Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!
So happy you joined us for the first day of the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release.
Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this stamp set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
In case you don’t know Newton is an adorable sweet orange tabby cat and the inspiration for NND’s name and logo. Besides he is also one of my favorites stamps to play with and so I just couldn’t leave you today with only one card.
Although inspired by Saint Patrick’s Day, this set has a few wonderful sentiments and it works great for a friend cards. And here’s my first one! It has a see-through non-bulky shaker window filled with “gold” and sealed with a fusion tool. I like how this idea and gold metallic finish take on a scheme!
The kitty was stamped with a copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers, of course. While the bottom edge of the front panel was die-cut with a curve stitched die from Land Borders Die set and makes see a pattern created inside the card by repeatedly stamping a shamrock image. The sentiment was added in the center of a blank white circle area created by masking a sport correspond to the shaker window.
I started with Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Stamped the kitty with a super light ink since my intention was to make a no-line watercoloring and partially die-cut the grass edge on both sides from the stamp image. Then I fussy cut with my scissors around Newton peeking from the pot of gold and proceeded with coloring.
To assemble everything I popped up on a foam tape the watercolored piece and adhered it to my card base where I previously stamped the sentiment and added a few little extra details. I’m leaving you with a behind the scenes peek of my sweet furry baby Tommy, helping me take photos. He is Sacred Birman cat and a font of inspiration for my coloring.
And here’s how you can win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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