August 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release | Knight's Quest

Hello friends and welcome! Thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs August Release!

Always Be Brave Pop Up Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Knight's Quest Stamp Set

Today the design team is featuring the brand new Knight's Quest stamp and coordinating die set. I used this new set to create a fun pop card and I have a step by step tutorial below to show you to do one yourself.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial


At first glance, this card might seem a little simple, however once you open the card the fun begins!I used the Sky and Land Border Dies to create the scene on the front of the card. I then used these same dies to create the pop up scene on the inside.

Always Be Brave Pop Up Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Knight's Quest Stamp Set

To create your own pop up scene, begin with a piece of green cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Cut this in half using the hill die.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Take one of the die cut pieces and offset it with the first piece so that you have two hills.


Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Trim off the excess piece on the left side of the second piece to create the hill in the background. Don't throw away that scrap. You are going to use it in a few!

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Score the first hill piece at 1 inch.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Score the second hill piece at 1 inch.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

After scoring the second hill, trim off 1/2 inch from the bottom.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Take that scrap that I told you not to throw away from the second hill and trim it into (3) 1/2 inch strips. Cut one strip to 2 inches long. Cut the other two strips to 1.5 inches.

Score the 2 inch strip at 1/2 inch and 1.5 inches.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Score the 1.5 inch strips at 1/2 and 1 inch.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Adhere the two hills together, making sure to line them up as indicated in the image below.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Fold back the second hill and attach one of the 1.5 inch strips as per the photo below.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Fold the second hill flat and attach the other 1.5 inch strip as shown in the photo.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Adhere the 2 inch strip as per the image below.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Place the piece inside a folded card base. Apply adhesive along the bottom fold on the first hill and adhere this to the card base. Make sure it is pushed all the way into the fold of the card.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

Fold the tabs flat as per the photo below, add adhesive to the tabs and close the card.

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

When you open the card, your hill landscape pop up is complete. Now it's time to decorate it with your favorite critters or people to build your scene!

Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial

If you want to stamp a sentiment on the hill, make sure to do that before you attach it to the inside of your card. Don't ask who, but I might know someone who didn't do that the first time and it is much easier to do the stamping first!

Always Be Brave Pop Up Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Knight's Quest Stamp Set

Here is a view of the completed pop up from the top.

Always Be Brave Pop Up Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Knight's Quest Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own Hill Landscape Pop Up Card Tutorial!

Blog Hop + Giveaway

Are you ready for the fun stuff? Here are all the blog hop and giveaway details. So, how would you like to win a the Knight's Quest Stamp Set?



For your chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Design Blog and each of the Design team Members blogs. You have until Thursday August 17th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog on Friday, August 18th.

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

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

August 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release | Once Upon A Princess

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release! Today we're continuing the fantasy theme with another adorable stamp set called Once Upon A Princess.


Always Believe Card


 I just have to tell you, I had so much fun coloring and creating this little scene. It made me feel like a little kid again playing with my paper dolls! To create this card, I started by stamping all of the images with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored them using my Chameleon Pens. After all the coloring and cutting was complete, it was time to play around with creating the scene. 

Always Believe Princess Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Once Upon A Princess Stamp Set

To create the landscape background, I die cut the grass using the hill dies from the Landscape Borders Die Set. After layering them, I then placed an oval stitched die over them to cut them out to fit the oval shape.

Oval Landscape with Dies Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

Next, I took the oval die and cut an oval from white cardstock. To die cut the clouds I used the Sky Borders Die Set. I positioned the die over the white oval and ran it through my die cut machine.
Oval Landscape with Dies Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

I then moved the die and cut the cardstock again. For even more ideas on how to use your cloud ideas, make sure to check out my 3 Ways to Create Cloudy Sky Backgrounds Using Dies.


The final result of all this die cutting is a fun little scene perfect for any princess!

Always Believe Princess Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Once Upon A Princess Stamp Set

So are your ready to create with this fun set? Keep reading for you chance to win!

Newton's Nook Designs Once Upon A Princess Stamp Set


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 the Once Upon A Princess Stamp Set? 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.

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

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

August 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Blog Hop | Believe In Unicorns

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release! We'll be sharing 4 new stamp sets this week and we are kicking it off with the new Believe In Unicorns stamp and coordinating die set. Keep reading to learn about the unicorn shaker card I created and for your chance to win this new stamp set.


Unicorn Shaker Card | Believe In Unicorns Stamp Set


From the start, I knew I wanted to do a shaker card. I mean seriously....sequins and unicorns are a perfect match! Don't you think?!

Unicorn Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Believe In Unicorns Stamp Set

I began by stamping the unicorn and coloring it with my Chameleon Markers. For a touch of gold on the unicorn horn, I used a Sakura Gold Gelly Roll Pen. To create the background I used a variety of the stamps from the set and randomly stamped them with black ink.

Unicorn Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Believe In Unicorns Stamp Set

I then created the shaker window to place on top of the background so you could see through it to the background I created. With the unicorn flying through the sky, I decided to use the Cloud border die from the Sky Dies set inside the shaker as well and used that as a space to add the sentiment.

Believe in Unicorns 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 the Believe In Unicorns Stamp Set? 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.

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

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

August 1, 2017

Gina K Designs July Inspiration Blog Hop | Day 2 + Bonus Stencil Tutorial

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop! Today we're featuring the two new stamp set - Wise Old Owl and Peony Wishes. We are also sharing some inspiration using the new Incentive Stamp Set - Grand Greetings. Just in case you missed it, yesterday during the Day 1 Blog Hop we featured projects using the new BoHo Flowers Mini Stamp Kit.

As always, the Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs will be sharing tons of amazing samples to inspire and delight you. You'll also have the chance to win a fabulous prize from Gina K Designs! You can check out all the details for the blog hop below.

You're A Hoot Card - Wise Old Owl Stamp Set


For this first card using the Wise Old Owl Stamp Set, I couldn't resist coloring up those adorable owls with some watercolor markers, die cutting them and then adding googlie eyes! I'm not normally a googlie eye type of gal, but these little guys just begged for them!

You're A Hoot card by Juliana Michaels featuring Wise Old Owl Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Do you ever use googlie eyes on your projects? I think I may be doing this again in the future!

You're A Hoot card by Juliana Michaels featuring Wise Old Owl Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

With Sympathy Card -  Peony Wishes Stamp Set


Next up, I have a little change in direction with a sympathy card that I created using the Peony Wishes Stamp Set. I stamped and colored the gorgeous peony image with colored pencils. I then stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

With Sympathy card by Juliana Michaels featuring Peony Wishes Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

To give a touch of elegance, I used an embossing folder on the front panel. I really love the look that white embossed cardstock adds to a card when you're going for a more elegant design.

With Sympathy card by Juliana Michaels featuring Peony Wishes Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Bonus Stencil Tutorial


These next two cards use the current Incentive Stamp Set called Grand Greetings. To dress up the sentiments, I grabbed two of the new Gina K Designs Stencils. Keep reading to check out a quick tutorial on each of the techniques I used with them.

Happy Birthday card by Juliana Michaels featuring Grand Greeting Stamp Set by Gina K Designs and Two Color Stenciling Technique

1. Two Color Stenciling Technique


The Gina K Designs Floral Stencil just begged for two colors with its beautiful flowers and leaves. I thought it would be pretty to make the flowers pink and the leaves green.

To achieve this look, place your stencil on top of your paper. (I prefer to use watercolor paper when I'm working with Distress Ink.) Use low tack tape to cover the leaves. Make sure none of the flower sections are covered by the tape. Next, add ink to the flower sections using foam blending tools.

Two Color Stenciling Tutorial by Juliana Michaels using Gina K Designs Stencils and Ranger Distress Ink

Once you're finished adding color to the flowers, it's time to do the leaves. This time, cover the flower parts with the same tape and repeat the ink application process using green ink.

Two Color Stenciling Tutorial by Juliana Michaels using Gina K Designs Stencils and Ranger Distress Ink

Yes, it's a little tedious to cover up the unwanted areas, however the effort is worth the final result if you ask me!

Happy Birthday card by Juliana Michaels featuring Grand Greeting Stamp Set by Gina K Designs and Two Color Stenciling Technique

On this next card, I used the Gina K Designs Foliage Stencil with the Grand Greeting Stamp set. 

Many Thanks card by Juliana Michaels featuring Grand Greeting Stamp Set by Gina K Designs and Two Layer Inking with Stencils Background Technique

2. Two Layer Ink Blending with Stencils


For this second technique with stencils, I decided to try something a little different than your standard ink application with a stencil. I thought it would be interesting to see how it would look to do some ink blending first and to then use the stencil on top of this.  On this card, I used three different colors of blue ink to achieve a simple monochromatic effect, but you could also just use two ink pads.

Begin by inking the base of the card with two colors of lighter blue ink using foam blending tools. (Again, I used watercolor paper.) You want to apply the lighter colors to the base so that the second layer will show up against the lighter background. I applied Tumbled Glass first and then Salty Ocean to achieve a nice blend of colors.

Two Layer Ink Blending with Stencils Tutorial by Juliana Michaels using Gina K Designs Stencils and Ranger Distress Ink

Now it's time to use the stencil. Place the stencil on top of your paper. This time apply a darker blue ink to the stencil using a foam blending tool.



Go back over the stencil with the middle blue from the ink application that you used during the first round.


I really like the end result of the two layer ink blending and I'm pretty sure I'll be using it again in the future! I hope you enjoyed learning a couple new techniques to help you get even more out of your stencils.

Many Thanks card by Juliana Michaels featuring Grand Greeting Stamp Set by Gina K Designs and Two Layer Inking with Stencils Background Technique


Blog Hop + Giveaway


Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop (listed below) and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate.

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have 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!

Hugs Juliana 17turtles