Sunday, August 12, 2018

Your Narly IPC 78





We are halfway through the current Inky Paws Challenge.
What a great challenge we have going on.



Summer would not be complete without mermaids!
 That was my inspiration for the current challenge.

Your Narly! a card by Diane Morales | Narly Mermaids Stamp Set by Newton"s Nook Designs



I started this card by getting the background ready.
I used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink that smashed on to White cardstock. 
When that was dry, I flicked some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to add some texture and depth.


To create the sandy bottom of my ocean, I die cutting beige cardstock 
out using the Sky Boarders Die Set.
Using a little Antique Linen Distress Ink, I darken up the edges 
and gave the bottom a “sandier” look.


The feature on this card is the Narwhal and Mermaid from the Narly Mermaid Stamp set.
I love the way the mermaid came out!

  
I wanted the colors to be bright and vivid, so I used Sharpies to color in all the elements.  
I attached all my components to the card using foam tape.
And for a little Flair I grab my box of Stickles and added on hints of glitter here and there.
To finish all my card, I stamped my sentiment on the sandy bottom.
Now it is your turn!
 Grab your favorite Newton's Nook stamp and play along with our summer theme.

You have till Friday to show us how you get your PAW’S INKY!
Thanks for stopping by and see you for the next challenge.

 Diane


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Monday, August 6, 2018

Frenzy of Fun IPC 78


Hello Everyone!
Welcome to a new Inky Paw’s Challenge.
What a great challenge we have for the next 2 weeks!

I cannot believe that summer is almost over and how fast that it seemed to go by.
My take on this challenge uses the NEW summer releases from Newton’s Nook Designs
When I saw the Floaty Goat Stamp Set and the Shark Frenzy Stamp 
this is the first thing that came to my mind.

Frenzy of Fun a card by Diane Morales | Shark Frenzy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The hard part was how to make it work.
As you know being Crafters, sometimes those fabulously crafty ideas in
 our brain do not translate so well when you try to recreate the idea.
Originally, in my head, I had this card as a pop-up card.
 But… my crafty overachieving mind could not figure out how to put together. 
 I went with a regular style card and choose to go with 
various shades blue that ended up making the card work.
This card starts out with the sharks. I didn’t want you typical gray sharks.
 Using swatches of all the blues available in the Distress ink colors, 
I planned what colors will go on what sharks.

Once the Sharks were sorted out, I turned my attention to the goat.  
I decided just to have just the basic grey goat with a colorful floaty,
 I like the way it looked and popped on the card.
Next, came the waves with all the elements going on I decided 
just to cut the waves out of the Sea Boarders Die Set 
using just plain card stock. No distressing or coloring.
At this point, I did a mock-up of the card and realize that it really needed 
strong backgrounds to make this whole card work with the idea in my head.
Behind the goat, I chose to go with the Clouds Sky Stencil that was 
created using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.

The background base of the card I went with royal blue cardstock,
 I thought that it just showcased the rest of the blue colors quite nicely 
and added that little something to make the card work.
Now it is your turn, you did not have to use as many components as I did. 
Just use your favorite Newton's Nook designs stamp and 
the challenge picture above and show us how you get your paws INKY!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great rest of the week.

Diane




     










Monday, July 30, 2018

What's the Scoop! IPC 77


Hello everybody!
We are halfway through the current Inky Paws Challenge.
Checkout this sketch challenge!


Since it is still blazing hot here in California, I decided to cool down with a treat.

What's the Scoop! a card by Diane Morales| Summer Scoops Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

In case you weren't aware the Summer Scoops Stamp Set now has coordinating dies.
I was so excited when I found out about this, I really love the stamp set.
For my inspiration I chose to stay within sherbet ice cream colors.
Just a clean and simple idea to match the sketch.


The background for this card is Bubblegum Pink and Funky Fuchsia
Dylusions Ink Spray that is spritzed onto white cardstock paper.
When that was dry, I used some old Spellbinder Dies that I had in my stash 
and just created multiple layers with white cardstock on the bottom.
I then grabbed my stamp set and stamped out
 the sundae and colored that staying with sherbet colors.
When I preassembled the card, I decided that all that white background 
was just a little too plain, this was quickly fixed creating a background 
using Versamark Ink and Tumbling Heart Stencil and clear embossing powder.
With that white background looking much better I just assembled my card layers.


The background element of the sketch I chose to put my sentiment, using white cardstock 
and one of the smaller stamps from the set, that is Versamark stamped
 and heat set with clear embossing powder.
On top of that I added my Sundae on with a double layer of foam tape.

Now it is your turn! Show us how you get your PAWS INKY by linking up using 
the inspiration picture above and don’t forget 
to check all the other projects from the other designers on the team.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs
Diane



      
                      

                 







Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cheers! IPC 77


Hey everybody!
Coming to you today with some new inspiration for the current 
Inky Paws Challenge!
Check out the sketch we have for you.


Since it's been hot as blazes in California, I can think 
of nothing better than a nice cool drink.
From that thought and the inspiration sketch,
 I came up with this card.
Cheers! a card by Diane Morales| Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Using the Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set. I started by creating the background.
Using Versamark Ink, I stamp my images onto white cardstock. 
I heat set those images with clear embossing powder.
Then, I applied Distress Ink using a tropical colors pallet all over the stamped images.
This is the fun part because there's no right or wrong way to do it! 
Just apply ink over the top of the Versa marked stamped image
 until you feel like you've reached the look that you are going for.
When you’re done applying your ink just take a paper towel or a cotton cloth 
and rub all the extra ink off so that the stamped image appears.

Next, I stamped out my images for the drinks, I colored those images 
in matching the bright tropical colors in the background.
I was having trouble deciding to what to put in the background element of the sketch, because I thought the background came out kind of cool looking and did not want to cover it up. 
I decided to grab some vellum and use that as the background element. 
I like the way you can see through the velum and I think it adds 
kind of a cooling effect to the bright colors.
To that I added a strip of blue washi tape to match the blue Hawaiian drink I created.
To creating the forward-facing element on the sketch, I used the “cheers” stamp from the stamp set and my Versamark Ink. I stamp on a rectangle of white cardstock.
 I heat set the images with clear embossing powder. I added the sentiment on the top and then added my drinks on top popping them up with foam tape 
and added the “cheers” sentiment, which I also popped up with foam tape.


Now that my card is done, it is time for you to show us your cards and projects. 
Use the challenge picture above to link up your projects.
Thanks for stopping by.

Diane


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Thinking of YOU IPC 76





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

Check out these fun summer colors for you to work with.


Here is my take on the challenge picture.

Thinking of You a card by Diane Morales | Peony Blooms Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

The start of this card is the background which features
 the Bubble Stencil that is embossed on vellum.


On top of that, is placed the larger Blooms from the Peonies Bloom Stamp Set,
This is minimally colored in just using accents of gray to make the white pop.
The leaves on the flowers are colored in using Twisted Citron Distress Ink.
For the red, I grabbed my Red Berry Nuvo drops and just added dots to the center.


I'm a HUGE fan of this Stamp Set I love the way that the flowers 
look when they're on a card, and this set is awesome backgrounds as well.
Finally, I attached the sentiment to the front of the card using one 
of the banners from the Frames and Flages Die set, that I cut the edges off.
Use the challenge picture above to link your projects.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that this encourages you to get YOUR PAWS INKY!

Have an awesome week!
Hugs
Diane

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Let's Scoot! IPC 76


HAPPY MONDAY!

Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws challenge!
This is my favorite kind of challenge!
Check out these colors!

Okay, so you seen the colors and the challenge picture.
The first thing that comes to mind something fruity of course but let's switch that up a bit.

Let's Scoot! a card by Diane Morales| Newton Scoots By Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

I chose to use the challenge colors kind of hidden.
This is the “Newton’s Scoots By” Stamp Set. Can you find the colors?
Starting with a green of course Newton would have a Newton's Nook Green scooter.
The red is on Newton’s scarf and the black is on his wheels and sentiment.
The background is the new “Serene Stripes” stencil.
For this background when we grabbed some Ranger Texture paste 
and spackled up the background creating texture.



If you have not purchase this stencil, I highly recommended it,
 I have not been able to put this one down!



I hope this inspires you to get out your favorite 
Newton's Nook Stamp Set and get your Paws Inky.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have an amazing week!

Diane

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Farmyard Friends Birthday Tag IPC 75


Hello everyone! 
 Welcome to the second half of our current Inky Paws Challenge.
In case you missed the first half here's the challenge!


I had so much fun with my first set of tags that a decided to create a second set.
These tags feature the Farmyard Friends Stamp Set.

Farmyard Friends a Tag by Diane Morales |  Farmyard Friends Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs


Let me tell you how I created these tags.
It all starts with the Balloon Shaker Die Set. 
Just die-cut out the balloon shapes out of your favorite 
background paper that can hold a lot of ink.
I wanted to create a standard sky and grass background, but I didn't want to be too literal.
So, I went with a with a heavy amount of Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the sky 
and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink for the ground.
I applied a large amount of both colors to my paper. 
Then with a wet makeup sponge, I just started dabbing the ink off 
till I got the desired texture I liked to create the backgrounds.




While the balloon backgrounds were drying, I stamped out the images that I wanted from the Farmyard Friends Stamp Set and colored those in, and then fussy cut the images out.
Attach the images to the top of the balloon tags using foam tape to pop everything up.
Next, I stamped my sentiment ON my balloon tag. 
I also stamped the secondary sentiment onto white cardstock 
cut the sentiments out and attached it to my balloon tag.
Punching a hole on the top and adding twine was the final part.
Now it is your turn! 
Show us how you get your PAWS INKY using your favorite cute animal Stamp Set from 
Newton’s Nook Design and make sure you link your project using the challenge picture above.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you at the start of the next challenge!
As always, links to the goodies are below

Hugs

Diane