Newton’s Nook Reveal Day #2

Well hello there and welcome to day two of the Newton’s Nook March release week! Today we are showcasing the lovely Beautiful Wings stamp and die sets and I have a watercolor card to share with you featuring these new products!


The butterfly images included in this stamp set are indeed truly beautiful. I love the swirl patterns that are in each wing and they make for really intricate and delicate images. In my card, I’ve watercolored each butterfly using distress inks and created a trail up the side of the card for an interesting focal point.

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I started by white heat embossing the butterflies onto watercolor paper and using Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks to watercolor the patterns inside the butterflies. After everything was watercolored, I die cut each one out using the coordinating dies.

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For the background of my card, I wanted to create something with movement to help make the butterflies appear as if they are flying up the card. I used a swirl stencil from Create a Smile and blended Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks onto a cardstock panel. I added some water  droplets to create a bit more texture and then stamped my sentiment (also from Beautiful Wings) in black along the left side.

To finish my card design up, I added some Glossy Accents onto the wings of each butterfly and scattered sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around them (Sunshine Glow 6mm, Share Kindness mix, Amythyst 4mm, Sparkling Clear 4mm).




Would you like to win the “Beautiful Wings” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, March 18th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani… that’s me! :)
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Kelly Latevola – Guest Designer


Looking for more watercolor inspiration? Here are some of my other recent posts, each featuring watercoloring techniques. And the one on the left is also features yesterday’s reveal of the Hello Spring Newton’s Nook stamp set, so be sure to check that out if you missed seeing it. Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding post.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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  1. Indy March 17, 2016 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Loving the colors! The yellow is really striking!

  2. shartl March 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    These butterflies are so beautiful embossed in white and colored in. You did an amazing job!

  3. raggiodiluce82 March 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Wowwwww!!!! I love butterflies, this amazing release and this stunning card!!!!!

  4. Diane March 17, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    AMAZING card, love the colors, and the stencil you used is perfect, it gives wonderful movement to the card which is perfect with those butterflies, WOW WOW WOW!!!

  5. Leanne S March 17, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    WOW! Truly gorgeous card.

  6. TracyM #6773 March 17, 2016 at 6:01 am - Reply

    WOW – GORGEOUS card Nina-Marie!!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL swirly butterflies, LOVE your DELIGHTFUL colours too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  7. Oliev March 17, 2016 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Lovely card:-)

  8. Laura Rozsonits March 17, 2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Love the watercolor on the card.

  9. Vinita Jain March 17, 2016 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Stunning, just stunning! Your watercoloring is going to steal my heart and every detail is truly appreciable!

  10. irisesther54 March 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card. Awesome coloring.

  11. Sue D March 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful butterflies and fabulous background.

  12. Alexandra Madison March 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I love everything about your card! Beautiful colors, exciting design, great embellishments and sentiment choice. Wonderful job :)

  13. CINDY FIELDER March 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Wow a woman after my own heart love using distress inks,embossing, stencils. You used them all Awesome. Would love to have the set to see what I could come up with.

  14. Yuki March 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    This card is just gorgeous!! Love the bright colors and the background goes perfectly!

  15. Isabelle Baudin March 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Your card is so joyful ! Really great creation.

  16. hobbitnoll March 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Oh WOW!! First, I LOVE that background. Second, the stunning colors you chose to use for the butterflies are fantastic. They shout “happy” to me and nice weather!! Beautiful design!!

  17. Denise Bryant March 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Love these watercolored butterflies! Fabulous card! Beautiful Wings is a gorgeous set, and so excited that they have a coordinating die set too!

  18. Teresa Godines #6857 March 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Very pretty. Love how your butterflies blend with the background but are clearly visible with the pop of color. TFS

  19. Carla Hundley March 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous watercoloring
    and love the background
    Carla from Utah

  20. Brandi R March 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is gorgeous! LOVE the colors ♥

  21. Elise March 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Your designs are always fabulous and I especially love this one! This is a beautiful color combination! I also really like the cute swirly background and how it compliments the design on the butterflies’ wings.

  22. Cards Ink March 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Love the colours, the layout and the background. Very inspiring design and stamp set.

  23. Jennifer Jackson March 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This is so gorgeous! I just love the bright colors you used on the butterflies! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

  24. Dena Schaufele March 16, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    What a fun card

  25. D.Ann C March 16, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Oh the fabulous movement of the background and gorgeous colors of the butterflies is wonderful!

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