Scary!!

Hi there!

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.


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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!

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

Greetings!

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…

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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)

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOY

 

Hi there!

I’m going to be making many Christmas cards down the road.  Here is one I’d like to share….

SUPPLIES Stamps: Joy Filled (30-257); Dies: Glorious (51-068) Stencils: Zigs & Zags (25-010) Color Mediums Koi Watercolor Paint Set (Sakura); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Watercolor Glitter Paint (Yasutomo) Other: Wendy Vechhi Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Dark Brown Twine

SUPPLIES Stamps: Joy Filled (30-257); Dies: Glorious (51-068) Stencils: Zigs & Zags (25-010) Color Mediums Koi Watercolor Paint Set (Sakura); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Watercolor Glitter Paint (Yasutomo) Other: Wendy Vechhi Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Dark Brown Twine

I love the Glorious (51-068) poinsettia die!  For this card, I used watercolor paper to die cut the image.  I then added watercolor and then highlight the leaves and petals using my watercolor pencils.  The center was colored with a yellow hue and then I added a little glitter paint.  To accentuate the center, I added glossy accents.

To create my panel, I used embossing paste over  the Zigs & Zags (25-010) stencil.  I trimmed the panel and tied brown twine twice over the length of the panel.  I then adhered it to my card base.  The poinsettia die cut was added with dimensional foam.  I then created a banner and added a sentiment from Joy Filled (30-257).

Go visit the Penny Black blog.  Watercolor is the highlight of the week!

 

 

 

Winter Thank You’s

Greetings!

The Penny Black Design Team is showcasing thank you cards using the latest Christmas/Winter releases.  It’s my turn today and here is my take on my winter thank-you card:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Ode to Christmas (4396J); Soft Whisper (40-289); Wishes (30-103) Dies: Rectangular Nesting Dies (Lil Inkers) Color Mediums: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Festive Berries Distress Markers (Ranger); Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing Butter EP (American Crafts); Zing White EP (American Crafts)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Ode to Christmas (4396J); Soft Whisper (40-289); Wishes (30-103) Dies: Rectangular Nesting Dies (Lil Inkers) Color Mediums: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Festive Berries Distress Markers (Ranger); Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing Butter EP (American Crafts); Zing White EP (American Crafts)

I love many of the bird images that Penny Black creates and wanted to showcase the little chickadee of Ode to Christmas (4396J) from the Seasons Greetings release.  The little chickadee, colored with Distress Markers, is my centerpiece.  To complement the wintery scene, I used the branch background stamp Soft Whisper (40-289) and embossed it with a light yellow and white powder.  The sentiment is from the clear set Wishes (30-103).

For more details on how I created the card, visit the Penny Black blog or here.

 

 

 

 

 

Noel

Hello!

Just a quick post.  I’m sharing a card that was featured in this month’s PageMaps.  Myself and the rest of the Penny Black Design Team created cards based on Becky Fleck’s sketches.  Each team member worked on a separate sketch.

This is the sketch I worked on.

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And this is what I created:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Winter’s Blossoms (30-193); Let’s Chat (30-244) Dies: Picture This (51-056); Exulatations (51-060) Color Mediums: Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Black Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Green Twine (May Arts); Gold Glitter Tape (Michaels); Paper Punch (EK Success)

Quite honestly, it was a bit of a challenge for me since I don’t often make these types of cards – using many embellishments and patterned paper.  I had to think outside of my comfortable box and once I simplified it, the design came automatically to me!  It’s nice to stretch your style every so often!

To see the rest of the Design Team’s sketches and creations, click here.

Until next time.

 

Birthday Tag

Hello!

I wanted to share something during World Card Making Day but life got a little too busy.  It’s just one day late (who’s counting?) and I’m here to share a tag I made for a birthday present I wrapped up for my daughter’s friend.

SUPPLIES Stamps Bright Wishes (40-297); Good Day (30-241); Salutations (30-014) Color Mediums Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink (Tsukineko); Distress Markers (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils Dies Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT); Other Wink of Stella Clear Pen (Zig)

SUPPLIES Stamps Bright Wishes (40-297); Good Day (30-241); Salutations (30-014) Color Mediums Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink (Tsukineko); Distress Markers (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils Dies Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT) Other Wink of Stella Clear Pen (Zig)

I found the easiest way to stamp an image with multiple colors is to use markers.  I used Distress Markers to color each candle of Bright Wishes.  Once completely colored, I lightly sprayed the image a few times and stamped on paper.  Just LOVE this technique.  The kat from the clear set Good Day (30-2410 was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then fussy cut.  I added a little sparkle to the balloon with a Wink of Stella pen.  The sentiment came from a retired PB clear set Salutations (30-014).

That’s all for now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trick or Treat

Boo!!

Penny Black is getting ready for Halloween.  All week the Design Team is sharing cards on the blog with a Halloween theme.

And here is my creation!

SUPPLIES Stamps  Glenda and Frankie (30-250); Haunted Halloween (30-184) Dies Haunted Hollow (51-073) Color Mediums Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Perserves, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks (Ranger) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing Black EP (American Crafts); Craft Knife

SUPPLIES Stamps Glenda and Frankie (30-250); Haunted Halloween (30-184) Dies Haunted Hollow (51-073) Color Mediums Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Perserves, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks (Ranger) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Zing Black EP (American Crafts); Craft Knife

I LOVE the little mummy from the Mo Manning clear set Glenda and Frankie (30-250)  Just SO cute!  I colored this little guy with Prismacolor Pencils.  I then fussy cut the image and set it aside.  I then used the haunted house die from the set Haunted Hollow (51-073).  I partially cut the die from black CS leaving the bottom part attached to the paper.  I then used a craft knife to cut a hill from the paper.  The sky background was created using hues of purple, blue, orange and yellow Distress Ink.  I then embossed the sentiment from the lear set Haunted Halloween (30-184).  I attached and trimmed the house and hill directly on the background.  The little mummy was attached with dimensional foam.

Have a great week!