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 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!