Newton’s Nook – November Release Day 3

It’s a bit of a smaller release this month so today is the final day of release reveals already! We have 2 more stamp and dies sets, plus a mini stamp to share too!

Snow Angel Newton stamps and dies

Snow Angel Puppy stamps and dies

Roll With It stamps

I had so much fun with these sets that I have 2 interactive cards to share with you today. First I have another slimline card featuring both snow angel sets because they are just too perfect together!

To create this card I stamped and colored both images with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered action wobblers to the back of them.

I die cut a light blue panel with the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames & Portholes and inked it up with white ink and the Snowfall stencil. Then I flicked pearl watercolor all over it for a magical feel. Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Snowfall Roundabout on a banner from the Banner Trio dies. I used foam tape to add the background panel to a white card base and foam squares for the banner. Finally, I removed the release paper on the action wobblers and added the sweet Newton and Puppy!

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the noses, toe beans and scarves and then unicorn Stickles to the pompoms on their hats.

They are so fun and the wobble totally makes them look like they’re making angels in the snow! It’s absolutely adorable!

Next, I have a slider card to share because…we’ve got to roll with it. Am I right?!?

For this card, I stamped the full image in the set and colored parts with my copic makers. Then I cut it out with a flag from Frames & Flags. I went ahead and stamped just the snowman head a few more times and colored those as well. Then I fussy cut them out and switched to creating my background and slider mechanism.

The background panel is inked with evergreen bough and mermaid lagoon distress oxide inks and spritzed with water. It’s popped up on a white card base with foam tape. Then I cut a rounded rectangle from the same die set and inked it up with the Snowfall stencil again. I used a slider die to cut a channel and added foam tape to the back, being sure to leave room for the heads to roll from side to side.

I added the snowmen to the slider channel with discs and foam circles so they would roll and not just slide. Then I moved on to finishing touches for this hilarious card!

For that I added unicorn Stickles to the hat bands on all the hats and glossy accents on all the carrot noses. Last, I came in with more glossy accents on the the striped part of the word “roll.”

Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – November Release Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook November release reveals! Today we have a stamp and die set, plus an extra coordinating die set too!

All Booked Up stamps and dies

Bookmark die set

Aren’t these absolutely fantastic!?! The total die hard book lover in me is ridiculously excited for all of the possibilities these sets bring with them! I have a couple of projects to share with you today. Let’s start with this fun card using All Booked Up and the new paper pad from yesterday!

I cut some pieces of the paper pad and adhered them to a white card base. I thought the transition was abrupt so I cut a thin strip of another pattern and adhered it with a foam strip. Then I stamped and heat embossed the puppy image and a sentiment in white on dark gray cardstock. I used the coordinating die for the puppy and a flag from the Frames & Flags die set. I added them with foam squares. I just love the fun chalkboard feel these have!

But #1 I couldn’t just use the puppy image, and #2 I couldn’t ignore that fantastic new bookmark die set! So I have another fun card to share with you!

I stamped and coloring the kitty image with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Then I cut a teal bookmark and inked it up with the Argyle stencil set. I added the kitty image with liquid glue and thought it would be great to add the “paws here” sentiment from the bookmark die set to the bottom. Then I threaded some ribbon through the hole and tied it with baker’s twine.

For my card base, I inked it up with tattered rose, dried marigold and a bit of spiced marmalade distsress oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a slimline card base. Then I cut the paw print from the bookmark die set a bunch of times and adhered them randomly all over the panel. After they were dry, I trimmed the excess off the edge and adhered my bookmark with removable adhesive.

This is really fun but I thought it would be even better if there was another message underneath for the recipient to fun when they remove the bookmark. So I stamped and heat embossed one on a heart from the Heart Frames die set and adhered it in the center of the card.

Would you like to win the “All Booked Up” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 4

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. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 3

Can you even believe we’re already on day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release reveal week? It’s just flying by! We have 2 more super amazing and fun stamp and die sets to share with you! Let’s just dive in!

Christmas Cocktails stamps and dies

Dairy Christmas stamps and dies

Let’s start things off with a super festively fun Christmas Cocktails slimline card, shall we?!?

I just couldn’t pick which super fun drink or sentiment to use out of this set so I stamped and colored them all! I honestly thought about making tags with each one, which might come later, but instead I landed on this fun slimline card.

I blended distress oxide ink in blueprint sketch and tumbled glass on a large panel and spritzed it with water. I also flicked some gold watercolor on it for added texture. Once it was dry, I die cut it with the Slimline Frames & Portholes largest die.

To assemble my card, I created a white card base and adhered some polka dot textured red cardstock to it. Then I added the ink blended panel with foam tape. I arranged my glasses so they were almost clinking in pairs and popped them up with foam squares.

I chose a sentiment from the set and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I used liquid glue and reverse tweezers to glue the ends together and popped the banner up with foam squares as well. For finishing touches I added little bits of glossy accents and unicorn stickles to all the glasses or garnishes.

Moving on to one of my favorite sets from this release. The stack of super adorable farm critters in Dairy Christmas just make my heart happy! I had so much fun coloring them up and creating a unique design to showcase them on.

For this card, I brought out the new paper pad again. These patterns and colors are just perfection! I love them all! After the critters were colors and die cut, I cut a white panel with the largest Framework die. Then I cut some strips from the paper pad. While arranging them together I thought the white panel was too stark so I blended a little light blue shadow in the center. Then I adhered everything with foam squares and strips.

Playing off of the strips on the main panel, I cut another piece of the striped paper and adhered it to a white card base and then popped my Framework panel up with foam tape as well. I placed the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the top right corner. For fun I stamped, colored and cut out the holly image from the set and popped it up too.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents and unicorn stickles to various parts of the images like the tree, hooves, critter noses and such.

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 2

Welcome back friends! It’s day 2 of the reveal week for the Newton’s Nook Holiday release! Today we’ve got 2 fun stamp and die sets to share with you.

Holiday Home

Christmas Cactus

I’ve got a pair of really great cards to share with you today. First up, I created a beautiful slimline scene card with the Holiday Home set.

For this card, I stamped a few images from the set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I cut 2 circles using the Circle Frames dies. I took the white circle and used the Land Borders dies to cut one snow drift and the Sea Borders dies to cut the other one. Before adhering the snow drifts to the blue circle, I stamped a few snowflakes in the sky. After the circle layers were adhered I added the trees and house with liquid glue.

For my background panel, I inked up a piece of white cardstock with evergreen bough, iced spruce and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked gold watercolor all over it. Using my images as a guide, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and assembled my card.

I added the background panel to a white slimline card base. Then popped the circle scene up with foam tape and added the kids with a combo of foam squares and liquid adhesive.

For finishing touches I added unicorn stickles and glossy accents to various parts of the images and scene.

For my second card today I created something that reminds me of a Christmas cactus my mom had when I was a kid. It was in a macramé hanger and the arms of the cactus would hang over the edge.

I started by stamping and coloring 2 of the Christmas cactus image. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and found a cardstock in the same pink tone as my flowers. Next, I adhered the Snowfall stencil to it and spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through the stencil. I cleaned up and set my panel aside to dry. Next, I die cut a scalloped rectangle from the Framework die set and inked the same stencil up with light teal ink and a blending brush. Then I stamped my sentiment at to bottom.

Once my background panel was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and popped the smaller panel up with foam tape. I adhered the Christmas cactus with foam squares and finished my card off with some glossy accents on the flower stamen.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Thermoweb – Coffee Shaker with Toner Foiling

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a tutorial how I created this fun coffee themed shaker card using Brutus Monroe toner card fronts and decofoil!

This tide pool decofoil is so awesome in the light and using the microbeads from the Twiddler’s Nook shop as shaker bits is just added fun!

Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog for all the details and products used to create this fun interactive card!

I appreciate you popping in today. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 4

I can hardly believe we are actually to the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook August release! It’s been so fun sharing creations with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too! Today we have 2 more stamp sets to reveal and I have a card to share for each.

Heartfelt Fall stamps

Signs of Fall stamps and dies

First I’m going to share my card featuring the Heartfelt Fall stamp set. I shared a heat embossing technique with you for these busy background stamps so today I wanted to share a version where I colored the whole thing with my copic markers. It was so relaxing and colored up very quickly considering the size of the images.

After I colored the leaves, I die cut the image with the scalloped heart in the Heart Frames die set. Then I went around the edge with a teal marker to help the leaves pop a little more. Next, I took a darker teal panel and trimmed it to 4 1/8×5 3/8 so it left a really thin border of the card base but not much. I inked this panel up with a darker teal ink and the Basketweave stencil. This panel is popped up with foam tape and so is the heart.

For the sentiment, I die cut a vellum banner from the Banner Trio set and heat embossed the sentiment in copper. Then I cut another banner from the same teal cardstock as the stenciled panel. I carefully hid adhesive behind the heat embossing to adhere the 2 together and then added them to the heart with foam squares. For finishing touches on this card, I added a scattering of pearls from my stash across the design.

For my final card I am using the awesome Signs of Fall stamp set. Today I’m using it on its own to really make it the focal point but I have plans to definitely combine it with other great Newton fall images very soon!

I stamped and colored the images in the set with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I placed the sign image back in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the sign. It’s so cool how all of these sentiments fit in the sign or you could use them out of it too!

Next, I die cut a scalloped circle from Circle frames from brown cardstock and another circle from yellow. Then I did some tone-on-tone inking with the Houdstooth stencil and adhered my layers together with foam tape.

For the background panel, I ink blended distress oxides on a white panel in gathered twigs, mowed lawn and carved pumpkin. I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a card base. I wrapped twine around the left side and tied it in a bow. Then I popped the focal circle in the center of the card front.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the flower centers, pumpkin stems and glass on the lantern. This card is the epitome of fall to me. I just love the colors and the image and it makes me crave crisp mornings and crunchy leaves!

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 3

Welcome back everyone! Today we have another pair of gordgeous (pun intended!) stamp sets to share with you! I love the mix of fall and Halloween in this release! It’s so fabulous, I hope you love it too!

Heartfelt Gourds stamps

Fall Friends stamps and dies

Just like yesterday, I have two cards to share with you featuring both of these amazing sets! I’m so excited to have more to add to the Heartfelt collection. These are fun to color if you need to relax but great as backgrounds, heat embossed or ink blended too!

For this card, I did a little ink smooshing with my Tombow Dual Brush markers and a clear acrylic block. I chose some earthy purples, greens and oranges. Once the panel was dry, I stamped and heat embossed the Heartfelt Gourds in white and cut the panel out with the Heart Frames die. Next, I stamped one of the mice from Autumn Mice in a gray copic friendly ink and color him up. I die cut him and decided on a sentiment. After cutting a banner from the Banner Trio dies, I heat embossed it in white to coordinate with the gourds more. Everything is so soft on this card, I didn’t want any harsh black lines.

Next I created a kraft card base and die cut a whilte scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set. I cut another from vellum and layered them together. At this point I didn’t like the stark white background so I ink blended blue, purple and brown on the white panel. I love the diffused look the vellum layer adds to this.

I adhered all of my layers together with either tape runner or foam tape and squares. Liquid adhesive can make vellum wrinkle so I tend to use dry adhesives for these always.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of brown clay heart embellishments, glossy accents on the mouse nose and black glaze pen on his eye. I’m so happy for all things fall and harvest and it was really fun to pull out an older set from my stash to accent this new adorable Heartfelt Gourds set! Don’t forget to do that! Shop your stash and stretch your supplies!

Next, I have a fabulously foiled fall card to share with the new Fall Friends stamp set. This duo is just too cute napping together on the front porch so I had to create a fitting scene for them.

I stamped and colored the image in the set and cut it out with the coordinating dies. Then I taped my Falling Leaves stencil to a piece of blue cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the floor of my porch. For that I inked up a scrap of white cardstock with the Hardwood stencil and some brown ink. I removed the stencil and went over the whole panel with the same brown. This darkens the already inked areas so you don’t loose your stenciling at all.

Once the blue panel was dry, I ran it through my heated up laminator with bronze decofoil! This looks so cool when you move it around in the light! Anyway, once it was foiled, I used the scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags dies to cut it out. I also did the same with the Hardwood stenciled panel so they would fit together for my scene. I used liquid glue to adhere the two together and added foam squares to my image and popped it in place too.

Next, I took a white panel trimmed to A2 size and inked up the edges with wild honey and rusty hinge distress oxide inks. I spritzed them with water and adhered it to a white card base. I added my scene panel with foam tape for dimension.

Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a banner die cut from Frames & Flags as well. I added foam squares to the back, adhered it down and trimmed off the excess.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the animal noses and stems of the pumpkins. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the flowers for some added interest there too.

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 2

Things are just chugging along and today we get to share 2 really adorable Halloween themed stamp sets and coordinating die sets with you! I can’t even express how much fun I had creating with these cuties! I hope you love them too!

Trick or Treat Kittens stamps and dies

Count Newton stamps and dies

These sets are absolutely adorable and I have two fun cards to share with you today! I’m going to start with the sweet Trick or Treat Kittens where I also used the Candy Corn stencil that was revealed yesterday!

I had a simple design in my head for this card so I started by inking up the Candy Corn stencil layers with distress oxide inks. I just love how these sit on top of the paper so you don’t have to ink them on white! These candy corns on the kraft cardstock just look awesome to me! I let the ink dry for a bit and then I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.

Next, I stamped and colored images from the Trick or Treat Kittens set with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged them together, using liquid glue to adhere them where they overlap.

For the sentiment, I wanted to use one of the Banner Trio dies so I cut it from black cardstock and went digging for a long sentiment to put on it. Last year’s Spooky Roundabout has a fabulous selection so I stamped and heat embossed one from there on the banner.

I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panel and popped it up on a black card base. Then I added foam squares to the images and sentiment banner and popped them in place next.

For finishing touches, I came in with glossy accents on the kitty’s nose and toe beans, plus the spots and stripes on the candy pieces. Then I thought it would be fun to draw a little interest to the face on the bag so I put them on there too. Last, I added black glace pen to the kitty’s eyes. I really think this makes a difference in the face and darkens those cute eyes just perfectly.

Now, for this fantastic new Count Newton set, I had to make a scene card. There are so many fun supporting images in the set that if you add just a couple supporting dies, it was quick and fun to create a fun, full scene!

For this card, I started by stamping and coloring my images. At the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would make an A2 size card or a slimline. Once the images were die cut and I started playing, it was clear that a slimline would be SO FUN! So that’s what I did. I die cut the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped rectangle twice. The background panel I inked up with distress oxides in seedless preserves, blueprint sketch and black soot. Then I took the grass die from the Land Borders set and cut either end off the other scalloped slimline panel. I inked those up with mowed lawn and twisted citron. With the middle portion left of the scalloped panel I used the other land border to cut the top off and create my dirt hill. I inked that up with gathered twigs and ground espresso.

Once all the panels were inked I put them on my glass mat and spritzed them with a distress sprayer all at once. While they were drying, I cut the fence die and some trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set from black cardstock.

Before adhering my layers together I splattered the night sky panel with pearl watercolor. Then I used liquid adhesive to glue all the layers together and let them sit with acrylic blocks on top for a few minutes since there were so many. Next, I came in wtih all of my images, adhering them with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

Once I got to filling in the sky, I thought it needed something so I die cut a moon from the Sky Scene Builder die set from white cardstock and colored it with a very pale yellow copic maker. After gluing it down I popped my last bats in place and stamped m sentiment at the bottom of my scene.

I cut a slimline card base but didn’t want a white border so I also cut a 3.5×8.5 inch orange panel and splattered it with black acrylic paint. After that was adhered to the card base I popped my scene panel up with foam tape and moved on to finishing touches.

I added glossy accents to various parts of my images like Newton’s nose, collar medallion, pumpkin face and bits on the headstones too. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen for the bats again because I just love that subtle shimmer.

Would you like to win the “Count Newton”  or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Thermoweb – Christmas Cards with Deco Foil Flock

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a fun tutorial on making Christmas cards with Deco Foil Flock! This is one of my favorite products and I had a blast creating this pair of cards using just one piece of flock.

For my first card, I used transfer gel on a blue piece of cardstock through the Newton’s Nook snowflakes stencil, and white deco foil flock over that. Then on the second card I used the negative flock sheet with a little ink blending for the background! Literally two-for-one backgrounds!

For the first card, I added a snow bank and then the cute snowman from Newton’s Nook Snowman Greetings. I love this set with the fun greetings created to fit perfectly in the wood sign he’s holding!

On the second card, I chose the image from Newton’s Holiday Post as the focal image. I stamped a sentiment from the set on a stitched circle since this one wasn’t part of the main image.

If you’d like the details on these adorable cards, head over to the Thermoweb blog HERE where I’ve got a step-by-step to share with you!

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