Friday, December 4, 2015

Newton's Nook Blog Hop

Hello friends!
Today, I am part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws  blog hop and we are sharing our projects with their new release.
My first card is about a cute polar bear couple...
Merry-Kissmas

I created a background with various blue distress inks and stenciled white embossing paste. I colored the bears lightly with Zig markers. 
Merry Kiss-mas (close-up)
When I applied the embossing paste, I purposely left the center un-stenciled. Once the white embossed paste dried, I applied the blue distressed inks for the dramatic background.


My 2nd card is about masking and coloring.
we wish you

I stamped the image of the cute Newton first, then I masked the image with a piece of thin paper and stamped the rest of the gift boxes. I colored the images with Zig markers. This was done on Canson watercolor paper. I added some silver Stickles for the final touches. Bonus Stamp Release! 
Newton's nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today! 

ENTER to WIN! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners 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, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

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Thank you for stopping by!





58 comments:

Pammy J. said...

The polar bears are adorable and I just love Newton and the gifts!

Tatiana T said...

Love how you came up with the design of these two card! So lovely!

Jo Lindskog said...

The polar bears are so adorable.

Oliev said...

Cute cards:-)

*Vicki* said...

Such an adorable design!! Love the soft blue and the textured background! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

How adorabel Virginia!
LOVE them both so much ;)
Thank you!

Harriet said...

Two charming cards, Virginia. I especially like the blue surrounding the kissing bears. I've never tried the embossing paste; however, on your card is sure works. The kitty peeking out of the box is really cute.

lgw said...

Cute!

AZ Lyn said...

Very cute cards!

conil said...

Love the background with those sweet kissing critters...brilliant. On the second card you did a lot of masking and, boy, did it turn out well.

TetibelleCrafts said...

aww a pet for christmas would be awesome... love the image!

bzyPTmom said...

Love the polar bears--so cute! Great cards!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Your cards are so cute. I just hope my live cat looks this cute under the tree with the gifts. I'm a bit afraid she's going to look more like demolition cat when she spies the bows.

Lisa Fisher said...

I love both your cards

Maxine M. said...

These a sweet cards.

Danielle said...

Love both of these :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards :)

Carol said...

Adorable cards! Newton is so cute - love the watercolouring on the second card.

Larissa Heskett said...

WWOOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Anita Anita said...

Nice cards

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

I love both of these cards...

cm said...

Adorable polar bears with their 'nose' kisses! And Newton among the gifts is darling!
~carol

Dawn E said...

love the name of your blog!

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards

Lisa Gross said...

I have been wanting to try the past looks real cute.

Larissa Heskett said...

WWOOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Design!! SO FUN!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Rahmat said...

Oh Virginia, you have created 2 beauties, love the first one with all the snow background with a dash of blue, and the second image is way to cute.

Piali Biswas said...

Super cute cards, Virginia!

Lisa said...

Awww, they're a sweet little couple, love this card!! The kitten playing in the gifts is darling too!!

Laura Joyce said...

I love the kitty card!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Oh my gosh Virginia!!! These are ADORABLE! and I am SO HONORED to be the proud owner of the kitty card you did!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Ann K said...

What fun cards .... so darn cute.

Tracy Brown said...

Sweet cards!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards!

Mrs. Kenco said...

So pretty.

Pam B said...

These cards are so sweet!

Mary said...

These cards are so cute, I just love 'em!

Indy said...

What a treat...two amazing cards! Love the embossed/painted background of the first card. As for the second card, how can you not love Newton with all those tempting presents!

Shona Austin said...

Both cards are wonderful. The polar bears are sweet and Newton is his mischievous self. Oh so cute. Thanks for showing us your techniques. Love the dots on the background of the bears.

designbydonna said...

Both cards are adorable. How could they not be with those cute Newton's Nook images.

Teri Wilde said...

Very cute!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

The card with the bears is so sweet. The card with the kitty is very cute.

ThePurplePlace said...

Adorable card Virgina...I adore so many of the wonderful Newton's Nook Stamps...especially anything to do with Pups! Hugz to you and hope you are well -- Merry Christmas too!!

Elizabeth Turek said...

I love your ideas. Such wonderful ideas you've come up with.

Annette Allen said...

adorable cards Virginia..

Lindsay said...

Fabulous cards, love the texture the embossing paste gives.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card.
I love the blue edging the little bears.
I had to smile with happiness when I saw this card.
thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Jackson said...

WOW! Two Adorable cards! I LOVE how you added the blue on top of the texture on the card with the bears! I also love their little brown ears and the glittery snow! So pretty! The second card is so cute too - Newton must have been good this year to get all those pretty gifts! Thank you so much for being part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop!!

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Renee M said...

Such cute cards! I especially like the scene of the cat in the presents :)

B said...

Beautiful cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet cards! Awesome masking in the second card!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love Newton!

Sue D said...

Adorable cards with these cute stamps.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Aw, both are so cute, Virginia! Glad you could join us for the NND blog hop!

Yuki said...

Both of your cards are just too cute! Thanks for hopping along with us! :)

pamboe said...

Merry Kissmas is so cute! In our family there are a couple newly weds that need 1st Christmas cards.

An Onymous said...

Quite a delight to see how the same stamp is used by different crafters. Love what you have created from this. Thanks for sharing.