We’ve done it again everyone! We made it to the last day of the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release reveal week. Today is the most packed day of the whole week too! We have 3 new stamp and die sets and I have 3 awesome and fun cards to share with you!
Prehistoric Christmas stamps and dies
Heartfelt Holidays stamps – coordinates with Heart Frames and Banner Trio dies
Christmas Pheasant stamps and dies
For those that know me, know that I squealed like a little kid on Christmas morning to see these absolutely incredible Christmas dinosaurs! I love them so much and had a blast creating this first card! I hope you love it too!
I stamped a ton of images from the set and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them all aside. Next I blended a panel with distress oxide ink in tattered rose and festive berries. I absolutely love this combo! I spattered it with water, black paint and gold watercolor and let it dry.
Once it was dry I pulled out the Essential Alphabet dies and cut the word “dinomite” from the panel. Before I cut the second “i” out though I thought it would be fun to use a tree for the letter instead so I left it. I placed adhered a piece of black cardstock to the white card base so my letters are bold and popped the ink blended panel up with foam tape.
Next, I popped the images on with a combo of liquid adhesive and foam squares so there is some different dimension in my little scene. Isn’t the brontosaurus the cutest?!? I love him!
After all the images were in place, I stamped and heat embossed the rest of my sentiment from the set, masking off the “dinomite” part that I die cut, trimmed the pieces in to strips and popped them in place too.
For finishing touches I added lots of glossy accents to the images and black glaze pen to the dinosaur’s eyes.
I know that was a lot but I still have 2 more awesome cards to share with you. I hope you’ll stick with me a bit longer.
Next up, we have the Heartfelt Holidays beautiful image on another slimline card, also featuring the new paper pad!
For these full size images – heartfelt, circle, square and card front – I die cut the paper first, line up my stamp and then stamp the image. It helps me center the image better and not fall off the edge with those scalloped sides. Just a little trick I wanted to share.
So after all that I colored the image iwth my copic markers, die cut a sentiment banner and heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I cut a couple of smaller hearts from the Heart Frames die set using paper from the paper pad.
I inked up a panel with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxide inks and flicked black paint and gold watercolor all over it. I attached it to a card base and then adhered the smaller hearts with liquid glue. I popped the main heart with foam strips and then did the same with the sentiment.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the holly berries and unicorn stickles to the smaller berries.
Okay, we’re moving right along to our last card of the day! The mini set for Christmas time – Christmas Pheasant. It’s so fun and the sentiment cracks me up!
After stamping and coloring the image plus some extra gifts, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I switched to my background panel which I did in 3 stages – I inked the panel with victorian velvet and milled lavender distress oxide inks – fading into nothing at the top. Then I placed the Holiday Foliage stencil over the top and inked it up with various different green inks on all the leaves and brown for the pinecones. I wasn’t too terrible careful if the colors mixed. I like the imperfect look. Last, I grabbed a palette knife and gold glitz glitter gel and smeared it just in the berry and circle openings on the stencil.
Once that panel was dry, I adhered it to a card base, cut 2 frames from the Framework die set, stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on the smallest die from that same set and added everything with foam squares and strips.
For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the pheasant beak and feet. So much fun!
Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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)! 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th.
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