Thursday, 7 June 2018

Newton's Boxes

Hi and welcome!  I'm here with another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week it's my turn to be hostess.  Here is the simple sketch I came up with.

My teamie, Jennifer Timko, is on the Newton's Nook design team and after seeing her release posts, I had to go visit the store and buy up large, so expect to see a few Newton's Nook cards on the blog for the next wee while as I ink them up and turn them into cards 😄So here's the first:



I colored up this adorable image and cut it with my Scan n Cut before setting it aside to work on the rest of the card.  I had it in my head that I wanted an embossed resist background, so I partially embossed the Prism Lines stamp by Hero Arts and then added distress inks with my finger to create a sort of rainbow background.  I then stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added thin black strips of cardstock down either side.


I added foam tape behind that panel and adhered it to a top-folding white card base.  I then added more foam tape behind the Newton image and adhered that to the top.



Thanks so much for visiting!  My teamies have done some amazing things with my sketch, so I hope you'll head on over and check them out and I'd be thrilled if you joined in and added a card to the gallery.

I'm linking this card up to the Paper Players Animal Antics Challenge



Products used:

Stamps:  Newton Loves Boxes (Newton's Nook), Prism Lines (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It
Accessories:  Black Nuvo Drops, Copics, White EP

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players.


14 comments:

Amy O said...

Awww... This little guy is adorable. And I love your background. It adds a fun splash of color.

Cindy H. said...

This is such a sweet card! Beautiful design and coloring.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh that Newton! Adorable card and the background you created is fabulous!

Karren said...

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Jan Clothier said...

That's such an interesting background, Karren. I love it! It stops your cute kitten from being too saccharine. The whole card is a delight. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Annie Abrahamson said...

Oh my! Love your background! It really highlights that adorable kitty image and what a perfect sentiment! Fab card for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing over at The Paper Players!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous sketch, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring and I love your emboss resist on your background...the pop of bright colors really makes your images pop! Fun card :)

Kim S said...

This is SO true!! And I love the fun background you gave it with the pattern and the colors - perfect!

Joanne James said...

Love that background Karren - you make it sound easier to execute than I suspect it was! Perfect to enable that sweet kitty to shine - what a great card! Thanks for playing along with my theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh WOW, Karren, I just adore this fantastic card. Your background is amazing. That pop of color just makes that precious kitty pop of your card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love how you claim to not be a cat person but seem to be enamored of this cat! I love your background (I am, of course, off to investiate this Prism Lines stamp). The rainbow of colors is a fun way to show off that cute kitty who loves boxes! (And for the record, my kitties love boxes too)!

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun take on all of the challenges. Great background.

Jen Brum said...

Oh this is just so fantastic Karren! I just love that sweet little kitty in the box! Reminds me of Pepsi who was hiding in a box yesterday! Your colouring is amazing as alway sand I love that background!

Carol L said...

Not only is that a cute and fun image and sentiment, but I just LOVE how you created that partial rainbow background! Very trendy and cool look for a super fun birthday card! Love the sketch too :)