Newton's Nook is one of the generous sponsors of the Cat Lovers Hop so I decided to make a card with some of my NN stamp sets. I've been seeing a lot of stamped wreaths in blogland and I have been wanting to try this trend!
I started by drawing a circle in pencil (I traced around one of my circle dies). Then I started stamping snowflakes from the following Newton's Nook sets: Beautiful Blizzard, Newton's Holiday Mischief, Winter Tails, and Newton's Curious Christmas. I also used two of my older snowflake stamps (The Old Island Stamp Company and Inkadinkado). The inks used were: Brilliance Pearlescent Coral, Vivid Soft Pink, Simon Says Stamp Mint, Brilliance Pearlescent Lime, and Memento Bahama Blue. Here's what my card looked like when I started. Either my SSS Mint ink is going dry or it is a very pale ink, so I switched to a different green.
I stamped Newton from the Hanging Around set in Pumice Stone Distress Ink (black seemed too dark for this card) and I coloured him with watercolor markers. I fussy-cut Newton's head and paws and popped him up on foam tape with his tail behind. I was going to have his body hanging from the wreath but I couldn't achieve the look I wanted. I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Blizzard in Memento Bahama Blue.
On a top-folded notecard, I added two strips of washi tape on the left edge (I won the sparkly washi - thank you, Tracey!). I trimmed the stamped panel and layered it onto the card base and then finished the card by adding several sequins.
My colour inspiration came from the Inky Paws Challenge over at the Newton's Nook Blog.