A Fin-tastic New Challenge! – Inky Paws 156


Hello and welcome back!

Today is the start of a brand new Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton’s Nook Blog! This time, we have a clean and simple sketch challenge that is sure to inspire you to get inky! 

I recently got my hands on the adorable Shark Bites Stamp Set, and when I saw this sketch, I thought it was perfect to combine the two. I started by stamping the image of the shark jumping out of the water onto a piece of white Hammermill card stock. I colored the image using my Copic markers in the following colors:

Shark: W8, W6, W5, W3, W2

Water: B00, B21, B24, B28

After coloring, I cut my image using the coordinating dies. Next, I took another piece of white card stock and cut three panels using one of the dies from the Sky Borders Die Set. On each of the pieces, I ink blended Distress Oxides in Salvaged Patina, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean. On another piece of white card stock, I used the Sunscape Stencil and ink blended over the stencil using Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. Leaving the stencil on the paper, I splattered some yellow glitter ink from Brea Reese to add a little sparkle to the background. 

I decided I wanted to create an interactive element to my card, so I used a small oblong die to create a slit in the background panel. Behind the opening, I put a strip of yellow card stock to create a pull tab. I attached the shark to the pull tab with a pop dot, putting the background panel between the pieces so the tab was behind the background and the shark was in the front. 

To assemble the rest of my card, I stamped the sentiment “hope your day doesn’t bite!” onto the Salvaged Patina ink blended panel. I glued the three water pieces together, going from lightest to darkest. Then, I popped up the waves with foam tape and attached them to the back panel, leaving space for my shark to move around. 

I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store

Thanks for stopping by!

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