Friday, June 24, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #33 - Ombre

This month's challenge is:

create a project using ombre!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, July 8th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?
  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as FlickrPinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC33).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - check out all the awesome Ombré cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

Ombré love birds card by Larissa Heskett | Darling Duos stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This gorgeous card is by Larissa. She created ombré birds using the bird image from the Darling Duos stamp set mixed with the die cut feathers from the Points & Plumes die set! I Love the dipped gold edges too!

Ombré coffee cat card by Jess Gerstner | Newton Loves Coffee stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Jess created a beautiful purple ombré coffee cup background using the little coffee cups from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. Then she colored two cute kitties with their coffee cups too! 

Ombré watermelon card by Crafty Math-Chick | Sweet Summer stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Crafty Math-Chick used some awesome ombré background paper featuring watermelons and then added on that cute watermelon stamp from our Sweet Summer Stamp set! I love how that yummy melon slice pops off the card!
Ombré butterfly card by Lydia Evans| Beautiful Wings stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Lydia created this sweet pink ombre background and then added on the butterfly and sentiment from the Beautiful Wings stamp set. I love the soft pink and vellum together!
Ombré kangaroo card by Samantha Mann | Hoppy Days stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This sweet card by Samantha features the kangaroo and joey from our Hoppy Days stamp set. I love how they're hopping through that gorgeous ombre watercolor background!

Ombré shark card by Danielle Pandeline | Shark Bites stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Danielle created a sea of sharks from our Shark Bites stamp set  in a blue ombre pattern! All you need is a bold stamp and a couple of shades of ink to make your own ombre patterns!

Ombré card by Yukari Yoshioka | Beautiful Blossoms & Beautiful Wings stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I love the gorgeous ombré background on this card by Yuki! The flower from our Beautiful Blossoms set and butterfly from the Beautiful Wings set really pop the background off so nicely!

Ombre ocean card by Jennifer Jackson | Tranquil Tides stamp set & die by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Here's what I created. I used different shades of blue cardstock to create the ombré and cute them freehand with a scissor to make them look like waves. The shell stamps and "Seas the Day" sentiment from our Tranquil Tides Stamp set were stamped in ombré inks and trimmed out with the Tranquil Tides die set.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Inky Paws #32 Challenge Winners

Inky Paws Challenge #32 Winners!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months Challenge was a to add an ARROW to your project!

Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #32

Here are our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

Kitty and Yarn Frienship card by Crafty Ellen | Newton Unwinds stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs | Inky Paws #32 Challenge | #newtonsnook
Our first top pick is this gorgeous card by Ellen! We love how she colored the kitties and the arrow really draws your eye to the sentiment! She used the cat images from our Newton Unwinds stamp set. 

Baking card by Tatiana Craft and Art | Made from Scratch stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs | Inky Paws #32 Challenge | #newtonsnook
Our second top pick is this lovely card by Tatiana! We loved how she created an arrow background, trimming out arrows from a snowflake die that she had! We also loved how she used images from our Made from Scratch stamp set to create a lovely chalkboard feel!

Congrats to Ellen and Tatiana! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit!

Inky Paws #32 Favorites

We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! We chose THREE more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

Bee Arrow Card by Diane Morales | Winston's Honeybees stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs | Inky Paws #32 Challenge | #newtonsnook
We loved how Diane created an arrow with bees from our Winston's Honeybees stamp set.
Such a sweet idea and a fun window card too! 

Darling dogs love card by Jennifer Moyer | Darling Duos stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs | Inky Paws #32 Challenge | #newtonsnook
Jennifer created this fun puppy love card! We love how she used the pups from our Darling Duos stamp set to create the focal point of her card and added a big arrow behind them! 

Sick Kitty card by Savvy Handmade | Newton's Sick Day stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs | Inky Paws #32 Challenge | #newtonsnook
We also love this sweet Kitty card that Andrea made for her vet! We love how she added little arrows pointing to the kitty and also the tiny arrow background paper! She used our Newton's Sick Day Stamp set. 

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyones ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll play along again next time! Our next Inky Paws challenge will begin in a couple weeks - on Friday, June 24th!