All the new April products will be available for purchase on Friday, April 20th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!
I just loooove lilies of the valley because they are one of the first spring flowers where I’m from and the symbol of May. And since we’re talking about spring, I thought that soft watercolor colors would be perfect for my first card.
I die-cut using the coordinating dies and stamped with a waterproof black ink the flower image three times on a cold pressed watercolor paper. At this point I also prepared the grass line using NND Land Borders die set and the same paper and watercolored all the elements with regular watercolors. Since the flower stamp from Little Lilies Set is quite big, I kept the rest of the card very clean and simple. The “Just Because” sentiment which is one of my ever favorites, were heat embossed with a white embossing powder on a kraft card base. And the matching kraft twine finished this card.
The card featuring April Showers Stamp Set turned out super colorful and bright.
The BIG sentiment immediately made me think about the flower shaped sequins I had in my stash. And so I decided to make a big shaker window and filled it with colorful sequins. I started by stamping with StazOn black ink the sentiment on a clear acetate that NND carries in their shop. This ink is meant to be used on sleek surfaces and doesn’t smear. Next I die-cut the window for the shaker element using Frames & Flags die set, filled it with colorful sequins and sealed.
I decorated the frame with some cute butterflies that comes with the same April Showers Stamp Set. This set doesn’t have the coordinating dies, but I was able to use Newton’s Birdbath die set for a quick die-cutting. The butterflies were simply colored with copic markers and the color choice was guided by the sequins mix inside the shaker window. Finally I added a bit of shimmer to the colored images as a finish touch.
Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” or “April Showers” Stamp Set?
These stamp sets will be given away to a 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Newton’s Nook Designs
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here
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