Inky Paws Challenge #95
I love the Newton travels stamp series and wanted to color with them again, so I picked the Newton Dreams of London for this sketch. I just was in England for 3 weeks visiting a friend and loved the red phone booths and double decker buses I saw everywhere!
I wanted this to be a pop of color card of the British flag colors (and a yellow raincoat!). To start my card I stamped white thick cardstock repeatedly with the I love London sentiment in black versafine for a crisp background and then die cut with a stitched frame. I then trimmed a strip of alcohol marker paper, stamped with the photo booth, double decker bus, and Big Ben masking the bus, and colored with copic markers. Next, I pop dotted this slightly closer to the top of the card.
For the banner, I die cut some watercolor paper and inked with blueprint sketch oxide ink fading as it went to the bottom of the banner. It gives a really nice rainy sky to pop the red and yellows!
I stamped the Newton with umbrella and another Big Ben, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out, but they do have the coordinating dies to make it easier! For the clouds, I die cut a scallop piece using the thick white cardstock and stamped the ever cute sentiment with the black versafine ink. I glued the Big Ben down and pop dotted the Newton and the cloud and put the banner down the center of the strip. Since I was making this a masculine birthday card I just added one stitched cloud as my embellishment.
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Hope you enjoy the card and wish me luck!