Friday, July 28, 2017

Best of Cluck Card by Amanda Bodine

Best of Cluck Card by Amanda Bodine | Chicken Scratches Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Best of Cluck!

Today's adorable chicken card by Amanda will make you smile! This card using our Chicken Scratches Stamp Set would be so fun to send a friend who needs a little luck or just for fun! She stamped and colored those three chicks and the hen from and added them onto a hill that she created using our Land Borders Die Set. She added little bits of chicken feed (also a stamp from this set) on the ground too. Then she layered some polka dot red and white paper, black cardstock and black and white twine across the bottom! I love how those colors coordinate with the hen and make it pop! The fun textured pattern in the sky adds some fun detail too. For her sentiment she used the "Best of Cluck" and added in a little bit of stamped chicken wire too, also from the Chicken Scratches Stamp Set! Everything on this card coordinates so well together! 

Thanks for the adorable card today, Amanda! To see more of her beautiful coloring and projects, visit Amanda over at her blog,  RutabagaPie Designs!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Have a Blast Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Have a Blast Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Cosmic Newton Stamp set and Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Star gazing with Newton!

This gorgeous scene with Newton star gazing was created by Tatiana! For her card today Tatiana created an amazing night sky background using distress inks to create a dark sky and then she used white embossing paste and our new Starfield Stencil to add the stars! She also created that big moon by using distress inks on a large circle! To complete the scene she added a hill and some layers of grass using our Land Borders Die Set. It's the perfect setting for Newton to do some star gazing! 

For the stamped images, she use the image of Newton gazing through a telescope from our Cosmic Newton Stamp Set along with the fun shooting star. She did some awesome watercoloring on those images! That purple telescope is so awesome! Then she used the coordinating Cosmic Newton Die Set to trim out the images. She finished off the card with the "Have a blast" sentiment from the Cosmic Newton Stamp Set embossed in white over the grass! What a stunning scene! 

Have a Blast Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Cosmic Newton Stamp set and Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

You can pop over to Tatiana's blog to see more details on this card too at Tatiana Craft and Art! She also has a video!! Be sure to check it out and leave her some love! Make sure you check out her other beautiful creations too!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Welcome Baby Card by Naki Rager

Welcome Baby Card by Naki Rager | Loveable Laundry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #babycard #handmade

Welcome Baby  

It's always nice to have a few baby cards on hand! Today we are featuring this adorable baby card by Naki! She created this adorable card for a baby boy using our Loveable Laundry Stamp Set. She stamped the different onesie images randomly over her background and embossed them with light blue embossing powder! Then she colored them in with shades of mint green, yellow, gray and orange! So sweet! She also stamped the words sweet, baby and boy around too! Then she added the "welcome baby" sentiment embossed in orange on a strip of vellum! She even added a little duckie that she cut out of the image of the onesie with a duckie on it! The orange clothespin gives the perfect finishing touch! You could easily make this card in shades of pink for a girl or neutral colors if you don't know the gender!

Make sure you head over to say hello to Naki  and see more of her beautiful creations at her blog, Notes from Naki!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

'ello Card by Holly Endress

'ello Card by Holly Endress | Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set & Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello from London!

Today Newton is traveling to London with this adorable card by Holly! She used that cute image of Newton wearing a British flag t-shirt along with the phone booth and Big Ben from our Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set! She colored these images, adding some awesome glossy accents and glitter too and then trimmed them out using the coordinating Newton Dreams of London Die Set. To create the scene she also used the curved hill shape from the Land Borders Die Set. Then she set the whole scene in a circle and added the "'ello" sentiment from the  Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set in a little banner.

For the card base Holly created an awesome background to coordinate with the British flag colors using red and blue inks with our new Pawprints Stencil! How cool is that! I love the way the colors coordinate!

'ello Card by Holly Endress | Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set & Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Here's a video by Holly showing you how she created her card:


Thank you, Holly, for the beautiful card today! You can find more of Holly's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Hollybeary Creations or visit her YouTube Channel for more fun videos!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Naughty Newton Card by July Guest Designer Cynde Whitlow


Hey folks!

I'm back for my third post in my guest design series for Newton's Nook! Woot!

I gotta be honest, the card I'm sharing with you today is extremely ambitious. It was loads of fun and worth every bit of work that was put in to it. HOWEVER! Don't be intimidated by it. I went totally over the top, but this would be doable on a standard 4.25"x5.5" card panel and just as cute!

Naughty Newton Card by July Guest Designer Cynde Whitlow | Naughty Newton, Hanging Around, Lovely Blooms and Versatile Vases Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

did have had plan mapped out before I started making this card. I knew I would be working with quite a few stamps sets and let's be honest folks, 4"x9" is a pretty big canvas. I was really excited to be able to use 4 stamps set though. I don't get to do that very often. On this card I used: Hanging Around, Naughty Newton, Lovely Blooms and the Versatile Vases Stamp Set.

I started by using a ruler and lightly tracing a line just about the bottom edge of my card panel. I needed this to make sure all of my stamps would line up and I would get the proper perspective. Of course, I couldn't help myself I ended up adding an entire frame. What d'ya do?

To save myself a little bit of time, I cut multiple masks out of all of the images. All of them folks. It is a lot, but the trick is to layer 2 pieces of masking paper. Stamp the one on top and cut out both at the same time.


Naughty Newton Card by July Guest Designer Cynde Whitlow | Naughty Newton, Hanging Around, Lovely Blooms and Versatile Vases Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

There was only one stamp I had do make a special accommodation for. This was the stamp from the Naughty Newton Stamp Set. It's the one where Newton is sitting next to the pot that's been knocked over. Since I had cut out 2 masks of this image, I took one and carefully trimmed Newton from around the pot. I left the other mask intact.

I placed my panel in a stamp positioning tool and placed the 2 piece mask on the panel where I planned on stamping my image. Then I placed the stamp over the top of the mask. I made extra sure it was line up properly. When I had it where I wanted it, I removed the pot portion of the mask, leaving Newton in place. I didn't ink the entire stamp, I went a little over onto Newton, but it's no big because we have a mask in place. I removed the mask and with a Copic Multiliner, I drew in the rest of the pot.

Naughty Newton Card by July Guest Designer Cynde Whitlow | Naughty Newton, Hanging Around, Lovely Blooms and Versatile Vases Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the rest of the stamping, I stamped the rest of the images that are in the front, then started working my way backwards. The other trick for something this size is to work from both ends towards the middle of the panel. Stamp as many images at one time as possible. It's a huge time saver aaaaand it really helps to give you an idea where spaces need to be filled. The Versatile Vases Stamp Set has lots of choices and fillers for this!

After all of my images were stamped, I colored them all in with Copic's. The largest jar is from Lovely Blooms Stamp Set and the hanging Newton is from the Hanging Around Stamp Set. They fit together perfectly!

To finish it off, I added some detail with a Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen and a Clear Sakura Glaze Pen. Also, no card is complete without a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella. Here is where we call it a day.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks so much for stopping by to see me!

Until next time!
-Cynde

Friday, July 21, 2017

Interactive Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Interactive Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Two scenes in one amazing card!

Today we have another awesome card by Ellen that showcases not one but TWO scenes with Winston! For the front panel of the card she created a sky scene using Winston driving his airplane from our Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set. She made him so cute in his little blue and yellow airplane with the "hello" banner trailing behind. She used the coordinating Winston Takes Flight Die Set to trim him out and also added a fun cloudy skyline using the clouds from our Sky Borders Die Set. She also snuck in that cute little red bird from the Newton's Birdbath Stamp Set

In case you weren't wowed by that scene, you open the card to find this:

Interactive Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winston's Lake House Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The inside panel of this card has a flap with another fun scene! I think Winston has flown out to his cabin and is now relaxing! She used the image of Winston in his Adirondack chair along with the cattails and cabin image from our new Winston's Lake House Stamp Set and trimmed them out with the coordinating Winston's Lake House Die Set. Then she also added in some big trees from the Fox Hollow Stamp Set and a  cute little frog from the Newton's Rainy Day Stamp Set! Isn't it fun how you can combine images from all the different sets to create scenes? She also used our Land Borders Die Set to add a hill and some grass and the  Sea Borders Die Set to add water along the bottom! These fun border dies are so awesome to use for scene building!

Are you inspired to try creating some scenes? If you do make sure to share them with us over in our Create & Share group on facebook so we can see what you create!!

To seem more of her beautiful creations, you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Toucan Do It Card by Samantha Mann

Toucan Do It Card by Samantha Mann | Toucan Party Stamp Set & Tropical Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Toucan Do it!

Today we have a beautiful tropical card by Samantha using our NEW Toucan Party Stamp Set! These fun tropical birds are so fun to color because you can make them any color you like! Samantha used bright pink and yellow for hers along with some teal and orange accents! So fun! Then she used a white gel pen to add a bit fun dots and highlights too! She also colored some fun leaves and flowers from the  Toucan Party Stamp Set. Then she trimmed out all the images using the coordinating Toucan Party Die Set.  For her card base she created a fun strip of pattern across the top using the Tropical Leaves Stencil. Then she embossed the "Toucan do it" sentiment on a piece of black cardstock with white embossing powder! This would be such a fun card to send as encouragement to a friend or really just for fun too! 

Thank you Samantha for awesome inspiration today! To say hello to Samantha and see more of her beautiful creations, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!