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Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

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Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

Really loved the softness of these colors and new I wanted to portray that in my card.

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To create this sweet card, I die cut two stitched rectangles and I softly inked the smaller one with light greens and blues.  I used the princess from Newton’s Nook Design Once Upon a Princess stamp set and colored with copic markers.  Next, I die cut a stitched banner, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then inked with blue and pop dotted.  I then die cut the stitched cloud and added some blue sequins above.

Inside, I die cut another stitched rectangle, heat embossed my sentiment in white, and then inked with the green and blues.  I added a stamped princess that I colored with copic markers.  In the top corner I added a stitched cloud.


Cinderella is and always will be my favorite Princess and I love how this card reminds me of that!


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Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #73

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Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #73


I love sketch challenges, they always help me to try different things with my set of stamps!  For this sketch, I saw the banners as posts for royal flags and got to use my stamp set Knight’s Quest from Newton’s Nook Design.


Purple Onion Design Stamps have the best background stamps for laying scenes for cards.  I stamped the background in a very light grey and added the dragon on the road with black memento ink and colored with copic markers.  I then die cut the stitched yellow frame and pattern paper stitched banners and added the copic colored stamped knight and banners from NND Knight’s Quest stamp set.

Inside, I added another smaller stitched yellow frame with a stitched pattern paper banner.  I then colored a small royal banner stamp with copic markers and added it to the banner.


I love the story this little card tells, especially for little boys who need some encouragement sometimes!



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Inky Paws Challenge # 72-Add Buttons

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Inky Paws Challenge #72-Add Buttons

I am getting this card in by the skin of my teeth this week!  End of school year and high school sports games have been my evenings and weekends of late.

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I’ve had the idea to create the castle from Newton’s Nook Designs Once Upon a Princess stamp set on the end of this road from Purple Onion Designs stamps.  When buttons were suggested, I thought “a window with curtains” and I love how it came out!

I colored the images with copic markers and the window frame is from MFT stitched dome frames.  The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs Knight’s Quest stamp set and goes perfect with the castle!

Inside, I die cut one more smaller frame and stamped the sentiment and the colored flower pot from Once Upon a Princess stamp set.


I enjoyed coloring this scene, it was a relaxing moment in a busy week.  Thanks!


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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.

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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.



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Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #70

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Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #70

I am a sucker for sketches with repeating shapes and for this challenge I wanted to create a repeating image to fill the squares.

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For this card, I used the Summer Scoops stamp set from Newton’s Nook Design.

I created the background by stamping the sprinkles and then coloring with copic markers.  The ice creams I stamped and colored with copic markers.  I used MFT stitched die-namics to create the frame and inked them with squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber oxide inks.  I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with red powder and die cut from MFT stitched fishtail die-namics and added the oxide ink to the bottom.  I wrapped black twine around the bottom and pop dotted the sentiment and ice creams.  For the final touch, I added pink, red, and black enamel accents to add dimension and sprinkles to the card.

Inside, I used the smaller stitched die and cut out a stamped background that I colored with the copic markers.


This was a fun and colorful card to create.  I love the color combo of yellow and blue with the splashes of pink.