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!
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