Newton’s Nook Reveal Day #1

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by for the June Newton’s Nook release; today we are revealing the new Garden Starter stamp and die sets.



This stamp set is very unique; I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it before in the stamping world! I love the pretty florals included in it, and the frame stamp reminds me of both a seed packet and a stained glass window. With these two ideas in mind, I created the set of cards you see here…

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Both cards are colored with Zig Clean Color brush markers; for all the coloring I blended things out with water and a paintbrush. Once the images were colored, I die cut the frames with the coordinating Garden Starter die set. I also fussy cut “happy birthday” sentiments that were gold heat embossed onto white cardstock.

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On the card bases for each card I did some watercoloring. For the zinnia’s I did washes of pink color (using Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks); on the daisy card I used Tumbled Glass and painted stripes using a flat brush. I love how the soft appearance of both card bases lend to adding extra color and interest to the overall design.

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To finish off the cards I added a bit of natural hemp from Hemptique; I love how thin the strands are, perfect for wrapping around a card without being bulky!

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

Comment on the Newton’s Nook 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, June 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 17th.

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


If you enjoyed today’s card, here are a couple more cards I’ve posted recently featuring the Zig Clean Color brush markers! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.

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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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20 Responses

  1. These are all STUNNING! Absolutely stunning!

  2. Sue D says:

    Love the gorgeous colors!

  3. irisesther54 says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the coloring.

  4. Jen says:

    Your cards are so gorgeous! I love the bright watercolor effects you can get with the zig markers and you are a pro!

  5. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Lovely cards:) I always love your cards, Nina, they really inspire me with their interesting layouts and designs:)

  6. Beautiful cards as always! Your watercoloring amazes me every time! You’re right- they do look like seed packets.

  7. Clelie says:

    Love the daisy card!…These are lovely cards.

  8. Daisies Girl says:

    Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL cards – so full of lovely colors and perfect coloring – love the soft backgrounds and just how excellent these cards turned out!!

  9. Love this framing. Makes just enough highlight to
    highlight the flower.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Oliev says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  11. Wow! Great release and as always your cards are gorgeus!!!

  12. Yuki says:

    These are so pretty!! Love the colors you used!!

  13. Teresa Doyle says:

    Nina, these are both wonderful. I love how you water coloured the blue stripes for the background. Both backgrounds are beautiful actually and the soft, pastel colours really show off the seed pack images! ♥ IT!

  14. Isabelle says:

    Flowers are always appreciated, so your cards will make 2 persons very happy. As usual, your coloring is really great. They are very inspiring.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Your coloring is amazing on these beautiful cards! Love this pretty stamp set and the dies to coordinate! Awesome designs!

  16. D.Ann C says:

    Such gorgeous colors and cards!

  17. Jan Elmore says:

    I have always thought seed packet art was really cute! Perfect for summer and my gardening friends! Love it!

  18. Jennifer K says:

    I love your cards and the beautiful way you coloured them. The new Garden starter stamp set and die is so pretty.

  19. kellyszafron says:

    Beautiful cards, great new stamps!

  20. Teresa Godines says:

    The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. TFS

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