I’m taking a very short Christmas card break to share one with a Thanksgiving theme.
To be honest, I had stamped and painted this image a year ago but never got a chance to put it on a card. So here it is!
SUPPLIES Stamps Pumpkins (40-145); Tree-Mendous (30-165) Color Mediums: Versafine Black Onyx Ink (Tsukineko); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Dark Brown Twine; Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)
I stamped and embossed one of my favorite Mo Manning images, Pumpkins (40-145) on Bristol paper. I colored the image with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. I then stamped and embossed a sentiment from the clear set Tree-Mendous (30-165).
I wanted to add more visual interest to card so I attached my panel to Arcrylic paper. The finished panel was added to the card base. I wrapped a dark brown twine towards the bottom of the image to finish off the card.
I am entering my card in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wedensday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving.
Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Have you heard of Inchie Arts? Well, they are small precision cut matboards that you can use with your cardmaking or other small projects. It’s like a small canvas to add whatever designs or stamping!
This week, Penny Black is collaborating with Inchie Arts and showing off projects using these matboards. It’s my turn to share my project highlighting these products.
SUPPLIES Stamps Etched Branches (40-340); Beauty of the Season (30-254) Inchie Arts Product: White 2.5 x 3.5″ Precision Cut Matboard Color Medium: Koi Water Set (Sakura); Versafine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Stylus (Martha Stewart); Scoring Board (Martha Stewart)
I simply stamped and embossed Etched Branches (40-340) on the matboard. I then added various hues of blue, purple, yellow and orange watercolor for my dawn/nightsky. Since this was my focal point, I wanted my panel to be very simple. My panel is the width of my card and slightly wider than the width of the matboard. I scored lines on the panel for interest. The panel was adhered to the card base and then I added the matboad on top of the panel. To finish, I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the clear set, Beauty of the Season (30-254).
Throughout this month and December, I have more Christmas cards to share. I hope you come and visit.
I’ve been trying to steal time to create many cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Most of the Christmas cards that I’ll be making this year will all be going to this service for the elderly. What better way to send happy thoughts during this wonderful season!
The 2 cards that I am showcasing today will be included in my packet. All this week, the Penny Black Design Team have been sharing their creations using the intricate dies from the Winter Wonderland release.
It’s my turn today. I kept my cards quite basic allowing the die cuts to shine.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Season’s Wishes (30-201) Dies: Gossamer (51-085) Color Mediums: Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Glitter Paper (Michaels), Rhinestone Gem Embellishment
My first card uses the Gossamer (51-085) die. I cut the die from glitter paper. I also die cut it again on white CS and adhered behind the glitter paper to give it more dimension. The background was created using various hues of purple and blue Distress Ink and then splattered with water. The sentiment is from the clear set Season’s Wishes (30-201). I also added a glittery rhinestone gem in the center of my die.
SUPPLIES Stamps Joy Filled (30-257) Dies Twirl Tree (51-091) Color Medium: Cherry Pie Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Ink Spray (Ranger); Onyx Black Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Power (Ranger); Patterned Paper (7 Gypsies); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Wink of Stella Clear Pen (Zig)
My second card uses the Twirl Tree (51-091) die. I cut it from white CS and then sprayed heavily with a red ink spray and then Perfect Pearls ink spray. I didn’t think it was sparkly enough and then colored directly on the die with a Wink of Stella clear pen. I cut a rectangle on a arcrylic paper panel. I love the texture of arcrylic paper and often use it to give the card dimension. I distressed the edges. I nestled the die cut into the window behind patterend paper. The sentiment is from the Joy Filled (30-257) clear set.
For more information on my cards, visit the Penny Black blog.
Until next time!
I wanted to share a card that I made a few months back for my daughter. When the school year begins, I always like to tuck a card of love and encouragement for her to look at in her backpack. She keeps in a small pocket the whole year.
SUPPLIES Stamps Up and Away (Mama Elephant) Dies: Up and Away (Mama Elephant); Super 2 Dies (Paper Smooches) Color Mediums Prismacolor Pencils; Black Tuxedo Memento Ink (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lila Distress Ink (Ranger) Other Mini Ink Applicator (Ranger); Dimensional Foam (3M); Blackboard Chalk Paper (DCWV)
I love all the cutesy characters from Mama Elephant and wanted to use this image for her. The bokeh looking background was created by using the Ranger Mini Ink Applicator and alternately dabbing hues of blue Distress Ink directly as a circle onto the card panel.
She loved it. Always great to see her smile.
Haven’t played along in a challenge for so long. I am including this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Thinking of You.
It’s raining here in Houston. I’ve got a little time to post before dinner is ready to be made. This week, the Penny Black DT is showcasing cards with a theme of giving thanks.
Here is my creation for this week. I kept it very basic with a little bit of sparkle and embossing.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Filigree Foliage (40-358) Dies: Autumn Jewels (51-072); Words of Gratitude (51-071) Color Medium: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Ranger); Golden Glitz Delicata (Tsukineko) Other: Woodgrain Impression Plate (PTI); Versamark (Tsukineko); Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Chalkboard Cardstock Paper (DCWV); Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Wink of Stella Clear Pen (Zig); Clear Sequins
There are 3 leaves that I used that I cut from the Autumn Jewels (51-072) die set. I heat embossed the maple leaf with gold EP using the Filigree Foliage (40-358) stamp set and then used Distress Ink to color the rest of the leaf. The 2 leaves in the back were colored with the same inks on the maple leaf and then stamped using the Filigree Foliage leaf images with gold ink.
For more information on the card, click here and here for the details.
Jean Manis is up all this week sharing spooky Halloween cards on the Penny Black blog.
I thought I’d join in the fun and share a Halloween card I recently made.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Glenda & Frankie (30-250); Spooky Sphere (30-249) Dies: Spider’s Internet (51-076) Color Mediums: Distress Ink (Ranger), Prismacolor Pencils, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukinkeo) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
I love the Mo Manning Halloween Set, Glenda & Frankie (30-250). I especially love the little frankenstein and mummy images. I used little Frankie here and colored him with Prismacolor Pencils. I then fussy cut and set aside.
I then die cut Spider’s Internet (51-076) several times from black cardstock. On a Bristol paper panel, I added hues of orange, yellow and green Distress Ink. When I was satisfied with my background, I flicked water using a wet paintbrush. Once dried, I glued the spider webs and attempted to make them look like they were all connected.
Once this wall all done, I completed the card. I added the panel to my card base. Little Frankie was added with dimensional foam. The sentiment from Spooky Spheres (30-249) was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and then heat embossed with clear EP.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
I hope you all have been visiting the Penny Black blog this week. The DT has been showcasing projects using watercolor. We all used images and/or dies from the latest winter releases. Today I end the week on the blog with this card…
SUPPLIES Stamps: Reindeer Games (4400K); Prancers (30-258); Joy-Filled (30-257) Dies: In the Meadow (PTI) Color Mediums: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Koi Watercolor Paint Set (Sakura); Unicorn Pigment Ink (HA); Black Dye Ink (HA) Mister Huey’s Silver Ink Spray (Studio Calico); Mister’s Huey Calico White Ink Spray (Studio Calico); Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); White Embossing Powder (American Crafts)
I haven’t colored a Mimi image in so long that I thought this was the time! I used the very cute Reindeer Games (4400K) as my focal point. Mimi was colored with Inktense watercolor pencils. Once done, I fussy cut the image and set her aside. The background was colored on watercolor paper using the Koi Watercolor Paint set. I wet the card panel and then added hues of purples and dark blues. I let them all bleed together and allowed it to dry. I then I used a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire and just splattered various ink sprays on the background. I embossed a tree from Prancers (30-258) onto the background and added a few snowy hills to complete the panel. The Mimi image was added with dimensional foam tape. And I added a sentiment from Joy Filled (30-257).
Hope you all were inspired.
Have a great weekend!