Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Newton's Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop! I am thrilled to be taking part in this fun holiday event this year and had so much fun creating my card!

I used the new Christmas Cuddles stamp set to create a masked one layer card featuring the adorable cuddling kitties!I love how a little masking can create such amazing scenes without any bulk or dimension.


I created a circle mask by cutting a piece of masking paper to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then diecutting a circle from it. I traced the circle area onto the white cardstock panel so I could position the kitties and the masking for the ground. I then stamped the kitties, added the masking for the ground and a mask over the stamped image and then adhered the full circle mask on top.



I added Distress inks (Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves) to the circle area with an ink blending tool until I had it looking like a night sky. I then added watered down white paint to the sky by flicking it on with a paint brush to look like falling snow.

I carefully removed the mask for the ground from under the circle mask and then I added some Hickory Smoke Distress ink to create the ground that the kitties are sitting on,. Once I had all of the inking done, I removed the masks and coloured the kitties in with Copic markers.


I completed the card by adding some clear sequins and silver stickles to the night sky and then stamping my sentiment underneath. I didn't want to use the entire sentiment, so I carefully cut off the top line and then stamped it onto the card with black ink.

To see how I created my card, you can watch the video below:




Thanks so much for visiting my stop on the hop! The next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu!

Bonus Stamp Release
Newton's Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today! 

ENTER to WIN! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

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60 comments:

  1. I love Newton's Nook stamps! I just received an order from them and can't wait to ink them up.

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  2. Love this card. Great coloring and I really like the cat stamp. Beautiful job!

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  3. Absolutely adorable scene!!! Love the night sky with all those bright stars and the cute kitties as well!

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  4. Love the sky on this card! Oh well, kitties are bonus:-)

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  5. What a stunning card!! I enjoyed your masking and watching you color the kitties! The sky looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. I love the card, the cats are so adorable!!!

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  7. That's awesome, I love the way you've coloured the kitties and the background is beautiful

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  8. That's awesome, I love the way you've coloured the kitties and the background is beautiful

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  9. Love the kitties!! And the background is beautiful!

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  10. Adorable--love the lovey cats! Just Purrrrrfect!

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  11. I love the peaeful scene. I would love to be sitting with them!

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  12. Thank you so much for the fantastic video. I'm a huge fan of Newton and now I need this set to add to my growing collection.

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  13. Aww.. so cute! Love the kitties in the nighttime scene.

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  14. Now that's simply the cutest card ever!

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  15. Wonderful card - your masking technique worked out perfectly!

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  16. I love the card, the cats are so nice

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  17. Your kitten couple is darling; love the romantic starry night sky you've created for them! So pretty!
    ~carol

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  18. WWOOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Design!! SO FUN!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  19. Eeek! Just love this lovely starry night scene! Darling kitties!

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  20. Super cute - love the circle ... !

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  21. I am loving this image, it is so cute, and the inking is just gorgeous.

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  22. eeeeeek!!! LOVE this scene Steph! Those kitties are darling... so glad you were part of our Deck the Halls hop!!!

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  24. your card has inspired me to use a stamp I have in a similar way! Love your card

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  25. I love Newton! Love your card too.

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  26. Love, love ,love this card! Love distress ink, love cats, love learning techniques.

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  27. The sky is awesome. (not a cat lover) but this card is very cute.

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  28. Wonderful card. The kitties look fantastic. thanks for showing us the ideas.

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  29. Great masking and coloring. At first glance I thought this was a 3-D shaker card.

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  30. The kitties are adorable. I love Newton's Nook.

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  31. Love it, the night sky turned out beautifully & the kittys are too cute!

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  32. This is so cute. Love the little cuddly kitties.
    The night sky is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. This card is so pretty! I love the masking you did to create the beautiful night sky! Thanks for the fun video too - it does look like magic when you remove the mask! Thank you so much for being part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop!!

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  34. Very sweet card--I like the colors you used and how you colored the kitties especially!

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  35. Beautiful background - I enjoyed your video - thank you! Your tabby colouring of the cats is adorable! Sweet card!

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  36. How adorable these kitties are!

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  37. How adorable these kitties are!

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  38. So pretty and it looks dimensional.

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  39. Aw, so cute, and that was a great video! I'm so glad you were part of our blog hop!!! :)

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  40. This is just too cute!! Beautiful inking and great video too!

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  41. Their tails hanging outside the masked circle . . . so cute!

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  42. More often or not, we color animals faces. This is so adorable, with the back view. Colors blend well together. Thanks for sharing.

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