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


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!