Newton Plays In The Lights Christmas Card

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Newton Plays in the Lights Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I started this project for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #38 Color challenge then I added the challenge Scrap Saturday HIMCR279.  I have limited paper choices and I pulled out all of my 6x6 pads to look for a paper with turqouise in it. I bought a few clearance sets of Authentique paper and I found a lovely paper from a summer pack that includes the blue as well as red and green. Because I have so many Newton's Nook stamp sets I spent some time looking on the Anthropologie website to glean some further inspiration for this project. I picked the lights chocolates which directed me to the stamp of newton playing in Christmas lights.

From there I colored the mischevious Newton. I have the matching die cuts so was able cut him out. Then I die cut two layers using leftover christmas solids that I have been keeping for a project like this one. A red scrap cut using a Gina Marie pierced fancy label die worked perfect to frame our naughty Newton. I then cut a Gina Marie tree out of a green scrap to offset and add more to the story of this card.

I planned two Newton cards using this striped paper so I decided to divide up one sheet between the two. I rarely make horizontal cards and given the pieces I'd already cut, I envisioned this card using a 2'ish inch wide strip of the stripes. which I then edged with 1 1/6th of turquoise glitter paper from a 4 x 6 The Paper Studio pad I bought at Hobby Lobby last year. I put it all together and finished it off with some wintery sequins. The sentiment came with the same Newton stamp set and I decided to try vellum which I very rarely use. It seems a popular medium this season so I gave it a try, and it worked nicely. I added some highlights using a white gel pen.

Copic Sketch Markers used:

Newton: C3, R30

Lights: R29, G18

Here are the challenges that I made this project for:

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #38
Hiding in My Craft Room - Scraps Saturday HIMCR279
Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration IC575 - Anthropologie  My inspiration link:

Inky Paws Challenge #38 Color Challenge |
Inspiration - Chocolate Christmas Lights |
Supplies Used In This Project: 

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This card is so cute! The added teal in the paper and sequins is perfect for this color theme! I also love the tree behind the kitty with the christmas lights! Thanks for getting inky with us and linking up to our inky paws challenge!

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}


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