Hello friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook June release! I have more beachy goodness to share today but this time the dogs are invited too!
All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday June 18th!
My first project uses the new Kitten Beach stamp set and coordinating dies:
This may come as a shock if you’ve seen my last two posts, but I decided to pick my favorite image and create a little shaped, blended background. It’s kind of my go-to plan. So the question is, which was my favorite image? They are all cute and I really love Newton in the lounge chair but I couldn’t pass by that little crab!
I created a similar background to yesterdays card (blending the blue and brown together) but this time used a larger circle stencil and also added in clouds from the Petite Cloud Stencil.
After I colored and die cut the image, I added it to the background with foam adhesive.
I finished this card by adding a sentiment a few die cut shells from the Summer Moments stamp set.
And now the beach goes to the dogs!
Now, could I have created another version of a shaped and blended background for these two? Absolutely!
But I I some ideas for adding more elements and decided to go wild and use the entire card base for my background this time:
Now you might be wondering where that sign came from – this is where having a variety of sets from the same manufacturer comes in really handy! When stamps have the same general style and line thickness, it’s so easy to combine them! That sign is actually from the Hoppy Greetings stamp set released earlier this year!
After I die cut the main image, I selectively trimmed all the non-beachy parts off and layered the dogs on top to cover anything else (like the bunny paws)!
For the background, I blended in a similar way to my first card just over the entire card front this time. I then added the palm trees and birds from the Retro Sun and Palms stencil (such a versatile stencil set!).
To finish this card, I glued the sign directly onto the card base and added the colored and die cut dogs on top with foam adhesive.
Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!
Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th.
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