Newton’s Nook Designs STAMPtember Exclusive set

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember celebration with an Exclusive stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Talk Turkey is a hilarious set which is only available on the Simon Says Stamp website until stocks last, so if you like this set, it is better to hurry! These exclusive sets run out of stock so fast every year!

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Arteza pencils – I wanted to try something I use rarely. It was so relaxing to colour with pencils, I need to do it more often! I fussy cut the images leaving a little white border like they were die cut. I am usually not a fussy cutter, but it was fun too!

For the background I inkblended some Crackling Campfire, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide inks and added a lot of splatters: diluted ink, black and white acrylic paint too. When it was dry, I cut it down with a rectangle die from the NND Frameworks die set. I die cut another piece of this rectangle and cut it down with the grass die from NND Land Borders and used Walnut Stain and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide inks to add colour. I added splatters on this piece too and assembled my Fall scene.

The sentiment I stamped on a white circle which I die cut with the NND Circle Frames die set and added a bit of shading to the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink. for a layered look I die cut a ticket shaped rectangle from brown cardstock (NND Frameworks die set) and a yellow banner (NND Banner Trio die set). I adhered them on top of each other and added it to the top of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pe ont he eyes, a Sakura sparkle pen on the hat and coller and also use drops of glossy accents on the noses and the beak of the turkey. I really believe that these little accents take a card to the next level.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and don’t forget: if you like this stamp set, buy it right now! When it is gone, it is gone for good, it will not be restocked!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Zsofi

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with an inspirational card I created with a new layering stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release. It is called Waves of change and it is so beautiful! The sentiments are gorgeous! I cannot wait to make a home decor with it too! But for now I created a card, let me guide you through the process.

I stamped first the filler waves with Audrey Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped it 3 times using my Misti to get a bit darker waves. Then I added the highlight layer using Deep Sea ink. The outline waves were my last layer, I heat embossed it with Mermaid Fine Detail embossing powder. Then I used a little blender brush with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink to give colour to the whole sea. Thanks to the small brush I did not need to mask off the sky.

If you follow me, you know how much I love texture. So I added some diluted ink splatters: Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks and some liquid Pixie Dust from Inkon3. I let the splatters cover the sky too, so it looks like water drops.

The sentiment I stamped in black on the right and added a die cut Friend on the left. The shadow I cut from Audrey blue cardstock, and the Friends I cut 3 times from Peacock cardstock. I layered them together, covered them with clear embossing ink and used the same Mermaid Fine Detail embossing powder to give it some sparkle and shine.

I cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die and added a Peacock mat to it. I used some crystals from Studio Katia to embellish the card.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and if you are curious about the whole STAMPtember release, you can find it here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to see you soon.

Zsofi

Adventure time – Thermoweb

Hello Everyone,

I had the pleasure of playing with the Laura Kelly Collection from Thermoweb in the last couple of days and I have to say it made me giddy. Her designs are so simple yet heartwarming, it totall reminds me of my childhood and puts a permanent smile on my face. For the whole collection, please visit the Thermoweb shop, it has stamps, toner sheets and beautiful foils. (Fine print: I am not affiliated nor on the Design Team of Thermoweb, but the goodies were sent to me for a collaboration with one of my DTs. The package was late but I love the designs so much that I cannot stop creating with them. So get ready for more!)

Today’s card was made for my kids for a very special occasion, we just got our small puppy on Friday. It is a small Bichon Havanese, a beautiful fluffy furball. He is called Lucky (I guess he truly is as he is already so loved). He is going to live with my parents who live in the same building with us. But back to the card now.

I started with a piece of purple cardstock and used Thermoweb Deco Foil Gel on it through the Heffy Doodle Lots of happy stencil. I used Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and applied the gel with a Stencil Pal. It makes it a breeze. I removed the stencil and washed it right away. I set the background aside for a while to dry. When it is clear, you can go ahead and foil it with your laminator. I used the Laura Kelly Berry Purple Foil Transfer sheet, as I wanted a tone on tone look.

Meanwhile I stamped the girl, the boy and the puppy from the Me and my peeps stamp set on a white stitched rectangle. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them quickly, here is the list of colours I used: FS8, FS7, FS4, HB3, HB2, HB1, BT7, BT5, BT1, EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1. I stamped the You and me sentiment under them in purple (Catherine Pooler ink).

I white heat embossed Adventure time from the Heffy Doodle Wavy Banner Sentiment set on black cardstock ad cut it out with the coordinating dies. I popped it up with 3D foam squares under the stampd greeting and gave the panel a light blue mat.

After assembling the card I used a clear sparkle pen on the balloons and covered them with glossy accents.

I hope you like my inspiration today with the Laura Kelly collection mixed with Heffy Doodle goodies. I will be back soon with more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the new release reveals, but fear not, Newton’s Nook Designs has 2 beautiful sets still for today. Signs of Fall comes with a coordinating die set and can be perfectly combined with older Fall sets too. Heartfelt Fall gives you a tons of options for your Autumn crafts with beautiful sentiments. It coordinates with the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I first saw the Signs of Fall stamp set I immediately thought of an older set Autumn Newton. So I stamped the images from both and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, sunflower: EB7, EB3, GY3, CT4, CT3, hay: GB7, GB5, GB1, lantern: BG9, BG7, BG5, pot: CG3, CG2, CG1, YG3, sign: RB4, RB2, RB1, TN1, cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I imagined a background in Fall colours so I blended Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Falling Leaves stencil over it and went back with the same colours. After removing the stencil I added black and white splatters and when it was dry I die cut the panel with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I also cut a smaller scalloped rectangle from vellum.

Vellum is tricky to work with as all adhesive I tried shows through. Therefore I adhered first the images on the bottom of the vellum with liquid glue and added drops of glue behind the images to hide it. On the top I used the heat embossed sentiment on a brown banner (Frames and Flags) to hide the glue behind.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems, flower centers and ribbon and a few gold gems.

CARD 2

Heartfelt Fall is one of my favourite sets in this release, so elegant and delicate and super versatile. For my card I stamped it on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: TN8, BO4, BO3, EB5, EB4, EB3, GB4, CT4, CT1, RB2, RB1, DR5, DR3, AG2, AG1, DG4, DG3, DG2, YG3, YG2. I cut it out with the Heart Frames dies.

Then I die cut the biggest heart from the same die set from kraft cardstock 2 times and a smaller stitched one from vellum to go on top of the coloured leaves one.

For the sentiment I used the die cut from Fall Friends: I cut it 3 times from brown cardstock and 3 times from orange (for the heart only). I adhered them together and popped them up on the vellum heart with liquid glue. I embellished with gold gems and glossy accents on the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall Roundabout” 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)! 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our release week and have your favourites. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as all new products will be lve in the store tomorrow! Happy crafting! If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy our inspiration week. For today we have another 2 fantastic sets: Fall Friends is an idyllic Autumn scene which comes with coordinating dies, while Heartfelt Gourds is a super versatile stamp with great sentiments. It coordinates the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Fall Friends on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: chair: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT3, pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB7, EB3, BG7, BG4, BG1, bucket&flowers: EB5, EB2, TN1, GB7, CT4, CT3, blanket: AG5, AG3, AG1, CT4, CT3, CT1, cat: EB3, RB3, RB2, RB1, dog: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some clouds with the same colour. After removing the stencil I added some water, white and black ink splatters for more texture. On another little scrap piece I blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and added the usual splatters just in green. I die cut grass with the Land Border die and assembled the scene.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey banner (Banner Trio dies) and used the exra little leaves as embellishments. I added drops of glossy accents and some highlights with a white pencil.

CARD 2

For my second card I stamped the Heartfelt Gourds stamp and cut it out immediately with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: AG5, DG4, DG3, DG2, GB7, GB4, CT3, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY5, GY3, GY2, OR3, OR2, OR1, CT4, CT3, CT1, LY1, CG3, CG2, CG1, BG5, BG2, BG1.

I also stamped the deer from Harvest Tails and coloured it too: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, TN1, RB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB4, GB9, CG3, CG2, CG1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the background chose patterned paper this time (Doodlebug Designs). The sentiment I stamped on a stitched rounded banner (Banner Trio). I assembled the card, popped up the deer and the banner and used gold gems and glossy accents as embellishments.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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)! 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for the last day’s surprises!

See you,

Zsofi

Long time no sea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Here in Hungary we have a super hot summer so when we cannot spend the day at our favourite lake, I enjoy crafting sea-themed cards to cool me down. On this cutie I used the Little Shellfish stamp set wih a couple of scene building dies to get a fun background. Let me lead you through the process.

First I have stamped the images on alcohol friendly cardstock and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used: lobster: DR5, DR3, DR1, PP4, houses & pinwheel: TB5, TB3, TB2, IB2, IB1, BG4, BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

To set the scene I die cut a Stitched Rectangle die 3 times from white cardstock, and also from Oyster Shell and Simply Teal-licious cardstocks. Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies to make the sky from a white rectangle, and the Breaking Waves Border dies to cut the sand and sea waves. The other 2 white rectangles I used to give instant dimension to my scene by layering them behind the die cuts. I love this little trick, instead of using foam tape and it is perfect for using up some scraps/recycled white packaging.

I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and texture to the sand and waves: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and some white acrylic paint. While the splatters were drying I made my card base: I used the Broad Brushstrokes stencil with Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks on a white note card. With mixing the two colours I got the same shade as on the houses, so cool!

After assembling the background I adhered the houses with Glubert and popped up the little lobster with 3D foam squares. I added a dark red mat to it to make it stand out even more. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and stamped an extra on the waves from the Close at heart stamp set. They match so well, don’t you think? As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the life savers and door knobs.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Lake time

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I am sure you all have a memorable vacation, a place where you would love to return to. For me it is Austria, we spent a wonderful couple of days in the Alps with the kids and friends 2 years ago in June. This place inspired my card for today, where I combined several older and new sets. Let me guide you through the process, and share some tips.

First I have stamped the mountains from Highland Honeys and the ducks, sun and clouds from Quack me up on alcohol friendly cardstock. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them, the colours I used: mountains & clouds: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, sun&ducks: CT4, CT3, CT1, BO4, BO3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I worked on the slimline scene. First I die cut 2 stitched rectangles from white cardstock with the Stitched Slimline Trio dies. From one of them I die cut the waves (Slimline scenery dies) and the Little Town border. I added colours with Distress Oxide inks. The water I inkblended with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers, added some sprinkles of diluted ink and also used some Finetec Pearlescent watercolours for some shimmery splatters. It looks so cool in real life with all the sparkles!

To colour the town border I used Heffy Memo Tape to mask off the houses and trees and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the grass. I added some diluted ink splatters here too, also a bit of Rustic Wilderness and Twisted Citron for a textured look. Then I removed the masks and coloured the trees with Ground Espresso. On a scrap of white cardstock I added some Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxides using a small blending brush. Then I die cut the little dies from the Little Town border die set and adhered them in place. It gives a fun layered look, gorgeous on its own. After blending a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, I asssembled the scene using Glubert. Using a liquid glue allows a little playing time when creating a scene. I stamped the sentiment from the Close at heart sentiment set.

I die cut a dark grey scalloped rectangle as a mat using the Sweet Scalloped Slimline die set and added a bit of glossy acccents to the beaks of the ducks. The finished card measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the third day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We have the sweetest littl critters for you today, favouring both cat and dog lovers! Kitten Beach and Beach Barks both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured all the kitties from the Kitten Beach set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS3, castle: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, shell: TN8, AP3, AP1, sand: MB4, MB3, MB1, bucket: DG4, DG3, DG2, CT4, CT1, laddle: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1, crab & star: DR5, DR3, DR1, chair: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I die cut a slimline scalloped rectangle with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set and blended it a bit with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky. Then I used the Land and Sea border dies with the partial die cutting technique to cut the waves and sand. I blended them with Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, added water and diluted ink splatters for a textured look.

After assembling the scene on a kraft slimline cardbase I stamped two sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the dogs from the Beach Barks set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – big dog: TN9, EB5, EB4, EB3, TN3, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, BP3, BP2, BP1, TB5, TB3, TB1, small dog: TN3, TN2, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, TB5, TB3, TB1, CT3. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For the background I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create the sandy beach with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. Then I masked off approximately in the middle with purple tape and blended the sea with Peacock Feather Distress Oxide, the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

Then I used the Retro Palms stencil to create the trees: I used purple tape to cover the not used trees, in this way I could create the trees one by one. I used Ground Espresso for the trunk and Mowed Lawn for the leaves.

When it was done, I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares. I added glossy accents to the sunglasses, flowers, noses and the lifesaver too. I finished the card with a Marwy Snow marker to create the foam. I added dots with it and heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. So fun!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks” 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)! 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for the last day of the reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the second day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We continue the summer fun with another two adorable sets: Summer Moments and another cute mini called Newton’s Seashell. There is a super fun new stencil set coming too, Retro Sun & Palms.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped and coloured the girl in the chair from Summer Moments with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – chair: EB4, EB3, EB1, MB1, BG2, BG1, BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1; girl: FS8, FS7, BP3, BP2, BP1, CT3, CT1 and BT1. I used the coordinating die to cut her out.

For the background I used the Seashells stencil with Ranger Distress Crackle paste, set it aside to dry and added Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink afterwards with a blending brush. I also sprinkled it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30 sec. I love the textured look I achieved this way.

To set the scene I die cut a small rounded rectangle from white cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. Then I created waves with Savaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink using the Waves and Splashes stencil. For the Sky I used the Clouds stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also die cut a small piece of another rounded rectangle with a Land border die, I blended Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks and added a lot of splatters: brown, black and white. This is how I love to create the perfect sandy beach.

After assembling the card I white heat embossed a sentiment on an aqua banner (Frames and Flags die set) and popped it up with 3D foam squares. I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the hat and the mini umbrella.

CARD 2

For my second card I followed the same process: I stamped and coloured Newton’s Seashell with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – cat: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1, FS3, shell: BP3, BP2, BP1, CT3, CT1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the Beachy scene I created the background first, on a scalloped rectangle (Frames and Flags) I used the Retro Sun stencil with Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Retro Palms with a black ink for the trees. I love that layering stencils have the engraved gridlines which help with the perfect placement.

I die cut a scalloped rectangle from blue cardstock and another one from kraft. Then I used the Land border die and also a Sea Border die to create the sea and sand. I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink on the waves and Walnut Stain on the sand for a bit of shading. I added some splatters like on the previous card for a textured sandy look.

I adhered a pink patterned paper from the Whimsy Stamps Summer Breeze paper pad to a white top folding notecard and adhered the focal panel. I stamped the sentiment in black and embellished the sand with some stickers from Jolee’s Boutique. I also added glossy accents to the seashell.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Summer Moments” 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so happy to announce the first day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is gonna be a fun, summer-themed week here on my blog, I cannot wait to show you everything I have been busy with. Today our Design Team showcases Newton’s 4th July and an adorable mini set called Buns Out. We also have a versatile new stencil, Fireworks, perfect for all kinds of celebrations.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the vagon with the rockets and critters from the Newton’s 4th July set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the image with Copic markers. I used the coordinting dies to cut it out.

For the background I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo from Thermoweb with the Fireworks stencil on dark blue cardstock. I usually use a spatula and the Thermoweb Stencil Pal when using any kind of pastes, it makes it so easy to spread it evenly. I set it aside to dry until it was clear and then I foiled it with Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil using only the pressure of my die cut machine. Honestly I was lazy to heat up my laminator for one card only and the formula of the Transfer Gel Duo allows foiling with pressure only (no heat needed). Perfect solution for me! I die cut the panel with the postage edge die from Frameworks.

I also die cut a rounded rectangle from white cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I stamped the Celebrate sentiment on the bottom of the panel and embellished the top with the fireworks images from the Newton’s 4th July set using blue ink.

Another sentiment I white heat embossed on a grey banner (Frames and Flags die set) and adhered it to the focal panel. I popped up the image with 3D foam squares and covered the rockets and stars with glossy accents for a shiny look.

CARD 2

For my second card I had a cute idea inspired by the sentiment in the Buns Out mini set. So I stamped the burger 4 times and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illsutrator markers. The colours used are the following – Sausage: TN9, EB5, EB3 Bun: GB7, GB4, GB2, MB1 Lettuce: DG4, DG3, DG2 Cheese: CT4, CT3, CT1 Tomato: DR4, DR3, DR1

I used the coordinating die to cut them out and while I was die cutting I also cut a postage edge rectangle (Frameworks) and little stitched triangles as napkins (Frames Squared) from the Doodlebug Designs Bar-be-cute paper pad. It matches my scene prefectly.

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and cut it out with a fun little ticket die from Frameworks. I assembled the card, popped up the sun-bathing burgers with 3D foam squares and used glossy accents on the sesame seeds and sunglasses as a finishing touch. I think it is my favourite funny summer card till now!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s 4th of July”  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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi