Saturday 5 August 2017

This Birthday's in the Bag | ft. Newton's Nook "Newton's Birthday Bash"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

It's funny how we go through stamp phases. At least that's what I call them. When I started out it was all Lawn Fawn all the time. Then I discovered Newton's Nook and I had kitties on everything. Of course this was before I even started blogging, then it was a different brand and a different company and so on and so forth. But every now and then I like to look through my stash and use something that I haven't used in a long time.

There was a time that "Newton's Birthday Bash" didn't leave my work space. It was always out, and very much my most loved stamp set. Then something else came along and it got put in the stamp box to be used at a later date. I got to pull him out again today so we could play along with the Inky Paws #52 Challenge.

To begin, I cut down all the separate panel pieces I was going to use. I stamped the image from Newton's Nook Designs' "Newton's Birthday Bash" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to 110lb Copic friendly card stock.

Kitties make me feel all warm and cozy, so I wanted to do this with mostly warm colours to try and convey that. For the background panels I used Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw Distress inks to add some colour.

I coloured the image in with Copic markers, and stamped the party confetti using a bunch of different CTMH inks. I covered the bag with a bunch of layers of the clear Wink of Stella to make it really sparkle, and two layers on the tissue paper to make it sparkle just a little bit.

I then used some orange twine to create a bow and popped that panel up on foam tape and adhered it down, all on a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right side bar. If you are viewing this via mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View Web Version" first. You can also follow me over on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Newton's Nook Designs


  1. Oh this is so cute! Love the shimmering gift bag! This is going to definitely brighten up someone's day! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  2. Inking in the backround! YES! Such a cheerful card. THanks for linking to the Inky Paw!s Challenge.

  3. Awww! I'm happy you pulled this set back out to play along! It's one of my favorite sets too! I love what you created and the added sparkle on the bag makes it feel extra special! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  4. I love this set! Your card is gorgeous Trina! That sparkle makes it festive. And I really admire your bow tying talent - such a perfect one! Thank you for playing with us at the IPC this week! Hope to see your creation next week too. Hugs, Zsofi

  5. Such a cute card!! I love the colored panels in the background with your fabulously colored kitty!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Inky Paws!!
    <3 Emily


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