Monday, September 20, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 157 - Halloween Theme

 
Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We are at the halfway point of this current challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge.


For this challenge I used the following product.

Brooms and Boo’s Stamp Set

Serene Stripes Stencil

Frames and Flags Die Set

I want to be complicated on my cards but, I really don’t think that is my style.

I love a lot of white space. I LOVE color.

I am learning to embrace there things.

To start this card, I used the Curved Edge Rectangle from

the Frames and Flags Die Set die cut out in white card stock.

The color combo of choice for this card is

Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.


Using the Serene Stripes Stencil, I inked up only the lower left corner of my card front.

Next, I stamp and colored in my images from the Brooms and Boo’s Stamp Set.

I like to stage everything on my card front with blue tape so that

I can get the placement of my sentiment correct.

Once my sentiment was on my card, I finished card by adding the witch, bats, 

and moon to the card front with foam tape.


To finish my card, I created a card base with the same Curved Edge Rectangle

 die to produce a shaped card.

This completes my take on our theme challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the challenge theme and show us your take.

 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as




 

OR

 


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

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#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE



Monday, September 13, 2021

Lots of Layers - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 


This week’s theme

at the

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

LOTS OF LAYERS

Featuring stamps and dies by

PENNY BLACK

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


My idea was to build my layers using stamps and foam tape.

My stamp set of choice for this challenge is Hot Diggity Dog Clear Stamp by Penny Black.

Dogs playing Mariachi…. I’m in!

For the first layer I created a background.

I picked one of the dog stamps and the On the Ground 6x6 Cling by Simon Says Stamp.

This would be my grounding image for my background.

I used simple one layer card stamping technique with masking paper.

Next step, stamping and coloring all the stamps I was going to use.

After I fussy cut out all the images, I laid everything out to see what I was working with.



Once I got the placement on the front of the card the way I liked it,

it was on to adhering everything down with fun foam and foam tape

I chose to round my corners on my card.


For my final touches, I created a card base with #120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

a layer of Black Black8 Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp came next.

My card front that is pop up using foam tape is the final layer.

and that completes my take on LOTS OF LAYERS

Featuring

PENNY BLACK

I almost forgot the good news!



The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

 

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane


SUPPLIES USED:

Hot Diggity Dog Clear Stamp by Penny Black

On the Ground 6x6 Cling by Simon Says Stamp

#120 White Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp (card base)

Black Black8 Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers (color in the image)

Masking Paper by Simon SaysStamp

White Foam Tape by Ranger Ink

Fun Foam (pop up the layers)


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 If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too


Inky Paw's Challenge 157 - Halloween Theme

 

Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We have a NEW challenge coming your way.

The challenge I wait for all year!


 Here is my take on the challenge.


For this challenge I used the following product.

Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set

Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set

Count Newton Stamp Set

Slimline Frames and Portholes Die

Slimline Frames and Window Dies

Banner Trio Die

My idea for this challenge came from the colors in the challenge picture.

I adore those classic Halloween colors.

I started out die cutting my card front from the slimline dies with white card stock.

I do love a lot of white in my cards and try to embrace that idea whenever possible.

With my brain still on covid lock down, I was struggling to put it all together.

Then I remembered I had colored a bunch of stamps before I had gotten sick.


On that page was three candy corn colored ghost from the Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set.

That’s when the idea hit me.

I quickly grabbed the Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set.

The large ghost on the stamp would make the perfect background.

This stamp set also had the sentiment I would use for this card.

Now to put everything together.

First thing I did is the gather card stock in challenge picture colors.

Next, using the Slimline Frames and Window Dies I die cut each of the colored card stock out.

Placement of colors was next.

I stared to play with all the die-cut pieces till I came up with a card front I liked.


Using the Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set and Versamark Ink, I stamped all

my square backgrounds and heat set with clear embossing powder.

To assemble the card, I dropped in my embossed squares into 

my prefabricated white cardstock card front.

The ghost is die cut out next and added to their squares.


The Banner Trio Die and black card stock created a place for my sentiment,

That I stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.

Finishing touches include bats from the Count Newton Stamp Set.

And a black enamel dot from my stash.

This completes my take on our theme challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the challenge theme and show us your take. 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as



 OR


 to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE



 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sparkle and Shine - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

This week’s theme at the

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

SPARKLE AND SHINE

Featuring stamps and dies

by GINA K DESIGNS

 You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


I love stencils!

There is nothing more fun than to ink up a stencil and create a background.

My stencil of choice is the Mermaid Scales Stencil by Gina K.

For my added SPARKLE for the challenge, I am going with

 The Wild Lilac Glitz Glitter Gel also by Gina K. Designs

Using a spatula, I slathered the glitter gel on Royal Purple Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp.

While that was drying, I turned my attention to creating the greeting for the front of the card.

I have a pack of Glimmery Assortment Pack Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp.

I thumbed thru all the shiny shades until I decided on the brassy gold color.

Using the Hello Die by Gina K. Designs I die cut out my word.



I also die cut out several pop-up layers using Black Black8 Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp.

At this point the glitter gel was dry and I decided to do something different.

Using Nesting Circle Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp I carefully die cut out my glittery card front.

I also made a card base using the circle dies and Royal Purple Card Stock.

Once my card was assembled, I attached my hello sentiment to the front.

For a final touch of bling, I used some gems from the

Over the Rainbow Sparkly Shaker Mix by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards

 and that completes my take on SPARKLE AND SHINE

Featuring

GINA K DESIGNS

 

I almost forgot the good news!



The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane



SUPPLIES USED:

Mermaid Scales Stencil by Gina K. Designs

Wild Lilac Glitz Glitter Gel by Gina K. Designs

Hello Die by Gina K. Designs

Royal Purple Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp.

Black Black8 Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp.

Glimmery Assortment Pack Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Nesting Circle Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp

Over the Rainbow Sparkly Shaker Mix by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards

 

 


Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

 


Monday, September 6, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 156 - Sketch Challenge

Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We are at the halfway point of this current challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge.


In keeping with the Halloween theme, I have a fun shaped card

using some uncommon Halloween colors.

I am in love with the way that the background on the card turned out.

I used gray cardstock and the Flying Bats Stencil.

My ink of choice is Black Soot Distress Oxide.

Since you are using black ink, my suggestion would to be to

use a bit of Pixie Spray on the back side of the stencil.



This will keep the black in from bleeding and give you a crisp stenciled image.

Once the background is set aside to dry, I turned my attention to the

images from the Brooms and Boos Stamp Set.

I stamped out and die cut the bats.

I also stamped and die cut one of the witches.

I love the look of pink and black for Halloween.

I chose several different pink markers and started coloring.

Finally, I was ready to assemble the card.

Using the Rounded Edge Rectangle from the Frames and Flags Die Set

I created a card front using the batty background I created.

I also created a base for my images to set using black cardstock.

I layered on my witch and bats on the front of the card with foam tape.


It was at this point that I decided this card needed a little bit more.

Thumbing through my Newton Stamp Sets looking for pumpkins I went.

I ended using pumpkins from Paw-tumn Newton and Harvest Tails Stamp Sets.

I added in a splash of color by using traditional orange on a couple if the pumpkins.

To finish the card, I carefully stamp on a sentiment over my bats and created a

card base using a similar rounded edge die from my Sizzix stash.

This completes my take on our sketch challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the challenge theme and show us your take.

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

 



OR

 


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Stamp It (STAMPtember) - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

This week at the 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

STAMP IT!

Featuring stamps and dies by our

 Very Own Simon Says Stamp product.

It is also the start of STAMPtember!

A month long celebration of all things stamping.

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.

Since I still have a bit of Covid brain fog my creativity is at an all-time low.

As I was cleaning up my crafty space, I came across my l

ittle basket of leftover paper strips.

Then the idea came that I should try and make a card with some of these strips.



Shuffling thru I found enough Fog, Smoke Gray 

and Doll Pink Simon Card Stock to cover the front.

First, I trimmed all the strips down to ¾ wide

Second, I used the Rectangle Basic Set by Memory Box

and created a card front with white card stock.

Third, I laid out the strips of paper on top of the card front till I got the placement 

I liked and glued everything down and trimming off the extra paper around the edges.

Now for the nerve-racking part.

I would use the Sunflower Garden Stamp Set and stamp over the stripes.

I carefully lined up my stamp over my card front in my Misti and held my

breath as I stamped my Sunflower.

Everything stamped well, and I love the contrast of dark and light.

I made sure my card front was good and dry before attaching

it to a card base made with white cardstock.

To finish my card, I added Silver and clear Sequins from

the Tiara Sequin Mix by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

A sentiment was created by using the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sentiment Label Stickers

that came in the September Card Kit and fun foam to pop up the sentiment.

and that completes my take on STAMP IT

Featuring  Simon Says Stamp

I almost forgot the good news!

 


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane



SUPPLIES USED:

Sunflower Garden Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp

Rectangle Basic Set by Memory Box

Fog Card Stock by Simon SaysStamp

Smoke Gray Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp

Doll Pink Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp

#120 White Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp (card base)

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink by Tsukineko

Tiara Sequin Mix by LittleThings from Lucy’s Cards.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology SentimentLabel Stickers

Fun foam( for the sentiment)

Mini Misti Stamping Tool

September Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp


Do you use Instagram?

 


If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.