Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

How did you like yesterday’s reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs? I am sure you are curious what is for today, so let’s dive in.

Newton’s Summer Treats

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This is such an adorable set with extremely cute images. I could not decide which one to use, so I made a card set.

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For all the cards I cut a scalloped rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock, a stitched rectangle from colourful cardstock, a black mat and a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studios). On the white panels I sponged very lightly some Distress Oxide ink, making sure to match the colour of the patterned paper as much as possible.

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I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a stitched label from the Framework die set from black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiments on them. When assembling the cards I used 3D foam tape for the images to make them pop. I also added some shine with glossy accents and some sparkle with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen.

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Cozy Campers

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For my next card I wanted a summer sunset but with unusual colours. So I sponged some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Sunscape stencil over it. I went back with the same ink and made it darker with some Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick. I love how the sentiment fits perfectly the sun!

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I also sponged some Bundled Sage and Evergreen Bough on a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock an cut the grassy border from it twice for my scene.

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Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the Cozy Campers set. I adhered them to the scene and embellished them with Glossy accents and added tiny white pearls in the middle of the flowers.

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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

 

I hope you liked my cards and will check back tomorrow for more Newton’s Nook Designs fun. Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit my fabulous Design Team mates on their blogs. 

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Unicorn card set – Lawnfawnatics #26

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Hello Everyone,

To continue the Unicorn Card Series, I made a set of 4 cards inspired by the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #26.

Here is my card set:

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I wanted to repurpose some packaging material from Pretty Pink Posh, I just love the subtle polka dot cardstock they use to back their stamps and dies. So I cut 4×4 inch squares from them and mounted them on square card bases.

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I also die cut several stitched star frames (3 layers for each card, reusing some packaging material again for the bottom layers) and adhered them together for a thicker frame.

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The inside of the frame I ran through the big shot machine with a Snowy Backdrop die to create the night sky. I sponged Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on them and backed the panel with silver glitter paper.

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I stamped and coloured the unicorn costumed kid from the Costume Party stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I added some Tonic Aqua Clear shimmer to the hair and horn and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

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The sentiment is from the Critters Ever After stamp set, I white heat embossed it on matching coloured cardstock scraps. Then I die cut them with Sentiment Banners. When assembling the card I used 3D foam tape under the coloured image.

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I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #26 Card sets and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add Some Texture.

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Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon. I still have some unicorn card I have not shared yet 😉

Zsofi

 

Flurry of thanks card set

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday and I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #63.

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I needed some thank you cards to send to my friends and I knew I wanted to play with alcohol inks for the pink challenge. I used pink shades of inks and a bit of gold and pearl mixative. This is the design I came up with.

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I gold heat embossed the beautiful snowflakes from the NND Beautiful blizzards stamp set. I cut the embossed alcohol ink backgrounds with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a gold mat.

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I used 2 different embossing powders and 2 different gold cardstocks to match the embossing.

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Then I adhered the panels to the a stitched scalloped frame from Frames and tags.

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The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut several times from white cardstock, golden cardstock and white glossy cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered to the card front.

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I hope you like my set of cards and you got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #63. Hope to see your creations there. You have until Friday (19th Jan) to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you soon with another fun project.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Koality holidays

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share these cuties with you I made for a sweet friend of mine as a present.  She loves koalas and I wanted to turn the cute images from the Sugarpea Designs+Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set into little Santas.

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I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers and I die cut them with their coordinating dies. The Santa hats are from the MFT Beast Friends stamp set.

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For the tags I used the small tag from Sugarpea Designs to cut them from heavy weight white cardstock which I previously covered with silver glitter tape. I adorned the tags with some green metallic branches (also part of the tag die set). I adhered the cute koalas on each and finished them with a thin red ribbon. A bit of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and glossy accents of course I had to add.

The card I kept similarly clean and simple too. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine one more time with the swirls background die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut a stitched strip from the same green metallic cardstock and heat embossed a Hungarian sentiment (Scrapfellow) on it with silver embossing powder.

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I gave it a silver mat using silver glitter tape and assembled the card. The same finishing touches I applied here too: glossy accents on the nose, black glaze pen on the eyes, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on the Santa hat.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes, to the Work it Wednesday Challenge (use something new) and to the Sugar Pea Designs Anything goes Challenge too.

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I hope you like it an will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Bokeh technique with distress inks

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.

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A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.

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Then I applied some distress ink  and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS)  all around the snowmen.

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After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.

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When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?

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Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi