Monday, September 21, 2020

Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Kavya



Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Handmade by Kavya | Floral Lace Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hi All,

I am excited to be back with another technique using some amazing Newton's Nook products! Let's change things up a bit and play with stencils this time, shall we? Stencils are super fun and can be used to create dramatic cards in a few simple steps. Here is how I created mine:

  • I decided to use some Kraft cardstock instead of my usual white for this card. I attached the card to the Floral Lace Stencil using washi tape.
  • I first ink blended using white hybrid ink. I then moved the stencil a bit and then ink blended using 4 colors to create a rainbow. I used pink, yellow, lime green, and teal hybrid inks. Adding a white layer first creates a dramatic shadow and really makes the color pop when you are using a colored cardstock! 
  • To add some extra glimmer, keeping the stencil in place from the last step, I used Tim Holtz's Nebula stickles glitter gel. I didn't like the stars so I manually removed them later on using a picking tool. 
  • I then used some outline letter dies for my sentiment. As I really liked the ink blended panel and didn't want to cover much of it, I used vellum for the center of the alphabets so that you can still see some of the rainbow gorgeousness. 
  • I then attached the panel to a larger panel using some foam. 
  • And that's about it!

Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Handmade by Kavya | Floral Lace Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I hope you liked this quick stencil card using this amazing Newton's Nook stencil. I can't believe next week is my last week already! I had so much fun sharing some cool ways to use NN's products! 

Thanks for reading, 
Kavya

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Today we are featured on the Simon Says Stamp with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that we designed for the 2020 STAMPtember celebration! How cool is that? I know many of you LOVE shopping over at Simon Says Stamp so make sure you head over there today and check out our exclusive Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set. This design is only available through Simon Says Stampwhile supplies last!


Here are some awesome cards created by our team
using the Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set:


STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Amanda. Additional products used: Raindrops Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Ellen. Additional products used: Plaid Stencil Set, Argyle Stencil Set, Frames & Flags Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Tatiana. Additional products used: Cloudy Sky Stencil

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Andrea. Additional products used: Pawprints Stencil, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Samantha. Additional products used: Pawprints Stencil, Sunscape Stencil


STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Zsofia. Additional products used: Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Tina. Additional products used: Speech Bubbles Die Set

I hope you liked these projects today and using this new exclusive set. Remember, you can only get this design at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last! 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta | Batty Newton Stamp Set, Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set and Spiderweb Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Feline Batty!

Today we are getting in the mood for Halloween with this card by Amy! She combined several of our newest Halloween products to create this adorable card!

The sweet kitty in the bat costume from our Batty Newton Stamp Set takes center stage. She colored the image in neutral tones with fun purple bat wings! This image was cut out using the coordinating Batty Newton Die Set to layer onto her card. Behind the batty kitty, she used the big circle of Halloween creatures from our Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set. She colored this image using a palette of soft Halloween colors and a minty green background! So lovely! The image and the scalloped circle frame were cut out using the  Circle Frames Die Set

For a final, spooky finishing touch, she added a soft spiderweb to the background using our Spiderweb Stencil and the sentiment "feline batty" onto the ticket shape from our Framework Die Set. All these elements combine perfectly for a fun and spooky Halloween creation! 

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta | Batty Newton Stamp Set, Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set and Spiderweb Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

What Halloween sets will you mix and match together? Find all of our cute and spooky products in our Halloween Category here!  

To say hello to Amy and see more of her amazing creations you can visit her blog, Tsuruta Designs!


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar | Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

Grateful Fall Card

Today we are sharing a lovely fall card by Zsofia, perfect for the changing of season. This card features the big round image of flowers from our Fall Roundabout Stamp Set.  The image was colored with copic markers in a gorgeous fall color palette. The purple scalloped circle behind the image was cut out using the Circle Frames Die Set. For the sentiment, she chose the "Grateful for you" sentiment, also from the Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, and embossed it using metallic embossing powder. She layered it over the center of the image on a white stripe and added a yellow stripe behind it. For a bit of texture, she added white texture paste to the background of the card using our Hardwood Stencil

Here is a close-up so you can see the lovely coloring and texture:

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar | Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

We hope you enjoyed this lovely fall card by Zsofia! You can find more of Zsofia's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Job Card by Ellen Haxelmans

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

New Job Card!

Today Ellen has created a beautiful card for someone who just started a new job, complete with a little treat too!  

She started by coloring the kitty with the globe from our Newton's Graduation Stamp Set. Along with this image she added the stack s of books from the Classy Teachers Stamp Set and the single book and mug from the Sips & Stories Stamp Set. These images were all cut out using their coordinating die sets and added over a circle that was created using our Circle Frames Die Set

For the custom sentiment, she used the word "new" from our Loveable Laundry Stamp Set and paired with with letters cut out using our Essential Alphabet Die Set to spell "job". These words were added onto a blue banner that was cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For a bit of sparkle she created a lovely background using our Houndstooth Stencil with sparkly texture gel. 

Tips on creating this card

Below we have some tips from Ellen on how this card was created:

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. (left photo) I know someone who just got a job in a university, so searched for all things that could fit the theme of the card (Books, coffee…). Then I colored it with my Copic markers.
  2. (center photo) When you want a specific sentiment it’s so easy to use the alphabet dies. Suddenly I remembered the word ‘new’ was in the Loveable Laundry baby set and that made a perfect match with the word ‘job’, which was cut out using the Essential Alphabet Die Set.
  3. (right photo) The card base was created with the Houndstooth Stencil and Red Velvet Glitz Glitter Gel. For the circle I blended blue distress ink and splattered water on top.

Bonus treat!

To go with this card, Ellen also embellished a cute little apple shaped treat container! She used the same sheet that was patterned with our Houndstooth Stencil and red glitter paste and cut out a tiny tag using our Tags Times Two Die Set. She added "mew did it" from the Newton's Graduation Stamp Set and a little apple from the Classy Teachers Stamp Set! How adorable!!

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you enjoyed this fun project today and tips from Ellen! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Purr-thday Card by Samantha Mann

Happy Purr-thday Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Clouds Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Happy Purr-thday!

Blast off! Today Samantha has created an adorable birthday card featuring the kitty and balloons from our Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set. She colored the image of the kitty in fun bright colors, adding white accents with a gel pen. She used the coordinating Newton's Birthday Balloons Die Set to cut out the image. For the background she created a gorgeous sky using our Clouds Stencil with blue and purple distress inks. Added splatters of water give the sky a fun added texture. She also added little white clouds from the Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set, layered on top. The sentiment "Happy Purr-thday" adds the perfect finishing touch! 

This birthday card is perfect for sending a cheerful birthday wish, especially to someone who loves cats!

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya


Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya Nagalakunta | Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Hi folks, 

I am excited to be back on the Newton's Nook blog with my second guest design post for the month. This time, I have a super cute ink blended CAS card to share. The beauty of this layout is that this can be used with most of Newton's Nook stamp sets with stand-alone images! This is my go-to technique if I want to whip up a quick card for any occasion. So, let's get started! 
  • Firstly, use some purple tape (or any tape of your choice) to mask the center portion of the panel. You can definitely get creative and try out other orientations like a diagonal, last 1/3rd of the panel, etc. You are the artist! 
  • I then used hybrid inks in three colors - baby pink, pineapple, and baby blue - to ink blend the center portion.
  • I colored the unicorn and a few other elements from the Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set using alcohol ink markers and colored pencils. 
  • I then heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing ink and finished off the card using some clear sequins. 
Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya Nagalakunta | Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Isn't that simple? I hope you liked this quick mini-tutorial. See you all next week!
Thanks,
- Kavya