July 10, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration | Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop! This month Newton's Nook Designs turns 4 years old and we're celebrating all week long with fabulous project inspiration, giveaways and the release of some fabulous new stamps, coordinating dies, stand alone dies and a new product....stencils! All of the new products will be available in the Newtons' Nook Designs Store on Friday, July 14.  I also invite you to hop along on Friday for a very special blog hop that includes all new projects from the Design Team along with some very special guests!


Today we're featuring two new sets that focus on a summer theme that's near and dear to my heart - the lake! I grew up going to the lake in the summer and it brings back so many wonderful memories of spending time with my family camping, fishing, and swimming!

Lake Card - Lake Advice Stamp Set


This first card features the new Lake Advice Stamp Set. I used my MISTI to stamp a background paper using the various images from the set. I then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Markers and blended the ink with a water brush.

Lake Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lake Advice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

To help the sentiment stand out, I die cut it using a double stitched square die and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then mounted it to some dark brown cardstock before adhering it to the card front with some double sided foam adhesive.

Lake Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lake Advice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Lost At The Lake Card - Winston's Lake House Stamp Set


Next up is the new Winston's Lake House stamp and die set. How cute is Winston kicking back at the lake in his Adirondack chair with a glass of lemonade?! You may notice something new for me on this card. I was recently gifted a set of Chameleon Pens and I decided to finally break them out on some of my cards for this release. I have really enjoyed learning to use them and love the way they work and the vibrancy of color they provide compared to colored pencils. I'm hoping to share my thoughts and some tips on using them soon. Would you like to learn more about them? If so, just let me know in the comments section. 

Lost At The Lake Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Winston's Lake House Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

To create the lake effect behind Winston, I stamped Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto my craft mat. I then added some water with a paint brush and then dabbed the brush onto the paper.  Because I knew I was going to be adding water to the ink, I used a piece of watercolor paper. While the ink was still wet, I used my heat gun to dry it. When that layer was dry, I added more ink and water and dried it again. I repeated this process several times to build up some layers of color for added depth and interest.

Lost At The Lake Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Winston's Lake House Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Blog Hop + Giveaway


Are you ready for the fun stuff? Here are all the blog hop and giveaway details. How would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? If so, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Design Blog and each of the Design team Members blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. You won't know which blog has been chosen so the more comments you leave, the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday July 15th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog on Friday, July 16th.


Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create these cards? 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.


Hugs Juliana 17turtles

40 comments:

  1. Both cards are very fun! Loving these new stamp sets :)

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  2. What a cool lake effect behind Winston and terrific background for the fab Lake Advice stamp!

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  3. Beautiful cards. I want to be Winston, relaxing by the cool water.

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  4. Beautiful cards...love these products

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  5. Super cute cards! Wishing I was at the lake right now! I love how you repeatedly stamped the images from Lake Advice to create a background :)

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  6. beautiful cards :) i love the watercolored organic artsy look behind the critter on the second one, so eye catching!

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  7. Your cards are spectacular. I love the effect you achieved in how you coloured your first card with the Zig markers, I love that look. The second card's scene is so adorable. I love Winston just hanging out and relaxing in front of the cabin, love the depth you created with it. Your colouring is amazing. Love the watercolored background. TFS

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  8. Both cards are wonderful! The spacing of the background stamped images look terrific and I love the colors you used.

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  9. Oh, I love both of your cards! The stamped patterned paper and ink-blending on the sentiment of the first card are perfection! Love the watercolored background on the second one!

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  10. Both of your cards are just gorgeous. Love the background that you stamped on the first card. And really like how you used the inks on the second card.

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  11. Fabulous cards! The watercolor look make them so fresh and perfect for summer time!

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  12. Love these cards! Well done, as usual.

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  13. Awesome cards! Love how you stamped your own BG - I just love that.
    And I love that cute bear & his adorable paws!

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  14. Awesome projects. Your background is very cool. Love how you colored the images

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  15. Beautiful projects and I love that watercolor background - it's perfect!

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  16. Love your cards and these awesome new stamps!

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  17. Such fun cards and great designs with the smaller images and watercolouring.

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  18. I want to trade places with Winston! Great cards!

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  19. So cute!! I love how relaxed Winston is.

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  20. I love these cards. Your background on the first is very creative and the second makes me want to be at the lake with Winston!

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  21. Beautiful cards! Thanks for making them. Love your designs.

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  22. Love your background paper.
    Great coloring.
    The backdrop for the bear
    is really nice too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great idea to use all those little stamps to create a background. Love Winston in the beach chair with a cool drink.

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  24. love your cards. They are so beautifully colored and designed:)

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  25. Cute cards. I like the stamped background on the first one.

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  26. OH these cards are a dream!! Your use of design and creativity is over the top! I'm in absolute love :) TFS!

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  27. Awesome new sets! Love your cards! Great coloring on them both!

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  28. Wonderful cards, your coloring is beautiful

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  29. Can't wait to get my hands on these sets from the release. Havent seen anything like these before.

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  30. I really have to use my Misti! What a fabulous way to make a background! These are both wonderful sets to use for the outdoor enthusiasts in my family!

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  31. Love the random stamped background you created. Winston looks comfy in your second card.

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  32. The background and how you colored all those lake images is sweet!

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA