Holy moly! It’s been an amazing week of Newton’s Nook awesomeness and today is the icing on the cake! These new images are sooo much fun! I love them both!
Pug-kin and Knight Owl Stamps and Dies
Seriously??? They are the cutest things ever and I have super fun cards using each one to share with you today.
I knew straight off that I wanted to create a fun forest scene for my Knight Owl to be in. He’s on a quest, you know. This is just fitting. 😉 I inked up a panel with distress inks and used the Falling Stars stencil and some Metallix gel for a night time background. Then I die cut a vellum panel from one of the Frames & Flags dies. I inked up another panel with green and die cut it from the same die and again with the grassy border die. Then I cut some trees from the Forest Scene Builder set and inked them up. I die cut my starry panel with the Framework die and popped it up on a dark blue card base with foam tape. I glued my grass and trees to the vellum panel and carefully put glue on the vellum behind those places and stuck it down to the stenciled panel. This hides your glue spots.
I had colored my Knight Owl with copics and die cut him, now it was time to pop him up with foam squares. I decided to pull that dark blue in a little more and heat embossed my sentiment (which is a combo of Heartfelt Essentials and Knight Owl) on a flag from Frames & Flags. To make things cohesive I ran the flag through my die cutter with the same die as my vellum panel so the stitching matches up. The flag is popped up with foam tape. To finish the design off I added white gel pen highlights and glossy accents in a couple of spots like the shield and owl’s beak and feet.
I have to be totally honest here…I could color a hundred of these pug-kins and it wouldn’t get old. I really love watching them come to life. They’re too cute! I paired this little sweetie with some extra pumpkins from the new Paw-tumn set from earlier in the week. For the background, I inked up a panel with distress oxides and then used the new Houndstooth stencil over the top in brown. I found a brown textured cardstock in my stash and cut a couple of circles out using the Circle Frames dies. The brown panel is popped up with foam tape. I die cut 2 banners from the Banner Trio dies and stamped my sentiments (one from Heartfelt Essentials and the other from Pug-kin) on them. Those are popped up with foam tape and then the cute Pug-kin and his pumpkins are adhered with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares.
I finished this card off with some white gel pen highlights, a little glossy accents on his nose and some clear gems from my stash. I just love this!!!
Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set?We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!
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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.
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