Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #11 – Citrus Colors

Cards, Challenges

This week I discovered Newton’s Nook Designs. They make some of the cutest and quirkiest stamps I’ve seen so far on my crafting journey. My middle name is Brie (for real!) and when I discovered the Just Say Cheese stamp set I just about died. The set is filled with adorable cheese themed designs, including a “Brie Mine” sentiment.

I’ve been wanting to get into card challenges for a while but have been reluctant because I’m quite shy. I feel like I fit in over Newton’s Nook so I thought, why not? And here we are…Inky Paws Challenge #11 – Citrus Colors.

The challenge was to use bold citrus colours: lime green, lemon yellow, orange, and grapefruit pink. My card, below, is simple and fresh. Perfect for summer!

Inky Paws Challenge #11 - Citrus Colors using the Sunflower Freebie.

Inky Paws Challenge #11 – Citrus Colors using the Sunflower Freebie.

I don’t own any Newton’s Nook Design sets (yet!) so I downloaded the Sunflower freebie and imported it into Silhouette Studio. I traced the sunflower and removed the area that had the ladybug. When I originally sketched my card, I planned to use the ladybug, but once the card was assembled, I didn’t end up using it.

I had to extend some petals and the centre circle to fill in the area where I removed the ladybug but this was easy enough because the pattern was pretty symmetrical. I was able to duplicate and mirror the parts I needed and then place them manually.

I used orange and grapefruit pink for the flower petals, backed on some lime green patterned paper (from the 6X6 Lawn Fawn, Daphne’s Closet pad). I used some Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Rope Swing for the flower centres. You can’t really see in the photos, but there are tiny circles cut, just like on the original Newton’s Nook image.

Finally, I traced and cut the bloom sentiment using yellow cardstock.

To assemble the card, I started with the flowers by adhering the petals to the back of the centres and bent the petal edges inward using my finger nail. I then adhered the flowers to the lime green leaves.

I adhered the smaller of the two flowers to my A2 (4¼” x 5½”) craft card base using my tape runner, and then adhered the larger flower using foam tape to add some dimension. I applied the word using modest amounts of my Zig 2 Way Glue Pen on the backside of the sentiment.

Finally, I used some twine and tied a simple bow and rounded the bottom corners.

Thanks to Newton’s Nook for the opportunity to participate in this fun summertime challenge.

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