Monday, June 18, 2018

Christmas Stamp Remix with Summer Colors IPC 74

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge
 In case you missed out first post, we have a fun set of colors for you to use.

 I love to stretch my stamps and mix stamp sets up.
 For this inspiration, I decided to challenge myself.

Congrads a card by Diane Morales| Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I grabbed two of my favorite holiday stamp sets Snow Globe Scenes and Festive Forest
along with the challenge colors and put a Twist on some holiday favorites.
I got to admit, I did not think that this crazy thought was going to work out. 
I sat and stared at the stamps for a good 15-20 minutes and then the idea came to me. 
The obvious choice to use the green in the challenge colors for trees. 
It was just all a matter of deciding on how to use the blue and yellow on the houses.
 After a test of the colors and a failed attempt, I chose to go with alternating colors
 on the houses and adding in brown and tan roofs and doors as accent colors.

Finishing this card, I decided to keep the rest simple.
 I use the inner rounded corners die from 
the Frame and Flag Die Set and made a card out of that.
The sentiment comes from the NEW and TOOOO CUTE !!
Newton Love’s Boxes Stamp Set.
Now it is your turn, use the challenge colors and your 
favorite stamp set and show us how you get your PAW’S INKY.
Thanks so much for taking the time and stopping by.
 As always links to the goodies are below.
Have a great week everybody!



Sunday, June 10, 2018

You Matter a Whole Bunch IPC 74

Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge.
This time we have some brilliant summer colors for you to work with.

Summer is here! Time for a quick card that you could whip up in a flash if you need a thank you or a birthday card on the Fly.
You Matter a card by Diane Morales | Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs.

This card starts out with Delusion Spray Ink that is just spritzed onto cardstock.
The best part about this is there’s no right or wrong way you just Spritz.

Please make sure you dry the spray ink thoroughly because when you stamp on top of this spray it could smear and run.
Next, I grabbed my Blooming Botanicals Stamp, and stamped over the top of my Inky creation with someVersamark     
black ink. 

I dipped all of this into clear embossing powder and heat set the ink.
I wanted my sentiment for this card to stand out, so I stamped my sentiment 
onto black cardstock and heat set with white embossing powder.
 I attached everything to a white cardstock base featuring the largest die from the Frame and Flags Die Set.
Finally, I grab my trustworthy bottle of Glossy Accents and added some 
glossy accents to the center of the flowers just to give it some dimension.

Now it is your turn, use the link in the challenge picture above to show up how you get your PAWS INKY.
Thanks so much for taking 
the time to drop by.
As always, links to the goodies are below.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Share My Umbrella IPC 73

We are at the half way point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.

Using the sketch and the Umbrella Pals Stamp Set this is what I came up with.
This looks like a complicated card, but it's not.

Share my Umbrella a card by Diane Morales | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

This card uses embossing powder to create the background.
Embossing powders a lot of fun but it can be tricky to work with. 
First thing I did, was to decide what umbrella tops would look best in the background.
All the umbrellas tops that I chose fit perfectly on the stamp block 
I was using, leaving one which, was the frog umbrella.
I Versamark stamped the umbrellas tops on to black cardstock then 
added the white embossing powder.

I loved the bold look of the background of the card, which 
led me into use primary colors on this card.
The red element in the background is bubbly part of the 
Sky Borders Die Set that die cut out on both sides.

The banners with the sentiments have been stamped
 on is part of the Frame and Flags Die Set.
Now it is your turn! You still time to pull out your stamps and get your paws INKY.
I hope everyone has an awesome week, as always links to the goodies are below!




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

With Enough Coffee... Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Hello Everybody!

Today I’m playing along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Everybody loves coffee, I know I do! 
I would go to the ends of the Earth and beyond for a good cup.
My card is all about that!

Our friend Newton has taken his cup to the extreme…. outer space!
I had so much fun creating this card and it starts with this background.
Whenever I’m in a crafty rut what I usually do one or two
 things clean my studio or make backgrounds.
This background is made splats of color that didn’t work out so well,
 I took three colors of Distress Stain and stained over the top of that mistake.

 On top of the color I added splashes of white paint to create the Stars.
I love to mix stamp sets so on the top of my “Galaxy” 
I added Newton from the Cosmic Newton Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook Design.
The sentiment and coffee cup from comes from
 the Coffee and Tea Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp.

I just love the way this card came out ! 
It all started with a mistake and a love for coffee!
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Let Your Dreams Take Flight IPC 73

Hello and welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!

This time around we have a sketch challenge to get your paws Inky with!

I just love a sketch challenge!  Check out this card.

Let Your Dreams Take Flight a card by Diane Morales| Newton dreams of London and Uplifting Wisheds Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

I started off with Newton from the Newton Dreams of London Stamp Set 
and one of the sentiments from the Uplifting Wishes Stamp Set.
In my crafty mind, these two stamps go fantastic together. 
All I had to do is figure out the background. 
I remembered I purchased this pattern paper from Pattern Happy with this 
cool cloud pattern. This helped to pull the rest of the card together.
I stayed with the same circle feature, as the sketch and stamped my sentiment on that.
Behind my feature circle I have flags that were created using the Frames and Flags die set.

On top of my set of sentiments circle, I added Newton which 
is colored in matching the colors that I use for the background flags. 
The mini clouds are brads that I had from way back in the day from
 Eyelet Outlet are the perfect complement for the sentiment on this card.

Now it is your turn! Use the link in the challenge picture above 
and some Newton Nook Stamps to show us how you get your paws Inky!

As always linked links to the goodies are below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
See you at the halfway point.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Seas the Day IPC 72

Hi Everybody! 
We are at the Midway point for the current Inky Paws Challenge
What a fun challenge going on!

Using the Tranquil Tides Stamp Set and the Bubbly Stencil, I came up with this card.

Seas the Day a card by Diane Morales  Tranquil Tides Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

I love the idea of this stamp set and the stencil together.
The highlight of this card (besides the buttons) is the background using the stencil.
I saw this technique on YouTube. 
It works great for turning your stencils into embossing folders!
I have a Cuttlebug. If you have this machine, you will
need a Rubber Embossing Mat to make this technique happen.  But…
What awesome results I got!  The more I rolled the deeper the impression was.

This turn out to be the perfect background for my sea creatures and coral.
I had to do some deep digging through my button stash, but I found these
cool earthy looking buttons that fit in with the theme of the card.

I am incredibly happy with the way this card came out.
I encourage you to try a new technique and grab some button and let
us see how you get your PAWS INKY.

As always, link to the challenge above, links to the goodies below.
Thanks for stopping by.


Your the Coolest IPC 71

We are halfway through the current Inky Paws Challenge!
In case you didn't know, we have an amazing selection of colors to use.

I love these colors and I wanted to figure out a way to just showcase just the colors.
This is what I came up with using the Company of Cats Stamp Set.

Your the Coolest a card by Diane Morales | Company of Cats Stamp set by Newtons Nook Designs

I LOVE this stamp set! It is so much fun to color, and just the right size for a standard card.
Using the challenge colors, I added pops of colors 
here and there using the neckwear on the kitties.

I wanted the complimenting colors to be neutral, so I chose gray as my backdrop color.
I also filled in the ears and noses with light pink.
This card was totally fun to make!
The hardest part of this card was choosing how I wanted to use the challenge colors.
Now it is your turn, make a simple card or something crazy!
Use the challenge colors and the link above to show up how you get your PAWS INKY.

Link to the goodies are below.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.