Newton's Nook Designs March Release | Holding Happiness

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs March Release! Today we're featuring the fun new stamp set called Holding Happiness and when you take a peek at the full stamp you'll totally get why it's called that. Along with this new stamp set, there are also 2 new stencils for you to play with! I used these new goodies to create a Birthday Card with a Glitter Stenciled Background. Keep reading to learn all about it and then check out how you can win this new stamp set. All the details are down below! Oh and one last thing, as this week of new product reveals progresses, you might notice a bit of a theme to this release. I'm pretty sure it will give you a reason to celebrate!

Glitter Stenciled Background


In my opinion, you can never have too many birthday stamp sets and the Holding Happiness Stamp Set is perfect for celebrating birthdays, as well as other special occasions. For this card, I couldn't resist selecting the fun image with the girl holding the balloons to create a birthday card.

Birthday Card with Glitter Stenciled Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Holding Happiness Stamp Set and Confetti Stencil

To get started with this card, I recommend making the fun Glitter Stenciled Background for the card.  Place the Confetti Stencil on top of a piece of white cardstock and use Purple Tape from Therm O Web to hold the stencil in place. Next, take some Ranger Texture Paste, put a bit of it onto a nonstick craft mat and then mix in a generous amount of glitter. Use a palette knife, to spread a thin layer of this glittered paste over the top of the stencil. Gently peel of the stencil and wash it to remove the paste. Set this piece to the side to allow it to dry.

Glitter Stenciled Background with Newton's Nook Designs Confetti Stencil, Therm O Web Purple Tape, Ranger Texture Paste and glitter

While the Glitter Stenciled Background is drying you can start on your stamping and coloring! I colored this image using Chameleon Markers. I then added some detail highlights using a white gel pen.  After all of the coloring was completed, I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the balloons to make them shiny. Of course, this is so hard to photograph, but in real life it adds a wonderful bit of interest to the card!

Once the Glitter Stenciled Background was dry, I added the die cut circle with the sentiment to the card front. I then adhered the girl with the balloons using double sided foam adhesive to give it a little dimension. In real life, the shiny balloons and sparkly background make for such a wonderfully fun and festive card! I can't wait to give it to it's intended recipient!

Birthday Card with Glitter Stenciled Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Holding Happiness Stamp Set and Confetti Stencil

Blog Hop & Giveaway



So, how would you like to win the “Holding Happiness” Stamp Set?


This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! To enter for you chance to win all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs listed below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. 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 March 15th at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

As I mentioned, there are 2 new stencils being released. I used a stencil on each of my projects this week and for each project, I'm sharing a totally different way to use stencils to create a fun background for you cards. 

Here is a peek at both stencils. This first one is the Confetti Stencil, and this is the one I used on my project above.


This next stencil is called Bubbly Stencil. I can't wait to share with you how I used it later this week!


Make sure to check back each day this week for another new product reveal and, of course, your chance to win one of the new stamp sets!

Now it's time to start hopping and checking out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

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

Happy Hopping!

Comments

  1. What a pretty card! This stamp set just makes me smile.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your beautiful BG! So sparkly pretty. Love the new stencils. Your card is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a sweet card. And I love the idea of using glitter on the stenciled background!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Julianne, I was just looking at my glitter and wondering what I should do with it! You must have been reading my mind! Love the end result!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love all of your wonderful ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful! The background is so pretty and sparkly but doesn't overpower the main images.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this background idea..pretty card.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my!!! Your card is very pretty!!! Love the colors!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a pretty card. Thanks so much for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  10. That glittery background is super cool! Love the fun pastel color palette that you chose too!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the colors on this card! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the glitter on the background.
    I have to try that idea. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pretty & sweet, love the background color.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great background. I forget to do such things.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your pretty color combo on this sweet card! Holding happiness is a charming set!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the use of glitter with this stencil...pretty card.

    ReplyDelete
  17. How pretty and girlie is this gorgeous card, love the colour combo you've used.x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, gorgeous, Juliana! Love your glittery background, and the glossy balloons are fabulous, too!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really lovely background! Your sparkle is perfect

    ReplyDelete
  21. Loving this stamp set!
    Your card is so pretty
    with the glittery
    background.
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love your card! The glittery background is so pretty! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such a happy and totally sweet card! Love the sparkle in the background!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful card ! I love the colors you've selected, the soft blue is perfect with the pink.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very pretty pastel colors and I like the sparkly festive background.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sweet card. Love your glitter background. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  27. I really need to pick up some texture paste. Love the glittery stenciled background.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a fun spring-y birthday card! That blue in the background is beautiful and works really nicely with the colors you chose for the balloons and your lady. Thanks so much for sharing; I can't wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the week!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Fabulous cards! I love the colours and the glittered texture paste!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your pastel color combo is so sweet !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

    ReplyDelete
  31. I would LOVE the balloon shaker set!!!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA