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!

Frankly, You’re the Best – IPC 182 Reminder

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Hello and welcome back!

There is still time to join the current Inky Paws Color Challenge! Create a project using the challenge colors for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

For my card today, I used the new Franken-Newton Stamp set to create an electrifying Halloween scene. 

I started by stamping and coloring the walking Newton from the set and coloring it with my Copic markers. Here are the colors I used:

Green: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG01

Black: 100, W8, W6, W5, W3

After coloring, I cut out the image using the coordinating die set. 

To create my background, I cut a large circle using the Circle Frames Die Set out of a piece of masking paper. I put the negative (the piece with the circle opening) of the masking paper onto a 4.25×55 inch piece of watercolor paper. Then, I ink blended using Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, and Dried Marigold Distress Oxides. I removed the negative mask and placed the circle mask over the moon. To create the night sky, I ink blended using Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, and Black Soot Distress Oxides. When I was happy with the blending, I removed the mask and sprayed the background with water to give it a watercolor look.

While that was drying, I cut a strip of grass out of black paper using the Land Borders Die Set. Then, I heat embossed the sentiments “frankly, you’re the best!” and “happy Halloween” onto the background using black embossing powder. 

To finish my card, I adhered the grass to the bottom of the panel and popped the Franken-Newton up on foam tape before placing him in the scene. 

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!

Harvest of Joy – IPC 181

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Hello and welcome back!

Have you joined the Inky Paws Challenge yet? There is still time to link up your fall-themed projects for a chance to win $20 to the Newton’s Nook online store!

For my card today, I used the new Harvest Haul stamp set. I think this stamp is so cute – I love all the fun fall items in the back of the truck! 

To color my image, I used Copic markers in the following colors:

Truck: BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, C6, C4, C2, C00

Pumpkins: E99, YR27, YR04, YR21

Straw: E15, E13, E11, E50

Apples: R19, R08, R05, Y28, Y26, Y21

Basket: E57, E55, E53, E51

Blanket: W8, W6, W4, W3, W1

After coloring, I die cut my image using the coordinating dies

For my background, I wanted to create a nighttime scene, so I started but cutting out a square using the Frames Squared Die Set as well as a hill using the Oval Frames Die Set. To color the hill, I ink blended Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Oxides. To color the sky, I blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides. To add some stars in my sky, I mixed Confetti White Perfect Pearls with water and splashed them on the inked panel.

After I glued my card together, I heat embossed the sentiment “may the colors of fall bring you a harvest of joy” with white embossing powder. To finish it off, I added a few leaves in the sky to really make it feel like fall.

I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win $20 to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! And be sure to check out the Labor Day sale – today is the last day to get 15% off your entire order!

Thanks for stopping by!

Pumpkin Spice Season – Inky Paws 181

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Hello and welcome back!

Today is the beginning of a new Inky Paws Challenge! This time, we are all about autumn – yes, it is almost that time of year!

For my card today, I created a cute coffee scene using a few different stamp sets.

Products used: 

Newton’s Mug Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Love Café Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Pumpkin Latte Stamp Set (just for the pumpkins!)

Harvest Haul Stamps and Coordinating Dies (just for the leaves!)

Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress Ink

Perfect Pearls in Confetti White

And to color my images, I used Copic markers in the following colors – 

Red: R59, R29, R08, R05, R14

Orange: E99, YR24, YR21, YR31

Yellow: Y28, Y26, Y04, Y21

Green: G99, G94, G43, G12

Siamese Cat: E18, E17, E15, E13, E11, E51

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!

Sky High Thanks – IPC 180

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Hello and welcome back!

Have you joined the Inky Paws Sketch Challenge yet? There is still time to join for a chance to win $20 to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! (You’ll definitely want to win the voucher when you see all the new fall and Halloween products!)

For my card today, I was inspired by the balloon image from the Sky High Celebrations Stamp Set to create a sky-bound birthday card. 

To start, I stamped the image with a black, Copic safe ink onto a piece of white card stock. To color my image, I used Copic markers in the following colors:

Cat: 100, W8, W6, W5, W3

Dog: E17, E15, E13, E11, E51, E50

Red Balloon: R29, R08, R05, R14

Orange Balloon: YR07, YR04, YR12, YR21

Yellow Balloon: Y38, Y35, Y13, Y01

Green Balloon: YG45, YG23, YG11, YG01


Teal Balloon: BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11

Blue Balloon: B28, B26, B24, B21

Magenta Balloon: RV25, RV23, RV21, RV00

Purple Balloon: V09, V06, V04, V01

After coloring, I cut the image out using the coordinating dies. 

To create my background, I cut two pieces of white card stock to 4.25in x 5.5in. On one panel, I cut out an oval using the Oval Frames Die Set. On both of the panels, I created some clouds using the Clouds Stencil and Salvaged Patina Distress Ink. 

On the cloud panel that I didn’t die cut, I stamped the sentiment “soaring by with sky high thanks!” using a black ink. On the die cut cloud panel, I stamped and heat embossed a few stars with a clear embossing powder to add a bit of sparkle. Then, I popped up the die cut panel using foam tape and attached it to the front of the other cloud panel. To finish my card, I popped up the stamped image on foam tape and adhered it to the front of my card. 

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!

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!

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!

Party Our Tails Off – Inky Paws 177

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Hello and welcome back!

Today is the beginning of a new sketch challenge on the Inky Paws Blog! Link up a photo of your project by the end of the day July 15th for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

When I saw this sketch, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. After looking through my stamp sets, I saw the Naughty Newton Stamp Set and got the idea to use the cat pulling at the folded corner of the sketch. 

Here are the products I used for my card:

Naughty Newton Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Confetti Stencil

Frames Squared Die Set

Zoo Party Stamp Set (for the sentiment)

Copic markers in 100, W8, W6, W5, and W3

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade

Gina K Inks in Wild Dandelion, Key Lime, Turquoise Sea, and Wild Wisteria 

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!

Christmas in (almost) July – IPC 176 Reminder

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Hello and welcome back!

You only have a few more days to join the Inky Paws Color Challenge! Use the colors Crimson Red, Cobalt Blue, Sky Blue, and White on a project and link it up to the Inky Paws Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

Instead of using the traditionally Americana color palette for a 4th of July card, I decided to move to a different holiday. Non-traditional Christmas cards are some of my favorite cards to make, and I thought this color palette was the perfect inspiration for a fun winter scene!

I started by stamping and coloring the blue jay and berry clusters from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. I used my Copic markers in the colors: B28, B26, B24, B21, B00, W4, W2, W1, R29, R08, R05, and R14.

After coloring, I cut out my image using the coordinating dies. Next, I ink blended a few pieces of white scrap paper with Distress Oxides in the colors Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salvaged Patina. When the ink was dry, I cut the paper with a few different leaf die cuts from the Winter Birds Coordinating Dies, Fall Friends Die Set, and Flower Trio Die Set.

Using all of the leaf die cuts, I created two curved arrangements to mimic the look of a wreath. I added in a few of the stamped berries to bring in more color. For my background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Then, I inked a larger circle in the center of the panel using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. To add a little more interest, I splattered some Prize Ribbon Distress Ink across the panel. I wanted a little shimmer, so I used the Petite Snow Stencil and some white stencil butter on the corners as well.

To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment “Warm Winter Wishes” popped up my leaves and blue jay with foam tape and adhered them to my card.

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!