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Inky Paws Challenge #68

Inky Paws Challenge #68

Newton’s Nook Designs stamps are some of my favorites!  When I discovered these challenges that the companies do, I had to see if Newton’s Nook were having them and YEAH they do!  So I instantly had to join.  The challenge is to create a card using four colors, yellow, light green, light blue and white.  Just in time for Easter and spring!

IMG_0323So the picture isn’t the greatest, raining yesterday and low light, but you get the gist.  I started my card with 110lb cardstock as my card base.  I love using thick cardstock as my base because the sturdiness holds up to my layering and coloring.  I die cut watercolor paper using the mft collage stitched die and die cut the rectangle again using blue cardstock.  Next, I stamped the images and the sentiments with versamark and heat embossed with white powder from Newton’s Nook Designs Love & Chocolate and close to my heart calendar stamp sets.  Since the challenge was a color challenge I really wanted to stick with white to make it a really soft card.

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I just purchased the full set of Tim Holtz distress oxide inks because I’ve seen so many amazing cards using these inks and wanted to try them out on this color challenge.  I chose squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, and broken china for the inking.  I decided i really wanted this to be a super soft card and inked just the bottom half of each stitched square.  WOW do I love those oxide inks! Two things to point out, after I inked the squares I had to change the color of the rectangle to a brighter blue and when I glued the squares down I did put the green one the right way. 🙂

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Very happy with the finished card!  I had put the frame down and then glued each square into its place and they lined up perfectly.  I always love my bling, so I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to match each color of inks. On the inside of the card I added a stitched rectangle that I inked with the three colors and added Saturday along the bottom of it.

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Love & Chocolate

 

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