Monday, January 21, 2019

Tropical Toucans IPC 89

Hello Everybody!

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.

This sketch was so much fun to interpret!
Check out what I came up with.

Tropical Toucans a card by Diane Morales | Toucan Party Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Since it has been so cold in Texas, I wanted to warm things up a bit with a tropical theme.
The background and background element are made of palms from the Hibiscus Die Set.
A white on white textured look, I just love the way it come out.
I layered more of palm fronds, but in green, to make the lush tropical look I was going for.

To the top of that I added my twine (embellishment element)
The front elements of this card come from a basic heart shape.
The heart was stenciled in using tropical colors and my new “BFF” the Plaid Stencil Set.

ToucanParty is the stamp set of choice for this card.
Keeping with the tropical theme, I colored my Toucan and flowers in warm bright shades.

I hope this card warms you up!
Inspires you to create your own card or project to link up with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Much Fun ! IPC 89

It is a beautiful morning in Texas, perfect for a
NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge!

I love a sketch Challenge, and this one is lots of fun!
Check out what I came up with.

Snow Much Fun!  A card by Diane Morales| Moose Mountain Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

If you're anything like me, I always have a bazillion
 different ideas on how to use the sketch.
Because of this reason, I like to break the sketch down into sections.
But… what stamp set to use?
I think That Moose Mountain would be perfect for this challenge!
All I had to do was figure out how to work it into the sketch.
I decided to start with the background of the card
The Frame and Flags Die Setwould make a perfect card base.
I created a card base using the largest bubble edge die from the set and
some printed paper with wintery colors to go with the stamp set.
To form the background element, I used the large
trees from the Forest Builder DieSet.

I selected colors for the trees that complement the background paper.
To tie off the string between my trees, (embellishment element)
I grabbed this vintage tool and popped a couple of holes in my card Base.

On top of that, for the side element, I use the
Sky Boarder Die Set and formed some “snowy Hills”
These “hills” I decided, would be a great place for my sentiment.

 My “moose” colored in more vibrant colors,
 is the featured element on the front of the card.
With my card done, now it is your turn!
You do not have to have a ton of elements like my card.
Just show us your interpretation of the sketch using
your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamps, Stencils or Dies.
 I cannot wait to see what you create!
Thanks so much for taking the time and stopping by.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Newton Celebrates! IPC 88

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paw’s Challenge!

Using the challenge colors, I came up with this card to inspire you.

Newton Celebrates a card by Diane Morales | Newton Celebrates Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

This is an easy card with a mid-century modern feel.
It all starts with the background.
The base of the card comes from the center part of the Frames and Flags Die Set.
 Die cut out the rounded square piece out and attached it to a card base.
On top of that, I used the Starfield Stencil, but only certain stars on
 the stencil using the blue and red in  the challenge colors.

This is a hold your breath moment, because if you mess up, you will be starting over.
While the stars were drying, I stamped out Newton in a martini glass
I chose the color Newton in neutral colors, so they did not clash with the background.
I added a little bit of bling by coloring the martini glass in with gold metallic watercolor.

Traditional colors went on the olive for just a splash of different color.
With the Stars dried, I added my sentiment using black Versamark ink.
I die cut out my image and attached it to the front of my card using foam tape.
Now it is your turn! Use the challenge colors and your favorite Newton Nook Product
and show us how you get your Paw’s Inky!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an amazing rest of the week



Sunday, December 30, 2018

IPC # 88 Winter Birds

Happy New Year’s Eve everybody!
Looking back on 2018, everybody was so creative and inspiring!
I can't wait to see what everybody does in 2019.
With that in mind…
It is time for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!!!
Check out the sketch we have for you.

Using the challenge colors for the sketch I came up with this card.

Warm Winter Wishes a card by Diane Morales| Winter Birds Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

This card starts with the Tree Rings Stencil in the background.
I absolutely love the texture on the stencil, but quite honestly, I struggled with how to use it.
Then I realize I should just go with the natural round shape of the stencil.
From that thought, the card came together.
I ran my stencil through my Cuttlebug using the rubber embossing mat
Then, I die cut out a circle card base out of white cardstock and the embossed top of my card.

To the top of that I added elements from the Winter Bird Stamps Set
I absolutely love the stamp set!
All the amazing birds that I see here in Texas are represented on this stamp set.
A great way to practice coloring skills.
Along with those elements, I added a sentiment using the
banner from the Frames and Flags Die Set.

To finish off this card, I add a Glossy Accent to my berries.
I hope you enjoyed my first card of 2019 (technically)

Now it is your turn, use a challenge picture above 
to link up your projects directly to the challenge.

Also, if you're on Instagram use #inkypawschallenge
to share your projects with others.

Here's to the New Year!

I can't wait to see what everybody creates!


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fleece Navidad to you! IPC 87

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
Check out our current challenge!

I absolutely love the Fleece Navidad Stamp Set
A perfect stamp set to use for this challenge!

Fleece Navidad to you! a card by Diane Morales| Fleece Navidad Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

The background for this card starts with the 
Starfield Stencil and some Ranger Glossy Texture Paste.
Apply the texture paste over the stencil onto white cardstock.
When the Texture Paste is dry, apply Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over the top of it.
Using a clean cotton cloth (aka cut up t-shirt) slowly rub over the top to expose the stars.

This next part of the card had to reverse-engineered.
I needed to decide where the sentiment was going to go before 
adding my trees and sheep to the front of the card.
 I die cut out a “hill” from the Land Border Die Set and white cardstock.
Placing the “hill” on the front of the card I decided where the
 sentiment should go and stamped it on the "hill".
Next, I stamped and colored my sheep from the Fleece Navidad Stamp.
I chose red for the accents on the sheep.
I really wanted a pop of color against all the white and silver on the card.

Using the Festive Scene Builders Die Set
I die cut out some trees from silver cardstock.
Finally, I assembled all the components on the front of the card.
I hope this inspires you to create something sparkly and shinny

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope everyone has an amazing holiday!



Monday, December 10, 2018

A Festive Forest IPC 87

Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
We have some super fun colors for you to play with for the next two weeks.

When I saw the challenge colors, I knew immediately which Stamp Set I wanted to use.

Festive Forest!

A Festive Forest a card by Diane Morales | Festive Forest Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Since, I already knew what colors I was going to be using,
I started this card out by picking the style of trees that I wanted.
Once my 2 trees were decided, I realized that I really wanted those trees to stand out.
I thought about embossing powder and chose two of the most metallic colors that I had.

One my trees were embossed, and die cut out, I turned my attention to the base of the card.
Using craft cardstock and the center of the Frames and Flag Die Set,
I created the center and base of the card.
I placed my challenge color trees on the top of the card using foam tape.
Finally, I stamped out and added my sentiment tree and gold and silver stars.

Festive Forest is a must for your crafty arsenal.
I love this Stamp Set. Every holiday season I pull it out and get so much inspiration.
Since it is trees, I've often used it during other parts of the year as well.
I hope this inspires you to create something sparkly and share
It with us using the link in the challenge picture above.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have an amazing Holiday Season!