Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

Did you like yesterday’s product reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs November Release? Well, today we have some beauties for you. We are showcasing another 2 stamp/die sets:

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I love flowers and those birds, oh how pretty! A joy to colour! But let’s dive in the cards I created as inspiration for you.

POINSETTIA BLOOMS

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I stamped and coloured the poinsettia bunch with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies.  To give it dimension in a different way, I used the coordinating die to cut a piece of white fun foam. I adhered it to the coloured die cut using liquid glue.

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On a white top folding notecard I adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper and topped it with a tin strip of gold sparkle specialty paper. On this I mounted the die cut dimensional flower. It looks so pretty from the sides.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Poinsettia Blooms set in black above the bunch of flowers and used a black pen to add dotted details. I also used a white gel pen and Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to add a touch of golden sparkle to the flowers.

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WINTER BIRDS

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The new winter bird set is such a beautiful one, I have ever seen anything like that before. We don’t have cardinals in Hungary, but I always admired them for their beauty. It was my first time to colour a cardinal, I tried to be as close to real as I could. It was such a relaxing time I spent with my favourite Copics!

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As I wanted the bird to be the star of the show, I kept the rest of the card simple. I blended Salty Ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I spritzed it with water from a mini spritzer and blotted it dry. I also splattered white paint to look like snow fall.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment and the snowflakes from the set on the background and placed it behind a white panel of which I die cut a stitched oval window. I popped up the bird and the branch using 3D foam squares and scattered a couple of clear sequins all over the window.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the second day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to share with you the first sneak peeks to the wonderful November Release at Newton’s Nook Designs! We are showcasing 3 stamp/die sets:

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They came up with 2 new gorgeous stencil sets too, so unique! Each set contains 2 stencils, which you can layer on top of each other to get a pretty argyle or plaid look. They look amazing on their own, but the sky is the limit when you use them together. Just imagine all colour combinations and layering options. By the way there is a guide engraved on the stencils itself, which helps aligning them. I am in love with these, I must admit!

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CHRISTMAS HAUL

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For my first card I created the background first using the Plaid stencil set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used green distress ink for the first layer and then I aligned the second stencil using the engraved lines and added red ink. I trimmed the panel down a bit and matted it with a light green cardstock.

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Then I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas haul set using Copic markers. I went with the classic Christmas colour combination: red and green. I used a light grey marker to add some shading to the white pieces and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

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I die cut a red banner using one of the dies from the Frames and Flags die set. I used the partial die cutting technique to make it longer so that not only the images but also the white heat embossed sentiments fits the length.

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I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the dress and packages along with glossy accents on some of the details. We need a lot of sparkle during the holidays, right?

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MOOSE MOUNTAIN

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My favourite set this month I think is the Moose Mountain one. These funny images really make me smile and it is so much fun to colour them! I used Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, cut it almost in half and popped up the moose images on them using 3D foam squares. I also added clear shimmer to the white parts of their jackets and glossy accents to the ski goggles and snowboards.

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While it was drying I create the backgrounds using the Argyle stencil set. I applied Peacock Feathers distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle shine before shifting the stencil. I then applied Twisted Citron on one panel and Spun Sugar on the other. I got a gorgeous diamond background like this.

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Then I added Black Soot distress ink to a little bit of Tonic Nuvo Clear Glimmer paste and applied it over the second stencil in the set. I didn’t have to wait too much for it to dry. After drying I trimmed them a bit to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front and matted them with dark grey cardstock.

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The sentiments I white heat embossed on a stitched flag from the same die set and used 3D foam tape to adhere them together with the focal panels. I love all the texture and shine I got combining different mediums.

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SNOWMAN ADVICE

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For my last card today I stamped the sentiment and the 2 adorable snowmen from the Snowman Advice stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder on white heavy weight cardstock. I used my paper trimmer to cut around them for a unique shape and used my Copics carefully (they are not advised to be used with heat embossed images as the nibs can be ruined, but I had no problems thanks to the careful application) to add a bit of colour and shading. I also used my favourite clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the snowmen.

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Then I created a winter sky background. I used Nuvo shimmer powders on Distress Watercolour cardstock and spritzed it with water. I dried it with a heat gun and repeated the process till I was happy with how it looked. When it was fully dry I silver heat embossed the snowflakes from the set and used white paint to add some splatters.

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I mounted the sentiment panel with 3D foam tape when it was all dry and my card is finished.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Dimensional background with die cuts

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card design using goodies from LDRS Creative. The pretty Peek-a-boo Autumn Breeze background die makes a perfect clean and simple card with the oval cut in the centre for your sentiment. This is such a beautiful die, can easily be the star of the card on its own. To take it to the next level, I will show you a trick.

I started with die cutting this gorgeous background from a specialty gold cardstock. For easy handling I used washi tape to hold the oval die in the middle.  I love dimension on my cards so I die cut the same die another 2 times from dark brown cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it to a dark brown card base. It looks almost like a decorative chipboard with a golden finish!

Then I die cut the oval from cream cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Happy Fall stamp set using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink along with 2 little leaves from the same set.

And here comes the second trick: I added some sparkle with a sparkle pen to the coloured leaves and went over the letters of Blessings too. As a finishing touch, I added two lines under the sentiment with the same gold sparkle pen and adhered the oval to the card.

I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will try to stack up your dies for a dimensional look. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Holiday stockings

Hello Everyone,

Do you like one layer cards? I love them if they don’t look too simple 🙂 Or if they are almost one layer. When I first saw the cute stockings from the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Stockings stamp set I knew I need to have a card with a lot of stockings on it.

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To make it a bit more fancy, I stamped all the stockings on kraft cardstock around a red heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I rotated the stockings to get a dynamic background and repeated some of them twice to have a full card panel.

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I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and went over all the stamped images with a black Copic multiliner to get the black lines back.

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I die cut this panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set and adhered it to a white card base. It was hard not to over embellish the card, but I really wanted to keep it simple. The only thing I added was little white dots in between the stockings with a gel pen.

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I hope you got inspired and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web Collaboration

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Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add fun foils and more to your cards using Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

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

CARD 1

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I started with die cutting a scalloped stitched rectangle from dark blue cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I layered the Petite Snow stencil over it and added a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer gel with a spatula. I removed the stencil, washed it right away and set the panel aside to dry completely.

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Meanwhile I stamped the dancing couple from the Winter memories stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink on white cardstock and clear heat embossed it. I also stamped a couple of pine trees using 2 shades of green ink and the rocking technique. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

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I also wanted to make the ice look really icy, so I applied a thin layer of the Deco Foil Transfer gel on the stamp using a simple make up sponge. Then I stamped it like I would with normal ink. I set it aside to dry too.

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I needed a stitched hillside for my scene, which I cut from plain white cardstock and staped the Merry sentiment from the Sentiments of the season stamp set with black ink. I die cut the Christmas using the Holiday Greetings die set and Therm O Web’s Peel’n’stick Toner sheets.

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I foiled the background and the ice piece using my laminator and Therm O Web Deco Foil Opal Transfer sheets. It looks gorgeous in real life. For the Christmas sentiment I used Glittering Green Transfer Foil. I assembled the card using 3D foam squares and added a little green gemstone as the dot of the “i”.

CARD 2

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I started again with the background: I sponged some distress inks on Bristol smooth cardstock and layered the Snowfall stencil over it. I added Deco Foil Transfer gel and let it dry before I foiled it with Therm O Web Iridescent Transfer Foil.

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I stamped and coloured some of the images form the Nutcracker’s Squeak set and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut a stitched scalloped circle frame from Violet cardstock and an inner circle from Mint cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on this using purple ink.

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When assembling the scene, I added more dimension using 3D foam squares here and there and finished off the images with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

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CARD 3

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I was so enthusiastic to try the Therm O Web Clear Toner sheets, I chose the O Christmas Tree one for my clean and simple card.

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I used the Sunset Deco Foil to add an ombre colour to the trees and sandwiched the foiled clear sheet in between white stitched hillsides (Land borders die set).

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I also used the Peel ‘n’ stick toner sheets to die cut the sentiment (Holiday Greetings die set) and foiled them with Gold Deco Foil. It was so easy to adhere them to the card thanks to the adhesive backing!

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a prize pack including a $25 store credit to Therm O Web AND a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Therm O Web products all week (November 5-9) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday November 9th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, November 12th.

Want another chance to win? Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

I hope you liked my cards today and will return soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Pink and Main

 

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Hello Everyone,

Today is day 9 of the fabulous 25 days of Christmas Tags event by Tracey McNeely and it is all about Pink and Main. They have so many gorgeous stamps and dies to make tags with, but i decided to use something from their older releases.

TAG 1.

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When i first saw the cute fox in the Oh deer stamp set, i knew i need to put him on a tag. So i coloured him with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut him out. 

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Then i die cut a scallop hexagon from red glitter cardstock and a matching white nested hexagon. I also cut a smaller one from patterned paper from the Frosty paper pad. I adhered it at an angle and added the fox in the middle.

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I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip of vellum using Staz-on black ink and wrapped it around the white hexagon before gluing it to the red glitter mat. 

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I added a bit of clear shimmer to the cap and tail of the fox and used a fluffy twine. A bit of black glaze pen on the nose and eyes finished it off.

 

TAG 2.

 

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My second tag is classy yet simple. I die cut a thin stitched banner from black cardstock and heat embossed a snowflake from  the Flurries stamp set on the top of it. I used WOW Platinum sparkle embossing powder. 

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The sentiment i white heat embossed and sponged a bit of white pigment ink on the edges of the tag for a chalkboard look. 

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I added a black gingham ribbon and tied a bow from white twine around it.

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I hope you liked my inspiration today. For more ideas please visit Tracey’s blog, also for the details on how to participate in this event and win some prizes.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Newton’s Nook Designs

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Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to join in Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year. Today is all about Newton’s Nook Designs, so I created these cuties for this awesome event.

TAG 1.

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I started with die cutting the base tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set from patterned paper. I also die cut a white decoration for the bottom using a scalloped edge die from the set. On this I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Stockings stamp set.

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I chose the cute kitty in the box image from the Newton Loves Boxes stamp set as my focal image. I stamped it on alcohol friendly cardstock, coloured in with Copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

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I also die cut 2 pine branches from white glitter cardstock using the Pines and holly die set. I added a white reinforcer to the hole and after I assembled the tag I realised that something is missing. I found the perfect little bow in the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set, which I coloured in red and added to the top of the tag. I finished it off with a chunky white twine.

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TAG 2.

I wanted to create something classy too as inspiration for those of you who are not into the cute designs that much.

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I used the Tag times two die set to cut white tags and also black and white ones.

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On the white tags, I gold heat embossed different sentiments from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I adhered the 2 tags together and added a black reinforcer before embellishing  my tags with either a gold string or black and white twine.

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I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will check out Tracey’s blog for details on how to participate in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and win some prizes!

See you soon,

Zsofi