Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Day 2 - Newton's Nook Designs Halloween Release

Hello Newton’s Nook Fans!

For the second day of our September Release

We have TWO amazing products for you to get your paw’s inky with!


Ghostly Good Times + coordinating dies


Spooky Line Stencil

Using the Ghostly Good Times Stamp Set and dies

 I came up with this card

On a piece of white card stock, I used the Cloud Stencil and the following Distress Oxide colors.

Salvaged Patina

Peacock Feathers

Tumbled Glass


Using the edge of the cloud stencil, I started with the 

lightest color and blended into the darkest color.

 I kept adding color to the scene till I liked what I saw.

 Then, I used a lager blending tool to smooth out the scene.

Placed my ink blending aside to dry and worked on my stamps

Stamping out the images from Ghostly Good Times.

I colored my images using light color blues that match the background I just created.

I used Stickles to paint on shine and texture to the moon and ghost.

The background was now dry enough for me to die cut out using the Frames Squared Die Set.

I also created a card base with the same die set.

After figuring out the placement of the stamps, 

I attached them to the front of the card with foam tape.

To add some details to the background, I stamped on stars that are included in the stamp set.

I also stamped on sentiments that I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The final touch is a banner created with the Banner Duo Die Set, and a few matching gems.


The next item in the release

Spooky Line Stencil

 Here is my take on this stencil

 I am out of practice using stencils, so I kept my image CAS (clean and simple)

I started off by inking my tombstones and tree black soot Distressed

I taped off the moon with making paper and inked up my stars using Salvaged Patina Distressed

I then removed that mask and masked up the stars around

 the moon and inked the moon with Scattered Straw Distressed.

Finally, I moved the stencil one last time and inked up the ghost using Lost Shadow Distressed

When the ink was dry, I cut my paper down to 3 x 6 slimline.

To add some bling, I placed the stencil back over the moon and added Starshine Stickled Glitter gel on top.

I also added tiny drops of Unicorn Stickles around the stars.

Once all the stickles were dry, I created a card base for my front and attached the two pieces together.

I used the NEW Spooky Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Banner Duo Die Set to create a banner at the bottom.



Would you like to win the “Ghostly Good Times” Stamp Set?

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 September 14th at 9pm ET to comment -

 winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.


Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Newton's Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

                 Diane Morales   (you are here)
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

 Thanks so much for visiting and sharing this fun release with me.

Stay crafty my friends




  1. Awesome cards! Love these cute ghosts, and the stenciled scene you created too!

  2. Love your cards and how you used the stencil!

  3. Like them both and drawn to the ghostly greeting card - nice work

  4. Super sweet cards! Love the square card - so cute! And the graveyard is so pretty in the colors you used (or lack of??).

  5. Love the square card. Love the ghosts!