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 #115 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!
Here is the card I created inspired by the image above. I went with the theme of hearts:
*A full list of supplies (with shopping links) is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. Using a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of designer paper with a red heart pattern, I adhered this patterned paper directly to the card base. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut a medium sized rectangle from red cardstock. I adhere this directly to the center of the card. I die cut a large heart from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and stamped small hearts in red ink around the heart. I also stamped the "thank you" sentiment in red ink.
I stamped the flowers from the Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I colored in the flowers with Copic markers and used the coordinating Peony Blooms dies to cut them out. I adhered the flowers to the bottom portion of the heart with foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle.
In this close-up photo of the peonies, you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella:
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, January 31, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
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