Newton’s Nook Designs’ August Release and Giveaway – Day 4 – Knight Owl and Pug-kin


Hello and welcome to the final day of the Newton’s Nook August release! Can’t believe how quick the time passed this week!!!

All the new August products will be available for purchase tomorrow on Friday, August 21st at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Hang In There #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Knight Owl stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Pug-kin #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pug-kin stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Cuteness overloads on the last day of the August release with two new small, but absolutely adorable Knight Owl stamp and Pug-kin stamp sets. Both of them come with the coordinating dies.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away both new stamp sets to lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!Knight Owl turned our as a clean and simple card. I used my win win combo for the water based markers: Strathmore Bristol paper, VersaFine Onyx Black ink and a small waterbrush from Pentel. To start, I die cut the owl shape from the coordinating Knight Owl Die set, a branch and a few leaves from Toucan Party Die Set. I used, as always, the negative parts of the dies inside the MISTI tool to help me with the alignment while I was stamping the open images from Knight Owl and Toucan Party stamp sets. Finally I colored all the elements with water based markers.

As always, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N75, 025, 126, 133, 703, 947, 990 plus Zig Clean Colour Brush marker n. 61 Light Brown.

Hang In There #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Knight Owl stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the background I prepared a faux stitched circle using Circle Frames Die Set and inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the blending brush. I also added new just released Houndstooth stencil creating a tone on tone pattern applying the same Tumbled Glass Distress ink with more heavy hand. I stamped the encouraging sentiment from another new Heartfelt Wishes stamp set and started assembling all the elements together on an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

Hang In There #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Knight Owl stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Working on my second project, I started in the same exact way with the same exact products I mentioned above. First I used the coordinating Pug-kin Die Set to achieve the whole image plus two additional pumpkins. Next I stamped the open images from Pug-kin stamp set and colored them with Tombow markers.

This is the complete list of colors used by me on this card: TOMBOW MARKERS N79, 025, 055, 133, 177, 905, 912, 925, 933, 946, 947, 969, 990, 992, 993.

Pug-kin #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pug-kin stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The background was die cut from Frames and Flags Die Set; inked with Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans Distress inks and the blending brushes; and then embellished through amazing new Spiderweb Stencil applied with a white embossing paste. I popped the Distress background on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) with a bit of dimension, arranged the pumpkins and finished with a few fish-tailed banners die cut from Banner Trio Die Set.

Pug-kin #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pug-kin stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set? We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

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