It’s time for another Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton’s Nook Challenge Blog! The new challenge is a sketch challenge that is perfect for some Valentine’s Day inspiration!
For my first card for the challenge, I decided to try a fun new (to me) technique a create a window in the front of my card that would show into the inside.
To start my card, I stamped a few images from the Delightful Doxies stamp set and colored them with Copic markers. The markers I used were:
Doxies: E18, E17, E15, E13, E11
Balloons: RV25, RV23, RV21
After I finished my coloring, I die cut my images using the coordinating dies. Next, I took my card base (a 4.25 x 5.5″ note card) and die cut a large heart on the front of my card only, so when the card base is closed, there will be a heart window to show through to the inside. I used some heart dies that I had on hand, but Newton’s Nook has some fabulous new heart dies and coordinating stamp sets that would be perfect for a similar card! (Unfortunately, mine didn’t make it to me quick enough, but I will be using them soon!)
I then masked off the inside of my card so I could ink blend a heart of the same size on the inside using Distress Ink in the colors Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.
To create the front of my card, I used the Clouds stencil and the same Distress ink to create a pink sky for my doxies to fly through. Next, I die cut two small hearts out of white cardstock and used the same ink colors to create gradient hearts – one for the outside of my card, and one for the inside. On each heart, I stamped a sentiment from the Delightful Doxies stamp set.
All that is left is to assemble my card!
To assemble the front of my card, I placed my small heart in the center of the large window, but I did not put any glue on it. Next, I figured out where I wanted to place my dogs, making sure I overlapped both the outside of the window and the small heart in the center. When I was happy with the placement, I glued the pieces down making sure I was only gluing the portions that overlapped. To finish the card, I glue the second small heart on the inside of the card, but putting it in the same position as the small heart on the front so it couldn’t be seen when the card was closed.
I hope you enjoyed this new technique as much as I did!
Thanks for stopping by!