Creative Christmas with Creative Dies

Greetings!

The Design Team has been showcasing the new release Christmas dies all this week.  Today is my turn.

I thought I’d use the new set Frame & Pattern (51-065) on my card.  I took inspiration this card by Laura Bassen.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Wonderful and Jolly (30-259) Dies Frames & Pattern (51-065); Picture This (51-056) Color Mediums Barn Door; Festive Berries; Fired Brick; Pine Needles; Forest Moss; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other Ribbon (May Arts); Doublestick Tape (3M); Foil Paper (DWCV); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Quikstick (We R Memory Keepers); Foam Tape (3M); Brown Twine

SUPPLIES Stamps Wonderful and Jolly (30-259) Dies Frame & Pattern (51-065); Picture This (51-056) Color Mediums Barn Door; Festive Berries; Fired Brick; Pine Needles; Forest Moss; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other Ribbon (May Arts); Doublestick Tape (3M); Foil Paper (DWCV); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Quikstick (We R Memory Keepers); Foam Tape (3M); Brown Twine

For this card, I used the pattern die of the set.  I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at first.  I knew that I wanted the die cut panel to be red.  When cut, I realized that I would make it look like wrapping paper.  I die cut cut several more times using cardstock I colored with green hues of Distress Ink as well as gold foil.

To make it easier for the small intricate die cuts, I measured another panel of the same length and added double stick tape allover it.  I adhered it to the red panel and then slowly added the small die cuts into the red panel.  Once done, I wrapped blue ribbon and added a sentimend from the clear set Wonderful and Jolly (30-259) to the stamp die from the set Picture This (51-56).

I then added the completed red panel to a larger panel of Arcrylic paper.  Finally, I added the panel to a craft card base.

I hope you’ve been enjoying all the DT creations this week.  Until next time!

 

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like… CHRISTMAS!

Seasons Greetings!

It’s still the season of summer to me!

All week the Penny Black DT have been getting you all ready for the full reveal of this year’s Christmas collection.  So hang around and visit the blog on August 11th to see all the new goodies to play in your craft room.

In the meantime, here’s a little card to get you in the Christmas spirit!

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SUPPLIES Stamps Igloo (40-267); Festive Forest (30-197); Textures (30-240); Crystal Pattern (40-162); Season's Wishes (30-201) Dies Polaroid (51-057); Mini Hearts Set (SSS); In the Meadow (PTI) Color Mediums: Pool; Soft Vanilla (Hero Arts); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves; Salty Ocean; Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils Other 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives); Corner Rounder (WeRMemoryKeepers); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps Igloo (40-267); Festive Forest (30-197); Textures (30-240); Crystal Pattern (40-162); Season’s Wishes (30-201) Dies Polaroid (51-057); Mini Hearts Set (SSS); In the Meadow (PTI) Color Mediums: Pool; Soft Vanilla (Hero Arts); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves; Salty Ocean; Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils Other 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives); Corner Rounder (WeRMemoryKeepers); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

I thought I’d use a few stamps from last year’s release that I had not had a chance to ink up.  In a previous entry, I had decided to use a Mo Manning image that I usually shy away from.  I love the little eskimo with his furry friend from the Mo Manning design, Igloo (40-267), that I had to incorporate him in the card.

For more detailed instructions, please here and the Penny Black blog.

Remember to check next week for the Seasons Greeting full reveal!

 

 

 

 

Thank You

Hi there!

I made a quick and simple thank you card for my son to write to his aunt.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Bon Voyage (30-224); Special Wishes (30-229) Dies Silver Linings (51-033); Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil' Inkers) Color Medium Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other GLossy Accents (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig)

SUPPLIES Stamps Bon Voyage (30-224); Special Wishes (30-229) Dies Silver Linings (51-033); Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil’ Inkers) Color Medium Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other GLossy Accents (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig)

I used the balloon image from Bon Voyage (30-224) as my focal point.  The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then die cut.  I also added Glossy Accents to the balloon for dimension.

I cut the panel using the Rectangular Stitched Mats from Lil’ Inkers.  The small clouds from the die set Silver Linings (51-033) were added to the panel.  Before I glued them to the panel, I added Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac to the edges of the clouds.  I then added the balloon using dimensional foam.

To finish, I used a sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229).  The panel was mounted on a yellow card base.

Enjoy!

 

 

A Little Hello

Hello!

I’m sharing  with you today a card using a Mo Manning image.  I love many of his images that he designs for Penny Black.  To  be honest, I don’t often use them as I always feel intimidated on how to color them.  However, once I saw April (40-299), I knew I had to have her and overcome my issues!

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SUPPLIES  Stamps April (41-299); Friendship (30-160) Dies A Pocket Full (51-053) Stencils Dylusions Chequered Dots (Ranger) Color Medium Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers)

SUPPLIES Stamps April (41-299); Friendship (30-160) Dies A Pocket Full (51-053) Stencils Dylusions Chequered Dots (Ranger) Color Medium Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers)

She is just too adorable.  On white cardstock I stamped the image and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils.  I’m not very adept with Copics so I thought I’d color her with the pencils.  I love how the image turned out!  Once done, I carefully fussy cut her as well as the flower and set them aside.

I then decided to try the new (well, to me) Translucent Embossing paste that I’ve had in my stash for a few months.  Using a Dylusions stencil I carefully added the paste to my card panel.  The stencil is narrower and shorter than my panel.  So, I had to add paste to one area and then allowed to dry before I moved on to the next area of the panel.  I will be honest, it took a lot of patience.  Once completely dried, I trimmed the panel a little narrower than my card base.

On my card base, I added yellow CS to add color to the card.  I then added my panel using dimensional foam to the base.  The stamped images were placed with dimensional foam tape as well to the right of the card base.  To finish, I stamped a sentiment from Friendship (30-160) on a trimmed die from the set A Pocket Full (51-053).

Thanks for taking a peek.  Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

Celebrations

Hello!

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Today, I am sharing you two projects that I created for Penny Black’s latest release Pocket Treasures.  All week, we’ve been sharing a scrapbook or a Project Life page as well as a card using the stamps and dies from this release.

My projects were showcased this past Tuesday, July 15th.

Let me show them to you now.

Tuesday was my son’s 10th birthday and I thought I’d start with the card I created to celebrate his day.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps Life's Journals (30-247) Dies By The Numbers (51-054); Tabs & Toggles (51-051) Color Mediums Soft Vanilla; Lemon Yellow; Butter Bar; Pale Tomato Dye Inks (Hero Arts); Pure Sunshine, Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray; Teal Color Shine Ink Spray (Heidi Swapp) Other Glossy Accents (Ranger); Alpha Letters (Sticko)

SUPPLIES Stamps Let’s Chat (30-244) Dies By The Numbers (51-054); Tabs & Toggles (51-051) Color Mediums Soft Vanilla; Lemon Yellow; Butter Bar; Pale Tomato Dye Inks (Hero Arts); Pure Sunshine, Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray; Teal Color Shine Ink Spray (Heidi Swapp) Other Glossy Accents (Ranger); Alpha Letters (Sticko); Corner Rounder (We R Memory Keepers

For this card, I thought a picture of him as an infant would be great to mark how much he has grown.  Time flies, doesn’t it?  I thought I’d use bright colors for the card to stand out as well as sparkly alpha letters.

For directions on how I made this card, click here.  Also, PB listed the wrong stamp set (completely my fault as I gave them the wrong info  And I just only noticed today!)  I used Let’s Chat (30-244), not Life’s Journals for this card.

My second project is a scrapbook page I created to commemorate my grandmother’s 100th birthday party.  To be honest, I don’t scrapbook.  I find making cards much easier and less time consuming.  In any case, I had a lot of fun thinking through the layout and creating the page.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Petal Power (30-225); Remember This (30-246) Dies Texting (51-052); A Pocket Full (51-053); Picture This (51-056)  Color Mediums Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Gelatos (Faber-Castell); Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Lettuce Adirondack Dye Ink (Ranger); Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink(Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Black Copic Multiline Pen Papers 8x11 Maggie Holmes Paper pack (American Crafts); Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Multimedia Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore) Other: Doiley (Wilton); Gesso (Faber-Castell); Multi Medium Gel (Faber-Castell)

SUPPLIES Stamps Petal Power (30-225); Remember This (30-246) Dies Texting (51-052); A Pocket Full (51-053); Picture This (51-056) Color Mediums Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Gelatos (Faber-Castell); Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Lettuce Adirondack Dye Ink (Ranger); Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink(Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Black Copic Multiline Pen Papers 8×11 Maggie Holmes Paper pack (American Crafts); Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Multimedia Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore) Other: Doiley (Wilton); Gesso (Faber-Castell); Multi Medium Gel (Faber-Castell)

This is one of my favorite pictures I took during my grandmother’s birthday party.  In this picture, my mother is helping my grandmother dance to “Pearly Shells”.  They both are clearly enjoying this moment.  It was a joyous day.

And this year, my family celebrated again for her 101st birthday!  Woohoo!

For instructions how I created this scrapbook page, click here.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of the team’s projects.  They’re all gorgeous!  You can check them all on the Penny Black blog.

Until next time.

 

 

 

Enjoy

Greetings!

Today’s card shares a few techniques, of course, highlighting Penny Black products.

I love white (as you may have already noticed) and wanted to keep the card as clean and simple.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Friendship Flowers (30-223) Dies Hooray (51-038); Hooray (51-042) Color Mediums Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing White (American Crafts); Gray Enamel Dots (Michaels); Gray Nylon Twine; Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps Friendship Flowers (30-223) Dies Hooray (51-038); Petals (51-042) Color Mediums Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); gold metallic Gelato (Faber-Castell)  Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing White (American Crafts); Gray Enamel Dots (Michaels); Gray Nylon Twine; Glossy Accents (Ranger)

The first component I worked on was my stamped image.  I cut a small rectangle from Bristol paper.  I white embossed a flower image from the clear set Friendship Flowers (30-223).  Apparently, I love tulips as I continue to choose these flowers for my cards!  Using Inktense Watercolor Pencils, I colored the flowers and pail.  I first started coloring the flowers, followed by the leaves/stems and then the pail.  I always wet the area I wanted to color and then just continually added color using various hues from light to dark.  Once the stamped image was complete, I painted the background using hues of yellows and browns.  I also rubbed gold metallic Gelato around the edges.   It kinda looks like parchment paper.  I set it aside.

The next step was to create the embossed panel.  The panel is about 1/4″ smaller from each side of the card base.  I then used the cover plate die Petals (51-042) to impress the image onto the paper.  If this is your first time, the sandwich I used for my Big Shot is as follows from bottom to top:  Cutting Pad; Die; Paper; 1 or 2 Embossing Pads; Cutting Pad.  Once I ran it through by Big Shot, I trimmed it so all sides were equal.  The panel was adhered to a card base.

I then die cut 2 times the word Enjoy on kraft paper from the set Hooray (51-038).  I then die cut the word from red CS.  I then glued them all together with the red die cut as the first layer.  For the dot, I cut that part of the four times on kraft paper and then die cut once on the red CS.  It is much thicker than the word because I knew I wouldn’t be able to adhere it on the card base with dimensional foam.

To finish, I wrapped gray nylon twine around the front the card.  I mounted my watercolor panel towards the left side of the card.  I adhered my die with very thin pieces of dimensional foam and placed it to the side of my watercolor panel.  To finish, I added glossy accents to my die cut and added a few enamel dots to complement the twine.

Thank you.

 

enjoy the ride!

Helloo!

Hope you’ve been enjoying all the “kat” cards this week on the Penny Black blog.  I am the last to showcase Margaret Sherry’s newest creatiions.

So, here we go!  Like I mentioned earlier, I love these new critters.  And this kat from Hang on Tight (40-234) is one of my favorites of the whole collection.  Look at that little guy’s facial expression!

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SUPPLIES Stamps Hang on Tight (40-234); Mimi's Playground (30-147); Edge to Edge (30-164) Dies Uplifting (51-004) Color Mediums Copic Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Tumbled Glass; Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other Black Baker's Twine, Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps Hang on Tight (40-324); Mimi’s Playground (30-147); Edge to Edge (30-164) Dies Uplifting (51-004) Color Mediums Copic Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Tumbled Glass; Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other Black Baker’s Twine, Glossy Accents (Ranger)

I decided to just use the kat and put him in a different precarious position.  I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut the image.  I set the cut image aside.

I then colored a 3.75 x 5″ panel with Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  On the top right, I die cut 2 images using the large elongated balloon from the set Uplifting (51-004).  I discarded the positive cuts and mounted the panel on a white card base.

From white cardstock, I die cut that same image 3 times.  I then colored each balloon using Copic Markers.  I then tied knots on each balloon using black baker’s twine.  Two of the balloons were added to the negative cut of the panel.  I then mounted the third ballon on top of the 2 balloons.  I then added Glossy Accents to the knots to prevent them from unravelling.

I then added the sentiment on the bottom right.  I first partially stamped a sentiment from the Edge to Edge (30-164) clear set.  Underneath, I added a sentiment from Mimi’s Playground (30-147).

The baker’s twine was gathered together and adhered using a glue dot.  I then added my fussy cut kat over the twine using dimensional foam.

And that’s that.  Until next time.