Happy Barkday

Hi there.

My husband’s birthday was last week and, of course, I made a card.

I like to make whimsical cards for him.  So I thought I’d use a image from the Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Birthday Buddies (Paper Smooches) Dies Tipped Top Dies (PTI) Inks Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); London Blue Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Teal Color Shine Ink Spray (Heidi Swapp); Prismacolor Pencils Other Glossy Accents (Ranger); Dimensional Foam (3M)

My son has been bugging us for a dog.   We are eventually going to relent since the both of us want one as well.  I thought it appropriate to use the dog image with the matching sentiment.   The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut.  I also added Glossy Accents to the birthday hat.

The “hello” is from PTI’s Tip Top Die set.  I die cut it multiple times, layered it and then added Glossy Accents.  On the CS panel, I sprayed blue ink spray just to give it some interest rather than a stark white background.

I then assembled the card.  After taking the picture, I decided to add a googly eye for the dog.  My husband loved it as well as the chocolate mousse cake I made for him.

Enjoy your week!

 

 

Blooming With Inspiration – Week 2

Hello again!

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The Blooming With Inspiration celebration continues for the second week!  I am starting if off and here is a card using several products from the Happy Everything release.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps (all Penny Black) Lace Edgings (30-212); Delightful (40-322) Dies Celebrations (51-028) Inks  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Bubblegum Midtone, Soft Sand (HA); Lettuce Adirondack Dye (Ranger); Copic Markers Other Wink of Stella Clear; Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps (all Penny Black) Lace Edgings (30-212); Delightful (40-322) Dies Celebrations (51-028) Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Bubblegum Midtone, Soft Sand (HA); Lettuce Adirondack Dye (Ranger); Copic Markers Other Wink of Stella Clear; Glossy Accents (Ranger)

I really love the images from Lace Edgings (30-212).  I always have a hard time utilizing border stamps.  The images in this set are long and I decided to use one from the set as a banner.  I stamped it using several colors on a card panel.  On separte cardstock, I stamped the large cling stamp, Delightful (40-322) several times just focusing on the partially closed flowers.  I colored them with Copic markers and then fussy cut.

From the Celebrations (51-028), I die cut the word “Celebrate” several times (5x on this card).  I then glued and stacked them together to have the word stand out on the card.  From a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire, I brushed on the clear Wink of Stella and then added Glossy Accents for some shine.

I then glued my die cut on the top center of the card panel.  I then added the cut flowers on the panel creating somewhat of a pattern.    Once the panel was completed, I adhered it to a card base.

The rest of the DT will be showcasing their creations on the blog all week.  Hope you get a chance to take a peek!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Blooming With Inspiration

Hello!

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For the next two weeks the Penny Black DT are showcasing Spring theme cards on the blog.  Here is first take using stamps from the Happy Everything release.

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SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Belle Fleurs (30-217); Twirls (40-282); Kind Words (30-226) Inks Green Hills; Lemon Yellow; Soft Olive (HA): Derwent Inktense Pencils Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Queens Gold EP (Ranger) Patterned Paper (Amercan Crafts)

 

I wanted to have my card and have a lot of layers.  On a white strip of CS fitting the width of a A2 card, I stamped several times the leafy image from the Twirls cling set (40-282).  The image stamped in a lime green are 2nd. generation images.  From the Belle Fleurs (30-217) clear set, I stamped the butterfly image twice on CS,  coloring them with watercolor pencils.  The butterflies were fussy cut and set aside.  On  a thinner set of vellum paper, I heat embossed a sentiment from Kind Words (30-226) using gold EP.

I then assembled the card using patterned paper and orange cardstock to bring out the colors of the butterflies.  The vellum paper was wrapped around my CS panel and I added the butterflies on the panel as well as the card.

Tune in next week on the blog for more inspiration.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Day

Happy April!

Birthdays are abundant this month and I’m here to share a card I plan to give to my god-daughter.

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SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Cake & Wishes (30-235); Sweet Wishes (30-104) Dies Silver Linings (51-033); A2 Curved Edge Die (SSS) Inks Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other Patterned Paper (American Crafts); Black Enamel Accents (Ranger)

I love the girl and boy birthday images from the clear set Cakes & Wishes (30-235).  I stamped this image of the girl with present and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils.  I added Black Enamel Accents on her eyes for some pop.   I then fussy cut the image and set it aside.

On a card panel, I colored the CS with Tumbled Glass & Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.  On a separate piece of white cardstock, I die cut the smaller cloud from the die set, Silver Linings (51-033) multiple times.  I then partially die cut the same clouds on each side of my card panel.  I stamped a sentiment from the clear set Sweet WIshes (30-104).

I assembled my card.  On my card base, I added patterned paper that matched the color of my girl’s dress.  I added my card panel to the card base.  Green patterned paper was added to the panel to mimic a grassy hill.  I attached my birthday girl with foam tape.  I then added the white CS clouds on to the negative areas of the card panel also using foam tape.  I trimmed them to match the partially negative die cut.

I  realized, after, that the card was a little off balance with just the two clouds.  So, I added two more clouds to the scene to create more balance and depth.

That’s it!

I am including this in this week’s Simon Says Happy Birthday Wednesday challenge.

Hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks on the Penny Black blog.  I’m just as excited as you are to get my hands on a the new release stamps!!!

Take care.

 

 

 

“How-To Hop”

Hi there!

And it’s the weekend!

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All this week, the Penny Black Design Team (along with guest designers) have been showcasing the new large scale stamps along with the matching stencils.  And as a added bonus, we’ve been sharing step-by-step instructions on how we created our project!

Here is the card that I am sharing today on the PB blog along with detailed steps.  I love all the new large steps and I chose to use Softly (40-319) along with it’s coordinating stencil, Promenade (25-001).

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SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Softly (40-319); Kind Words (30-226) Stencil Promenade (25-001); Dies Feather & Frames (40-319) Ink Distress Paint - Weatherd Wood; Broken China, Picket Fence (Ranger); Arcrylic Paint (Martha Stewart); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other Gesso (Golden); Superfine Clear EP (Ranger); Repositionable Glue (Elmers); Enamel Dots (MME); Jute Twine

SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Softly (40-319); Kind Words (30-226) Stencil Promenade (25-001); Dies Feather & Frames (40-319) Ink Distress Paint – Weatherd Wood; Broken China, Picket Fence (Ranger); Arcrylic Paint (Martha Stewart); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other Gesso (Golden); Superfine Clear EP (Ranger); Repositionable Glue (Elmers); Enamel Dots (MME); Jute Twine

Basically, I wanted to continue using paints as I’ve been doing with many of the cards I have shared with you.  I really have been enjoying using them and not caring (a little) of going outside the lines.  I’ve been toying with the idea and glad I pulled through with it my first attempt.  I’ve also been venturing with bolder colors and I am really pleased.  Looks like my mom will receive this card for her birthday!

For step by step instructions, please visit the Penny Black blog.

I am also adding this card to the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge:  Styling With Stencils

Until next time!

With Love

Hello!

I had been busy all last week creating a wedding photo book for my son’s math & social studies teacher who is getting married this week.  I took photos of all the children and included in the books well-wishes, drawings and sound marriage advice from.  We presented it to her and I created a gift card for the present.

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SUPPLIES Stamps  Blooming Garden (PB 30-155); Salutations (PB 30-014); Kate's Alphabet (PB 30-168) So Breezy (Mama Elephant) Dies In Line Letters (Mama Elephant); PInked Die (Avery Elle) Inks Bubble gum Midtone (HA); Pale Tomato MidTone (HA); Grass Chalk Ink (HA); Black Dye Ink (HA) Ribbon Twill Ribbon w/ Chevron Stripes - Celery (May Arts) Other: Envelope Punch Board (WeR Memory Keepers); Pinking Shears

SUPPLIES Stamps Blooming Garden (PB 30-155); Salutations (PB 30-014); Kate’s Alphabet (PB 30-168) So Breezy (Mama Elephant) Dies In Line Letters (Mama Elephant); Pinked Die (Avery Elle) Inks Bubble gum Midtone (HA); Pale Tomato MidTone (HA); Grass Chalk Ink (HA); Black Dye Ink (HA) Ribbon Twill Ribbon w/ Chevron Stripes – Celery (May Arts) Other Envelope Punch Board (WeR Memory Keepers); Pinking Shears

Using white CS, I die cut the larger die from the Avery Elle die set Pinked Die.  On the bottome of this card panel, I stamped the tulip image from the clear set Blooming Garden (30-155).

I was inspired by this card from Julie Ebersole and decided to do something similar.  I die cut the worths “With Love” from the Mama Elephant alpha die set In Line Letter.  I stamped a little dragonfly, from the clear set Salutations (30-014), matching the colors of the tulips on every other letter to have the letters stand out more.  Once I did that, I carefully (and I had to do this a few times to get it right) adhered it to the top portion of the card panel.  I then cut another card panel which I trimmed with pinking sheers.  The panels were attached and then I added ribbon.   I also added a sentiment to the back of the panel from the ME clear set So Breezy.

Since I wanted to attach it to the wrapped present, I thought I’d make a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.  I bought it several months ago and this was the first time using it.  And I LOVE it!  It took me 2 tries but I was so happy after the second try!  I added the tulips.  I used Kate’s Alphabet (30-168) to address the envelope.

By the way, she ABSOLUTELY loved the book.  The students surprised her with it during recess.  It was a joy to see them screaming “surprise” to her.

Take care!

The Moment…

Hi!

Hope you all had a good weekend.

I have another card using May Arts ribbon….  I’m going through my card collection and realized I need to make more basic “hello” cards.

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SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Tweet Twet (30-156); Moment of Joy (4303F) Inks: Grass Chalk Ink (HA); Charcoal Mid Tone (HA); Arcrylic Paint (Martha Stewart) Ribbon May Arts Knotted Ribbon (466-38-10 Black) Other Gesso (Golden): Embossing Stylus (Martha Stewat)

SUPPLIES Stamps (All Penny Black) Tweet Tweet (30-156); Moment of Joy (4303F) Die Tagged (51-007) Inks Grass Chalk Ink (HA); Charcoal Mid Tone (HA); Arcrylic Paint (Martha Stewart) Ribbon May Arts Knotted Ribbon (466-38-10 Black) Other Gesso (Golden): Embossing Stylus (Martha Stewat)

On a small panel, I inked up the draping leaves (Japanese Maple to me) image from the beautiful clear set Tweet Tweet (30-156) and stamped it on both ends of a small white CS panel.  I then added this wonderful woodblock sentiment, Moment of Joy (4303F) – love the font combination – in grey ink.  Yeah, I know, it’s slightly crooked but I still wanted to share it. I then wrapped ribbon and tied a small knot on the bottom part of the panel.  On another card panel fitted for an A2 card, I created a subtle background simply by embossing even lines using a stylus.  I attached this directly on my card base.  I then added the smaller panel using thin foam squares.  Finally, I cut out butterflies using the die set Tagged (51-007) from scrap cardstock that I had colored with arcrylic paint and added it to the card.

Enjoy!