May 9, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs May Release | Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs May Release! Today we're featuring Winston's Tee Time stamp and coordinating die set. In this set, the adorable Winston is on par to help you celebrate all the special men in your life who love the game of golf! And he's definitely on time for creating some fabulous Father's Day cards! Keep reading to learn how the card I created came together and how to enter for you chance to win this new stamp set!

For my card, I created a fun little scene for Winston as he goes for a hole in one. The stamped images are colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and then blended with Gamsol and a blending stump.

Dad You're A Hole In One Golf Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston's Tee Time

Die Cut Masking - Sky and Grass Background:
Use Newton's Nook Designs Sky Border cloud die and cut a piece of scrap paper to create a mask. Position the mask onto your background cardstock color. Select a slightly darker ink color than the cardstock you are using and use an Ink Blending Tool.


Tap off the extra ink from the ink blending tool before applying it to your paper. This will help to avoid large ink splotches. Apply the ink by brushing upward from the mask onto the cardstock with a very light amount of pressure. Tapping off the excess ink and light pressure are the key to keeping the ink application even. Slide the mask down the paper and move it side to side to vary the position of the clouds and repeat the ink application process.


To create the grass, you're going to use the same technique as with the clouds. Begin by die cutting 2 strips of green cardstock using the Newton's Nook Designs Land Borders grass die.

Dad You're A Hole In One Golf Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston's Tee Time

Cut another strip of grass from scrap paper to create a mask. Position the mask onto the green die cut strips and add ink using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and and Ink Blending Tool. To avoid large splotches of ink, stamp off some of the ink before blending it onto the cardstock.

Dad You're A Hole In One Golf Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston's Tee Time

This card is created from a piece of 5.5 x 11 inch blue cardstock folded in half. To create the circle opening in the card, I temporarily adhered the second layer of grass onto the card front, positioned the circle die over it and then die cut the circle piece. Make sure to have the card fully opened when die cutting the circle from it. (I just might have forgotten to do this the first time I was making this card, so I wanted to send out a little reminder if you want to try to make one of these yourself! LOL)

Dad You're A Hole In One Golf Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston's Tee Time

Die cut another circle from blue cardstock. Add the die cut grass, the stamped flag and sentiment to it and then adhere this to the inside of the card.  Next, attach the other die cut grass pieces. To complete the scene add Winston and the golf ball to the card front with some double sided foam adhesive. 

Dad You're A Hole In One Golf Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Winston's Tee Time

I hope you enjoyed learning about how this card came together! Now for some fun stuff! How would you like to win the “Winston’s Tee Time” Stamp Set?


To enter all you have to do is comment on the Newton's Nook Designs blog and each of the Design Team blogs. One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. You have until Thursday May 11th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook Designs blog on Friday, May 12th.

For even more inspiration and your chance to win, make sure to visit each of the awesome Design Team Blogs:


Newton's Nook Designs May Release

PS...All of the new May Release products will be available on Friday, May 12 in the Newton's Nook Design Shop.
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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the informative tutorial, I love how you've made this card and your ink blending on the grass and clouds. The results are beautiful!!!

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  2. Your card has so many layers! The coloring and blending of colors is beautiful!

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  3. Love the peep hole scene and your great tutorial on how you made the clouds and grass!

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  4. This is gorgeous! Love how you played with the golf theme creating a hole and the color card base! Looks really fantastic!

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  5. Awww!!! How cute!!! Adorable card inside and out!!!

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  6. Wow, I love your card, with the adorable Newton!!

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  7. This is my favorite card so far in the hop but all are wonderful!

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  8. FAbulous card design with this circle window and the golf scene.

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  9. Cute design! I think the circle cutout is very fitting considering the sentiment. Great new set!

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  10. What a fun window card. Love how used the clouds.

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  11. Such a cute card...Hole in one and hole in your card - just adorable!!!

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  12. Really cute. Perfect for an avid golfer.

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  13. what a fab card design, just perfect for a golf themed card

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  14. Oh.My.Goodness.!!!This is Ah-mazing!!! The sponged background is gorgeous! your Winston is colored so beautifully! and the inside!!? So many aweosme details, lots of love went into this card for sure! So very lovely!!!

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  15. Great card! Love that awesome design ♥

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  16. I love everything about this card. The fun scene, the colors, the clouds, the window, everything!

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  17. Love this interact card with style, so cute and Masculine!

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  18. Wow! I love all those bright vivid colors on your 3D card--those layers are really tee-rific! Stamping enthusiast and golf addict that I am I would love to win this set!
    :) Marie

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  19. I like how the hole circle cut out made me think of a golf ball. :) Sweet card.

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  20. Great job on the clouds.
    Love how the card opens up.
    Fun idea.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great inside of the card and the clouds are perfect

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  22. This card is really cool! I love how you did the clouds and grass! Thanks for sharing your tips! Such a fun way to have a unique card with the circle cut out too! Really cool!
    -Jen

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  23. Love your clouds! (Must buy this die!) Also love the different layers of your card! Very fun!

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  24. Seriously amazing card. Love how you finished it both inside and out. Love the dimension you created, so fun!

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  25. What an adorable card!! Love how you created the clouds and grass!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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JULIANA