Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing a big cup of thanks and an adorable Newton colored to resemble our kitty, Oreo. It’s so fun to customize these cute kitties to look like pets in our lives.
I started by stamping the main image from Newton’s Mug and the pair of cups from Love Cafe and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then kept going back and forth between adding the sentiment to my large mug or decorating it with lines and dots. Obviously, I landed on the sentiment but either way would have been awesome!
Next, I cut a gray panel and inked it up with the mugs stencil for a tone-on-tone look. I die cut the panel with the largest Framework die. I just love that postage stamp edge and the stitching detail. It’s so fun! Next, I cut a rounded rectangle out of vellum using a die from the Frames & Flags die set.
To adhere all these layers, I glued the mugs together with a little liquid glue and added foam squares to the back of them. I adhered them to the vellum rectangle and hid tape runner behind those to add my vellum to the stenciled panel. I wrapped twine around that and then added foam tape to the back before popping the whole thing on a white card base.
Doing things in this order gives us lots of help in different ways. First, we hid the adhesive on the vellum in areas you can’t see it. Then, wrapping the twine before adding foam tape lets us avoid that area so it’s not bulky and lays nice and flat.
For finishing touches I simply added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the hearts and both mugs. I intentionally kept it minimal and not super glittery because this card was giving me masculine vibes, even with the heart mugs, and I wanted to keep it that way. I always need more like this in my stash but I have to make an effort to stop with the glitter. Haha.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!