August 4, 2013

S'more Birthday Wishes

Hello!! Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend!! I have a card to share today with a camping theme to it!! I am linking this up to CAS-ology Challenge: Camp and to Newton's Nook Designs First Sketch Challenge and last to Moxie Fab's Birthday Card Challenge, because well why not??? Its a birthday card!! LOL

Inky Paws Challenge #01  - Card Sketch

The challenge for me was to make a CAS card from the sketch and luckily Newton's Nook has a camp themed stamp set that i happen to have!

Instead of using pattern paper for the rectangle behind the circle and banner in the sketch, i stamped the tiny little lightening bug, in white ink, filling in the same rectangle shape. I did stamp off the bug first as i didn;t want it to be glaring white!!

Next i punched a circle and stamped the fire and two marshmallows. I colored them in with some water and distress inks.

Last i had a banner that laying on my desk that i had die cut at some point and it was a perfect fit for the birthday sentiment. I adhered the banner and circle with foam tape to my cardbase.

Talking about camping i hope you stop by tomorrow, i am a guest designer, and the kit just happens to have a camping/travel theme!! I'll have all the details, plus a bonus card on my blog tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: Newton's Nook - Campfire Tails
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa. Papertrey Ink - Fresh Snow. Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge
Watercolor paper
Kraft: - The Paper Studio
Die: Papertrey Ink - Banner


  1. This is fab, love the addition of the little bugs. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  2. Love the little fireflies in white on the Kraft and what a sweet little campfire!

  3. squeee!! what a fun, fun take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  4. Your campfire is perfectly coloured! I really love this card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  5. Adorable, love the fireflies!! All set against the Kraft is scrumptious like a smore!

    Thanks for joining us in the CAMPY fun at CASology this week!

  6. Wow, this is perfect for the CAMP cue card! Your design and stamping are perfectly CAS! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  7. Ah man, now I'm going to have to head over and buy MORE stamps?! This is sweet and I know I must have that bug! Love the clean design and bright colours - kraft is the perfect 'campy' cardbase! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  8. Wow, your coloring with water and distress inks is perfect! I love this sweet camp scene! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  9. EEEK! Dana! This is so awesome! And seriously, what is more "camp" than smores? LOVE it :)

  10. Fabulous design! I love the little bugs, they stand out perfectly against the kraft. And, your coloring of the fire is genius. Awesome!

  11. Thanks so much for playing along with our first InkyPaws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs! I love the colors you used!

  12. What a wonderful card!! Love your coloring!! Wow!!! An te white on Kraft background is so cool!!! Thanks for playing along and getting your paws inky!!

  13. What a darling card. So love the bugs flying over the fire. Great idea!

  14. Great card--love the kraft background and the white fireflies!

    Chris L.

  15. You make the cutest cards Dana! I love the little buggies in the background and your coloring is perfect! What a fun card!

  16. Hey Dana! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)