Monday, February 22, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #142


Don't forget - 

There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using watercolors!

Here's my card to hopefully inspire you to join us!

I whale always love you by Debbie features Tides of Love, Paradise Palms, Framework, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #watercolorcards, #cardmaking,

I decided to make a tropical scene with a whale enjoying the warm temperatures.  Lucky whale!  LOL
I used the Waves stencil with my watercolors to create the water which I then die cut using the Sea Borders die set.  In the background, I heat embossed the island and palm trees in the background using the Paradise of Palms stamp set.  I then used my watercolors to create a sunset sky.  All of this was adhered to the scallop-edged die cut using a frame die from the Framework die set. The main attraction is the whale from the Tides of Love stamp set. I finished by heat embossing the sentiment. 

I hope I have inspired you to pull out your watercolors and join us at Inky Paws!  You have until  Friday, February 26, 2021 to enter.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Link up at Inky Paws Challenge here


Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Feline

I've got a good feline about you features Newton's Nook Designs, #indys_designs, #cardmaking, #catcards

I wanted to slip in one last card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.  I began my card by using Newton's Nook Designs Meow stencil and die cutting using the postage-edged frame die from Framework die set. I then used some pattern paper from DCWV Playful Pets pad.  I then stamped the darling kitties from NND Smitten Kittens stamp set.  I colored them with Prismacolor pencils.  I added some pink Scrapper's Floss behind them for a bit of texture.  I adhered everything then stamped the little heart by the sentiment and added Glossy Accents to the heart and the eyes. 

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Happy Easter-Watercolors

I'm back to trying my hand with watercolors.  I began by heat embossing the image in white on water color papers.  This image is from Newton's Nook Designs-Hop Into Spring stamp set. After painting this, I painting the sky and some green grass. I die cut the grass using NND's Land Borders die set. I added some clouds with the sun peeking out between them. These were die cut using NND's Sky Scene Builder die set.  I opted for a square card vs the tradition A2 card.  I used Frames Squared die set.  I still need practice with watercolors!  
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P.S.  Don't forget that Inky Paws Challenge is about watercolors.  
Here's the link up information if you want to join up with your NND products!

Use the word Smile and/or a Sun


Sending Happy Thoughts

 I really liked the sketch by Paper Craft Crew Card.  It inspired my CAS card featuring Newton's Donut stamp set.  I went with a pastel color scheme.



One Stamp--Two Designs

Here are two cards that feature the same darling kitten holding his balloons and floating away.  This image is one of my favorites from Newton's Nook Designs--Newton's Birthday Balloons

My first card is a traditional birthday card using bright colors.  I stamped the balloons portion of the stamp multiple times and fussy cut them out.  I also used the balloon from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set. I layered the balloons a big bouquet.  I then added some stripes in the colors of the balloons.  I added some stripes and dots with my white gel pen on the balloons for added added. A fun, CAS birthday card.

I changed the theme from birthday to inspirational for my second card.  I stamped the kitty image multiple times around the edges of my white layer.  I then stamped the balloon image from Fabulous Frenchies.  I chose the "You Lift Me Up" from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set which seemed fitting for all the balloons.  I added some Nuvo Drops to the clouds and black enameled dots for texture.  I then stamped the entire image--kitten with balloons. I colored with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut, then added Glossy Accents to the colored balloons.  Once everything dried, I adhered everything together. (The fun postage-edging was created using the Framework die set. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A Big Cup of Thanks


A big cup of thanks features The Cat's Pajamas and Newton's Nook Designs

Another card using the same image as my last two posts. This cat in his big mug by The Cat's Pajamas--This Could Be Vodka.  This time I added a donut to the kitty's hand (Newton's Nook Designs--Newton's Donut) and a sentiment in the mug (NND's Newton's Mug). I die cut the paper layers using Newton's Nook Design's Frames & Flags die set. The fun pattern papers are from Doodlebugs--Coffee Break. Nothing fancy, but a fun card!
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Coffee features Your Next Stamp, Newton's Nook Designs, and The Cat's Pajamas

Another card featuring this fun cat in his coffee mug from The Cat's Pajamas-This Could be Vodka.  I used the Your Next Stamp Crazy for Coffee paper pad.  I used Newton's Nook Designs Framework die set.  I added a bit of twine and glossy accents.  

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Let's Venti

Let's Venti features The Cat's Pajamas

 This card features a fun coffee stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas. I also pulled out Your Next Stamp's Crazy for Coffee paper pad. I used Newton's Nook Designs Frames & Flags die set.  I paper pieced the coffee mug and colored the cat with Spectrum Noir markers.  The combination of coffee images makes for a fun card!
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Sending Piles of Spring Time Smiles

Sending Piles of Spring Time Smiles features Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #indys_designs, #cardmaking, #eastercards

 I tried my hand at watercolors today.  I like watercolors, but am still working on how to best use them in my cards. I used the Freshly Made Sketches to create three distinct layers--blue, burgundy, and green.  I then stamped Newton's Nook Designs Spring Pile Up stamp set and again used watercolors on it. I heat embossed the sentiment and added a bit of striped Washi tape and twine.  One card down for Easter!
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It's All About the Chemistry

It's All About the Chemistry features You and Newton's Nook Designs; #indys_designs, #newtonsnook, #yns, #cardmaking

I pulled out an older Your Next Stamp--Perfect Chemistry.  This set already makes me smile!  I thought it would work perfectly with YNS Young at Heart challenge.  I paired it up with Newton's Nook Designs Slimline Frames & Windows die set. I distressed the black panels with white ink to make them look like old fashioned black boards.  I added glossy accents to the beakers and the scientists' glasses.  I used the colors from The Paper Players challenge. A pretty simple card filled with some fun!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sound the Alarm!

Sound the Alarm features Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #indys_designs, #cardmaking

I am back using the Sketch Saturday sketch.  When I first saw this sketch, I was quite stumped, so I'm challenging myself to use it several times.  This card has a more masculine feel with a whole lot of hearts!  I guess I'm not quite ready to put away my Valentine's products.  The firetruck is from Newton's Nook Designs Love Emergency stamp set. I've had this set several weeks, and I'm just now inking it up.  The little sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp


You're On My Mind

You're on My Mind features Newton's Nook, Simon Says Stamp, and Memory Box

 I am so loving this mid-winter break.  It is so nice to get quality time in my craft room. 
This card begins with a card layer die cut using Memory Box Pinpoint Burst plate die. This is a new product, and I am so liking the extra interest it adds. I then cut out the heart using Newton's Nook Designs Heart Frames die set. I then stamped, colored, and fussy cut the little houses from Newton's Nook Designs Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I then added the little sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words stamp set.  A very CAS card that packs a lot of fun!

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Relax & Enjoy


Relax and enjoy features Rub a Dub Dub by Lawn Fawn; #lawnfawn, #indys_designs, #cardmaking

This card was inspired by The Library Challenge. The big, red bath tub on the cover had me pulling out an older Lawn Fawn's Rub-a-Dub Dub stamp set. I love the idea of a momma duck giving her babies a bubble bath!

I began by ink blending my background in Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I added Newton's Nook Designs Bubbly stencil to make the background look like bubbles floating in the air.  A bit of black and white washi tape separates the wall from the floor.  I stamped and fussy cut out the ducks, bathtub and soap.  I pulled out my colored pencils to color them. I have to say I am liking that red tub!  For the bubbles, I added some Glossy Accents.  

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Coffee & Wine

Riley & Company and Newton's Nook Designs; #indys_designs, #cardmaking

Sketch Saturday is being sponsored by a fabulous company, Riley and Company, so I thought I would pull out one of my favorite sentiments by Riley and Company--Coffee to Change the Things I Can.    What could be better than a coffee sentiment?  One paired with wine!  LOL  

I used watercolors in browns and burgundies. I heat embossed the sentiment in black.  The coffee mug and wine glass are from Newton's Nook Designs, Coffee & Wine stamp set.  These were heat embossed in gold. I die cut using a Lil' inker Designs die set. I added a bit of gold entwined jute for the bow.  

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