Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs July Release - Flirty Flamingos

it's day 3 of newton's nook's release and celebration!

i think this mini set today is so fun and unique, and just plain cute!!

i love the flamingo with the inner tube around his neck - ha ha ha!! and that sentiments are awesome! just SO perfect for any project life-type or scrapbook layout, or cards! they will all be available for purchase July 18th, here!

for my first card, i created a mixed media inspired baby (girl!) card! :)

aww! love it! 
both flamingos were colored with copics and popped up for dimension. 
the background of the card was created by painting some gesso on top of the patterned paper. once that was dry, i used a dry, rough paint brush to add some gold perfect pearls! i just LOOOOOVE gold, black and pink together! :)
finally a few drops of pink mist and that was the background! :)

i added the little bird from tweet talk, to act as the little baby girl flamingo! lol! :)
i LOVED the sentiment in the set, but wanted to it to stand out more against my crazy background - so i used some tiny type to create the actual sentiment! :)

and (unintentionally), my second card is almost the complete opposite of the first one! :)

this time decided to make a more masculine birthday card! (or should i say, 'bird' day card?!) :)
i paper pieced the flamingo in pinks and then added an awesome *large!) wood venneer bow tie which i colored with distress ink to make it navy!

the sentiment was heat embossed onto paper that i also colored with the distress ink and then stapled onto the card front! for some reason, masculine screams staples to me! i don't know why!

a few pieces of washi in navy finish off the card! :)

Would you like to win “Flirty Flamingos”?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 Friday, July 18th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Saturday, July 21st. 
We will also be having a giveaway on Facebook - so make sure to like our Facebook page and enter to win there! 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

this release is SERIOUSLY amazing!! you're going to want to check back everyday this week! 


  1. These new stamps are so cute! Your cards are adorable! Love how you created the backgrounds on both cards!

  2. Love the mix media card! Very clever! Your other card is darling...cute black bowtie!

  3. Super cute cards! I love the mixed-media backgrounds for both of the cards - super fun!

  4. LOVE that background on the first card...makes those adorable flamingos just fly off the base (no pun intended).

  5. Love the splotchy background on the first card - so free and fun.
    the second card is so cute with his bow tie and the BD greeting.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Both of your cards are WONDERFUL. Love the little touches you made to make each one. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  7. Very sweet the gold accents on the first and the bowtie on the last.

  8. These cards are seriously amazing!! That first one with the baby bird and the Tickled Pink sentiment literally made me say AHHH, how cute!! Love what you did with these cards!!

  9. These are so fun, Sam, love the artsy feel of both!

  10. Both cards are fantastic! Love the mixed media look of the first, and the bow tie on the flamingo in the second is so fun!! Great job!

  11. Very cute cards! I especially love how you did the background of the mixed media one!

  12. I love how you did the background on the first card! Both are so cute! Adorable flamingos!

  13. What a great idea for a baby girl card!

  14. both cards are super cool! I really LOVE the background you created on the first one - it reminds me of a fun abstract painting or graffiti. and the GIANT bow on card two makes me smile!

  15. Wonderful cards! I love the mixed media one. It's girly but with an edge, very cool!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. I love the gold! I'm going to have to try that technique. You totally rocked the flamingos! I am loving this set!

  17. Amazingly cute.


  18. Both cards are a joy. Love your altered patterned paper bases. Great additions to the flamingos(beads, bow-tie).

  19. Love that sexy flamingo in the bowtie! What a cutie!!!


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