March 13, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs March Release | Day 1

Welcome to Day 1of Newton's Nook March Release! I'm so happy to have you stop by for a visit. The first set being shared from this release is called Winton Takes Flight and a fun new die set called Sky Borders. Winston is adorable as he flies by and wishes you a variety of sentiments from Happy Birthday to Hello! Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Winton Takes Flight Stamp set!
Newton's Nook Designs March Release 2017

As soon as I saw Winston piloting that cute little airplane, I was immediately inspired to incorporate the Sky Borders Die Set to create a cloudy sky background. Here's how I did it:

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Stamp and Die Set and Sky Border Dies

Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background

Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25 inches. 
Use a piece of low tack tape to hold the die in place near the bottom of the card. Run it through your manual die cutting machine. 
Move the die up a little higher and slide it over a bit to the right or left on the paper, tape it in place and run it through your die cut machine.

Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Sky Borders Die Set

Repeat this same process making sure to move the die a little bit to the left or right. You want to try to offset the shapes so that each cut doesn't line up exactly.
Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Sky Borders Die Set

Next, use foam ink blenders to apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the bottom edge of each cut piece. Remember to tap off some of the excess ink before you start applying the ink to the paper. Lightly blend the ink toward the top of each piece.

Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Sky Borders Die Set

Now apply Salty Ocean Distress Ink to the bottom edge and again make sure to tap off some of the excess ink before you begin applying the ink. After you've completed the inking process, adhere your die cut & Distress Ink cloud background to your card front. 

Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Sky Borders Die Set

I hope you enjoyed learning how to use the new Newton's Nook Sky Border to create a Die Cut + Distress Ink Cloud Background!

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Stamp and Die Set and Sky Border Dies

Now for some fun! Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set


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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.

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

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41 comments:

  1. Love how you sponged your layers! So cute!

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  2. Gorgeous how you did the soft coloring of the clouds! beautiful card!

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  3. So cute!!! I love that little guy in his airplane! The clouds came out beautifully.

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  4. Adorable card. Love the shadowing above the clouds! Love the stamp/die set.

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  5. Very adorable! Great little boys card!

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  6. Oh my great nephew would love this card, how lovely it would be to win it. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Jackie

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  7. Gorgeous coloring, and "inking"...and just wonderful how your showed your technique, thank you!

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  8. Awesome sky background and fun little tutorial on how you made it. Great coloring on Winston and his plane too!

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  9. Ohhh!!! Absolutely cute!!! Love your funny card and the tep by step of your useful tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. What a fun way to make a soaring sky. This is an adorable card.

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  11. Wow, I love this stampset, with this little cute animal in the plane!! Really funny card!! And I love your beautiful sky!!

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  12. Awh , love all the layers you did and that this set has so many different sentiments

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  13. Lovely inking on
    the clouds and a
    fun design!
    Carla from Utah

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  14. So cute! Thanks for explanation on distressed dies, love the look.

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  15. Beautiful, soft card! The clouds are colored amazing, thanks for sorting how you did them. Winston in the plane is adorable. I have several cousins who are pilots, so I just might have to get him!

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  16. Super fun card, thanks for sharing the detailed step by step too!

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  17. super cute card :) thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  18. great job on the background! Thanks for the how to! Winston looks great!

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  19. Oh Juliana, this is precious. Love those cloud dies and how the plane really stands out on this!

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  20. That sky is amazing! I love that stamp set and the cloud dies.

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  21. Oh, this is so adorable. Your color work on the stamped image and clouds is fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  22. Very cute and thanks for sharing how you made the clouds.

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  23. Beautiful card, love how you colored the clouds. Everything is colored so beautifully!!

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  24. I saw your card on FB or IG, can't remember and wondered how you made those amazing clouds! Thanks for sharing how to do it! Soooo cute!

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  25. Stunning, I always wondered how to do this technique, thank for sharing that :)

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  26. Very cute card...thanks for showing us how you inked the clouds.

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  27. What a cute card! I love what you did with the clouds.

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  28. So cool! Thanks for sharing how you created the sky! What a fun technique! It's the perfect backdrop for Winston! The card turned out so adorable!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  29. Your card is wonderful! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

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  30. So cute!! I love how you sponged your clouds and colored Winston!!! This is great inspiration!!!

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  31. I just love how you did the background of this card. Just beautiful.

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JULIANA