Today I’m sharing a fun bonus card using the Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook Designs. When this set released in January, I have to admit that I first focused on the darling critters. As I looked at the set more, though, I realized that these little heart images were ones that I needed to use as soon as possible!
I stamped the hearts using three colors (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU). I used my Misti to make sure they were inked really well so you can see the fabulous detail of each heart. Then using the little heart die from the coordinating Darling Hearts Dies I cut them out. The hardest part of the card is lining up the hearts. But I believe in smarter not harder! You want to see how I did it to make it simple? Yep, I thought so!I started by using my grid mat to line them up and get the spacing right.Then, I laid some Press and Seal Wrap onto the hearts so I could move them and keep their positioning.Finally, I added foam tape to the backs of the hearts and attached them to my white card stock. Just carefully pull off the Press and Seal and the alignment is perfect. And you look like a genius! I added some retired SU washi tape along the sides of my card base. I thought the pattern was a nice match to the patterns in the hearts. The sentiment comes from another January release set, Love & Chocolate. I added a little baker’s twine to the top to finish the card.
While this could certainly be a Valentine, I actually created this card as a birthday card for my youngest son who just turned 11. He is such a great kid and he makes all of our lives a bit sweeter. This is the absolute perfect sentiment for him! Hope you have enjoyed my card and my tips. Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Stamps: Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies, Washi Tape (SU ret), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals, Press and Seal Wrap, Banner Punch
Today is the day I’ve been waiting for! It is the first day of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs and I finally get to share with you some of what I have been working on. Today the design team is showing you the set called Woodland Duos and it is simply wonderful. The adorable images are designed to coordinate with the existing Darling Hearts Dies. You can see all the information about this set over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!
I thought the two little owls just called out to be colored so I started with them. In my first go at coloring, I chose actual owl colors but somehoww I felt like I needed to brighten them up. So brighten is what I did! Using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, I chose greens to color first and I thought it showed the fun art well. So I continued with oranges and yellows! I am super happy with the whimsical feel. I used the big heart from the dies set to cut out the image and then added a panel of coordinating DSP. For the sentiment, I used the dies again and cut out ‘love’ three times from my card stock. I layered them together to get a nice dimensional feel. Finally some little sequins to match the image.
Would you like to win the “Woodland Duos” 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 January 19th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.
So glad you stopped through today. I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of Release Week. I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers; Paper: Ranger Watercolor, Print Poetry DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh, SU), Zig BrusH20, Dimensionals