Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mice of You IPC 94

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
We have some AMAZING colors for you to work with!

Keeping it simple this round.
Using the NEW Garden Mice Stamp Set!

Mice of You a card by Diane Morales| Garden Mice Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Deisgns

As always, lets start with the background.
Using the Bokeh Stencil I inked up some white card stock with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink. 
I started very light with the ink and worked my way up to the color that I wanted.
 I taped off a portion on my stencil with blue tape and added in my blue circle strategically where I wanted them using Broken Glass Distress Ink.

Next, I stamped and colored my mouse, making sure that
 the pink in the flower stood out against my background.
While my image was drying, I die cut out my background using 
the Scalloped Edge Die from the Framework Die Set
and attached this to a card base.

I attached my mouse the the front of my card using 
foam tape and created a sentiment banner using the small banner

This is MY take on this fun color challenge!
Now it is your turn, what will you create?
Use the link in the challenge picture above to show us.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Flower Power IPC 94

Today starts a NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge.

We have some beautiful spring colors for you to work with.
When I saw these colors, one thing came to mind…. Flowers!!

Flower Power a project by Diane Morales | Flower Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I created flowers that need no water and stay in bloom forever.
For this project I went with the obvious choices for using the colors.
Green as leaves, white for sentiment, and pink and blue for the flowers.
I die cut out all my flower pieces first, mixing sold and printed paper.
Then, I cut out all my leaves and got ready to assemble.
Using a cake pop stick, I attached my flower to
both sides of the stick using hot glue.

I glued my leaves on next, being very random like nature.
It is important to make sure that everything is dry and cool to 
the touch before you take the next step of gluing the flower into the pot.
In case you are wondering I found the tiny
flower pots in the garden section of Walmart.

Finally, I created my tags for the flowers using the small banner 
and the
The “dirt” is just cardstock that is shredded.
I am in love with the way this project came out.
The Flower Trio Die Set in the perfect shape flower
and is just the right size for cards as well.
I hope this inspired you to come up with your
 own creation using your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamps

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Think Spring IPC 93

It’s a SPRING theme for the current Inky Paws Challenge!

I just love spring!
This is my first spring in Texas, I am excited to see
all the wildflowers that are starting to appear.
With all this color in mind, I came up with this card.

Think Spring! a card by Diane Morales | Loads of Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The feature of this card is a stamp from the
If I could ride a bike, this is how I envision myself.
Pedaling down the street with a basket full of flowers.
I kept the colors cheerful and bright.

For the background,
 the Bold Blooms Stencil was my choice.
Just an extra pop of flower to make this card complete.
Now it is your turn.
You have one more week to show us your version of Spring!

Thanks for dropping by.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Easter Bookmarks. IPC 93

Hello Everyone!

Just in time for spring we have an AMAZING challenge for you!

March is already here, Easter is just around the corner.
With that in mind, I came up with this quick and fun idea
maybe for an Easter Baskets or just fun surprise.

Easter Bookmarks a project by Diane Morales| Easter Pile Up Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs.

When I first saw the Easter Pile Up Stamp Set,
this was the first idea that came to my mind.
This project starts with the base of the tag.
 In my case, these tags are cut from heavy cardstock
using my Silhouette Cameo.
Using the Bokeh Stencil Set, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 I created background texture on the blue cardstock.

Changing things up a bit, I embossed my sentiment on the tags next.
This allowed me to see how much room I had left to
 place the “grass” and image the bottom.
Next, I stamped and colored the CUTE images
These bookmarks are going to younger kids, so I choose VERY bright colors.

My “grass” come from the Sea Borders Die Set.
The grass is die cut out and inked in with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
I assembled my bookmarks and added a handmade tassel.
Now it is your turn!

 Get the bright colors out and your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamp Set
and show us your version of Spring!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have an amazing week!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

May Your Days Be Filled IPC 92

Where does the time go?
We are at the second half of the Inky Paws Challenge
Here is the sketch we have for you.

We are having some dreary days here in Texas.
Time to brighten things up bit.

May Your Days Be Filled a card by Diane Morales| Loads of Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I had a blast creating this card, and it all starts with the background.
Using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I blended the Distress Ink 
together using brightercolors merging into a lighter color at the bottom.

Next step, the background element.
This comes from the Small Postage Edged Rectangle in the Framework Die Set.
Die cut out a piece of white cardstock, then line up the edges TO THE RIGHT,
 running the die thru the machine again to create the element.

Using the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set, I stamped and die cut out my images.
Using Sharpies and Distress Ink, I colored everthing using bright colors.
My final touch is the “grass” at the bottom. Using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, 
The “grass” is inked on white cardstock and die cut

I added my sentiment, assembled my card,
and add some flowers for color.

I love the way this card came out!  
What fun it was to find a way to interpret this
sketch in such a colorful way.
I hope this inspires you to be bold and have some fun with the sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by.