This image is from Newton’s Nook Book Club stamp set. I colored this a while back for my sister and her pet cat, B. I colored the image with Zig Clean Color markers & blended it out with a water brush. After I colored it, I didn’t have any project in mind at that time, so I set the colored image aside.
Newton Nook has a new challenge. Finally, my colored image will have some use. The start of school is getting close, so this is one of the things that inspired me with this card. Another thing that inspired me is the new Concord & 9th Hooray Ribbon Dies and how Jennifer McGuire used this metal die for her card.
I used the Cricut Imagine and Cricut Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge to cut an award ribbon image. I spritz the die cut with Pearl Perfect Pearl diluted in water and dried this using a heat tool. There are more layered cuts that comes with this ribbon image but I decided to keep it simple.
Working on the image, I die cut this using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles die. I applied a light wash of color on the background to ground the image. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on the top. I curved the sentiment in keeping with the circular shape of the die cut. This is one thing I like about acrylic stamps. Not only you can cut it, but you can also curve it to customize it depending on your project. I stamped this with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I die cut a fun foam using a smaller circle die and adhered this to the back of the image panel before attaching it to the award ribbon die cut. I scored the middle of the ribbon tails for added detail.
For the card panel, I die cut a Papelmeroti kraft cardstock using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant Peek a Frame Creative Cuts die set. To follow the sketch, I am using patterned papers from October Afternoon Schoolhouse paper pad. I die cut the panels using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I had to do partial die cutting on the panels to customize the sizes of the patterned papers. I blended some Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Tim Holtz Distress ink on the edges of the paper. I adhered these to the kraft cardstock, then adhered the award ribbon on top. This panel was then adhered to a white top folding note card.
I added Studio Calico star sequins and a dot of Ranger Enamel Accents. I also added Glossy Accents to the glasses of the cat.
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Maria Giselle B.
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