Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Poinsettia Blooms and Winter Birds + coordinating Dies

hi there!
welcome to the 2nd day of Newton's Nook Designs November release!

I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and bringing the fall feeling! ha! today we're checking out Poinsettia Blooms and Winter Birds + coordinating Dies!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on November 23rd, right here! just in time for the fun Black Friday sale!

my first card uses the gooooorgeous Winter Birds stamp set!

I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers to ink blend the background! then I splattered on it with white acrylic paint. the snowflakes and sentiment were heat embossed in white and they really pop! 

I love love love the chickadee (and ALL of the birds) image! they're soooo pretty and lifelike! 
I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 

I used the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set for my second card of the day!

so pretty, right?! it may be my favorite Christmas card this season! and you guessed it! there's more ink blending! this time I used Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks! when it was dry, I used some clear embossing gel and the Snowfall Stencil to create the cool looking background!

I finished the card with the sentiment and some glitter on the middle 'berries' and outside berries! ha!

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  1. Such a BEAUTIFUL Background you created! GORGEOUS

  2. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the Poinsettias!!!

  3. Wonderful cards! I love your bird - beautiful colours!

  4. I wish we got cute chickadees here in So. Florida! Your card is darling. And the poinsettia card is so festive and beautiful. Gorgeous colors!!

  5. Your bird card and poinsettia card are absolutely Stunning! Live them!!

  6. Your coloring is so pretty on your lovely cards. The little bird stamps and the poinsettia stamps look like so much fun to color.

  7. Ok, I just gotta say... how cool would it be to have just a few fuchsia snowflakes IRL?!!! At least we can enjoy them on your card! What a terrific background you did for that sweet chickadee, too!

  8. BEEEEEEEUUUUUUUTIFUL blending of colors for both of your cards! And your Poinsettia's are absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Wonderful coloring. Like the Poinsettias & Winter Bird.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Yaay! The chickadee is my favorite bird so I LOVE that you chose to use him on your pretty card! You even gave him some red berries to eat- so considerate of you Samantha! LOL!! Hope you and your loved ones have a happy Thanksgiving! :D

  11. Beautiful cards! We have a lot of chickadees around here and it's such a cute little bird. I'm glad you featured him in your wintery scene. Your poinsettia card is gorgeous. Love the pinks you added in!

  12. Gorgeous cards Samantha!! Blueprint sketch is one of my favorites to use in sky background!!

  13. I love these.... the colors, layers, etc. Love! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Just love your attention to detail and your fantastic inking!

  15. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing what colors you used for the background. Going to give it a try.

  16. I love the shading on your colors
    in the backgrounds. Beautiful
    cards. thanks for sharing

  17. Really beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds & the coloring on the cute little bird!


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