Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Color Inspired Greeting Card

Hello! I am joining the latest Newton's Nook's Blog Challenge which is a color challenge as you will see at the end of this post.

I stamped Newton on watercolor paper. The image is from Newton's Nook Design Newton's Summer Treats stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool in stamping the image since I am using a textured paper. It took me two more times of stamping before I got a crisp impression of the image. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat set this to speed dry the ink before coloring.

I am using Zig Clean Color markers for coloring. I am aiming for a pale/pastel look so I applied the color on a palette, then picked it up with a water brush. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around it.

The cat is colored with my sister's cat, Carlito, as inspiration.

For the background, I am re-introducing a product that is hardly being used nowadays, the chalk. My chalk set is stored close to my Zig which sparked my interest in using this product for this card. I temporarily adhered the NND Sunscape Stencil on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Neenah Solar White cardstock with the use of Therm O Web Pixie Spray. I pounced the Versamark ink pad to the stenciled panel. Using the clip and the cotton included in the Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalking set, I applied the colors on the sticky ink. Once I am done, I removed the stencil and soaked it in warm, soapy water. I wiped off the excess chalk from the panel with a dry rag. 

I added embossing to the rays by re-positioning the stencil to the inked panel. I secured this temporarily with tape to prevent shifting. I ran this through the die cut machine using an embossing mat. 

I embossed the sentiment on the panel. The sentiment is from the NND Birthday Roundabout stamp set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I trimmed a sliver, about an 18th", off the edges. I matted this panel with a Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered Newton with foam tape. I added Doodlebug sequins. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the ice cream accents. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at



  1. Oh, this is adorable! I love the bright rays of color surrounding that adorable kitty! Thanks for joining the Inky Paws Challenge!

  2. The colorful rays of sunshine! Those scoops of ice cream look delicious! So happy you shared with us at Inky Paws!