Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs September Release Day 2 - What a Hoot + Coordinating Dies

welcome back to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs September Release

we're all about owls today with the What a Hoot stamp set! this cute mini set and coordinating dies are just so sweet and fun to use! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on September 16th, right here!

both of my cards used watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, so let's check them out!

oh yeah! i used the dies to create the fun background - that's right! i used my dies to emboss onto the cardstock,not cut it!! it's a new (to me!!) technique, that i've been DIE-ing (get it?!) to try!! and i'm so glad i finally did!

once the images from the dies were all embossingonto the paper, i did some loose watercoloring and then popped up my bright blue owl! ha! finally, i stamped one of the sentiments down the edge of my card for a little unexpected fun!

my second card is super clean and simple, but has some fun gold foiling!

it's hard to tell in this photo, but the card front is woodgrain paper, and it's super texture-y and super perfect for this owl! after i watercolored the branch and leaves, i splattered some white acrylic paint on top and let it dry.

then i ran it through my laminator with some gold foil and boom: instant gold drops of awesomeness!! i LOVE how it looks!

i finished the card by stamping the sentiment on the inside and adding a few more of those gold flecked leaves! because...gold!! 

Would you like to win the “What a Hoot” Stamp Set?
This 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 blog 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 Thursday, September 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 16th.

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  1. Your creations are very colorful and inspiring.

  2. Awesome cards, thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute owl cards. I like your background using dies on the first and the addition of the gold foil on the second.

  4. Fabulous cards. Love how you colored the owls. TFS

  5. Gorgeous coloring
    and the owls are
    both so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Your owls, your cards, all adorable!!! Love this cute set.

  7. Your use of the watercolors is so very pretty!

  8. Oh these are both fabulously done! Love the different styles!

  9. Fabulous cards! Love that leafy background on your first card and the beautifully colored owl! Pretty woodgrain background and awesome coloring on the owl on the second card also!

  10. Beautiful cards! Love those owls.

  11. Those owls are darling.
    Love how you even put one inside the card.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. Egads!!!!! LOVE both of these so much. <3 Your coloring.... gets.me.each.time!

  13. Very cute cards. Love the coloring, especially the pink little lady :)

  14. Very cute cards. Love the coloring, especially the pink little lady :)

  15. wow! So cool! I didn't realize you embossed the branches on the first one before coloring - so fun! I love the subtle wood grain background on the second card! Both are such a HOOT!


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