Monday, June 17, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #225 ~ Sketch Challenge Reminder

 Hello there crafty friend!
 There's still time to play along with the Inky Paws Challenge 225 - Sketch Challenge! You have until this coming Friday, June 21st to get your entries in for this fun challenge and a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

This is such a fun sketch to play with. I was excited to try a coffee themed card for my reminder card.

I recently added the beautiful Heartfelt Coffee Stamp Set to my collection and I've been really wanting to ink it up. I love it! I ink smooshed a piece of Stampers Select White Card Stock from Papertrey Ink using Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. I dried it completely with the Wagner Precision Heat Tool. I applied TE Anti Static Powder to the background. And then I stamped the heart shaped coffee stamp onto the ink smooshed background using Sugar Cube White Pigment Ink from Taylored Expressions. I dusted the background with Alabaster White Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe and then melted the powder using my heat tool. I followed the same steps again but only partially stamping the heart so I could die cut the circle with the cup as my focal image.

I die cut the center of the heart using the coordinating Heart Frames Die Set. And then I die cut the circle using the Circle Frames Die Set. I wanted a thin mat for the circle so I just fussy cut it. I heat embossed the sentiment using the same steps I used for the Heartfelt Coffee Stamp Set only on Early Espresso Card Stock from Stampin' Up. I die cut it using the same heart die and adhered it over the heart.

I ink smooshed another 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" panel of Stampers Select White Card Stock using the Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks again. I left a lot of white space this time for some contrast. I die cut the ink smooshed background using the largest die from the Framework Die Set. I also die cut a scrap of white card stock using the same die. I adhered the postage die cut pieces to a white A2 top fold card base. I adhered the circle to the heart and then added foam tape to the back of both. I removed the backing and popped them up on the card. To make the cup on the circle pop a bit more, I watercolored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers using Mid Brown, Dark Brown, Light Carmine and a water pen to blend them a bit. So happy to have another birthday card in my stash!

Now it's your turn to get your paws inky with your Newton's Nook Designs products and create a project using the sketch. 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,

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