Bold and bright

Good morning Everyone,

Happy Monday to you all! It is the last day of the month, I wonder how time can fly that fast. It is time for a new Inky Paws Challenge, #52 is a sketch challenge:

Here is my card as inspiration:

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I knew I wanted to play with patterned papers so I went through my Doodlebug collection and selected a thin striped pattern in 3 different colours from the dot-grid-daisy stripe rainbow petite prints pad. I used a stitched rectangle die and partial die cutting technique to cut 3 rectangle, same width just different heights.

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Then I cut a stitched rectangle out of Copic Xpress-it paper and stamped the cute kitty with the cupcake image from Newton Loves cake set, I used Memento Hot cocoa ink instead of my usual black. I also stamped the sentiment in green on the bottom of the panel. I used Copic markers to match the colours of the patterned papers.

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I added a thin leftover strip from the partial die cutting instead of a ribbon and a die cut bow (Pretty Pink Posh die). A tiny jewel in the middle looked fancy enough as embellishment. I also used a bit of Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on the cupcake and glossy accent on the stripes of the cupcake holder.

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I used a dark brown cardstock to create the mats for the different elements and I popped up the focal panel using a thin 3D foam tape.

I hope you got inspired and will play along with us in the next 2 weeks on the Inky Paws Challenge. Apart from having fun you can also win a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes too.

Hope to see you soon for another fun project!

Have a great day!


3 thoughts on “Bold and bright

  1. I love that you chose these mini-striped patterns for your background panels – it really pulls everything together so well – this is a great birthday design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


  2. This is so adorable! I love the color combo you used and those chocolate sprinkles on the cupcake look good enough to eat!! Thank you for the Inky Paws challenge inspiration!

    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


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