January 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook January Release! The set being shared today is the Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die set. Everyone loves chocolate right?! Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Woodland Duos Stamp set!
Newton's Nook January Release

I didn't use the yummy chocolate stamps on the card I made, but instead I used the scrumptious looking macaroons! I had a blast creating a fun background using some heart dies to create a stencil.  

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs January Release Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die Set with Stencil and Distress Ink Background

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts

To create the stencil, I randomly placed the heart dies onto the cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I repeated this process until the entire piece was covered with hearts.

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

Before I used the stencil, I inked a piece of cardstock using Spun Sugar Distress Ink and a foam blending tool. 

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

Next, I taped the cardstock to hold it in place and then taped the stencil on top of it using washi tape. Just make sure the tape is re-positionable so it doesn't tear your paper when you remove it. For this step, I used a darker pink - Picked Raspberry.

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

I love the contrast between the lighter and darker shades of pink!

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

To embellish the card, I stamped and die cut five of the macaroons and colored them with colored pencils. I used Gamsol and blending stumps to help blend the pencil. I stacked them up on the cute cake stand and adhered the piece to the card front using doubled sided foam adhesive. The final touch was the sweet little sentiment!

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs January Release Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die Set with Stencil and Distress Ink Background

So....would you like to win the “Love and Chocolate” Stamp Set? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

Newton's Nook Designs Love and Chocolate Stamp Set

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs linked below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win. You won't 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 Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 20th. Good luck and happy hopping!

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

46 comments:

  1. Love the beautiful colors you chose for the macarons, and the stencil idea is one I'm definitely going to try with my dies.

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  2. Love your card--and your stencil idea, I can't wait to try that myself!

    Chris L.

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  3. I love your bright and colorful macarons! Great color and reminds me of spring!

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  4. Great background - thanks for showing how you made it. Love your card!

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  5. So cute!!! And I love the macarons!

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  6. Awww!!!! Such adorable card!!! Too sweet and cute!!!

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  7. I love how you made your own stencil - genius idea and one I will have to use. THANK YOU for the inspiration! Fun card - love those macarons!

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  8. Such a sweet card. Love this ♥

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  9. What an adorable card! Really love how you've used the heart dies to make a stencil for your background! :)

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  10. I may need this set just for the macaroons!

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  11. Thanks for the great tutorial!! lovely card:)

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  12. So cute. I like the heart background.

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  13. Oh Juliana, your card looks so amazing.♥ Many thanks for showing how you create your own stencil and the heart background.♥ I really like it.♥
    Many hugs and greetings
    Angela

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  14. What a fabulous card. I love how you created your own stencil and use these great stamps

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  15. Such a cheery, happy card, love the background!

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  16. Cleaver techniques for making a mask. Thanks for the inspiration

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  17. Love your stencil! Such a great background for those yummy looking macarons!!!

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  18. thanks for the tutorial, so great!

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  19. What a cool way to make a background! I really like how colorful your macaroons are.

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  20. What a great background! Thanks for showing us how it was created.

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  21. Clever how you used the die cut hearts in making a stencil.

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  22. wow, I'm also so impressed with your background. great job, and thanks for explaining/showing us how you achieved it.

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  23. Thanks for sharing how you made the background - it looks fabulous! Cute pile of macaroons too.

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  24. Love the coloring of the macarons and the hearts background on your pretty card!

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  25. Amazing background with the stenciled hearts, really stunning! Love your card!

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  26. Ohh amazing! Love the colors :)

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  27. This stamp set is adorable!! I would be so happy if I won it!! LOVE the background on your card.

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  28. Super sweet and cute! Adore how you created your own stencil!

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  29. Beautiful background on your macaron card! This is so cute!

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  30. Love the coloring of the macaroons.
    The background really makes them pop.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. very pretty card!
    the macarons look so yummy
    thanks for sharing :)
    cheers
    preety

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  32. This is wonderful! The macaroons are gorgeous, but I really love how you created the stencil for your background!

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  33. Beautiful macaroon card! I love how you made your own stencil for your background!!

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  34. How clever to make your own stencil to create the background for this card! It looks great and just adds to the sweet feel of the macarons! The macarons look good enough to eat! Beautiful coloring!

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  35. Thanks for the tips on creating this heart background - just lovely!
    And so perfect for sweet macaroons - yum! Love this set from Newton's Nook. <3

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  36. Juliana- absolutely brilliant! I love your card, from the fact that you created your own "patterned" background paper, to the gorgeous coloring and blending of those yummy looking macaroons! I was already in love with this set, and each designer has done a wonderful job creating with it, but you really inspired me to push it further and I thank you. I MUST have this set!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA