Monday, November 26, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes IPC 86

 Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge

Check out this sketch we have for you.

Super excited to see how everyone interprets this sketch!
I looked at the sketch for a long time before I came up with card.

Warm Winter Wishes a card by Diane Morales | Winter Memories Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Living in Texas you have ACTUAL winter weather, and my card 
reflects the cool winter colors that I have been into lately.
The Evergreen Stencil started this whole project.
I was going to stencil the background the trees in a different color but…
I was not paying attention to what I was doing and stenciled the trees the wrong color.
Since I do not like to scrap a project and starting over, I decided to go with the gray trees.
I kept adding more color to the top of trees, until I got the color blend I was looking for.
With the trees done I grabbed the Winter Memories Stamp Set.
I Stamp out my pond in the Stormy Sky Distress Ink
(that was supposed to be the tree color)
And, because I like a pop of color, I stamped, and die cut the skaters in red.

The background I kept simple,
This is a dark silver cardstock that has I cut 1-inch strips of
the grey Birch printed paper and layered on top.
I stamped on my sentiment and attached everything together.

 I hope this inspires you to roll with your mistakes and see where they take you.
Use the challenge picture above to link up your projects.
the pictures below to check out the products I used.

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, November 18, 2018

Three Tags and Santa Paws IPC 85

Welcome to the second half of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
We have some great colors for you to work with.

My inspiration for this challenge is not one, not two, BUT three tags!

Three Tags and Santa Paws a set of Tags by Diane Morales | Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The first box features the round tag from the Tags Times Two Die Set 
and just a portion of one of the stamped images
from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
 that I colored in.

A super easy one to do if you need a quick gift.
The second tag features the square tag from the Tags Times Two Die Set. 
The background of this tag starts with the Serene Stripes Stencil 
and texture paste that creates a nice backround for the tag.

The mouse, sentiments, and “presents” come from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
These images are simply colored in, die cut out and attached to the tag.
For a little bit of Flair, I outlined the bow on the top of the presents with gold pen.
The third box is my favorite.

I created a plain white box using a box punch.
Once I was done, I stamped the Newton Santa and mouse image from 
the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
I colored that in using Distress Ink and accented this with glossy accent.
The tag on top was created by using trees from the Festive Forest Stamp Set 
and the North Pole image from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
I stamped, and die cut out two trees and glued those together.

To the top of this, I added the North Pole image that was colored in and die cut out.

I hope my tags inspire you to create some tags of your own and
share them with us at the Inky Paws Challenge.
I hope everybody has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by
Links to the goodies below




Monday, November 12, 2018

Merry Christmas Tag IPC 85

Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
Check out these fun colors we have for you to work with.

Using the Forest Scene Builder Die Set 
and the challenge colors I came up with this tag.

Merry Christmas Tag  a Tag by Diane Morales | Forest Scene Builder Die Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Color challenges are the best! So many ways to use the colors.
I decided to start with a black and white color first.
I grabbed an oval die and some black and white paper from my stash.
The idea was to create a forest scene in the center of this pattern paper.
Once I cut out the oval Center, I got some heavy white cardstock and
my Land Boarder Die Set to create some hills.
I also use the Petite Snow Stencil to create a background.

A note on this, I did not run my stencil through Cuttlebug correctly.
Unfortunately, you cannot really see the pattern once it was photographed.
I decided that my group trees just need to be green, so I selected three
colors of green cardstock and I cut out my trees.
I assembled all of this on my tag and got ready to add my sentiment.
The red portion of my tag is pattern paper cut from the banner
portion of the Frames and Flags Die Set.

I use the sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set.
I also die cut out one of those cute birds from my pattern paper
 and added that to my trees.

I love the Forest Scene Builder Die Set.
The trees are the perfect size for cards and tags.

I hope this inspires you to take some time and create something.
Don’t forget to share with us at the Inky Paws Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.