Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying an extra day off this weekend like I am. 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 #117 by Newton's Nook is a sketch challenge. Let the sketch below be your inspiration for creating a card (or scrapbook page) and see where this challenge takes you!
Here is the St. Patrick's Day themed card I created inspired by the sketch above:
A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from black cardstock. I lined the black cardstock with a piece of green plaid paper. I adhered a 4 1/2" x 2" strip of black cardstock across the bottom center of the card. I also cut a 3 1/2" x 1/2" piece of gold glitter paper. I notched both ends of gold glitter paper before adhering to the center of the card. I cut a tag measuring 4" x 2" from Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punched the top of the tag with a punch tag topper (retired from Stampin' UP!) I heat embossed the sentiment and four leaf clovers on the tag with white embossing powder. I stamped the pot of gold image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and fussy cut the image out. I colored the stamp with Copic alcohol ink markers and adhered it to the card's tag with 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I tied a bow using lime green Lawn Fawn cord and adhered the bow with a glue dot.
Here is the "Newton's Pot of Gold" stamp set from Newton's Nook that I used to create this card:
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, February 28th, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
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