May 10, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs May Release | Day 2

Hello and thanks for stopping!  It's Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs May Release. Today we're traveling to the country of Italy with Newton as we feature the new stamp and coordinating die set -  Newton's Dreams of Italy. In this set, Newton travels to Rome, Venice and Pisa and along the way he enjoys a little pasta and a glass of wine! Keep reading to learn how the card I created came together and how to enter for you chance to win this new stamp set!How would you like to win the Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set?

When I saw this stamp set, I couldn't resist Newton as a gondolier! How cute is he?! I colored him using Prismacolor colored pencils and then blended it using a stump blender and gamsol. I then used the coordinating dies to die cut the image. Next, I die cut a circle from watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment.

Ciao Hello Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set

To create the water, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I lightly applied the ink to the paper and then used the water brush to blend the ink. I then adhered Newton with a piece of double sided foam tape for a little dimension. I was originally going to have just a red frame behind the focal image. When die cutting, I often center the die cuts in the middle of a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch paper. This way, I don't waste any paper because I can cover the die cut in the center with a larger piece of paper to create a layered design.  However, while playing around with this design, I placed the entire piece behind the circle die cut just to see how it looked and I ended up liking it better. The die cut piece adds a little bit of texture and interest as compared to a plain piece of cardstock.

Ciao Hello Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed learning the little tips I shared about die cutting. You never know when you can use those scraps!

Now onto the fun stuff! How would you like to win the Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set?

Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

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:


Just a reminder, the May Release will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop on May 12.

Newton's Nook Designs May Release

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

38 comments:

  1. Amazing card, so bright and colourful, and great design! Thanks for the tips. I'm italian and I'm proud to see my most famous places and my own language with my favourite cat on this stamp set! :D This is really a fabulous release!!

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  2. I love your colors choosen for this card! Black red and white always work so strongly together!!

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  3. Love this beautiful card! The water looks amazing and thanks for your tips!

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  4. Your card is gorgeous. Love the way your water looks.

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  5. Your card is so adorable!!! Love this new set!

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  6. Great card and love the black and white stripes!

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  7. I love this Italian Newton, really very cute! And the card you've made is adorable!

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  8. Cute card! The black & white stripes totally makes the red pop out! Love this color combination!!! This stamp set is super cute! :)

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  9. wonderful design for this Italian theme.

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  10. Fun card.
    Love the black and red.
    Really pops the gondoleer
    pop.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. I really like your color choices for this card. Very sleek and tailored. Beautiful job.

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  12. What a fantastic card card! Love the matching stripes and colors on the background and the colored image! What a great attention to the details!

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  13. Adorable gondola scene and fab gondolier!

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  14. Fabulous--I like the colors and the striped background.

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  15. The black, white, and red are a perfect color combination on this card. Love Newton in the gondola.

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  16. Beautiful card and the coloring is gorgeous

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  17. Really like this card, so cute!

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  18. lovely card! really like the color combo :)

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  19. Black, red and white are fantastic.

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  20. Wonderful gondola, a must have set for me!

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  21. Such a cute scene and thanks for the die-cutting tip!!

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  22. Wow! I'm happy to see some of my favouite places of my country in a stamp set!!! And I love Newton as a gondolier!!! Such a cute card!!!

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  23. Great card, love this stamp set, how cute is Newton in this set?

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  24. This is an adorable card. Such good work. Love it!

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  25. This card is stunning! I love the bright colors you used and the stripes that match his little shirt! So cute!
    -Jen

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  26. Wow! This is really spe-cat-ular! Love the red with the black and white stripes!

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  27. Wow.. the layers and dimension you have given is top! Love your attention to detail!

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  28. Love everything Italian and your cards are so cute! This set is definitely on my wish list!

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  29. Such an adorable card you created with Newton in the gondola.

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  30. Oh, this is so adorable!! I adore the pops of red!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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JULIANA