Monday, August 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Design's August Release - Day 1

 Welcome to the August Release for Newton's Nook Designs!!! Today, we are featuring the new set "Hanging Around".  It features a bunch of fun animals just hanging around!!! Even Newton gets in on the action!!  Would you like to WIN this new set?? Be sure to read the details at the bottom of the post.

For this card I decided to heat emboss all my stamping on the background to keep the water coloring where it needs to stay.  I colored the Koala image with copics and fussy cut him out.  I then added some White Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to the clouds.  I LOVE how it looks!!!  For the sentiment I embossed some Green Glitter Embossing Powder on to a piece of vellum.  Then I stitched it on with a sewing machine for some extra detail. 

For my second card I decided to use the cute Opossum!  Isn't he just adorable?

Quick Tip!  For the background I stamped the cloud, then turned the stamp over and inked up the solid side of the stamp for a different look!  Then Inked the edges with some distress ink to complete the sky look.

I used some thin wafer dies to cut out the green piece of paper in a wonky shape. (You totally could cut that on a regular paper cutter)  I then Added a strip of orange paper and some woodgrain washi tape, to keep with the outdoors-y feel.  To Top it off I added some Kraft Twine. 

Would you like to win “Hanging Around” ? This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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 Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Chitra Nair (Guest Designer)

See you tomorrow for Day 2!!!


  1. Love the layering. The sky is so pretty. Great card.

  2. Dude your quick tip is AMAZING!!!! Love that idea!! Your cards are awesome!! Love the angle of the branch on the koala card! And the opossum is seriously my favorite image on that set!!

  3. Cute cards. This
    stamp set is so fun!
    Love your second
    Carla from Utah

  4. Both of your cards are adorable! Thank you for sharing the tip on how you stamped the clouds, that's so clever!

  5. Very cute hanging critter cards. I like your cloud backgrounds.

  6. Both cards are so adorable. I don't know which I like more *U*

  7. I love both your cards with those adorable critters hanging from the branches with those pretty blue skies!

  8. Love your cards and the wonky die cut. Want one of these and this set!

  9. Great the earthy outdoorsy feel on the last.

  10. Two SUPER CUTE cards! love both of these - and such a fun tip to flip over the stamp - I always forget you can do that!!

  11. Lovely cards! Thanks for the clouds tip, that's awesome! Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. Your little critter cards are very sweet!

  13. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are so CUTE.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. Great tip, thanks for sharing. Such cute cards!

  15. So cute!