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Inky Paws Challenge #71

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Inky Paws Challenge #71

Sometimes challenges are a bit more challenging to me and this was.  I didn’t want to use flowers, which go perfect with this color combo, and that made it more difficult to decide what to do.  I decided I wanted to go soft and use the ice creams from Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoops stamp set.

inky paws challenge 71

To keep it soft I heat embossed the ice cream and sentiment with white and used oxide inks for the circles and the watercoloring.  I chose cracked pistachio for the green, broken china for the blue, shaded lilac and wilted violet for the purples.  To show off the colors I kept a lot of the white to bring the focus to the center watercolored ice cream.  I used the MFT inside & out rectangle die-namics and MFT stitched rectangle frame die-namics to add a frame for the white on white.

I tried adding sequins or enamel dots, but it just seemed to take away from the colors and focus, so I am keeping this simple.

Inside, I die cut a stitched rectangle, added the inked circles and heat embossed the sentiment with white.  I added a watercolored ice cream to tie it all together.


I really like how this card came out.  I was trying a new technique of coloring my images with watercolor and enjoyed creating it.




6 thoughts on “Inky Paws Challenge #71”

  1. Oh wow! Your soft colors look wonderful, and I like how you stretched your creativity by using the Summer Scoops stamp set with these fab colors! So glad you shared this gem with us at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Hugs, Debbie

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  2. Love the soft pastel use of the colors Candace! I checked back through your blogs and love how you finish the inside of your cards. By that point in my creating, I am bored and rarely finish the inside. Bravo!!

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  3. I love that you thought outside the normal floral scene and made an ice cream card! How awesome!! It’s so cute and now makes me want my own ice cream 🙂
    Thanks so much for joining Inky Paws!
    ❤ Emily L.

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