Inky Paws Challenge 65 with Deer Friend

Hello, friends!  It’s that time again – time for a new Inky Paws Challenge!  This one is a color challenge, and in my opinion, you just can’t go wrong this combo.

Isn’t that a yummy inspiration photo?!  I do love me some chocolate-covered strawberries!

For this challenge I decided to play with one of my favorite sets from Newton’s Nook Designs’ January release:  Deer Friend.  These images are just so sweet!  I stamped the deer and flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics.  After cutting them out, I added some highlights with a white gel pen.

As much as I love that cute deer, the background may be my favorite part of this card!  For the sky I inked up some white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, placed the new Tumbling Hearts stencil over the panel, and inked it up with more Worn Lipstick.  For the grassy hill, I inked up another piece of cardstock with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide.  To create some texture, I used a pine branch from the Holiday Foliage stencil and inked it up with Lucky Clover.  I made sure to move the stencil around, changing the direction of the branch as I went.  Finally, I flicked on some water droplets and blotted them with a paper towel.

I die-cut the grass with a stitched die and adhered it to my sky, which I attached to a cardbase created from khaki cardstock.  I created a frame with a rounded rectangle die and popped it up with foam tape.  I stamped a sentiment from Deer Friend onto a white banner, which I tucked under my frame.  A small pink enamel heart from my stash and some Glossy Accents on the deer’s nose and the flowers’ centers complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  For a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Newton’s Nook Designs, be sure to link up your project by Friday, February 16th, at midnight CST.


  1. Jen | 5th Feb 18

    This card is so sweet! I really love the hearts in the sky! What a great way to use the colors!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

  2. Andrea W | 13th Feb 18

    Your coloring is lovely and I adore how you used the sweet deer. Thanks for the inspiration!

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