Hi everyone! I am so excited to help Newton’s Nook Designs celebrate 5 years!! Jennifer and Jeff, the owners of Newton’s Nook are so sweet! This beachy release is adorable, and I obviously LOVE it 😉
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For those who don’t know, I live on Cape Cod and am a total beach bum. We also have had a large showing of Great White Sharks in the area, which by the way is a good thing! It means our ocean is healthy and thriving!
Anyways, I think this Shark Frenzy set is such a fun set!! I used Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean to color the background. I also stamped the image and Copic colored one of the sharks, fussy cut him out and layered him over the image.
Ok, I COULD NOT wait to make Mister Harley a mermaid! Ha! Do you think he makes a cute mermaid?
Using the new Purr-maid Newton stamp set – I created a fun ink smooshed background with the same Distress Oxide colors, and Copic colored/die-cut out the images. I added Prisma glitter for a little sparkle.
For the sentiment, I created a banner with some scrap patterned paper and a skewer, I thought this was a cute embellishment for the card. Chunky glitter is my favorite, especially for the sea floor!
This was a super simple card to create, but I really love how it turned out. I used the new Vitamin Sea mini stamp set. Also, using the same Distress Ink colors, I watercolored a pretty ocean at the top of my card. I like to lay color down, heat set it, and then lay another layer of ink on top. I did this several times for more layers. For the sentiment, I inked the stamp in multiple Distress Oxide Inks (Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers). I stamped the sentiment, and then added some prisma glitter to the shells and water droplets.
Hope you enjoyed my beach inspired cards 🙂 Be sure to check out all of the other inspiration!
Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Anniversary Hop
To celebrate 5 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 5 lucky winners!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 22 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 23 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Jenn Shurkus <— you’re here!
Newton’s Nook Design Team:
Mister Harley makes the best Merman! Love your shark card also!
Hey Jenn ! That’s so cool to have you here ! You, such a cat lover !! And obviously and your cards are great ! Especially the Purr-maid one, it’s such a fun design with a stunning background.
I am in such love with the sharks!!!! So fun and so NOW!!! Am loving them all in blue with the one sticking out! Superb! And the Newton/Mr.Harley Mermaid is adorable!!! The Vitamin Sea is just as fun too!! Stunners all!
Hi Jen – This Newton’s Nook release has you “written all over it”! Perfect choices for all of us that LOVE THE BEACH! Mr. Harley is an awesome “merman”, he always brings a smile to my face.
Such a cool set of creations! 🙂
Love the Mr. Harly card!
Such cute cards! I’ve moved from CT to Florida do I miss the Crops on the Cape. 😣
Wow the beach 8s where i recharge my batteries!
I feel like I am at the beach when I see the cards. Live the colors! You captured the ovean perfectly.
Love Mr Harley as a Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️
Lovely cards ♦️
Love the Distress Oxide backgrounds for the mermaid stamp!
Fantastic cards! I love your backgrounds!
Wonderful cards you created with these new stamps.
Beautiful use of alcohol inks! I love the bright blues!
Your cards are beautiful and very refreshing !
Your backgrounds are amazing. I love the added glitter and sparkle.
And Mr. Harley is way cool as a mermaid. 🙂
awesome cards – love the background watery effects:)
Super fun cards!
Fun cards, Jenn! The Mr. Harley card is my favorite! You perfectly captured your love for the beach with these.
I love your ocean backgrounds. My favorite card is the one with Newton since I love cats and mermaids.
I love the backgrounds. And adding the layered shark is such a great idea!
Really, really cute! I love Mister Harley as a purr-maid, so adorable! Also love those sharks! Nice cards!
Awesome cards! Love the Shark Frenzy card and Mister Harley as a mermaid… so fun!
Love your cards!
wow! lovely cards! that watercolor technique!
Hi, Jenn! I got so excited when I saw your name on the guest list! Your cards are all so amazing! Oh, the backgrounds…Sea-tastic! I love the look of multiple layers of ink, too! It’s fun to see them dry and see how they leave new lines/circles!
I’m south of you (West Palm Beach FL) and like you, I love everything “beach/ocean” so this is right up my waterway LOL. Your cards are adorable and I do love the “Let’s Be Mermaids”, very cool!
Terrific cards! Amazing backgrounds and really fun and clever designs.
Awesome cards! 🙂
Love your Vitamin Sea card. It’s so simple but impactful. I can’t wait to try something similar.
I love your backgrounds. I’ve tried the ink splosh and it didn’t turn out like yours. I need to give it a go again. Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Jenn, love all the shades of blues on the background of the
cards with beach themed cards. Love the shark card!!
Happy 5th Newtons Nooks!!
Fab cards…kinda wish I were at the sea right now.
Super cute card
These are all fabulous but . . . the sharks are Too Good! Love them!
I love the little flag in the purrmaid arms. It’s amazing!
Blue is my favorite color & I really love all of these cards with their blue backgrounds! Very beautiful cards!
Ahhhhhhhh”! Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!
Your cards are cute! I especially like the Purr-Maid!! He steals the show, and you did a FIN-tastic job of coloring him!!
Hi Jenn! These projects are fabulous!!! I LOVE Mister Harley as a mermaid! So cute with the sign in his paw! The one shark standing out from the crowd is fantastic! And I adore the watercolored card with the sentiment on the bottom! So cute! Thanks for being part of our 5 year celebration! You’re the best!
Love your super amazing cards!
Your cards are so cool! The ocean backgrounds are so fun and I love Mister Harley as a mermaid 🙂 I also like how you colored and fussy cut one of the sharks to add to shark frenzy image.
Amazing cards love how you did the water!
Your inky skills are amazing and I love the extra sparkle details. Fantastic cards!
Hi Jenn – I am loving those backgrounds very much – COngrats on your GD as everyone does the Happy Dance for this 5th anniversary celebration – Have a blessed week
Love, love, love Mr. Harley as a mermaid (or mercat!!)…and your card is amazing…😊😊😊
Fabulous cards, love all the watery backgrounds.
I love the backgrounds you did on your cards. Especially love the flip flops.
A whole bunch of wonderful cards! Everything looks absolutely fantastic!!!
Awww!!! Adorable and super cute cards!!!
wonderful use of distress inks…love those backgrounds for these fun images.
Love how all your cards match and the kitty coloring!!!
All your wonderful blue is so fitting for this beach release! I think Mr. Harley makes an adorable mermaids. So much goodness here. Nicely done.
Love all your ocean themed cards today, Jen. The mass of sharks is so fun!