Monday, May 20, 2019

Two Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier

Hi Everyone! 

It's always nice to send someone special a sweet card to show them you care or to thank them for their kindness. I absolutely love the Puppy Pals Stamp Set  since it has the perfect sentiments for both occasions and a super sweet image to match! Today I'm sharing two cards I made with this stamp set one is a thank you card and the other is perfect for a special friend. 

Two Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Card One

Background 
Over the winter Newton's Nook Designs released two AMAZING stencils Plaid Stencil Set and Argyle Stencil Set which I absolutely love! I really wanted to use the Plaid Stencil Set on my cards since I think it adds so much interest and dimension. The super neat thing about these stencils is they have a very light etching on their surface so it's easy to line them up and have perfect inking every time. 

I taped down a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and used Tumble Glass Distress Oxide ink for my first stencil layer. Next, I lined up the second stencil (super easy due to the etching) and inked it with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I love how these two colors look together such a soft and happy spring combo.  

Image 
I stamped the Puppy Pals image onto a panel I cut using MFT's Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle dies and then colored it with Copic markers. For the ground and sky instead of using Copics, I thought it'd be fun to create the suggestion instead of a more literal interpretation. So, I inked the bottom of the die cut with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to give an impression of grass and then inked to top with Tumble Glass Distress Oxide ink to give an impression of the sky. 

Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Sentiments
For this card, I wanted to use both friendship sentiments in the Puppy Pals Stamp Set. I thought it would be fun to add a pop of color so I silver heat embossed the first sentiment onto soft yellow cardstock. For the second sentiment, I silver heat embossed it onto a soft blue cardstock which also matches the card base. I popped both sentiments up with foam tape and positioned them around the image making sure they were a bit wonky to give them some pop and to draw the eye to the pups. 

Finish Touches
To finish off the card I added Glossy Accents over the pups eyes and Black Glaze pen to their noses. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg Blue and Simply White around the card panel.

Card Two

This card is made virtually the same way as the card above with a few exceptions. 

Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Background
While I did use the Plaid Stencil Set for this card too however instead of using each stencil once I used one of the stencils twice which makes the pattern even stronger. I love that about these stencils you can layer and layer them to get different looks. 

On this card, I used a combination of dye inks: Lawn Fawn's No. 2 Pencil, Lawn Fawn's Doe, and Altenew's Citrus Burst. 

Image 
Here again, I colored the Puppy Pals image using Copics but this time to give the die cut an illusion of sky and ground I used Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks. 

Sentiment 
I wanted this card to be a thank you card so I used that sentiment from the Puppy Pals stamp set. I think it makes for such a sweet thank you card!  

Finish Touches
To finish off the card I added Black Glaze pen to the pups eyes and noses and went over the tags on their collars with Glossy Accents. 

I hope you enjoyed both cards. I'd love to know which is your favorite so please comment below!

Please make sure to share with us your creations using Newton's Nook products by tagging #newtonsnookdesigns on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by the Newton's Nook Designs blog! 

Have a wonderful day and great week!
 - Anika


Please connect with me! You can find me at my blog colorandink.com or follow me on Instagram at colorandinkdesigns

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop!

To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

It's World Bee Day and today we are participating in a World Bee Day Blog Hop, organized by Milka Gubo! This hope has been organized by Milka to help celebrate the 2nd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. All the stops in this hop will be featuring fun Bee and/or Honey themed projects!  

To play along with the hop we are featuring an adorable Honey Bee Hive Card created by Larissa Heskett! Scroll down to see her beautiful card and details from Larissa on how it was created! 

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello! This is Larissa and I'm sharing a fun Honey Bee Hive Card Today! 

Have you ever used your Patterned Stencils in order to add dimension and interest to a shaped card Design!!?? For my Honey Bee Hive Shaped Card Base today that is exactly what I'm going to do!! First I Die Cut the Honey Bee Hive from some Lawn Fawn #2 Pencil Cardstock and then I created Mask to add some shading to the layers of the Hive with a light inking of Wild Honey Distress Ink!! Then I placed the Newton's Nook Designs Argyle Stencil Set over the top and used some Purple tape to hold it in place while I inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink!! I removed the Stencil and the Subtle Pattern adds so much dimension to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Then I placed the second piece from the Argyle Stencil Set over the inked design and lined up the pattern placing more Purple tape to hold it in place!! Then with the help of the Therm O Web Stencil Pal I applied some Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gel in White!! I removed the Purple Tape and the Stencil and set it aside to dry!! Swoon!! It adds such a neat affect to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I stamped and embossed the images from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and colored them in using Copic Markers!! (Newton: N0, N2 & N4 R00 for the cheeks  Bee Outfit: N8, N6, N4 Y11, Y15 & YR23  Wings: Bg000, BG10) I used the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set to cut the images out and added some White Gel pen highlights, some Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle and Tonic Studios Black Nuvo Drops to add some dimension!! I also Stamped some of the tiny bee images from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set!! I wanted some Bees fling in the opposite direction, so I also used my Ranger Gel Printing Plate along with my Misti Stamping tool to Mirror Stamp a few of the Bees!! Then I Fussy Cut them out!! For the sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set onto a vellum die cut speech bubble using the Speech Bubble Die Sets!! I masked off "Beauty" and Embossed it with some WOW Pearl Gold Glitter Embossing Powder!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the inside of the card I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set and stamped another bee image and then added a red foiled heart that I added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops too to add some Dimension!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll look at your Stencils differently and how you can use them to add dimension and patterns to things other than just A2 sized Card bases!!

- Larissa


To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.
InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.
There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.

Blog hop list:
1.     Milka Gubo
2.     Alexandra Suta
3.     Alice Huang
4.     Amy Tsuruta
5.     Donna Mikasa 
6.     Kathy Curry
7.     Ksenija Rizova
8.     Larissa Walgemoed     
9.     Neha Bhatt
13.  Tina Pavlovic               
15.  Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16.  Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17.  Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
18.  Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
19.  Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20.  Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21.  Uniko (sponsor)
22.  Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Friday, May 17, 2019

May Release now Available + Blog Hop Winners

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new products?

Winners from the blog hop are posted below - scroll down to see if you won

Our new products are now available at newtonsnookdesigns.com


May Blog Hop Winners!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop. We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Check out below to see if you won! The blogs and the comments were chosen using random.org.


From Reveal Day 1 - Winner of the 
Newton's Movie Night stamp set from Naki's blog: Kathy Barrett


From Reveal Day 2 - Winner of the Dainty Daisies stamp set from Larissa's blog: Kathy J


From Reveal Day 3 - Winner of the Newton Cleans Up stamp set from Ellen's blog: Gail

From Reveal Day 4 - Winner of the Walking Woofs stamp set from the Newton's Nook Design's blog: Brenda West

Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and mailing address and the name of the set you won to claim your prize.

You can shop online now - our new release is up in the store!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May Reveals - Day 4 - Walking Woofs

Newton's Nook Designs |  May 2019 Release

Today is our fourth and final reveal day for our May! Today we are ready to head out for a walk with the cutest bunch of dogs on our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set! We are having a giveaway today too, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Happy Dog Walker Card by Jennifer Jackson | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Sky Borders Die set and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Walking Woofs!

If your dogs make you happy, you will love this adorable 4x4 stamp set! This set features a lovely dog walker with all her cute pups! Pair this image with the fun sentiments to send a happy hello to a friend who loves dogs. Or, use the "you got this" sentiment for a fun inspirational card! The coordinating die set includes a bonus "happy" word die too.
Walking Woofs | Dog Walker Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here's some info on the Walking Woofs Stamp Set:
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 4 stamps: 1 image and 3 sentiments
  • Coordinating Walking Woofs Die Set (sold separately) includes 2 dies
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, May 17th

Head out for a walk with those cute dogs and our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.
Happy Dog Walker Card by Samantha Mann | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Sky Borders Die set, Land Borders Die Set and Sunscape Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Samantha created a gorgeous tall card featuring new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She stamped and colored the image of the dog walker using vibrant watercolors. For her scene she added grass using our Land Borders Die Set, clouds using our Sky Borders Die Set and added a sunny sky in the middle using our Sunscape Stencil.


Happy Dog Walker Card by Zsofia Molnar | Walking Woofs Stamp Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Zsofia created a gorgeous card featuring the dog walker from our Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She colored the image of the dog walker using soft pastels and neutrals to give it a feminine feel. Then she used our Frames & Flags Die Set to add the scalloped edge. She finished it off with some fun floral paper along the bottom! 


 Happy Dog Walker Card by Larissa Heskett | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Fence Die Set and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmad
Larissa created this happy scene for the fun dog walker from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She colored the image in lovely pastels and neutrals. To create the cheerful scene she added grass using our Land Borders Die Set, a fence using our Fence Die Set and created a cloudy sky using our Sky Borders Die Set.  She also added in a bird on the fence from our Newton's Birdhouse Stamp Set and a Butterfly in the sky from our  Bitty Bunnies Stamp Set

Happy Dog Walker Card by Maria Russell | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Sky Borders Die set and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Maria created this fun and happy card using the dog walker from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She colored the image in fun colors, giving the dog walker a lovely blue and pink outfit. She created a background scene for the image using our Land Borders Die Set  and Sky Borders Die Set  to make masks for grass and clouds. She also added the die cut "happy" using the coordinating Walking Woofs die set. 

 Happy Dog Walker Card by Holly Endress | Walking Woofs Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This happy card by Holly will definitely make you smile! She colored the image of the dog walker from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set, adding a fun bright pink poodle to the mix. Then she created a fun scene for the crowd using our Cloudy Sky Stencil with embossing paste to add texture too! What a lovely day for a walk!
Happy Dog Walker Card by Naki Rager | Walking Woofs Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The coloring on this card by Naki is so sweet and pretty! She used the image of the dog walker from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set and used soft colors to watercolor the image. She added fun bright colored leashes for the dogs and used the coordinating die set to add a die cut of the word "happy." 

Happy Dog Walker Card by Andrea Shell | Walking Woofs Stamp Set and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The dog walker is walking the dogs down a city street on this card by Andrea! She used the image from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set and colored it in copics with gorgeous colors.  Then she created a city scene for the background. She also used our Frames Squared Die Set to cut out the round edged square. 

Happy Dog Walker Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Ellen used a lovely soft color palette to create a gorgeous feminine card featuring the new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She colored the image of the dog walker and dogs in soft pastels and neutrals. Then she created a scene for the image using our Land Borders Die Set for the grass. She also used our Frames & Flags Die Set for the scalloped edge on the pink panel. 

Happy Dog Walker Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Walking Woofs Stamp Set and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This card by Tatiana is so beautiful and bright perfect for a happy spring hello! she used the image of the dog walker fromWalking Woofs Stamp Set and colored her outfit in fun bright colors. Then she added a layer of lime green grass using our Land Borders Die Set. She also added a die cut "happy" using the using the coordinating Walking Woofs die set. 
Happy Dog Walker Card by Amanda Bodine | Walking Woofs Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set and Cascading Stars Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Amanda created this incredible card featuring the dog walker from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She added lovely pops of lime green and pink to the image and layered it over a fun starry background that was created using our new Cascading Stars Stencil. She also added in a border of grass using our Land Borders Die Set.

Would you like to win the Walking Woofs 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 Thursday May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

Note for Google+ users: Blogger no longer supports commenting with G+ accounts. If you have selected a G+ profile in the past you will appear as an unknown author until you login to Blogger and supply a new display name and avatar. You may do this by going to your Blogger account and going to Settings/User Settings. Once there you can  select "Blogger" as your profile and edit it. Information on these changes to blogger can be found this article


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