Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stretch your stamping with Freebies

I've been finding a lot of inspiration in challenge blogs recently. It's a fun place to get ideas when your creativity is a bit stagnant. One that was new to me was from Newton's Nook Designs.  Their challenge site Inky Paws has a bi-weekly challenge.

Like many challenges one of the components to play along for prizes is using their products, but what I love about this site was that they provide some free downloads in case you don't own any of their products yet...which I think is totally awesome because you can play along even if you are finding them for the first time...like me!!

I chose to print the warm and cozy wishes mittens, then added the word Birthday (the theme of this weeks challenge) with a stamp from my own collection.



I cut out the printed image with MFT's Rectangular Stitch Stax and cut a second rectangle (one size larger) out of patterned paper to act as a frame.  I sponged the edge of the image using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and a dauber.

I colored in the mittens with Copic markers and then layered it all onto a coordinating color of cardstock trimmed to show just a border of my A2 white note card.  The final touch...a small heart cut out of glitter paper!



Thank You Newton's Nook for this fun down load...I appreciate your generosity­čĺ×  I hope that you will check them out and expand your craft stash with these free printables!  (I'll keep you posted as I come across others)

Now my dilemma...do I send this to someone now or wait until winter?  The weather has been so crazy lately that it's probably still snowing somewhere...so, I'm thinking I can still send it now­čśë!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge. Great card.
    Diane

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  2. Great use of a freebie! Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week, hope to see your creations next week too. Hugs, Zsofi

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  3. Great use of this darling freebie with such a fun card! Hope you will join us again this Monday for a new Challenge! We would love to see more of your creative talents at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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