Monday, January 27, 2020

Out of This World ! IPC 115

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge!
Here is our current challenge.
 Inky Paws Challenge

Check out my card!

Out of This World a card by Diane Morales | Cosmic Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

 Looks hard, but it’s not!
First ink up a card base with a light color that is going to pop!

Second, using the Darling Hearts Die Set and some transparent book cover plastic cover, I die cut a bunch of hearts and covered that base color up.

Third, blend in your choice of blue colors on top.
In my case, every Tim Holtz blue I could get my hands on!
I used the darker colors on the edges and light colors toward the center.

Fourth, add a splash of “stars” with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

Fifth, pull up the masked hearts and admire your work!

To finish my card, I add “clouds” at the bottom using the Sky Boarders Die Set
Cosmic Newton is my featured Stamp Set.

I love to try new things, and this came out better that I expected!
The under-color hearts are SO dramatic!
 I hope you enjoyed MY TAKE on the challenge and my card
 inspires you to create and share with us.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing week.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

MINE ! IPC 115

Who is ready for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!
Here it is!
 Inky Paws Challenge

I honestly don’t know where my ideas come from.
When an idea gets stuck in my head, I 
must see it through.
This was the case with this card.

Mine! a card by Diane Morales using the Gull Freinds Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I knew for this challenge I did not wat to do “normal hearts”.
Thumbing through my Newton stamp set I came across my Gull Friends Stamp Set
Then I thought to myself seagulls + sunshine.
I grabbed my Sunscape Stencil and inked up a background
of sunlight using Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I also die cut the bottom “sea” part of my card using
the Sea Borders Die Set and some light blue cardstock.
I then colored in my seagulls to match the colors that I had used already.
It is about this time that I realized that challenge was about HEARTS
 and I had NO HEARTS ON MY CARD!!!
In a panic, I started going thru my Newton Stamps looking
 for hearts that would make sense with what I created. 
I found the It’s a Plan Stamp Set with the perfect solution for my dilemma,
Those cute hearts all in a row!
I would stamp my hearts on my sun to “radiate love”
I used Scatted Straw Distress Ink and because I am a messy stamper,
i taped the bottom half so i can stamp the hearts just where i wanted them.

I also stamped in a heart above my seagulls and colored that in with red Nuvo Drops.
I attached all this card together using a base that was die cut from the
Finally, I die cut out the word “mine” using the Essential Alphabet Die Set.
I was just going to keep the letters white, but it looked BORING.
I took a chance, taped my letters down and inked up
the bottom half with the same ink I used for my sun above.
I liked the results and added them to the front of my card to mimic a wave pattern.

And… that is my take on hearts!
 Now it is your turn!
I can’t wait to see what everybody creates.
Don’t for get to tag us on social media.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #114

We are at the midway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
Here is the challenge sketch.
 Inky Paws Challenge

Here is my take on the sketch.

 A card by Diane Morales featuring the Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs for the Inky Paws Challenge

When I create my projects, I like to thumb through
 my Newton Nook Stamps to see what sparks my creativity.
I came upon the Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set and an
 idea immediately jumped into my head.
Using the Curved edge rectangle of the Frame and Flags Die Set
I created the center of the design.

I thought it would be fun to have the bottom part look like water 
and use Newton in a gondola as the features stamp.
I was just going to use printed paper as the background, but after staging 
the card together I discovered that the printed paper was not enough.
Why not add some more texture using the 
Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink.

The rest of my card I kept simple by using the largest heart from 
the Darling Hearts Die Set behind my image.
I also used the “love” part of the die set and 
a WHOLE LOT of foam tape To finish my card.

Just a clean and simple card.
Now it is your turn.
What will you create using the challenge sketch?
Link up in the challenge picture above.
Show us on social media using the following hashtags.
Thanks for stopping by
Have a great week.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy New Year with a Twist!

Happy New Year
Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
Checkout this AMAZING sketch we have for you!

Sketch challenges are my favorite!
I just love to put a twist on the sketch.
And that what I did!

New Year Twist a card by Diane Morales | Lemon Twist Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I just wanted to keep things bright and cheerful.
This decided the theme of the whole card.
I used the Lemon Twist Stamp Set for the featured stamp set.

For the background, I used one part of the Plaid Stencil Set.

Who knew that just three colors could have such an impact!
I just LOVE the way that this card came out.
I hope this inspires you to grab your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamp Set
 and create your version of our sketch!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have an amazing year full of joy and happiness.