Sunday, December 10, 2017

Naughty or Nice IPC 61

Hello Everyone!
We are halfway through the current Inky Paw’s Challenge
For the current challenge we have an awesome sketch challenge going on.

For my card I chose to tweak the challenge sketch just slightly and turn it on its side.

Naughty or Nice? a card by Diane Morales | Santa Newton Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs.

The challenge for most card makers is to come up with something new and different.
 I have my own personal challenge, which is to use more printed paper on my projects.
For this card, I started with some gray plaid printed paper from my stash.
 I love the non-traditional color of the paper and chose to create the card around this paper.
 I die cut the paper out with the inside layer of the NEW Frames and Flags die set.
I’m in love with the  Santa Paws Newton Stamp set
I would use this set on every project if I could.
Keeping with non-traditional colors, our cute Newton,
 and band of merry mice elves are sporting Green Santa suits.
I added in some elements from the stamp set and a sentiment banner.
I did not want this to be technical card at all. I just wanted a fun layered card!

Thanks for stopping by.
 I hope this encourages you to take some time and get your paws inky.
Link to the challenge in the challenge picture above.
Have an amazing rest of the year.
All the best

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let It Snow IPC 61

 Super pumped for the new Inky Paws Challenge.
For this challenge we have a Sketch Challenge!

I love sketch challenges because it allows me to think outside the box.
A recent cleaning and downsizing of my office,
 I discovered some cool paper, I had forgotten.
 This lead me into the color story of the card.

Let It Snow a card by Diane Morales| Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

 Using the printed paper as a color guide, I cut and colored trees
and the deer from the Snow Globes Scenes Stamp Set.
I am in LOVE with all the little elements in the stamp set, so many ways to stamp with all the pieces.
 To set the scene for the card, I die-cut out a piece of white paper.
 Using Distress ink and a little water, I painted in the top part of blue, 
and the bottom green.
Does not have to be perfect. Most of the background is covered by elements.
Next, layer on all the elements, once again using your best judgement.
For this card I used the layer effect to match the sketch.
Just because I wanted the card to have a winter wonderland look.
 I added in the snow on the tree and ground.  This did not go as planned.
 I should have added more of the paint and white glitter to the snow mix.
MY winter wonderland looks like a heavy frost warning.
I let that go, and added on a sentiment.

When I finished the card, I noticed the excessive amount
 of leftover die cuts littering my desk. 
SO… why not make another card!

For this card, I made a little Mini-Me shaker card of the large card.
AND… this time my snow looks cool!

I hope that this inspires you to create your own Winter Wonderland.
When you done, use the link in the Challenge picture to link up your creations.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
All the best



Friday, December 1, 2017

Llama LOve CTD471

Occasionally, when you see something that inspires you,
 you know exactly what card you're going to make.
This is the case with the current Color Throwdown.
When I saw the lovely metallic colors, this card popped into my head.

For this card I use the new llama Delivery Stamp Set from Newton's Nook Design.
I started with craft paper, a die from my stash, and decided to reverse-engineer the card.
  Stamping my stamp on the craft paper, 
I used the colors in the challenge to color in my llama first.
Moving on to the background, I use the Starfield Stencil
from Newton's Nook Design with some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
 Although the color says its Brass it looks gold in the light or when photographed.
I did things a little different, I covered the stencil with paint and pressed paper on the stencil.
When I pulled the paper slowly from the stencil,
I discovered the cool distressed background it created.
I assembled all the pieces of the card onto some gray cardstock, added a sentiment, and I was done!
I am in love with the final look of the card,
and I hope that it encourages you to try something different.
Thanks for stopping, link to the Throwdown below.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Santa Newton - Inky Paws Challenge 60

HI everyone and Happy Holidays!
We are halfway thru the current
This challenge is all about the sparkle.

Who does not love sparkle in their life?
I know I do, and I have a draw full of glitter to prove it!
I love non-traditional colors for the holidays.
I especially love “Grinch” like colors.

Santa Newton a card by Diane Morales| Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

This card started with a background using the
 “Snowfall Stencil”, white paper and some Versamark Ink.

Tape the stencil down to white paper. Apply the Versamark ink,
peel away the stencil, apply clear embossing powder, and heat set.

Next, the background colors. I smashed them down and added just a little water to the ink.

Smash your embossed snowflakes into the color and let that dry.


When that is dry, I painted on a layer of Glossy Accents mixed
with a TINY bit of water to spread smoothly.

This layer must dry completely!
When that is dry, we add the fun layer.
Take Frosted Lace” Stickles” and squirt it all over the top.
I used my finger to spread it around and cover the snowflakes.

This layer takes AWHILE TO DRY!
While I was waiting, I stamped “Newton Santa”
from the “Santa Paws Newton Stamp set”.
I colored in the image with coordinating colors from my background.
Attached the two together, and I was done!
Now it is your turn to add sparkle to your next project.
Don’t forget to Link up using the Link in the Challenge Picture above.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have an amazing week



Monday, November 20, 2017

Tiny Little Card Simon Wendsday Challenge

Hey everyone!
Coming to you today with a Little card for the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Just recently I was waiting for my computer to update. 
So, like most people, I was messing around killing time. 
I looked over to my scrap pile. 
I got to thinking if I could do something 
with the leftover paper that had be accumulation in the bin. 
 I was feeling real crafty and I had a lot of time on my hands I came up with this.

Tiny Little Card a card by Diane Morales. | Stamps by Newtons Nook Designs

I call it a Lipstick card.
Started with a 2 x 4 1/4 strip of paper.
To that I added leftover strip of embossed paper trimmed to size.
On top of that I added one of my favorite NEW stamps.
“Santa Paws Newton” Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs.

I colored in my stamp, added a little “snow” 
and finished the card with some white Nuvo Drops to add some flair.
 I even made tiny envelope for my card.

  This was a lot of fun and... I killed time waiting for the update.
Hope you enjoyed my card.
I hope it encourage you to dig in the scrap pile and see what you come up with.
Hope everyone has a awesome week.
See You Soon!