Thursday, 16 March 2017

Newton strums a birthday song - entry for Inky Paws Challenge #42

Hi fellow crafters !

Today I'm taking on the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge. Their theme is Birthday ! Oh... I love birthdays because it is filled with cakes, parties, friends and BIRTHDAY SONG ! So much fun ! 

Going through my Newton Nook's stash, I realised that I do not have a birthday themed stamp set ! :( 

I cracked my brains hard and thought there should be something I could use for a birthday themed card. So, finally, I settled for the Aloha Newton stampset which I have yet used. I think Newton holding a Yukelele is just perfect! Newton strumming a Birthday Song would be so cute !! Here is my one layer card 😀 I love how this turned out ! 

First I started off creating the rainbow using a self made stencil and inked each layer using distress inks (abandon coral, fossilised amber, mowed lawn, broken china, seedless preserve) and covered each line as I blend using finger dauber sponge onto Bristol smooth card stock.

The clouds are then blended using mini ink blending tool with broken china distress inks and the bottom part of the card with cracked pistachio distress ink. I sprinkled some water droplets onto the card to create some water distress marks on my card.

Then, I stamped Newton using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and masked him before stamping the heap of flowers and leaves under him. I colored them in using copic sketch markers and outlined with copic multiliner 0.01 black pen.

Next, I positioned the sentiment from MFT birthday bears stamp set along the rainbow curve and stamped it using versafine onyx black ink. Using the musical notes from Mama Elephant Rock and Paws stampset, I stamped them randomly over and onto the rainbow using Versafine Onyx black ink and filled in the symbols with black marker.

Finally, I highlighted the musical notes with Sakura white gelly roll pen to give them a glossy look. Die cut this front panel with MFT wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it directly onto a top folding horizontal Neenah Crest Solar White 110 lbs card base. And, my card is done ! 😇

Thank you all for stopping by. Hope to see you back again !



  1. This is so delightful! Love the rainbow coming from the instrument is a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Debbie, IPC Lead

  2. Gorgeous card! Love that rainbow! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Paws challenge!

  3. Wow! So beautiful! I love how you have the rainbow coming out of the ukulele! What a fun idea!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}