Sun and Surf – Inky Paws


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!