Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are showcasing the cutest ever Festive Fawns stamp and die set. All new products will be available on 18/10!

For my card I stampd and coloured all the images from the set with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

It often happens that I love every image from a stamp set and I cannot choose which ones to use. And then I make a slim card which fits them all 🙂

I made a card base from white cardstock, which measured 8,5 x 8,25 inches and folded it in half. I used the postage stamp die from Frameworks to cut a pretty panel from Sea glass cardstock: I partial die cut almost until the end, turned it around in my die cutting machine, lined it up with the stitching and partially cut the other half. In this way I could create a longer fancy rectangle for my scene.

I used the petite snow stencil over it with some white texture paste. I love that it looks like real snow!

I did the same partial die cutting with the land border die to create snowbanks from white glitter cardstock. When the paste dried I adhered the snowbank and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a red stitched die cut (Framework die set) and used 3D squares to adhere it in place.

The trick in this simple card is the embellishments: I added a ton of shimmer to the presents, hat an scarf. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and added glossy accents here and there to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Festive Fawns” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will return tomorrow again for some more beauties.

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to switch to Winter this week here on my blog as we start the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release reveals! It is a gorgeous, jam packed release all about the upcoming holidays. Lets dive in! Today our team showcases new stencils and 2 fantastic stamp/die sets: Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights. All new products will be available on 18/10!

CARD 1

If you follow me you know how much I adore stencils! NND has the most unique ones in my opinion. The Light Strings stencil has 2 pieces for easy layering.

I started with the strings layer on white cardstock adding Versamark ink directly from the ink pad. I poured silver sparkle embossing powder on top and heat set it with a heat gun.

Then I added Distress Inks in rainbow colours through the Lights layer using a mini dauber and before removing the stencil I covered them all with Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sparkle paste (Creative Expressions).

Until it was drying I die cut a banner from silver metallic cardstock and a smaller one from peacock cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. On the silver one I heat embossed a sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set using WOW White Sparkling Snow embossing glitter.

When the paste was dry I trimmed the paneldown a little and adhered it to a grey card base. I popped upthe layered sentiment with 3D foam squares. Look at the sparkle, so beautiful!

CARD 2

On my next card I used the Ornaments stencil on Audrey Blue cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) with Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel (Turquoise Sea).

I applied it with a stencil pal from Thermoweb – it is a fabulous tool and makes spreading the pastes evenly and so fast!

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas Trimmings stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a stitched Oval (Simon Says Stamp) from Sea glass cardstock and adhered the images. I added some shading under them with a grey Copic marker and a colourless blender.

I also die cut two white circles using the Frames Squared die set and heat embossed some of the sentiments from the stamp set with Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp.

After assembling the card, I added some shimmer to the shoes, ribbon, cap and the baubles with a clear shimmer pen and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

CARD 3

I was so happy to see the face of the girl finally that I had to use that image on another card. I coloured a bunch of presents and baubles too and adhered them all on a strip of Audrey blue cardstock.

I stamped the sentiments around her with Audrey Blue ink and once more with Versamark so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This way the colour got darker and shiny.

I added some scalloped edges from white cardstock (Sky border die set) and popped it up on a pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs using 3D foam tape.

A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were the only embellishments used on this card.

CARD 4

My last card for today is also a very festive one with a lot of shimmer.

I stamped the Holiday Lights images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing glitter.

I used some Tombow markers to add colour and spread them out with a clear shimmer pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from heavy weight white cardstock, sprinkled it with gold paint (Finetec) and added 2 strings of gold sparkle twine (Lawn Fawn). I secured them on the back of the panel.

I stamped the sentiment in green in between the 2 strings and popped up the lights with 3D foam squares. I adhered the panel down to a kraft card base.

I love the shimmer and shine on the lights. Simple design but still so unique!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will return tomorrow again for some more cuteness! Thanks for leaving a comment for me, they are always so heartwarming and encouraging!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Interactive Halloween card

Hello Everyone,

I must admit that I love to make funny cards because I love to make people smile. Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this cute Halloween card featuring a very spooky ghost and a scared kitty 🙂

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witchy Newton and Boo Hoo stamp sets. I used Copic markers to add colour and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I applied Twisted Citron Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil and added Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I added more texture with some sprinkles of water.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey striped patterned paper with white embossing powder. I also die cut the word Halloween from a Simon Says Stamp set from purple glitter cardstock which I adhered under the embossed sentiment with liquid glue.

I wanted to make it more spooky, so I die cut a spooky fence (Lawn Fawn die) from black cardstock. I adhered the cat with 3D foam squares and popped up the ghost on a mini action wobbler. He is super funny wobbling and scaring the cat!

I stamped a few bats around them with black ink and used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the ghost and the boot. I added eyes to the bats with a black glaze pen and emphasized the pattern on the boots with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will join me tomorrow again for more Halloween fun! This card I will upload to the SSS IG Challenge as stenciling is on of my favourite techiques. Also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs and Thermoweb Collaboration

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! 

I will not reveal a secret if I admit how much I love both companies and playing with texture on my cards. I could not stop creating backgrounds with flock, foils and glitter paste. All the gorgeous stencils Newton’s Nook Designs offer got a whole new life!

CARD 1

I started with the background: on gout grey cardstock I applied Transfer gel through the Tree Rings stencil. I let it completely dry, then added white flock with the help of my laminator. That moment of removing the backing sheet is indescribable! Magical really! The flock has a very soft touch and it is not bright white rather has like a tone-on-tone look.

Then I coloured the kitty with the pumpkins from Newton’s Bootiful Night with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

The sentiment is from Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.

A few gold crystals from Studio Katia, a bit of clear shimmer on the pumpkin carvings and drops of glossy accents on the stems made it complete.

CARD 2

For my second card I created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot – Faded Jeans – Seedless Preserves) which I distressed with water. Then I applied again Transfer Gel through the Flying bats stencil and let it dry. After a long hour I used black flock and the laminator to apply it on the stenciled background.

I cut the panel down with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags, matted it with black and purple glitter cardstock. I also die cut a dark blue postage stamps mat from Frameworks.

The white heat embossed sentiment and the kitty are from Newton’s Boo-tiful night, just this time I used watercolour markers and fussy cut the image.

To make it stand out more, I used 3D foam squares.

CARD 3

I could not let the day pass without some foiling when I had my laminator out. I applied Passionate pink deco foil on a striped toner paper (Gina K Designs Foil mates Stars and Stripes) with the help of a laminator. I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Fags.

I also die cut a piece of vellum with the rounded rectangle die from the same die set and the sentiment (Holiday greetings) and pine branches (Pine and Holly) from green glitter cardstock (Lawn Fawn).

The sloth is from the Slothy Christmas stamp set coloured with Copic markers but I used a grey pencil to add some furry details. I used its coordinating die to cut it out.

After assembling the card I felt I needed a bow. So I took a tiny scrap of white cardstock, covered it with Stick it double sided adhesive and stuck the pink foil on it. I burnished it with a bone folder and die cut it with the small bow die from Pine and holly. I used a silver crystal as embellishment.

CARD 4

I saved my favourite for last: a cute winter scene in the woods.

I created a Distress Oxide background with blue tones and applied white Glitz Glitter gel over the Petite snow stencil. I set it aside to dry.

While it was drying I stamped and coloured 2 of the foxes and some pine trees from the Fox Hollow stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut a white scalloped rectangle as a mat and snowbank from white flock using a Land border die.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on a little kraft banner (Frames and flags) and assembled the scene on a kraft card base.

I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen on the noses of the foxes.

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog  to enter for a chance to win!

I hope you got inspired by today’s picture heavy post. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow my blog. You can also find me on Instagram!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Congratulations!

Hello Everyone,

Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.

For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.

I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂

For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.

I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the sneak peeks at the fa-boo-lous August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. Are you excited? I hope you liked the last three days and are ready for getting in spooky mood. Today we are showcasing 2 Halloween stamps with their coordinating dies and fun new stencil. All of these will be available tomorrow, 23/08!

CARD #1

For my first card I stamped and coloured the adorable dogs from Happy Howl-oween with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped a bunch of extra candies for building a cute garden scene.

The next step was to create the night sky background. I used the Clouds stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock and Wilted Violet Distress ink. When it was done, I die cut the panel with my favourite postage frame die from Frameworks.

I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die from black cardstock. I applied a bit of white pigment ink on the grassy border for a spooky look.

After adhering the background a black cardbase and attaching the fence and grass, I placed the dogs temporarily where they would be. I felt I wanted the sky to be more Halloween-y so I pulled out the Flying Bats stencil and used mini blending brush to add a couple of bats around the dogs with Black Soot Distress ink.

I partial die cut some speech bubbles from white cardstock to match the sentiments and popped them and the dogs up with 3D foam squares. I scattered the candies in the grass all around.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the wizard costume and the candies and emphasized some details with glossy accents and a black glaze pen.

CARD #2

For my second card I coloured the Witchy Newton set with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die. I cut a lime green and a slightly wider purple piece of cardstock, adhered them together and tore a piece of vellum which was tiny taller so I could wrap it around the coloured cardstock piece. I added strong tape on the back of the panel to secure the vellum.

I stamped the sentiment with black STAZ-ON ink and adhered the cut out image under it.

I embellished the vellum with tiny silver stars and added some clear shimmer to the boot and glossy accents on some of the details.

The background for the focal panel I created on a black scalloped rectangle (Frames and flags die set). I masked off the stitching parts with purple tape and applied Thermoweb Pearl metallix deco foil gel though the new Ghost stencil. I love the pearlescent shine after drying!

I mounted the assembled panel on a dark grey card base to match the spooky feel.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Witchy Newton” or the “Happy Howl-oween” 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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my projects for the week and you got inspired. I would be so curious to know which is your favourite of this release! Let me know in the comments! And happy shopping for tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited today as we are starting the absolutely “fall-tastic” and gorgeous August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. The first set we are showcasing is called Pumpkin Latte – yes, a coffee themed fall set! YAY! I just love the girl images and all the little extras to create little scenes. It also has coordinating dies.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I am in love with those huge pumpkins!

I decided to use the Falling leaves stencil on my card base with white texture paste.

It gives a pretty tone-on-tone textured look and matches the theme perfectly.

When it was dry, I added some rainbow plaid patterned paper (Sunny Studio) to the bottom of the card and accented it with a thin strip of dark brown cardstock.

After adhering the images in place with liquid glue, I used one of the banners from the Frames and flags die set to cut a dark brown flag. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it and added it on the top left corner of the card.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the stems, coffee caps and the pockets of her jacket. I love how cheerful this card turned out with the bright fall colours and the textured background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Pumpkin Latte”  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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the August reveals an you will come back tomorrow for more fall fun!

See you,

Zsofi