Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the sneak peeks at Newton’s Nook Designs’ May Release. Today the Design Team shows you the beautiful and elegant Hummingbird stamp and die set in action.

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card today I stamped the all the images from the Hummingbird stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. When I was done, I fussy cut them out.

I created a Distress Oxide ink background using Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. Then I laid the Clouds stencil over the panel and added Ranger Distress Crackle paste with a stencil pal. After drying it cracks, I love this paste! To make it more distressed, I went back with the same colours over the clouds. Looks so pretty in my opinion.

When it was all done and dry, I cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die.

The sentiment I stamped on a white cardstock strip and cut one edge down with the scalloped rectangle die. I popped it up on the scene with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a tiny yellow stamped flower.

After I popped up the hummingbird with dimensional adhesive, I added some details with a Sakura Star Dust pen for some sparkle and emphasized the eyes and flower stamens with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hummingbird”  stamp set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and will pop in tomorrow for some kitty fun 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the news that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a new release in May! Get ready for a great bunch of fresh designs! Day 1 is all about a new Circle frame die set and matching stamps. For the sentiments there is a new Banner Trio die set coming too!

All new products will be available on 22nd of May, 2020.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Floral Roundabout stamp on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the pretty flowers with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours, it fits my mood.

I cut the panel down to be a square and matted it with teal cardstock. I also cut a white scalloped square from Frames squared and created a grey card base measuring 4.25 x 4.25 inches.

As I don’t have the Banner Trio die set I used another banner die to cut the sentiment from white cardstock and popped it up in the middle of the card.

I finished the design with drops of glossy accents in the flower centers.

CARD 2

I wanted something different and show you another way how these Roundabout sets can be used. So I stamped the Birthday Roundabout on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Distress Oxide inks to blend over the panel. Rainbow is my favourite colour you know 😀

Then I took the Mama Elephant Columbus Circle Framed tags die to cut a window in a black cardstock piece measuring 5,5×4,25 inches. I popped it up over the rainbow panel and added a strip of cardstock which I previously inkblended with the same colours.

I used 2 very thin silver glitter paper strips as embellisments and adhered the sentiment cut with the same banner die I used for the first card.

A bit of clear shimmer on the small images along with some glossy accents made it complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Birthday Roundabout” or the “Floral 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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peeks and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Meerkat wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very clean design, but versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I was playing with stamps and stencils from Pink and Main.

I started with the Mask it Square stencil and blended Tumbled glass Distress Oxide ink wih the Ergonomic Blending Brush in the middle of a 4.25×5,5 inch Bristol Smooth cardstock piece. Then I covered the blue square with the inner part of the stencil and moved the frame tiny to the right. I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I did the same on the left side too. Then I covered the squares and repeated the previous step with Blueprint Sketch Disress Oxide. It is such a cool pattern and could be done with any geometric stencil and any colour combo!

Then I stamped the meerkat from the Meerkats stamp, coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him out. I used a black glaze pen on his eyes an nose to make it shiny.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it down to be a small sign the meerkat can hold.

I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the stenciled background a bit and assembled the card on a kraft card base. The meerkat I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished the card with tiny clear sequins. Isn’t it cute? Fitting any gender for any occasion, I really need cards like this in my stash! I hope I inspired you and you will pop in again soon for more ideas.

See you,

Zsofi

Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.

Hugs,

Zsofi

A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!

Hugs,

Zsofi

My angel – Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With this crazy virus threat and quarantine we all need to show more love and appreciation. When creating this card, I was thinking of my 9 years old daughter, who is separated from her friends now, studying every day (homeschooling is not easy for the kids either) while she sees her smaller brother playing all day. I wanted to cheer her up and tell her how much I love her. So I chose the My angel stamp set with a couple of stand alone dies and a stencil which combined together make the perfect heavenly scene. Let’s get to the details!

First I stamped the angels and the musical instruments with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. The wings I kept light purple, the dresses white with some grey shadows. I wanted their hair to look a bit golden so I chose light brown markers. I love how the turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all angels have a cut-line around their hands, so it is so easy to tuck the instruments in there!

For the background I sponged Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I created the clouds: I die cut 2 of the Silver lining cloud border dies from white cardstock and also from gold sparkle cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so the clouds look like they are lit by the sun. On the smaller cloud border I stamped a sentiment from the My angel set.

And then the idea stroke my mind: why not to add the golden halo to the angels too? So I used the coordinating dies and cut the golden angels, layered them under the coloured ones a bit offset. They look gorgeous, don’t you think?

I assembled the card using thin 3D foam sqaures under the angels to get more dimension. I die cut the word “my” an “angel” from black and gold sparkle cardstocks and added them to the scene.

As a finishing touch I stamped a couple of music notes all around. I also used glossy accents on the musical instruments.

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

Holy Macaroni! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. I love funny cards and when I first saw the Pasta la vista stamp set I was giddy with the sentiments. I needed a punny birthday card so I paired it with the adorable veggies from Veggie Patch. Let’s get started!

First I stamped some pasta and some of the veggies with black Copic friendly ink on white cardstock. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties to life. I stayed with the warm tones except for the aubergine where I used some really dark purples. I didn’t think too much about shading but I tried to give the onion a bit of texture using flicking motions with my darker oranges. I love how it turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and the Cloudy skies stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush. This stencil is great thanks to the connected edges, you can easily tuck the cardstock in-between the cloud layers and apply ink. So fun! 

I cut some grass with the Grassy Lass border dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink on it with a blending brush. I also die cut a Skinny rectangle frame from heavy weight cardstock, I planned to use it to draw attention to the funny sentiment.

Then I assembled the scene. I took some time to fiddle around which veggie to put where, but I enjoyed the process. When I was happy with the placement I adhered each piece with a drop of glue. 

I left the sentiment to the last so I can ensure perfect placement. I stamped it in black to stand out. I scattered a bunch of tiny iridescent blue stars all over the sky and added glossy accents to the leaves and stems of the veggies. Also to the holes in the cheese, i love to make my cards 3D this way.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. 

See you soon,

Zsofi