Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Has Sprung in Wisconsin (-:

Helllloo Out There!  Today I'm playing along with the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #44.  To create this top fold A2 card I used a stitched die to adhere to the black card base and then die cut the black card base and some white cardstock to create a window with the My Favorite Things window die.  Next I stamped the little pansies (I surgically removed the stems...I know, pretty scary, right?) in Versamagic Black Onyx ink all over the white panel to create a background.  I stamped the full pansy image on the square that was left from cutting the window.  I colored it with Copics and I must admit this was the first time I used Copics and wow, they are certainly different from my regular watercoloring comfort zone.  I matched up this little image to fit the window.  I die cut some little hearts and stamped an image from an old Stampin Up set I've had for awhile and never used.  I embossed it in white onto black cardstock and cut some white cardstock a little larger than the black and adhered it with some glue dots.

Materials Used:
  • Newton's Nook - Floral Garden
  • My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangles, Peek-a-Boo Window
  • Lawn Fawn -  Hearts #LF492
  • Copic Markers (I am not sure of the color numbers)
  • Stampin' Up - Friendly Phrases
  • Versamagic Black Onyx Ink
  • White / Black Cardstock
  • White Embossing Powder
As a side note, I have to say that I've gotten totally organized and it took me about a year, but I have all my stamps and dies catalogued into Evernote so that I can actually find  what I have ant start using everything.  What a help!  Now that I've retired I'll actually get into the creative zone more - Yay!!


  1. This card is lovely! I love the way you stamped the flowers in black and white and left the one image colored! It really pops! The cute little trail of hearts is a nice touch too! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  3. Love how you left those flowers uncolored! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for being a part of this week's Inky Paws Challenge! Debbie

  4. This is gorgeous! What a cool background! Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!