Newton’s Nook – Witchy Newton

Good morning everyone. Thanks for stopping by again. Today I’m sharing my final entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

I finally got my hands on a Halloween Newton stamp at one of my local craft stores. I’m not going to lie, it involved begging and pleading. They were on reserve for a class they have scheduled but I convinced them I really needed it. 🙂

The card design is bright and fun which is my favorite for Halloween. Here are some more details how I made it.

  • Started with a dark gray card base, 3 3/4 in square green panel, 2 3/4 inch circle from patterned paper and some banners in varying widths.
  • I stamped the bats from the set on the green panel in gray ink to make my own patterned paper.
  • Then I stamped, colored and cut out my images from the Witchy Newton set.
  • Using all the pieces loosely laid out to help with placement, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.
  • Now for assembly, I glued the green panel and banners directly to the card front. The circle is popped up with foam tape and so are the bats. However, Newton is popped up with an action wobbler so it shakes around when you flick it. I love these things! They are so fun!
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the shoe buttons and around the background of the card.

Such a fun card! I can’t wait to share it with someone at Halloween-time. I loved coloring this image and have so many other ideas in mind. I’m thinking a shaker tag for a fun treat box would be awesome! Stay tuned at the beginning of October for some extra fun I have in store along those lines!

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

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Spice

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend is moving along nicely. We’ve got fabulously stormy weather today and I love it! Today I’m sharing another Newton’s Nook card for the Inky Paws Challenge. It’s a little bit of a twist on this set but not a total stretch.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Inked a background with walnut satin and fossilized amber distress inks and then went over the edges with black soot. Next, I took the walnut satin over the falling leaves stencil for a spooky background.
  • I die cut a grassy border and inked it with mowed lawn and old paper, taking the black soot to the edges again.
  • I die cut the tree trunks and inked them just with black soot.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images from pumpkin latte and laid out my card to start assembling.
  • The trees and grass are adhered with liquid glue because I find that holds better on the distress inked panels.
  • Using the images for placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold.
  • For the images, all but three leaves are popped up with foam squares.
  • Finishing touches on this card are black glaze pen for the coat buttons and white gel pen accents throughout.

I’m super happy with how this fun card turned out. A great sentiment, for the best time of year and a little spooky feel for Halloween.

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

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Latte

Welcome back!!! Today is my last entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. This sketch has been so much fun, I’m sure this isn’t the last I’ll use of it. I’m really enjoying creating mini scenes with my stamps and using that wide border for fun accents and details like stencils and patterned paper.

Today I’m using my second favorite set from the most recent Newton’s Nook releasePumpkin Latte. It’s pretty much me in a stamp set. Just ask anyone who knows me…all things pumpkin and all things pumpkin latte. ❤ I’m still swooning! ❤

Enough of that, on to the pretty things!

We’ve been through this sketch twice before so you get the gist of it but this one is even simpler because I used patterned paper instead of ink blending. This card came together so beautifully. I’m still smiling over it! She’s just adorable holding her latte and those awesome pumpkins!

The difference in the details with this card is that I heat embossed the sentiment and scattered Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops across the card for added interest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it! Be on the look out for the next Inky Paws Challenge creations and more creations from this fabulous sketch! I think I need to try it with some Christmas stamps next!

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Scuba Newton is Back!

This Scuba Newton set is one of my favorites ever! I am so drawn to all things ocean and water related so it’s not really a surprise but seriously, he’s so flippin’ cute! Get it? He’s got flippers? Ha! You’re welcome. 😉

This card is my second entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. When this challenge was released I hadn’t gotten my newest order yet so I sat out all 5 of my Newton’s Nook stamp sets and started thinking how I could make it work with what I had. This was the first one that came to mind and I knew I had to try it.

Here are the details:

  • Stamped, colored and cut out my images.
  • Cut a panel 2.75×4 and blended distress inks for ocean and sand. Then used the waves and splashes stencil twice at the top for some texture. Then spritzed it all with water for distressing.
  • I cut down a 5.25×4 panel of patterned paper and adhered it to a card base. Then popped up my ink blended panel with foam tape.
  • Now I started arranging my images and gluing them down. Only Newton is popped up with foam squares on this card.
  • For finishing touches on this card I used glossy accents on Newton’s goggles, white gel pen accents on the fish and Newton and glued down some bubble baubles from Honey Bee Stamps throughout.

Here’s a closer look at Newton’s shiny goggles and some of the other dimension and details of the card. It’s so bright and cheery.

I’m completely ready for fall but one last bright summery card can’t hurt, right?

This card was so fun to create. Mostly because of the coloring I chose for Newton. I’d seen others do it but couldn’t figure out the colors I should use. I decided to bit the bullet and give it a shot. I love him!

Side story: We have a neighborhood cat that does have a home but he loves to get lovin’ from anyone and everyone. We don’t know his name so we call him Pretty Kitty. And this is him! It makes me heart happy. I hope I can recreate his coloring again.

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

Newton’s Nook Autumn Mice

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m so excited to share my first entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. This is my first sketch challenge and it was difficult for me at first. But once I got the hang of it, ideas just started flowing.

Today I’m using the new Autumn Mice from the most recent release. I knew I had to have this set as soon as I saw it. These cuties are going to be our Thanksgiving place cards this year!

Here’s how I did it:

  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images.
  • Cut a kraft panel down to 4×5.25 and used distress inks over the falling leaves stencil.
  • Cut a 3×4 panel, blended distress inks for ground and sky and spritzed with water.
  • On a dark blue card base I glued the leaves panel directly down and then popped the smaller panel up with foam tape.
  • I took my images and popped the mouse up with foam squares, glued the leaves directly down along with the back pumpkin and then popped the other pumpkins up with foam squares.
  • I stamped my sentiment in brown ink below the images and started on finishing touches.
  • Those are glossy accents to the mouse’s nose, black glaze pen to his eye and white gel pen accents to all the stamped images.
  • The last thing I did for this card was adhere a white panel to the inside since the card base is so dark. Then I had 4 extra leaves that didn’t fit on the front and I thought they looked great along the bottom of the inside. Now it’s all finished.

Here’s a closer look at this cute mouse’s shiny nose and some of the other details too. I love him blowing in the wind. It’s just so cute! Making this mini scene was so much fun!

As I said earlier, I’m entering this card into the Inky Paws Challenge but I’m also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge since it fits in the fall category so perfectly.

Have you tried challenges before? I love how they make me think outside the box and look at my stamps differently.

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

Newton’s Nook Happy Purr-thday Card

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing my last entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. It’s all about color this time.

My collection of Newton’s Nook cuties is just starting out so I didn’t have a lot to choose from. The llamas I shared earlier were just perfect for this color palette but I decided to try and stretch myself with something else for this entry. I think it ended up fabulous and would be great for a fall birthday.

Here’s how I did it.

  • I stamped, colored and cut out Newton and set him aside.
  • Cut a 4×5.25 inch yellow patterned paper and a strip of coordinating paper to 4×2 inches. I wrapped brown ribbon around them and tied a knot. Then I glued that panel to a white card base.
  • Die cut 2 ovals and stamped the cloud from the set on the smaller one in teal ink. These are glued together and popped up with foam tape and then Newton is popped up on that with foam tape as well.
  • I stamped my sentiment at the bottom with the same teal ink as the clouds.
  • For finishing touches I put glossy accents on the balloons and Newton’s nose, Wink of Stella glitter brush on the clouds (so much sparkle) and scattered clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps around the card.

Here’s a closer look at the glossy accents and the glittery clouds. It adds so much interest to this card. I love it!

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

Newton’s Nook Alpaca My Bags

Welcome back for day 2 of my Newton’s Nook llama cuteness! Although today, I suppose they are alpacas based on the sentiment I chose for my card.

This card base is a stand up base using a Sizzix die called Step Up Card. Here are the details how I put it all together.

  • Die cut the card base from white and then ink blended two panels with distress inks for the orange to yellow ombre look, cut them to match the card shape and attached them.
  • Cut wood grain strips for flooring and attached those.
  • Stamped, colored and cut my llamas, blankets, bags and cacti from Newton’s Nook Loveable Llamas and glued them directly to the card base.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and for finishing touches I added glossy accents to the llama noses, sunglasses and cactus pot.

Here you can see all the shine from the glossy accents. It really adds so much fun to the card. I love it! These cards are so fun to give because the recipient can set them out and enjoy them since they stand up on their own.

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

Newton’s Nook No Prob-llama

I’ve been dying to use these adorable llamas since they arrived and the newest Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge was the perfect opportunity! Today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing the first two cards I made then them and am also linking up to the challenge. I hope you enjoy them!

For this card:

  • I blended distress inks on a white card base over a new Rabbit Hole Designs stencil called diamond flower. I used cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade.
  • I stamped, colored and cut out my llama and his blanket from Newton’s Nook Loveable LLamas and popped them up with foam squares.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and then scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout the background. My last final touch was to add glossy accents to my llama’s nose.

It was a really simple card to create but I am so happy how the background and the llama go together and the colors work perfect for the Inky Paws Challenge too!

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