April 10, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs April Release | Day 1

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Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs April Release! Today we are revealing the gorgeous new Beautiful Plumage stamp and coordinating die set. This set is another addition to the Beautiful Swirls series. The swirly designs are just perfect for a pair of beautiful peacocks! Don't you agree?

Newton's Nook Designs April Release
You Are Amazing Card

I began by stamping the peacock image from the Beautiful Plumage stamp set with Versamark Watermark Embossing Ink twice onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. To cut out the images, I used the coordinating Beautiful Plumage dies to die cut one of the images and then I fussy cut just the body of the other image. More on what I did with those two pieces in a bit!

You Are Amazing Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage stamp and die set

I then pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added just a dab of color and used my waterbrush to blend the colors. (Zig Marker colors used:  Peacock Blue, Cornflour Blue, Persian Green, Emerald Green and Light Green)


Using double sided foam adhesive, I adhered the fussy cut peacock body onto the full image to give it a little bit of dimension. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with gold as well. The card is finished off with the addition of a bit of die cut cardstock and a bow.

You Are Amazing Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage stamp and die set

Now, let's get to the fun stuff! Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” Stamp Set?

Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage Stamp Set

If you want to win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. 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 13th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

Visit all the awesome Design Team Blogs below for more inspiration from the Newton's Nook Designs April Release and to enter to win:

Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich
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31 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous! And that ribbon is a perfect touch!

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  2. Stunning card! Love the color choice with a gold embossing on top!

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  3. I love that gorgeous gold embossing on the peacock! Beautiful!

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  4. What an elegant card! From the layout, to the ribbon and the way you colored the peacock in?!

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  5. I love this beautiful bird! And you colored him pretty close to real.
    w have "Flamingo Gardens" here in So. FL and these peacocks roam freely about; they're gorgeous.

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  6. Awesome card, it is just so simply pretty and elegant!

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  7. ooh! I love how you raised up the body of the bird! Such a lovely idea! I also love the colors you used and the perfect coordination with that amazing ribbon! Thanks for the beautiful project today!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful card! The peacock looks so elegant!

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  9. Stunning card. Love that you added the dimension with popping off the body. TFS

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  10. Using gold embossing powder and coloring with zigs really makes your peacock pop!

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  11. I found you through GK blog hop and this hop came up first. You are amazing! You cards are stunning!
    TFS
    XO April

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  12. Wow! This is just beautiful. The gold embossing is so striking and the colors you chose are perfect!

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  13. Such a beautiful card! I absolute love your coloring.

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  14. awesome colors and dimension on your beautiful card! love the peacock!

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  15. Perfect job on this card! The gold makes it pop/

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  16. The colors are gorgeous here - and the gold embossing really makes this image stand out!

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  17. Oh wow!!! Love your Peacock card!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  18. What a beatiful, classy card! Love that peacock in gold!

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  19. Loved the gold heat embossing and coloring of the image!!

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  20. Love how you cut the body and popped
    it off the card. Gives more depth
    to the design. Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Lov the blues you have used on this incredible looking cad;)

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  22. Pretty colors and love the embossing.

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  23. Gorgeous! The gold embossing looks beautiful against the various shades of blue.

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  24. Your gold embossed peacock is amazingly beautiful!

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  25. Wow this peacock is naturally beautiful but you took it up a notch! Amazing card!

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  26. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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