Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day! I am super excited because today is our 5th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop here at Newton’s Nook. We have some very talented guests with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects. You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit at Newton’s Nook so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post. [Just a little important note: I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section. If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below. Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]
For my projects, I chose a very simple (one-layer) fun-stamped background. For the first card, I am showcasing Sentiments of the Season, Stylish Stockings, Special Delivery, Festive Flamingos, Santa Paws Newton and Newton’s Candy Cane stamp set. I wanted to show off these sets by combining them all to add a fun background and create a focal point in the middle of the card. I don’t normally make one-layer cards but I had so much fun creating these.
I used an oval mask using my masking paper by Inkadinkado and applied it onto the center of my card stock. I then stamped my images on Neenah solar white with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.
To finish my design, I added some pink dots with my Worn Lipstick distress oxide and blending pen and also used my Copic multi-liner 0.5 black pen to add the black dots to fill up the space. I also added some glossy accents to the peppermint candies and the Christmas ornament to make them pop. Here’s the first card:
Close-up of Card 1:
For the second card, I am showcasing the Naughty or Mice, Cup of Cocoa and Newton’s Candy Cane stamp sets. Here’s the card:
Close-up of the second card: