Newton’s Nook 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Newton’s Nook Designs Second Anniversary Blog Hop!

Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their TWO Year Anniversary – two whole years of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring our Design Team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they’re sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps!




For my card in the hop, I am featuring the Message in a Bottle stamp set and have created a partial die cut window card.


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I started off by stamping the ocean waves from Shark Bites (another new Newton’s Nook stamp set), as well as the sail boat and the scroll from Message in a Bottle onto white cardstock. All of the images were then colored with Copic markers, and die cut with coordinating dies (the ocean waves were fussy cut).

A separate piece of cardstock and craft foam were die cut with the Stitched Rectangles die set from Simon Says Stamp; with a circle die from Spellbinders. The background of the window was created by ink smooshing multiple layers of Mermaid Lagoon distress ink onto some watercolor paper.  I also stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment onto the background as well.


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Once my panels were adhered together, I layered all the colored and die cut images onto my card to create a scene. For some added interest, I also die cut a few clouds from white cardstock using the Spring Showers die set from Lawn Fawn. For a few more finishing touches, I stamped some seagulls from Message in a Bottle and applied Glossy Accents onto the boat and the water.

I love how much of a nautical feel this card has! I hope you’ve enjoyed and that you will be hopping along to the other blogs included in today’s hop! Thanks for stopping by!


Celebrate with us and enter to win!

Would you like to win a $20 Store Credit to spend at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?

Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, July 19th at 9 pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 20th. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter there for another chance to win!!




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Newton’s Nook Designs MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Clear Stamp Set 20150703
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Newton’s Nook Designs MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE DIE Set 20150705
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Lawn Fawn SPRING SHOWERS Lawn Cuts Dies
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
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S4-116 Spellbinders STANDARD CIRCLE SMALL Dies


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Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET A Markers AAAS72A
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE EPJ36678


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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON Ranger TIM43256
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 Pad 726259
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57 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the way the scroll peeks out from behind the boat scene! Thanks for the amazing projects this week and for celebrating on our hop with us!!

  2. Crystal DeJesus says:

    Really beautiful card!

  3. JudyB says:

    Very pretty colors for your card. Love the design and the sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Wonderful card. Love how you colored the water. TFS

  5. junglebarrya says:

    love your card! great ink smooshing!

  6. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I love your colouring! Such a clever design too!

  7. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just AMAZING!! LOVING your cards!! The Designs and your Coloring are AWESOME!! =) THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!!! =)

  8. Liz O. says:

    Fabulous card, it remainded me of The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader ;) the design is fabulous as well as the coloring! TFS!

  9. Sue D says:

    Awesome nautical card design.

  10. Tricia Ann says:

    Your card looks exceptional! It is unique and creative. The water, sky, scroll – everything is fabulous! Wow, you’ve found your niche in life.

  11. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Not sure whether my early comments went through, But just wanted to make sure that I tell you how inspirational your card is for me!! THANK YOU

  12. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Pretty card and very inspirational. Thank you for charing:)

  13. Lynne in NI says:

    Beautiful card, your colouring is fab!

  14. snazzy jj says:

    Love your ocean look. Great work.

  15. Dawn E says:

    Sweet card!! My fav so far!!! :)

  16. anja curvers says:

    Wow this is really awesome love all the details of your card and that inking is great. TFS.

  17. Vivian says:

    Lovely card, it looks clean and simple, but yet timeless. Thank you

  18. Barbara R says:

    Very creative card! Love it!

  19. zarischka says:

    I don’t even have words for how AMAZING this card is! You are truuuuly a colouring master!

  20. Maaike says:

    love the circle and the coloring, well done as usual..don’t know why i’m surprised ;-)

  21. Amante del Papel says:

    you create a so beautiful ocean and sky, I love your card!

  22. Kim A says:

    I love this card! Especially the blue water effects!

  23. Love your cards, I want one of each of all the stamp sets :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Love the nautical theme of this card!

  25. Marty says:

    What a fabulous card & love what you achieved with your smooshing technique & what you did for the waves. That ship is awesome!

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