Saturday, January 31, 2015

Newton Sky

Today's card features a really lovely stamp from Newton's Nook called Newton Dreams of Paris. I have family members who live in areas that are predominantly French-speaking, so I'm always on the lookout for cute stamps that have french sentiments. So, I knew right away I just had to have Newton Dreams of Paris. This set also has an air balloon - another one of images I'm constantly drawn to.

I started by stamping the air balloons onto some Copic Marker paper. I colored the images with my Copics. I went for soft, light colors with just enough brightness to make the images pop. I set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

I created a standard top-folding A2 card base (4¼ by 5½") out of light gray cardstock. I then grabbed some Lavender cardstock and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. I found the perfectly adorable patterned paper from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier 6x6. I just love how the little clouds have a cute smiley on them!

Since the images I colored had a few really delicate details (ex. the balloon strings), I decided to paper piece them. I started by stamping the balloons where I wanted them on the patterned paper. Then, I cut out the main elements of the stamped images I colored with my Copics - Balloon, Newton in his basket and the teeny balloons. I lined them up carefully with the stamped image on the patterned paper and adhered them together. For the small images, I used liquid glue so I had a bit of wiggle room to line them up.

I adhered the front panel to the lavender rectangle with foam squares. Lastly, I adhered both to my card base.

I'm going to enter this card in Newton Nook's challenge #17.

Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Paris
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink - Black Licorice
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 13
Mama Elephant - Femme Frames
Studio Calico - Brighton Pier 6x6 patterned paper
WPlus9 Heavyweight Cardstock in Dove Grey
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Lavender
Copic Mini Marker pad #70lbs
3M Double-Sided Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Copics (B000, B00, BG01, E33, E37, E29, V12, V06, E50, E53, YR12, YR23, YR27, B45, R22, R35, R05)


  1. Wow - such a lovely card! You did such a great job with the hot air balloon and the sweet spring colors! Your coloring is gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up to our Inky paws Challenge!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! It's my first time participating in the Inky Paws challenge, but definitely not the last. I had a lot of fun coloring and creating this card. :)