Monday, August 28, 2017

Newton Loves Cake

Hello Everyone!!!
Today I am back again with my last installment of card inspiration as Guest Designer at  Newton’s Nook Designs for the month of August!!!

I really struggle a lot with critter cards as they need to be cute or tell some story through them. I wanted this card to be as special as the other three. So for this week's card I have used the Newton Loves Cake from the latest Newton's Nook Designs. Lets' take a look at the card now.

Here is a close up of the unicorn showing the coloring

  1. I started off by stamping the the image from the  Newton Loves Cake stamp set on Strathmore Bristol cardstock.
  2. Then I colored the images using Zig clean color real brush pens (colors mentioned is description) & fuzzy cut them using scissors.
  3. Using Spellbinders Oval die, I die-cut an oval from a post-it not to create a mask.
  4. On a separate Strathmore Bristol card panel that's smaller than A2 size, I attached the negative of the die-cut oval post-it. 
  5. Using Distress ink mini cubes I did some ink blending inside the oval area that was open through the mask. Then heavily sprayed it with water and added some salt on the wet surface and let it dry.
  6. Once the surface was dry, I scratched off the salt from the card panel .
  7. I added some doodled pattern around this oval using Sharpie black pen.
  8. Later I added a few splatters of Finetec gold watercolor on the card panel to add interest.
  9. Next I stamped the sentiment on a vellum strip using Versamark inkpad and heat embossed the sentiment in Hero Arts black embossing powder.
  10. Then I attached the vellum strip to the card panel using glue on the ends and tuck the vellum strip around the card panel.
  11. Finally I attached the colored image slightly over the vellum strip using foam tape, 
  12. I finished the card by attaching the entire panel on an A2 sized top folding black card base and added a few sequins to the card  as finishing touches.
I had so much fun creating all these cards and I am really very grateful to all those who gave me this chance, stuck by my side  & appreciated my work. 

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)    

Supplies used:
Recollection A2 card base - black 
Strathmore Bristol paper  : SSS 
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Newton Loves Cake : NND | SSS
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - 095, 096, 099, 900, 901, 036, 025, 222, 050, 052, 803 : SSS
Distress ink mini - Salty Ocean : SSS
Distress ink mini - Picked Raspberry: SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Distress mini ink blending tool : SSS
Distress mini ink blending sponges : SSS 
Distress Sprayer  : SSS
Sharpie 0.5 Black pen : SSS
Spellbinders Classic  Oval die : SSS
Finetec Mica watercolors : SSS
Bazzill 40LB Vellum : SSS
Versamark watermark inkpad: SSS
Antistatic powder tool : SSS

Hero Arts Black Embossing powder : SSS
Simon Says Stamps - Frozen Fractals sequins : SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Friendship mix sequins : SSS
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Foam Tape : Scotch | SSS
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS


  1. Love your bold background and your adorable kitty! They should just change the celebration to happy cake day as you have clearly done! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Fabulous masked off background oval, love the effect of the salt on the inks. Super cute critter and fun sentiment too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Your cat is so cute and now I want cake :) Love your color choice and how you blended them in your oval. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.


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