Monday, May 13, 2019

Paw-some Birthday Card by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier

Hi Everyone,

I'm always in need of birthday cards which also means I'm always on the hunt for great stamps to create birthday cards. So, when I saw Paw-some Birthday stamp set I knew I had to snatch it up. I love how cute the little dog is and how he's leaning on the pile of presents trying to get the bone - really adorable! 

For my background, I knew I wanted to use the fantastic Balloon Stencil since it adds so much fun to any birthday card. I started by inking the background panel with Distress Oxide inks in a circle pattern. I used Abandoned Coral for the center of the panel and then added Carved Pumpkin and finished with Squeezed Lemonade along the outer edges. Next, I taped the Balloon Stencil on top of the inked background and pulled out my Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to add sparkle and shine to the balloons. I loved how bright and happy they turned out! 

Paw-some Birthday Card by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set and Balloons Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To color the image I used a combination of Zig and Arteza watercolor makers. I colored the pup with two shades of brown makers and used water to soften the coloring and add dimension. For the gifts, I used two shades of orange, one yellow, one green, and a gray maker and I skipped the water so the colors would stay bold and bright. 

Sentiment and Assembly 
I white heat embossed the super cute sentiment from the stamp set on to some orange cardstock and then adhered it to yellow cardstock so the sentiment really pops. Next, I die cut the image with the coordinating dies and placed the pup so it would appear he was standing on the sentiment banners. Lastly, I adhered the design panel to a white card base. 

Quick Tip: 
When you layer images, sentiments, etc. on glitter paste it's always best to use a liquid adhesive as it absorbed into the spaces between the glitter and makes for a better bond.  

Paw-some Birthday Card by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set and Balloons Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

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    1. I'm so happy you like it! It was so much fun making this card. I absolutely adore this cute pup image and this stencil is FANTASTIC! Thanks for commenting!

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    1. I'm really delighted you like the card! Thank you so much for commenting it makes my day to hear you enjoyed the card!

  4. Awesome card. Love the colors and your coloring is lovely. Bright and bold. [Bunny]

    1. Awe, thank you so much! This stamp set was so fun to color and so easy! I just love if for birthday cards. I really appreciate you commenting it makes my day!


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