Hello friends and happy Monday! I am excited to be sharing my card for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge today. 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 #122 by Newton's Nook is a color challenge. Let the image below be your inspiration for creating a card (or scrapbook page) and see where this challenge takes you!
I loved this color combination, it's fresh and modern. Here is my card inspired by the challenge colors:
*A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Neenah white cardstock as well. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the upper right corner of this mat. I stamped the flowers from the Peony Blooms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. I colored in the peonies with Copic markers and used the coordinating Peony Blooms die to cut them out. I adhered a 3 3/4" x 2" piece of green gingham paper to the bottom half of this mat. I tied a mint ribbon around the gingham ribbon before adhering it to the card. I tied a small bow using the mint ribbon and adhered the bow to the card with a glue dot. I added a couple randomly placed rhinestones to the card for added sparkle. I also added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for even more sparkle.
Will these colors 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, May 8th, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
List of supplies:
Last week I sent out 40 cards to friends and family all over the US, Canada, Germany and Sweden, just to let them know I was thinking about them. I am hoping to get a few more cards made and sent out this week. Since we are all SAFE at home (not STUCK at home), snail mail has been a great way to spread joy and positivity to others. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be sharing more of these happy snail mail cards (when I know people have received them in the mail), but, here are two cards that were sent using the new Cow Friends stamp set by Whimsy Stamps:
Are YOU on my card mailing list? Would you like to receive a handmade card? Please just send me an email at email@example.com and I'll be sure to do my best to send you some happy snail mail too!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello friends and happy Thursday! It is release week at Whimsy Stamps and today I'm sharing two cards featuring the new Layering Peruvian Lilies stamp set. I have always particularly loved layering stamp sets because they add such depth and dimension to an image and all you need are a few different colored inks to achieve the desired look.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the largest rectangle from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using Versafine Clair Purple Delight ink, I stamped the sentiment in the upper right hand corner. I stamped the first outline layer of the leaves directly onto the white cardstock in Versamark Clair Green Oasis ink. I stamped the second layer, or the filler, of the leaves in Versafine Spanish Moss ink. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the layering lilies in three inks: Purple Delight, Charming Pink and Blushing Bride. I then fussy cut each of the lilies by hand. I adhered the handcut lilies over the leaves using foam adhesive for added height and dimension. Lastly I added a couple of randomly placed pink rhinestones for added sparkle.
I have created a second card to share with you today because I love seeing all the different ways you can use one single stamp set:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut the branch frame die from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink in the upper right corner and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Again, on a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the layering lilies in the same ink colors used previously. I also stamped the leaves on a separate sheet of white cardstock. I fussy cut both the leaves and the lilies and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. I added a few randomly placed clear rhinestones for added sparkle.
Here is the Layered Peruvian Lilies stamp set:
Thanks for visiting and happy creating!
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