Newton's Nook Designs June Release | Day 3

It's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs June Release and today we have not one, but two stamp sets to share with you! We're showing the love for all things succulent with both of these sets. First up is a stamp set called Cultivated Cacti. It's a great set for those who are not into all the coloring and want to create a fun card by just inking up some stamps. The second set is perfect for all the coffee lover's out there and it's called Cuppa Cacti.
 Newton's Nook Designs June Release 2017

Aloe Hello Cactus Card - Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti


For My Aloe card, I pulled out my favorite inks - Ranger Archival - and went to town stamping the succulents and pots from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set using my MISTI. I then die cut each of the images using the coordinating Cultivated Cacti die set.

Aloe Hello Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti

To give some of the images a bit of dimension, I used some scrap pieces of chipboard. I always seems to have a ton of chipboard lying around from my scrapbooking days and it has come in super handy to help "pop up" my die cuts on my cards.

Aloe Hello Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti

I just love the bit of dimension it adds to the die cuts.


Aloe Hello Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti

Caution Coffee Cactus Card - Newton's Nook Designs Cuppa Cactus


For my second card, I used the new Cuppa Cactus stamp set and coordinating die set. Coffee and cacti! How can you not love them?! As a coffee lover, I can't wait to use this set for the upcoming Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Summer Blog Hop. Newton's Nook is a sponsor for the hop, so check back here on June 23 to see how I use it!


After stamping the images, I colored them using Prismacolor colored pencils. Once again, I used scrap chipboard to pop up my die cuts.

Caution Coffee Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set

To create the background, I used a stencil and Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.  I then quickly poured clear embossing powder over the image, dumped off the excess and heat set it using a heat gun. Distress Ink is not ideal for heat embossing, as it dries pretty fast. However, if you move quickly, it will work.

Caution Coffee Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set

Giveaway + Blog Hop

Now, let's get to the good stuff! Would you like to win the “Cultivated Cacti” or "Cuppa Cactus" Stamp Set? Today you have the chance to win one of these two new stamp set!

Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti Stamp Set

Newton's Nook Designs Cuppa Cacti Stamp Set

If you want to be the lucky winner, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Designs blog and each of the Design Team blogs! The winner will be chosen at random from all of the blog posts, so the more you comment, the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

For ever more inspiration and to enter to win, visit all the awesome Design Team Blogs:

Juliana Michaels (you are here)

Supplies

Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I've listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them! Click on the image below each picture to go to your favorite store.






Comments

  1. Fantastic, love your projects!

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  2. Love your cards! You are one of my favorite designers.

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  3. I am in LOVE with these cactus stamps! These cards are SO fantastic. What a great inspiration you always are for us!!!

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  4. Super cute cards! I especially love the stenciled background on the second one :)

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  5. These cacti are really cute! I love how cheerful they look!

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  6. I love how you layered for dimension (and that ALOE greeting!!)! That cool background is perfect for your sharp card!

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  7. I'm absolutely smitten with succulents of late and your showcases see me mega watt smiling! Cacti never looked so cute, so charming! LOVE!
    ~carol

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  8. What cheerful and vibrant cards, and images! I love the "diamond'ish" shape on the second one....it makes a wonderful center to draw your eye to your beautifully stamped/colored images.

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  9. Aloe! hahaha great cards! and AWESOME set. gotta have!!

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  10. Your cards are so adorable! Love them!

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  11. Darling cards and
    love the cup cacti
    card!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Lovely cards, Juliana. Cute designs using these cute new sets.

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  13. Very nice...Both cards are so pretty...like how you inked all the flower pots brown on your aloe card.

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  14. Aloe to you! These are such fun cards! How prickly!

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  15. so great stamp set and wonderful cards!

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  16. Beautiful with that Blue background!

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  17. Love how some of the cactus are recessed
    on the first card.
    Both cards are great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. What cute cards! I love the cactus collection - such detail! And how the starburst-like background complements the sentiment, clever!

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  19. I really love the bright teal you used on both your cards! The row of potted cacti on the first card is perfect and I love the sharp edges on the diecut on the second card! So perfect!

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  20. So cute - your cards always make me smile! Beautiful work!

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  21. Bright fresh and beautiful! Love them!

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  22. Awesome cards! Love the color combos you used! Fun new sets with the cactus plants and the fun cups and pots!

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  23. I love both sets, and the cards you made from them

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  24. I love this set. My daughter loves Cacti. She was born in Arizona. Would love the set and the card.

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  25. I am thoroughly enjoying this hop! Darling cards from the team and I'm lovin' yours too! So sweet and cute! Fabulous creating Juliana! TFS!

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  26. I love the look of the pastels with brown pots! Such a happy stamp set and cute cards

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  27. Wow! I love so much how you used and coloured these gorgeous cactus and succulents!!! Awesome cards!!!

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  28. Two things.. perfect stencil for the background and who knew that you could emboss!!! I am guessing the new Oxide inks would be easier to use. Love cards!!!

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  29. Very pretty cactus card designs. I like the dimension and row on the first and the background on the second.

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  30. Both cards are so pretty! Great choose of colors and design.

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