Newton’s Nook – Joyful Tidings

Hello everyone! Guess what today is?!?!? It’s the half-way mark to Christmas! Yeah, the years just seem to fly by. I don’t get it. But I couldn’t resist the temptation to dive into my Newton’s Nook Christmas stash and make a little nutcracker fun to share with you all.

I had a design in mind when I started this card but today I actually started with my background panel and found the copics to coordinate from there. The background is ink blended with distress oxide in rustic wilderness and bundled sage. I faded out to nothing at an angle as I came down. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry before layering the Music stencil over the top and spreading gold glitz glitter gel through it.

While the panel was drying, I stamped one of the nutcracker images and colored him with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out and went digging for a different shaped sentiment. I love the sentiments in the set but I really wanted that banner to the left of him so I looked at all my Roundabout and Heartfelt sets, landing on this one from Heartfelt Holidays. I think it’s simple and nice to go with the feel of the card.

Since the Banner Trio dies are solid, I always die cut that part first, then stamp and heat emboss on the shape. At the beginning I kept forgetting and tried to blindly line things up but it never goes well. Lol.

With the glitz gel panel dry, I die cut it with the largest Framework die and popped it up on a white card base with foam tape. Then I glued the banner to the nutcracker, added foam squares to them and popped them up as well.

For finishing touches I came in with stardust Stickles on all the gold parts of the nutcracker. I wanted his gold areas to be shiny like the background. Last, I added black glaze pen to his eyes to make them raised and shiny. I really love that part.

Products used:
Nutcrackers stamps and dies
Heartfelt Holidays stamps
Banner Trio dies
Framework dies
Music stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Stencil pal
3D foam tape and squares
Distress oxide – rustic wilderness and bundled sage
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

9 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook – Joyful Tidings

  1. Such a cute card, Amanda!! Loving the gold glitter in the background and how you blended out to white in the bottom right corner… leads the eye right to the adorable Nutcracker!! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Christmas in July 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party!!

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