Hello friends and happy Monday! I am excited to be sharing this interactive box card for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge today. It is giving me all the spring feels! I frequently hear from friends and fellow stampers that they aren't creative enough to design something on their own, or that they don't know what colors to use. They feel frustrated before they even begin because they don't know where to begin. I understand! Yes, I've been there too! That's the concept behind a card challenge. It can help to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing by giving you a place to start. Challenge #118 by Newton's Nook is a theme challenge. Let the image below be your inspiration for creating a card (or scrapbook page) and see where this challenge takes you!
I carried out the theme of polka dots both in the patterned paper and on the mushrooms in this card:
*A full list of supplies (with shopping links) is located at the end of this post.
The base of this box card was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up. This box was cut from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. *Tip - when you assemble the box, you will want to use a very strong adhesive like thin line/red line tape or tear tape. This will ensure your box stays together well. I used the green and pink polka dot paper from the Sunny Studios Stamps Dots and Stripes Jewel Tone pack to decorate the sides of the box. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside (grass) die to add patches of grass to the card in green cardstock. This part involved lots of tiny paper trimming to get everything to fit perfectly into the box. I stamped the images from the Newton's Nook Garden Mice stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.
I colored in all of the images with Copic markers and added some highlights to the images using a white Uniball gel pen. I used the coordinating Newton's Nook Garden Mice die to cut out all of the images and then I began adhering them to the box card with foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the colored images for added sparkle.
Will this theme inspire YOU to create? Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along for a chance to win?! We will randomly select one linked entry to receive a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online shop!
We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday, so that all entries have a chance to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog.
Please make sure you review the challenge rules page before you link up your project!
Deadline to enter is Friday, March 13th, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
List of supplies:
Hello friends, I hope you are all having a good week so far! Today I am on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog sharing this spooky-cute Halloween inspired box card featuring the Hello Bluebird Halloween Party stamp set and lots of other goodies available through the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to create cards for, and I just love a card that has an interactive element to it, so the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up Die is one of my go-to products.
For the base of this card, I used a heavyweight black cardstock. You want a good thick cardstock for the base of any card to keep it sturdy over time through wear and tear. On each of the top flaps of the box I used a hot pink cardstock underneath a layer of Sunny Studio Dots and Stripes Jewel Tone paper in the lime green print. I also stamped the sentiment "Boo" on the lime green polka dot print paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink. On the base of the box I did just the opposite, a layer of Sunny Studio Argyle Paper in the raspberry color was mounted onto lime green cardstock.
I stamped all the images from the Hello Bluebird Halloween Party stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating Hello Bluebird Halloween Party dies.
Along with using the images from the Hello Bluebird Halloween Party stamp set, I also used the ghosts and haunted house from the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stamp set to add to this box card. I colored all of my images first with alcohol ink markers and added highlights to each colored image with a White Gelly Roll pen.
When I was ready to assemble the box card I used Lawn Fawn 1/4" Double Sided Tear Tape to ensure that my box would hold together well. I began to assemble the images on the card adhering them with Foam Adhesive dots for added dimension. Lastly I added some Clear Wink of Stella to all of the images for added sparkle. In my mind, you can NEVER have enough sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed today's interactive card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hi friends and happy Wednesday! Yesterday I shared this fun lemon waterfall card made using the Pucker Up stamp set by SugarPea Designs and today I am sharing two more ways to use this stamp set. I have been trying to share a lot more samples and ideas on the blog lately - have you noticed?! For instance, I've been using one stamp set multiple ways, so that if one card or idea doesn't appeal to you, then perhaps another option with a different variation in color or layout will. And, as an added bonus, it's helping me re-build my own card supply stash too!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Layered on top of the Granny Apple Green cardstock is a piece of green scalloped paper from the Lawn Fawn Simply Scalloped paper pack. I die cut a semi-circle in the scalloped sheet to line with clear acetate film to create a shaker card. I stamped the sentiment inside of the shaker card using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped all of the images in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink makers. I added a few highlights to the colored images using a Uniball white gel pen. I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive and lastly put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the images for added sparkle.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Also, consider yourself warned, tomorrow begins Christmas in July!
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Okay, so my "Shark Week" inspiration only lasted one day. . . I did create another shark themed card to share with you today, but when I looked at the images on the computer I was not satisfied with the quality of photography on that particular card. So, I deleted my original post and decided to share this lemon waterfall card instead. I am actually hosting a waterfall cards technique class this evening at my house and this is one of four cards the ladies will be creating. To see my list of scheduled events and upcoming classes, please click here. I'd love for you to join one of my classes too!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Daffodil Delight cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5 /14" x 4" sheet of scrap paper with lemons on it (sorry, company unknown!). I followed this tutorial on YouTube in order to assemble the "waterfall" portion of the card. Additional supplies used are: Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Tuxedo Memento Black ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, Daffodil Delight ink, Uniball White Gel Pen, 3M foam adhesive, Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink markers (for coloring the images) and Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle.
Here is a brief video to show you how the card "waterfalls" or opens:
Here are the two stamps sets I used to create today's card:
I hope you will try creating a waterfall card! Just look up any one of the great tutorials on YouTube and I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how easy they are to make!
Tomorrow I will be sharing two other ideas for how to use both of these fun stamp sets in both lime and pink color combinations. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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