Sanding you a Sunny Smile – IPC 178 Reminder

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Hello and welcome back!

There is still time to join the current Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! Enter your beach-themed projects by the end of the day Friday, July 29th for a chance to win or be picked as a favorite by one of the challenge team members!

For my second card for this challenge, I wanted to do something a little more whimsical, so I started by stamping and coloring a couple of the cats from the Kitten Beach Stamp Set. To color my images, I used Copic markers in the following colors:

Black Cat: 100, W8, W6, W5, W3

Grey Cat: W4, W2, W1, W00

Sand Castle: E15, E13, E11, E51, E50

Beach Chair: RV29, RV25, RV13, RV21, C3, C1

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

To create my background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 3.5in x 8.5in to make a slimline card front. Next, I used the square masking stencil from the Slimline Masking Squares and Circles Stencil Set and the Waves and Splashes Stencil to create my scene. For the waves, I ink blended Distress Oxides in Prize Ribbon, Peacock Feathers, and Salvaged Patina. After that was dry, I inked over the waves in Versamark ink and heat embossed the waves using a clear glitter embossing powder. I felt like adding the embossing made the waves look so pretty!

When the embossing was dry, I used the masking square stencil to ink up the rest of the openings and create a sunset. For my sunset, I used Distress Oxides in the colors Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Kitsch Flamingo, and Picked Raspberry.

When all of my ink blending was dry, I stamped the sentiment “Sanding you a sunny smile” from the Kitten Beach Stamp Set onto the middle panel. To finish it off, I popped up my kittens on foam tape and adhered them to the two outer squares. 

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!

Sun and Surf – Inky Paws

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Hello and welcome back!

A brand new Inky Paws Challenge starts today and it is all about the beach! To join in the fun, create a beach-themed project using Newton’s Nook products and link up a photo to the Inky Paws Blog for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! 

For my card today, I knew I wanted to use the new Beach Bound Stamp Set. I was inspired by an old photo my dad used to have in his home of a vintage VW van driving along the California coast. The picture always made me think of beach vacations and summertime, so I thought it was the perfect inspiration for this challenge! 

To start my card, I stamped three of the cars from the Beach Bound Stamp Set onto a piece of Hammermill card stock using a Copic-safe ink. To color my cars, I used Copic markers in the following colors: 

Yellow Combo: Y38, Y35, Y13, Y11

Orange Combo: YR07, YR04, YR12, YR21

Pink Combo: RV25, RV13, RV11, RV01

Green Combo: YG45, YG23, YG11, YG00

Teal Combo: BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11

Tires: 100, W8, W5, W2

Next, I moved on to create the background of my scene. To start, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25in x 5.5in. Starting at the top of the panel, I ink blended Gina K Wild Dandelion Ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. 

While that was drying, I cut a strip of white card stock using the stitched wave die from the Sea Borders Die Set and inked it up using Salvaged Patina and Prize Ribbon Distress Ink. To give my waves a bit of shimmer, I splattered a mix of water and Confetti White Perfect Pearls across the panel. 

To create my sandy beach, I cut two pieces of kraft card stock using the Land Borders Die Set. To add more texture, I splattered watered down Distress Inks in the colors Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, and Ground Espresso. Then, I splattered a little bit of watered down white acrylic paint to finish off the sand. 

Before I put my landscape together, I took the inked sunset panel and stenciled the Palm Tree Line Stencil over the inked portion using the same ink colors. By using the same colors over the stencil, I made a subtle tone-on-tone look for the background. I wanted to add a tiny bit more shimmer, so I used the final section of the Palm Tree Line Stencil (the part that creates the lines on the trunk and leaves) and heat embossed it with a clear shimmer embossing powder. 

To finish my card, I adhered the sand panels onto the background using a liquid glue. Then, I stamped the sentiment “happy surf-day” onto the wave panel before popping the panel up on foam tape and adhering it to my card. To finish it off, I popped up the cars on foam and glued them to the sandy hills of the card front.

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

Thanks for stopping by!