Newton’s Birthday

Happy Wednesday! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by today!

I was playing around with my Newton’s Antics stamp set and thought it would be so much fun to use one of the images from the set to create a fun, layered birthday card, where Newton is flying through the air with some balloons! Going with the idea, this is what I came up with, and I hope you enjoy!


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I began by stamping Newton onto a piece of watercolor paper using StazOn ink, and watercoloring him with Derwent pencils. With a white paint pen, I added some dot details to Newton’s cheeks and ears, before fussy cutting him out and setting him aside while I did some die cutting.

Using two balloon dies from the Simon Says Stamp Celebration Time die set, I die cut five balloons total from white cardstock and colored them with Tim Holtz distress inks, using an ink blending tool. The inks I used were Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, and Rusty Hinge. I then took that same paint pen and added a bit of highlight detail to each balloon.


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With the Spring Showers die set from Lawn Fawn, I die cut a bunch of clouds from some more white cardstock and set them aside along with Newton and the balloons.

Moving on to my card base, I masked off some sun rays using some 1/2″ masking tape cut in half at an angle. I watercolored the rays using Wild Honey distress ink and dried it with my heat gun before adding ink splatters with some more Wild Honey distress ink and Heidi Swapp Mustard color shine. Once everything was dry, I carefully removed the masks from my card.

I began adhering my clouds to the card base; the largest clouds are adhered with foam tape, while the smallest are adhered directly onto the card. This provides a bit more realistic dimension, and gives the illusion that the smaller clouds are in the distance and the larger clouds are in the foreground.


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With some grey baker’s twine, I tied strings to the balloons, and adhered two of the balloon strings to Newton’s tail. I then adhered Newton and the balloons to the card with foam tape.

Lastly, using the Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABCs stamp set and some black StazOn ink, I stamped the sentiment “happy birthday” onto a vellum banner strip and adhered it to my card. With some Wink of Stella glitter, I added a bit of shimmer to the balloons and this finished everything off!

I really love how this card came together and I hope you too enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)



This card is submitted into the Lawnscaping Challenge #103 “Dimension”, the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge #19 “Watercolor”, and the Virginia’s View challenge #14 “Layers and Dimension”.



9 Responses

  1. Laurie says:

    That is amazing, just love this card so much.

  2. maria f. says:

    Such a labor of love. The recipient is in for a total treat!

  3. Samantha Casey says:

    Amazing! I love the colors and dimension! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  4. Ellen H. says:

    You turn everything so pretty!!

  5. Valentyna says:

    OMG, this is amazing card, Nina-Marie!!! Those sun rays and clouds are perfectly done! And those balloons, and kitten, super sweet!

  6. Samantha M says:

    THIS IS AMAZING!!!! i LOOOOOOOVE that background!! i LOVE the colors and COLORING!! wow!! i’m in awe! this is so awesome!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

  7. Elle L. says:

    This is super cute, Nina-Marie! I adore the color combo, especially. :)

  8. I am not a big cat fan but I really love this card! Seriously once again you make the most adorable cards!!

  9. Jen says:

    WOW – this so pretty! I LOVE the color combo you used and the beautiful bunch of balloons! Such a fun and cheerful birthday card! Thanks so much for linking up to our inky paws challenge!!

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