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Friday, February 6, 2015

Newton's in Love!

Newton's adventure abroad brought him the true love he was hoping to find. She is everything he ever dreamed love would be. Naughty Newton, however, knows he shouldn't leave graffiti on the Parisian walls, but his heart was singing with love and he just had to let it out! And look at her, so sweet, blushing beautifully at her handsome beau's romantic gesture. She knows he is the one for her! Oh yes, she brought him balloons, not just one, but three to proclaim her affection!

Just a few notes about the design. The background was dry embossed with a brick embossing folder and I pounced versamark ink lightly over the raised texture. It was then wet embossed with Ranger "Brick" embossing powder. It leaves a very rough, flat texture, and feels like real brick. The powder includes bits of gold and rose colors along with black and reds. The Penny Black heart from the set, "So Very Much" was then embossed with white embossing powder over the brick wall. A gel pen was used to go over some of the words.

Newton and his love (from Newton Dreams of Paris) were stamped and embossed on watercolor paper and colored with distress markers. Wink of Stella was added to her sweater, just because every Valentine's sweater needs some sparkle! The "love" sentiment was die cut four times and adhered together on pink shimmer paper and the clear balloon is backed with transparency to allow the "love" to shine.

I am submitting this to the challenge at Newton's Nook #17 Inky Paws Challenge, "Use A Heart Shape." 

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape | Newton's Nook Designs

May your days always be filled with love,

Materials Used: 
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Pink Shimmer; Bazzill; Watercolor Paper
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, "Lost & Found Two - Blush"
Stamps: Newton's Nook: "Newton Dreams of Paris"; Penny Black: "So Very Much"
Dies: Penny Black "Heartfelt"; Poppystamps: "Heart Balloons"
Other: Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder; Ranger Brick Embossing Powder: Hero Arts White and Clear 
     Embossing Powders; Versafine Black Ink; Versamark, DMC Light Gold Thread; Distress Markers; 
     Gelly Roll White Pen, Transparency (for balloon) 


  1. LOVE THIS TO PIECES! FANTASTIC DESIGN!! That brick wall is amazing. Love the story ... love that you played with your stamps and shared on your blog!! Love is good.

  2. that card is just the cutest ever-love those kitties!

  3. OH MY GOSH...Sally this one totally screams winner! Best of all it is just the most adorable valentine/love card. Thanks so much for the information on the brick wall...I will have to try something like that, I never think to heat emboss over a folder. Stunner, stunner, stunner!

  4. WOW - that is so cool! I love the brick background with the graffiti! Such a fun looking texture! Those french kitties look so pretty in front of it! Thanks so much for linking this lovely card up to our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! This is an amazing card and I am so happy that it won the challenge!! It's a great design and a great technique and so fun to look at. It is very fitting that you won with two darling kitties.

  6. Congratulations on your win Sally, I just knew upon seeing it that it was so smart and cute.

  7. WOW, I love your card. So inspiring ! Just beautiful.

  8. This is just darling, Sally! I love the look of the brick in the background!


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