Monday, January 18, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #140 - Color Challenge

 Hi everyone!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #140 - Color Challenge.  The colors are teal, red, pink, and white.  You have until Friday, January 29th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Color Challenge

Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I started this card by cutting a piece of red glitter cardstock to 3.5" by 8.5" for my cardbase.  I then cut a piece of smooth white cardstock using the scalloped frame from NND Slimline Frames and Portholes die set on which I used NND Bokeh Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide Inks Spun Sugar for Layer 1 and Worn Lipstick for Layer 2.  I adhered it to my cardbase with liquid glue.  I used the portholes die from NND Slimline Frames and Portholes die set to cut a piece of red glitter cardstock, and then adhered it to my card.  

Next, I stamped out images from the super cute NND Oink stamp set, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out with their coordinating dies.  The flower on the first piggy's ear is from Newton's Valentine stamp set.  I popped the piggies up on my card with foam tape for some dimension.  For the sentiment, I die cut the stitched banner from NND Slimline Frames and Windows die set, stamped the sentiment in teal, and inked the edges of the banner.  I used thin foam tape to attach the banner to my card, carefully tucking it behind the piggy's ears.  

Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Pigs:
  • R000, R00, R11, N1
  • Ears and Noses - R12, R20, R32
  • Mouth - R20
  • Hooves - N3, N5, N7
Teal:
  • BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15
Red:
  • R05, R27, R46, R39
Inky Paws Challenge Color Challenge - Oink stamp and die set, Slimline Frames and Portholes die set, Bokeh Hearts stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To finish off this card I used a glitter pen on the bow and the spots on the bandana.  I also added glossy accents to their hooves and the flower center.  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a project for the Color Challenge using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Make sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Floral Heart Shaker Card

 Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Shake It Up, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up.  I couldn't wait to color this stamp, and thought it would be perfect to create a shaker with!


I had a pretty good idea in my head of what I wanted this card to look like so I started by die cutting the gingham patterned paper with the largest die from Honey Bee's Stitched Scalloped Squares die set.  I then used the largest stitched square die from Newton's Nook Designs Frames Squared die set to cut the white cardstock.  I mounted both on a white cardbase and used a corner chomper to round the edges. 

Next, I stamped the gorgeous floral heart image from Simon Says Stamp's You Have My Heart stamp set in SSS Slate gray ink, colored it with Copic markers, and cut it out with coordinating die.  I used liquid glue to adhere the acetate to the back of the heart, then added two layers of foam tape.  I used my powder tool to help with the static.  I stamped the sentiment in gray pigment ink and clear heat embossed.  I then put some sequins from SSS Girl's Best Friend sequin mix down in the center of the card and adhered the floral heart over them.  




Colors used for Flowers and Berries:
  • RV00, RV10, RV21, RV23
Leaves:
  • YG01, YG05, YG25, YG17
  • G20, G21, G24

For finishing touches on this card I added glitter to the flowers, berries, and lighter colored leaves.  I also added glossy accents to the berries, and a few sparkling sequins on the side for extra bling!  Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse

 Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I created for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #331 - Anything Goes with the option of New Beginnings.  This is a new stamp for me and I couldn't wait to color it!

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set

I started this card by die cutting a piece of Copic friendly white paper with the stitched rectangle die in Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set.  I then stamped the absolutely adorable image of Mudpie getting into those cherries onto it, and colored the image with Copic markers. 

After I finished coloring, I decided on the gingham patterned paper.  I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle die, also from NND Frames and Flags die set.  I then mounted my card onto a red cardbase, and added the twine bow.  

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set

Copic colors used for Mudpie:
  • Fur - E21, E23, E25
  • Skin - E50, E51
  • Ears, Nose, Cheeks - E93
Cherries:
  • R05, R24, R46, R39, N2
  • Stems - R29, R37
Jar:
  • B0000, B000, B00
Label:
  • B21, B23, B24
Shadows:
  • N1, N2, N3, N4
I used a gold marker pen on the lettering and accent on the label.

House Mouse Designs Maraschino Mouse, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flags die set

To finish up this card I added a few sparkling iridescent crystals and glossy accents to the jar, and Mudpie's nose and tongue!  Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #139 - Cozy Winter Theme Reminder

 Hi All!  Don't forget you have until Friday, January 15th to get your entries into Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #139 - Cozy Winter Theme.


Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - A Cozy Day In stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Petite Snow stencil, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Who doesn't want to be in their favorite chair reading a good book with their best furry friends on a snowy winter day?  I sure do!  To create the window for this card I cut a piece of smooth cardstock to 3 1/4" x 3 7/8" and blended Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio.  I then used NND Petite Snow stencil with my favorite glitter paste and set it aside to dry.  I used NND Forest Scene Builder die set and NND Land Borders die set to cut out white glitter cardstock for a snowy scene.  I couldn't help but adding in the red cardinal!  After the glitter paste snow was dry, I adhered the hill, trees, and cardinal.  I cut 3/8" strips to create a window frame which I adhered to my scene with foam tape.  I used liquid glue to attach the window scene to the scalloped teal cardstock which I had die cut using NND Frames and Flags die set.

Next, I stamped out the super cute NND image, A Cozy Day In, in dye ink and colored it with Copic markers.  I left the stamp in place in my stamp positioning tool so after coloring I could re-stamp in pigment ink and clear heat emboss.  I am not great at fussy cutting and I find that it helps when I have the little embossed edge on my image.  

After much debate, I decided on a medium gray cardstock for the card base.  I cut it to A2 size, inked the edges with gray ink, and adhered the scalloped teal cardstock with window scene.  I used NND Frames and Flags die set and the same medium gray cardstock to cut a banner for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and clear embossed.  I inked the edges of the sentiment banner with gray ink as well and attached it to my card.  I then used a combination of foam tape and liquid glue to adhere the colored image to my card.  

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - A Cozy Day In stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Petite Snow stencil, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - A Cozy Day In stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Petite Snow stencil, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - A Cozy Day In stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Petite Snow stencil, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Orange and White Newton:
  • YR0000, YR000, YR20, YR21
  • T0, T1
  • Ears - R00, R11, R20
  • Nose - R20
  • Cheeks - E93
Gray Newton:
  • T0, T1, T3, T5 - stripes
  • Ears - R00, R11, R20
  • Nose - R20
Chair:
  • BV31, BV01, BV02, BV04
  • E13, E15, E29
Blanket:
  • R000, R00, R11, R20
Shirt/Socks:
  • BG11, BG32, BG15
Pants/Socks:
  • C2. C3. C5. C7
Book:
  • E13. E15. E08
  • Y11, Y15, YR24
  • C0, C1
Skin:
  • E000, E00, E11
  • Cheeks - E93
Hair:
  • YR20, YR31, YR23
Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - A Cozy Day In stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Petite Snow stencil, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This card has a lot of sparkle with the snowy window scene so all I did for a finishing touch was to add glossy accents to both kitties noses!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a Cozy Winter project using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Make sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

 Hi everybody!  Today I am sharing a card I created for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine featuring Whimsy Stamps Products.  Clearly, Sparkle and Shine is no problem for this girl!  Lol!!


I started by cutting a piece of Copic friendly white cardstock to A2 size and then stamped this super cute image from Whimsy Stamps Hogs and Kisses stamp set directly onto it.  After coloring the image, I used the largest die from Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Frames die set to cut the red glitter frame.  I then cut a piece of pink glitter cardstock using Whimsy Stamps Slimline Bunting Border die set.  Before attaching anything, I used both pieces to help find the placement for the "XO" on my card.  I stamped the "XO" in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed.  

Next, I adhered the red glitter frame to my card with foam tape for some dimension, and attached the pink glitter border to the red frame with liquid glue.  After that, I decided that the "XO" looked too plain with no coloring and decided to color it red!  




Copic colors used for Piggies:
  • R000, R00, R11, R12, R20, R32, N1
  • Hooves - N3, N5, N7
Bow:
  • BV31, BV11, BV13, BV04
Heart:
  • R05, R24, R27, R46, R39
"XO":
  • R05, R24, R46, R39

For finishing touches on this card I added glitter to the bow and heart with a glitter pen, glossy accents to the heart, and few sequins for extra bling!  Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #139 - Cozy Winter Theme

 Hello Everyone!  This is my first challenge as a Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge Team Member and I am so excited to help inspire fellow card makers to join the challenge!  You have until Friday, January 15th to get your entries in and have a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  This is Inky Paws Challenge #139 - Cozy Winter Theme.


Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - Fireside Friends stamp set, Hardwood stencil, Frames Squared die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

What can be more cozy on a cold winter day than curling up in front of a nice warm fire for a nap with your best furry friend?  I knew when I started this card what I wanted it to look like so I began by cutting a piece of kraft cardstock to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".  I used NND Hardwood stencil with Distress Oxide Inks Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain on the kraft cardstock.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain as well.  I die cut a piece of red cardstock using the scalloped square die from NND Frames Squared die set and adhered it to the stenciled kraft cardstock.  I used the smaller of the two stitched squares, also from the NND Frames Squared die set, to cut a piece of Copic friendly white paper.  Next, I stamped the super adorable NND Fireside Friends image and colored it with Copic markers.  When I was done coloring, I adhered my colored piece to the red scalloped square.  

I then used NND Frames and Flags die set to cut a banner for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in brown pigment ink and clear heat embossed for some shine.  I inked the edges of the banner with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and adhered it to my card with foam tape for some dimension.  I added the ribbon to my card, tucking it under the sentiment banner.  After adhering the ribbon and bow I attached my card to a 5" x 7" base of chocolate glitter cardstock for a bit of sparkle!

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - Fireside Friends stamp set, Hardwood stencil, Frames Squared die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - Fireside Friends stamp set, Hardwood stencil, Frames Squared die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Inky Paws Challenge Cozy Winter Theme - Fireside Friends stamp set, Hardwood stencil, Frames Squared die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Buff Newton:
  • YR0000, YR000, YR20, YR31
  • Ears - R00, R11, R20
  • Nose - R11
Spotted Newton:
  • T6, T7, T8, T9
  • Ears - R00, R11, R20
  • Nose - R20
  • Shadow - T0, T1
Dog:
  • E50, E51, E53, E55
  • Nose - R00, R11, R20
  • Collar - BG11, BG23, BG15
Rug:
  • B32, B34, B37
Brick:
  • E13, E15, E08, E09
Mantel:
  • C1, C2, C3, C4
Logs:
  • E31, E35, E57, E79
Grate:
  • C7, C8, C9
Fire:
  • Y15, Y18, Y19, YR04, YR07, YR09
Firebox:
  • Y11, Y13, Y15, Y28, W4, W5, W6
Bow:
  • R05, R24, R46, R39
Pine Boughs:
  • G07, G17, G29

For finishing touches on this card I added glitter to the fire, bow, and the dog's collar, and glossy accents to all of their cute little noses!  Now it's time to get your paws inky creating a Cozy Winter project using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Make sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

House Mouse Designs Ornament Candy

 Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #330 - Anything Goes with the option of Sparkle/Shine.  Anyone that has seen my cards in the past knows that that is not a problem for me!  


I started this card by die cutting a piece of Copic friendly white paper with the largest rectangle from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set by Memory Box.  I then stamped the adorable Ornament Candy image featuring Monica and Mudpie and colored it with Copic markers.  This is a large and beautiful image!  After I finished coloring, I mounted my card on red glitter cardstock. 




Copic colors used for Monica:
  • Fur - T1, T3, T5
  • Skin - E50, E51
  • Ears, Nose - E93
Mudpie:
  • Fur - E21, E23, E25
  • Skin - E50, E51
  • Ears, Nose - E93
Candies:
  • RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25
  • YG01, YG05, YG07, YG09
Pine Boughs and Needles:
  • G21, G24, G29
  • E57, E59
Gold on Ornament:
  • Y11, Y15, YR21, YR23
Shadows:
  • N0, N1, N2, N3

Since Sparkle/Shine was the option for this challenge I added glitter to the candies and then used glossy accents to cover the entire ornament.  I think it really gave the ornament a more realistic look!  I then added the Tim Holtz idea-ology Naughty or Nice adornment with a bow, and a few iridescent crystals for some more sparkle and shine!  Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my card today!