Newton’s Nook – You Are CLAW-some!

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing some fantastic summer-themed inspiration using those adorable little kittens playing on the beach.

To start my card today, I used my stamps and dies to lay out a mini scene using the Frames Squared dies and Kitten Beach stamps. I figured about how many images I need to fill my scene and then started stamping things. I used copic markers to color them all in and then the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I set them aside while I worked on creating my scene panels using distress oxide inks and the sea border and land border dies.

I started with two white squares measuring about 3.5 inches. I inked the top of one with tumbled glass and salty ocean, then one half of the other with salvaged patina and cracked pistachio and, finally, the other half with tea dye and gathered twigs. I used the sea and land borders die to cut the dual colored square into two sections for my sand and sea and commenced with all the splattering you can imagine!

The sky and sea were splattered with salty ocean and salvaged patina and spritzed with water. The sand was splattered with gathered twigs and spritzed with water. Then all of it was splattered with white acrylic paint for good measure, and fantastic texture too. Lol. I love this part! I used liquid glue and adhered the layers, then added them to an orange scalloped square I cut with the Frames Squared dies.

To resemble the sun in the sky, I cut a flag from Frames & Flags and stamped my sentiment on that. I trimmed it down and glued it in place while also adding all of my images to the scene with either liquid glue or foam squares.

At this point I switched from a square card to adding some fun stenciling and creating a regular A2 size card. I took a white panel and layered the Seashells stencil over top. I inked it with light peach and teal inks and can’t get over how much I love the result! It’s gorgeous and so fun for this card.

Okay, let’s wrap this cute card up. I added the stenciled panel to a card base, then popped the scalloped square up with foam tape. Finally, I wrapped some orange twine around the bottom and tied a bow before adding black glaze pen to the critter eyes, glossy accents to noses and toe beans and unicorn Stickles to the seashells and sea stars.

Phew! We made it! That was a lot of layers but isn’t this card so much fun?!? I love it!

Products used today:
Kitten Beach stamps and dies
Frames Squared dies
Frames & Flags dies
Sea Borders dies
Land Borders dies
Seashells stencil
Distress oxide – salty ocean, tumbled glass, salvaged patina, cracked pistachio, tea dye, gathered twigs
Foam squares and tape
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Bearly Arts glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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