Lovely Leaves

Greetings!

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.

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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)

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!

Holiday Traditions

Hello.

I’m a little late posting these cards.  I had a family event that I needed to attend and wasn’t able to post on time.

All week, the Penny Black Design Team has been showing off more Christmas cards using new release stamps as well as describing what Christmas traditions we are fond of.

The holiday tradition that I always think of during Christmas is my family’s celebration on Christmas eve.  For most of my life, my family started our holiday during this day.  All my relatives would come as well as family friends.  My parents would have lots of Filiipino food including a lechon or roasted pig.  We all had presents for everyone that attended.  The tree was overflowing with them to the point it took up much of the floor space of my parents’ living room.  Late into the evening, we would all come round and my mother would start distributing them to all.  After the distribution, we would hurry over to church for the midnight mass.  They were very memorable and happy times.

So here’s a very simple card that I created.  I thought I’d play around with my watercolors.untitled-1215-2

 

SUPPLIES Stamps: Sparkler (30-338); Lace Edgings (30-212) Dies: World of Wishes (51-067) Ink Mediums: Koi Watercolor Sketchbox (Sakura); Versamark (Tsukinkeo); Butterbar Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Zing White EP (American Crafts); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Clear & White Sequins;

SUPPLIES Stamps: Sparkler (30-338); Lace Edgings (30-212) Dies: World of Wishes (51-067) Ink Mediums: Koi Watercolor Sketchbox (Sakura); Versamark (Tsukinkeo); Butterbar Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Zing White EP (American Crafts); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Clear & White Sequins;

For more details, you can click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Penny Black Sentimental Holidays

Penny Black is being sentimental all this week.  The Design Team is showcasing the sentiments in the new release clear sets.  Today, I humbly showcase a “simple” Merry Christmas from the clear set Prancers (30-258) as well as using the reindeer die Leap of Joy (51-062).

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SUPPLIES Stamps Textures (30-240); Prancers (30-258) Dies Leap of Joy (51-062) Color Mediums Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves Distress Paint (Ranger); Fired Brick, Barn Door Distress Ink (Ranger); Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (Tsukineko) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Queens Gold EP (Ranger); Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Gesso (Golden); Crafty Foam Tap (Scrapbook Adhesives); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Christmas Pattern Paper (MME)

SUPPLIES Stamps Textures (30-240); Prancers (30-258) Dies Leap of Joy (51-062) Color Mediums Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves Distress Paint (Ranger); Fired Brick, Barn Door Distress Ink (Ranger); Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (Tsukineko) Other Versamark (Tsukineko); Queens Gold EP (Ranger); Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Gesso (Golden); Crafty Foam Tap (Scrapbook Adhesives); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Christmas Pattern Paper (MME)

I played a lot with paint, gold ink, gold Perfect Pearls and gold embossing powder.  For more information on the card click here.

Hope you’ve been inspired!

 

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!