Friday, December 4, 2015

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

Hi there! I am so excited to be hopping along with Newton's Nook Designs for the third annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! This hop is full of amazing inspiration from the NND Design Team and special guest designers. To make this post extra special, Newton's Nook has also released a new set called "Whispering Pines."
I used the "Whispering Pines" set to create a sweet, "thinking of you" winter-themed card to give after the holidays.
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I clear heat embossed the trees, sentiment and falling snow onto a piece of watercolor cardstock I had die cut using a stitched rectangle die. I inked the background with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks. To make the ink blending fade into the background, I heavily spritzed the entire background with my Perfect Pearls water mixture. While it's hard to tell in the photo, the background has a beautiful shimmer to it. I die cut the snow bank using a stitched hill die and lightly inked it up with Tumbled Glass distress ink. I again spritzed it with water and Perfect Pearls. To better match the watercolor cardstock, which is more of an off-white, I mounted the focal panel onto a cream cardbase. And for some added interest, I added a strip of matching washi tape to the both of the card.

I just love how artistic, yet simple this card turned out. I hope you were inspired by today's post and be sure to hop along with us for much more inspiration!

Bonus Stamp Release! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today!

ENTER to WIN! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

47 comments:

  1. Love the white cards on the light green background-very pretty!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the soft tone-on-tone look!

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  3. Very pretty!! I love how you've embossed those trees!! :)

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  4. Loved the use of the soft green colors

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  6. So pretty--love the colors you've used to create this fun card.

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  7. That's a most pretty snow scene. Awesome!

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  8. Lovin' the background colors you used.....pretty design

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  9. So lovely! Love the white snow with the mint green background.

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  10. Love this pretty minty green color combination! Gorgeous card!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  11. Like the color you used very cute.

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  12. WWOOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Design!! SO FUN!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  13. Beautiful card, love the color here, and the embossed trees look beautiful.

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  14. Such a sweet card and I love those colours!

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  15. Lovely card Yuki, the color is wonderful!!

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  16. your card is so sweet Yuki! I love the teal and white color combo... SWOON!!!!

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  17. Love the colors and trees. Well done.

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  18. Beautiful card! I really liked the colors you chose!

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  19. I love Newton! Love your card too.

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  20. Love the cool mint green color. A very soft pretty card.

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  21. I LOVE the simplistic beauty of this card!

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  22. Oh what lovely colors! Love your white trees!

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  23. Very pretty. I love the trees stamped in white on that background.

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  24. I love this. So versatile and perfect for a variety of sentiments.

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  25. Such a beautiful and simple appearing card. Love how you did it. Thanks for the artistry and talents you have shown.

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  26. Great card. Love the colors and the new stamp set.

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  27. What a beautiful card! The background is just stunning!!

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  28. Love it... a simple design, but it turned out absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. Beautiful.
    The scene really makes you feel the cold.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  30. So pretty! I love the white trees and the mint background! Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for being part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop!!

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  31. Your card is so pretty! I love the colors you chose for the background!

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  32. What a gorgeous winter scene Yuki!!

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  33. Very pretty! Love the colour! I like these new tree stamps!

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  34. Soooo pretty! And it matches your blog, lol! ;)

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  35. I like this card for many reasons but especially because it's a winter scene, not necessarily just for Christmas.

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