Hello and welcome!
Can’t believe that it’s the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release, but so excited at the same time since today the Design Team is showcasing a new stamp set with my ever favorite Newton!
It’s called NEWTON’S BIRDBATH and you can get the coordinating dies as well. No need to tell you that I really LOVE this super cute set and it’s so easy and fun to use since all you need is to stamp it and you’re ready to color! Plus it comes in a perfect size for A2 cards and has really great sentiments!
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!
And since I know that many of you love to get the coordinating dies, I decided to showcase how you can get more out of them and use not only for cutting the images!
So stretching my coordinating dies on this card, I came out with an easy masking technique for ink blending backgrounds! I saw a few weeks ago Jennifer McGuire showcased some cards with ink blending background coming from one corner of the card base and I thought this would work so well with the cute Newton stamp from NEWTON’S BIRDBATH set! But instead of stamping and fussy cutting the whole intricate image, I made my mask out of the coordinating die by simply die-cutting it from a masking paper. So easy peasy and in a flash you have the mask ready to work with!!!
I stamped kitty image and a couple of butterflies from the same stamp set on a piece of a copic friendly paper with a copic friendly ink, of course, applied the die-cut masks both on kitty and butterflies and inked my background with distress inks. I also added some tiny drops of pearlized water on top and then removed the masks and proceeded with coloring. As always, you can find all the exact colors I used on this card at the bottom of the post. I need to point out that you will finish to have a tiny white halo around the image using the coordinating dies for easy masking, but honestly it doesn’t bother me at all and I think that it looks fine!
I finished the card by simply stamping the sentiment, adding some matching sequins, shimmer and Glossy Accents for a fake water effect!
Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdbath” 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 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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