings has the most adorable images and it comes with a coordinating die set, There is also a new Birdhouse Line Stencil which allows you to create stunning quick cards.

All new products will be available on 19/05/2023.


For my first card I stamped and coloured a bunch of birdhouses from Birdhouse Greetings using Copic markers. I really enjoyed just sitting and colouring, I can totally relax this way. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I did a quick ink blending on a white card base with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and added a to of splatters: water droplets, white and black paint and some diluted Tumbled Glass ink. I love the texture it gives. I also die cut grass from light green cardstock with a Land Border die and added a bit of shading with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

The sentiments I white heat embossed on black cardstock and just fussy cut them out with my scissors. After assembling the scene, I simply adhered the sentiments on the die cut images.

I used the small birds and butterflies as embellishments to enrich the scene. I used a white gel pen to add highlights and a black glaze pen to emphasize the eyes. I also used a clear shimmer pen on the wings and a drop of glossy accents on the bodies of the butterflies.


For my second card I used the Birdhouse Line stencil with Gathered Twigs distress oxide ink first and then added a layer of Transparent gloss paste over it. I set it aside to dry. When it wasn’t sticky any more, I added the second layer with Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch.

For the birds I used Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze in Sapphire Macaw colour. I love the texture and pearlescent shine.

After it was all dry, I cut the panel down and added a blue violet mat to it. The sentiment I stamped with turquoise ink from the Cozy Camper stamp set.


 Would you like to win the “Birdhouse Greetings” 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 May 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 19th. 

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

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed today’s cards and will come back tomorrow for the last day of the fun!

See you,


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