Monday, May 27, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #224 ~ Color Challenge

Hello there crafty friend!
It's time for a new Inky Paws Challenge... a beautiful Color Challenge
I sure hope that you'll join in the fun and play along with us with your Newton's Nook Designs products! You have until Friday, June 7th to get your entries in for the #224 Color Challenge and a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Lovely Spring colors... Posy Pink, Sunny Yellow, Grass Green, and White!! 


My first thought when I saw these beautiful colors was the Pastel Basics 6x6 Paper Pad!! It has all the colors and it's so perfect. Plus, I already had some pieces die cut from my polka dot card last month that would be perfect for this card! 


I love mix matching all these beautiful papers to create cards! So easy and so pretty! I did have to die cut the green heart polka dot paper using the awesome frame die from the Frames & Tags Die Set. I trimmed a piece of the green heart polka dot paper slightly larger than the larger bottom window and then secured it to the back of the die using washi tape. A great way to utilize this awesome die without stockpiling a whole bunch of leftover pieces!


I stamped the beautiful daisies and the sentiment from the Dainty Daisies Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored up the daisies with a handful of Copic markers. I die cut the flowers using the coordinating Dainty Daisies Die Set. I trimmed up the sentiment and cut two very thin scraps of card stock. I adhered the scraps together and then adhered them on the back right edge of the sentiment allowing it to lay flat on the card when I adhered it.

Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used:

Daisy Petals: C00, C1, C3
Daisy Centers: Y11, Y15, Y35, Y28
Stems / Leaves: YG11, YG23


Now it's your turn to get your paws inky with your Newton's Nook Designs products and create a project using the color combo of Posy Pink, Sunny Yellow, Grass Green, and White. Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge! Can't wait to see your projects!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Light Up the World ~ Echo of Kindness ~ Unity Stamp Co.

Hello there crafty friend! 
The birthday celebration continues over at Unity with Whit's Birthday Sale!! And another amazing release, of course! Woohoo! I don't know about you but I was super excited to see a new Angie Girl!! Isn't she just darling!? And my daughter is always making hearts with her fingers like this. This girl could totally be her. I love it!


I stamped the girl and sentiment from the beautiful new Echo of Kindness stamps using Black Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs onto Stampers Select White Card Stock from Papertrey Ink. I colored up the girl with my Copic markers. I die cut the girl with a die from the Stacked Baroque die set from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I added these cool dies to my stash awhile ago and just found them in the wrong place... lol! So I thought I'd use them for this card. Aren't they perfect with this sketch? I also die cut a piece of True Black card stock from Papertrey Ink using the slightly larger die from the same die set.


I trimmed the four pattern papers from the gorgeous Enveloped in Love {paper pack} from Unity to 4 x 5-1/4" and then I used a ruler and pencil to cut my angles. I basically did the same measurements and cuts that I used in this video... Cutting & Assembling Papers for {BYSHC} Sketch 29. I then adhered the papers to a True Black card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". And as I often do, I adhered the panel to a Stampers Select White Card Stock A2 top fold card base.

Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Dress / Hair Tie: R000, R11, R32, R43


Inspiration for my card came from the {BYSHC} Sketch 29. It's not just a fabulous sketch for Christmas cards! LOL! This is an absolute favorite of mine! It always makes for a lovely card.


I die cut the sentiment using a die from the Scalloped & Stitched Sentiment Nesting Dies from Unity. I softened the brightness of the white card stock by blending with my brown blending brush. I didn't add any ink to it so it would stay light. I adhered the sentiment to the girl and added foam tape to the back of both. Popped it up on the card for a bit of dimension. I added a few black enamel dots from my stash to finish off the card. I love how this turned out! Hope you have an ink-tastic day! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Membership Wednesday ~ May 2024 BOM Grandma's Rose ~ Unity Stamp Co.

  Hello there crafty friend!
Today I'm sharing a super quick vintage card featuring the awesome background stamp from the May 2024 Background of the Month membership from Unity. This background reminds me of my grandparents couch when I was a kid. I just had to do a reddish pink hue to capture the color of their couch.


I ink smooshed a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink using Festive Berries and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks. I completely dried the background using a Wagner Precision heat tool. And then I stamped the Grandma's Rose Background stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 


I die cut the Grandma's Rose background stamp using the largest die from the Scallops & Rectangles {nesting dies}. Adhered it to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Early Espresso Card Stock from Stampin' Up that I then adhered to a Kraft A2 top fold card base. I stamped the sassy vintage gal from Queen of the Universe. Love her sass! She actually reminds me of my Granny!


I went ahead and used the Vintage Photo Distress Ink to stamp the Queen of the Universe and the sentiment onto scraps of Kraft card stock. I die cut the queen using a die from the Deckle & Stitches Nesting Dies. I mat both pieces using scraps of the Early Espresso card stock. I adhered the sentiment overlapping the queen just a bit and then added foam tape to the back of both pieces. I removed the backing and popped them up on the card. I felt like the card needed a little something so I tied a pretty bow of Dark Chocolate 1/2" Satin Solid Ribbon from Papertrey Ink and adhered it to the card using a glue dot.
 

And here's a look at the awesome Background of the Month membership! So nostalgic! I love it! Well, that's it for me today! I hope you've been inspired to play with your membership stamps!
Have an ink-redible day!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tawny Owl Paperie Inky Inspiration Sketch 21 ~ Tiny Tutu Soiree ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!
I am sharing one last card for the Tawny Owl Paperie Inky Inspiration Sketch Challenge 21. This cute card could be a birthday card or really a card for any occasion! Again, I am loving all the white open space! So fun!


I set aside my leftover papers... I've already pretty much decided I'm going to finish them off next month anyhow... and I pulled out some of my washi tape. Yup! Washi tape is perfect for this sketch! I found these coordinating pieces of washi tape in my stash and thought they would be fun on a sweet card.


I just received my latest order from Unity and the adorable Tiny Tutu Soiree was a must have so I inked her up. She is probably the cutest mouse I've ever seen. She's also one of those Finely Detailed stamps and I was able to ink her up just fine with my Black Amalgam ink from Gina K. Designs. The key, at least for me, was to make sure my ink pad was juicy enough. I have been noticing that it takes a few times stamping to get my images nice and crisp so it was definitely time to add some ink to the ink pad.

Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used: 

Mouse: C00, C1, C3, R00, R20
Cupcake: YR21, YR15, C00, C1
Tutu: BG0000, BG11, BG23


Here's another look at the fun sketch for Tawny Owl Paperie Inky Inspiration Sketch Challenge 21. Lots of open space that can be kept white like my card or use pattern paper like I did for my car card. The sketch, as always, is meant to inspire not require. So let the sketch lead in your design, but don't feel limited by it. My card is another good example of altering the sketch but still keeping within the parameters of the sketch since my washi tapes were varying widths I was able to use six different washi tapes and still balance out the space.


I wrapped the washi tape around the edge of the 4 x 5-1/4" Stampers Select White Card Stock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and trimmed it. I mat it with a slightly larger scrap of Tangerine Tango Card Stock from Stampin' Up and trimmed it. Adhered the panel to a white A2 top fold card base and BAM... another birthday card for my stash! Oh, yea! I hope you're inspired to play along with the sketch... and maybe even use some of that washi tape you've been wondering how to use. Have an ink-tastic week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Monday, May 20, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #223 ~ Friendship Theme Challenge Reminder

Hello there crafty friend!
There's still time to play along with the Inky Paws Challenge #223 - Friendship Theme Challenge! You have until this coming Friday, May 24th to get your entries in for this fun challenge and a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


This has been such a fun theme and I just had to use my favorite stamp set for my reminder card!


I stamped the friends from the Sips & Stories Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And then I had a blast coloring them up with Copic markers. It's so fun to pull colors from the papers and try to balance them out. I did pretty good until I colored the blonde's hair the same as her pillow. Oh well! Once I was happy with my coloring I die cut the friends using the coordinating Sips & Stories Die Set.


Here's the list of the Copic markers I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11
Blonde Hair: Y02, Y21, Y26
Brunette Hair: E42, E43, E44
Yellow Shirt / Pillow: Y11, Y15, Y35
Grey Sweater: N0, N1, N3
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Chair / Slippers / Hair Band: V000, V12, V15
Blue & White Pillows / Blanket: C00, C1, C3, BG000, BG02, BG45, BG57
Grey Kitty: R00, R20, N0, N1, N3
Coffee: E21, E23, E25
Mugs: BG000, BG02, BG45, BG57, C00, C1, C3
Books: V12, V15, C00, C1, E21, E23, E25


I paired the friends with the awesome Coffee House Stories 6x6 Paper Pad. I had so much fun mixing and matching the papers to build a scene for this card. I die cut the books papers using the largest die from the Frames & Flags Die Set. I also die cut the flags for the sentiment and the green polka dots paper using dies from that same die set. The circle for the scene I created for the friends was die cut using a die from the Circle Frames Die Set. I die cut the hearts paper and then die cut a scrap of the blue striped paper. All of my layers are adhered to a white A2 top fold card base.


Now it's your turn to get your paws inky with your Newton's Nook Designs products and create a project with a Friendship theme. Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge! Can't wait to see your projects!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Masculine Birthday Card ~ Still Turning Heads ~ Unity Stamp Co.

Hello there crafty friend! 
I'm digging this awesome new mustang stamp called Still Turning Heads from Unity's new release. I absolutely love old cars! This was a fun one to color too. All the details in the stamp made it so easy to color up.


I stamped the car and sentiment from the amazing Still Turning Heads stamps using Black Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs onto Stampers Select White Card Stock from Papertrey Ink. I knew I wanted to make a slimline card for this one so I stamped the car on the far right side. 

Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used:

Car: BG000, BG02, BG45, BG57
Wheel / Lights: C00, C1, Colorless Blender
Plate: Y35, YR15, YR16


I die cut the image using the Big and Little Chain Slimline dies from Gina Marie Designs. I also die cut another piece of white card stock. I blended over a stencil in my stash. I believe it's from one of the past Whit Kit's but I'm really not sure. I just blended using my yellow and orange blending brushes. I didn't add any more ink to the brushes just used what was on them.


I cut the car panel diagonally and then adhered the panel to the stenciled panel. I trimmed a piece of True Black Card Stock from Papertrey Ink to 7 x 8-1/2" and scored it at 3-1/2" making a slimline card base. I adhered the car panel to the base finishing this card off. That's it for me today.
Hope you have an ink-tastic day! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Snarky Kitty Birthday Card ~ Pissy Party ~ Unity Stamp Co.

Hello there crafty friend! 
The birthday celebration continues over at Unity!! And that means another amazing release and sale! Woohoo! So many new favorites... I don't know if I can choose just one. Which one's your new fave?


I stamped the kitty and sentiment from the awesome new Pissy Party stamps using Black Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs onto Stampers Select White Card Stock from Papertrey Ink. I colored up the kitty with my Copic markers. I die cut the panel with the largest die from the Scallops & Rectangles {nesting dies}. I also die cut a piece of the pattern paper from the Pastel Party Parade {paper pack}


I trimmed the pattern paper to sit just under the shadow of the kitty and adhered the papers together. I then adhered the panel to a white A2 top fold card base.

Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used:

Kitty: N0, N1, N3, N5
Nose: RV10
Eyes: YG21, YG11
Hat: Y11, Y15
Cupcake: RV10, RV02, RV14, BG000, BG02,  Y11, Y15


I trimmed the sentiment and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a couple enamel dots from my stash that's similar to the blue in the papers. This turned out so cute! 
Hope you have an ink-tastic day! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal

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