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.


  1. Love your pretty ombre shells and waves Jen! Lovely cards everyone! ~ Meredith

  2. Looking forward to getting inky - ombre inky, that is, with this cool challenge!!

  3. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! AMAZING Designs Ladies!! SO FUN!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the different takes on the Challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone Creates!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  4. Love the design ideas. I love the stamps also. Thanks for making them fun.

  5. Everyone's projects are absolutely amazing!! Beautiful work ladies!

  6. Fun challenge and wonderful DT inspiration! :)


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