I am thrilled to announce that we have a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs this month and it is full of Fall and Halloween cuties. So this week you are going to see my blog changing seasons (summer lovers don’t worry, I still have some summer cards planned before real Fall hits us). I love to make Autumn cards with its different colour combos. Today our Design Team showcases a fun new stamp/die set: Brooms and Boos and a fantastic new layering stencil which allows you to make your own Candy Corn backgrounds.
All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.
For my first card I used my favourite witch from the new Brooms and Boos stamp set: I stamped the image and the moon on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour her. The colours I used are the following: skin: FS8, FS7 hair: TN9, GB9, GB7, GB4 broom: GB7, GB4, GB2, MB3, MB1 dress: DP3, HB3, HB2, HB1 hat&shoes: IG10, IG6, IG2 moon: CT3, CT1, LY1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I imagined a simple night scene, so I die cut the postage edge die (Framework die set) from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges and the bottom third of the panel with Purple Tape. I blended in Wilted Violet Distress ink and a bit of Black Sooth on the edges. I sprinkled it with water and diluted purple, white and black inks. I just love the texture, I cannot help it!
Then I added a very thin strip of silver cardstock on the bottom line and stamped the sentiment on the white part. I popped up the witch with 3D foam squares and adhered the moon too. I wanted some bats on the sky so I simply stamped them directly on the distressed background.
I decided to add another sentiment white heat embossed on a black circle (Circle Frames die set). I adhered the whole panel on a black top folding card base and used glossy accents as a finishing touch to emphasize some deails on the coloured image.
For my second card I played with the fun new Cady Corn layering stencil on a dark grey cardstock. For the first layer I used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink, for the second Squeezed Lemonde and simple white pigment ink for the last layer. It gives such a subtle pattern as the colours are muted on a dark cardstock, totally cool!
When it was dry I cut the panel down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. While I was at die cutting I also cut a white tag, a topping and a reinforcer using the Fancy Edges die set. I love to use tags as my focal panel when I don’t want to overrule a fun background.
After assembling the tag I stamped, coloured and die cut another witch from the Brooms and Boos set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: pumpkin: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, CT3 witch: FS8, FS7, GB7, GB4, CT3, CT1, LY1 dress&accessories: IG10, IG6, AG4, AG2, AG1.
I popped up the witch with 3D foam squares and stamped two sentiments on an orange banner (Frames and Flags). I used some gold gems as embellisments and added some clear shimmer and glossy accents to the dress of the witch.
Would you like to win the “Brooms & Boos” 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 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:
Zsofia Molnar –> you are here
I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for more fun projects!