Birthday Wishes – Inky Paws 183

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Hello and welcome back!

Today is the start of a brand new Inky Paws Challenge! This time, we have a fun sketch to inspire you! Create a project using the sketch below as inspiration and link it up to the Inky Paws Blog for a chance to win $20 to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

Here are the products I used for my card today:

Newton’s Nook Newton’s Birthday Trio Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Newton’s Nook Banner Trio Die Set

Newton’s Nook Frames and Flags Die Set

Newton’s Nook Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set

Salvaged Patina Distress Ink

Gina K Turquoise Sea Ink

Copic Markers

Masking Paper

To start my card, I colored the image from the Newton’s Birthday Trio Stamp Set using Copic markers in the following colors:

Siamese Cat: E17, E15, E13, E11, E50

Birman Cat: W8, W6, W5, W3, W1

Ragdoll Cat: E49, E44, E43, E42, E40

Pink Combo: RV29. RV25, RV23, RV11

Teal Combo: BG49, BG45, BG13, BG11, BG0000

After coloring, I cut my images using the coordinating dies.

To create my background, I cut three of the stitched banners from the Banner Trio Die Set out of a piece of masking paper. Using the negative piece (the piece with the open banners) on a 4.25×5.5in piece of white card stock, I ink blended using Salvaged Patina Distress Ink and Gina K Turquoise Sea Ink. I removed my mask, then, using the stitched rectangle from the Frames and Flags Die Set, I cut the panel down. 

To finish my card, I popped the birthday cats up on some foam tape and adhered them to the inked panel. Then, I stamped the sentiment “Birthday Wishes” in black ink at the bottom of the panel. 

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Eek! It’s Time for a New Inky Paws Challenge! – IPC 179

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Hello and welcome back!

Today is the start of a brand new Inky Paws Challenge! Upload a photo of a project using the challenge colors for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! You have until the end of the day Friday, August 12th to enter for a chance to win or be picked as a favorite by one of the challenge team members!

I was super inspired by the inspiration image – that cupcake looks so delicious! – so I decided to use the cupcake image from the new Birthday Mice Stamp set. I started by stamping my image and coloring it using Copic markers in the following colors:

Mice: C6, C5, C3. C1, C00

Frosting: RV29, RV25, RV13, RV21

Wrapper: YG45, YG23, YG11, YG00

Candle: 100, W8, W5, W2, W1, YR07, YR04, Y21

After coloring, I cut my images using the coordinating die set. 

I wanted to create a mini party scene for my mice, so I cut a white card stock panel down to 4.25×5.5in and ink blended using Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink. I used a very light hand and only went about a third of the way down my panel, starting from the top. Next, I used the A Stencil from the new Bokeh Balloon Stencil set and inked the balloons using the same Saltwater Taffy Ink, but using a heavier hand to create a tone-on-tone design. For the B layer of the stencil, I inked through the stencil using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the balloons using a clear glitter embossing powder. This helped keep the tone-on-tone look, but added a little more interest with the fine glitter inside the powder. 

For my sentiment, I heat embossed “I missed your birthday” using a white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. Then, I cut the sentiment out using a stitched banner from the Banner Trio Die Set.  To tie in the sentiment to the mouse theme, I stamped “eek!” from the Birthday Mice Stamp Set in black ink onto the balloon background. 

To finish my card, I popped up the banner and the image on foam tape and adhered it to my panel.

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

Thanks for stopping by!