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
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!
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:
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.
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.
And this is what I created:
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.
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)
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!
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
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!
It’s been a BUSY few weeks!
I’m here to share a card that was posted on the Penny Black blog last week. We were asked to create a Christmas card using products by Scrapbook Adhesives.
This is what I created:
SUPPLIES Stamps Tree-lined (40-350) Dies: Love & Joy (51-021); Tipped Top Die (PTI); Classic Ovals Large (Spellbinders) Color Mediums: Distress Markers (Ranger) Other: Versamark (Tsukinecko); Red Embossing Tinsel EP, Enchanted Gold EP (Ranger); Zing Gold (American Crafts); Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger): 3D Foam Stars (Scrapbook Adhesives); 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
I was inspired by Laura’s card here. I used Tree-Lined (40-350) and created a ombre effect using Distress Markers. I cut an oval in the top center. Using Joy from the die set Love & Joy (51-021), I made a die several times to create thickness. I then added Versmark and heat embossed with sparkling red embossing powder. The stars were created using 2 different methods. The first was using Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Stars and adding Perfect Pearls and heat embossing with the sparkling red embossing powder. The second was die-cutting stars and using 2 shades of gold embossing powder.
For more details, visit the blog here.
In many parts of the U.S., Fall is slowly creeping among us. Where I live, we don’t really experience the beauty of this lovely season like in the Northeast. I miss that very much.
All week, the Penny Black Design Team is showcasing cards with leaves. I, unfortunately, did not receive the new release fall stamps on time but wanted to participate using past stamp sets. In this case, I used the beautiful stamp set, Foliage Fancy (30-138) designed by Nina Brackett.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Foliage Fancy (30-138); Gratitude (30-105) Color Mediums: Pear Tart, Morroco Olive Green, Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Dandelion Memento Luxe (Tsukineko); Lettuce Adirondack Earthtones Pigment Ink (Ranger); Red Brick, Gingerbread Versamagic (Tsukineko); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Queens Gold EP (Ranger); Crafty Foam Tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko)
For this card, I used various pigment inks to create the hues of a autumn leaf. I used sponge daubers to add the ink to the stamp image. I then used the outline stamp of the same leaft type to emboss with gold embossing powder. To finish, I added a sentiment from the Gratitude (30-105) clear set.
You can visit here for more detailed instructions.
Stick around and visit the blog all week. The rest of my fellow Penny Black designers have more beauties to show you!