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.

 

 

You Are Loved

Hello!

My daughter went on a sleepaway camp for the very first time.  She was very nervous since she went on her own.  I made her a card to surprise her and to make her smile.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Love From Above (Mama Elephant) Dies Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant) Color Medium Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other Clear EP (Ranger); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

I’ve been wanting to use Mama Elephant’s  Love From Above clear set.  Those little angels are the cutest!

On white CS, I stamped the angel holding the heart 3x.  I colored each with Prismacolor Pencils and then fussy cut.   I also added Glossy Accents to the heart for a little shine.  I set them aside.

I then worked on the sky background on my card base.  I wanted to add a little more visual interest than just a blue background.  Using the new round Mini Ink Blending Tool, I added circles of Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac.  I just added ink to the tool and pressed directly on the card base twisting the tool to create a perfect circle.  I did this repeatedly creating 2nd and 3rd generation circles.  I overlapped the circles as well so I ended up creating a bokeh look.  I love it!

I die cut the cloud die from Landscape Trio and trimmed it to fit my A2 card base.  I rubbed Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the edge of the die cut.  The die cut was adhered to the bottom of the card base.  To finish, I added my sentiment and heat embossed with clear EP.  The angels were added vertically up the card and adhered with foam tape.

It’s been a while since I participated in a challenge.

I am adding this to CASE Study Challenge #196.  I interpreted Pamela’s beautiful card loosely takng the aspect of flying over an image.  In this case, angels flying over a cloud.

I am also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge You Gotta Have Friends.  Although I made this card for my daughter, it can also be used for a very dear friend.

Enjoy your week!

 

Simple Birthday Card 2

Hi there!

I needed to make another set of simple birthday cards for a double birthday party my son attended a few weeks ago.  Again, I needed to make them quick and very simple.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Yay! (Hero Arts) Dies Uplifting (51-004) Color Mediums Fired Brick and Festive Berries Distress Inks (Ranger); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Green Bakers Twine; Glossy Accents

SUPPLIES Stamps Yay! (Hero Arts) Dies Uplifting (51-004) Color Mediums Fired Brick, Barn and Festive Berries Distress Inks (Ranger); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Green Bakers Twine; Glossy Accents; Gel Medium (Faber-Castell)

I cut 2 balloons from Bristol paper using the large elongated balloon die from the set Uplifting (51-004).  I then  white embossed sentiments from the Hero Arts clear set Yay! on each balloon.  I watercolored the balloons using Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Barn Door Distress Inks as my color palette.  I set aside the balloons and let them dry.

I cut 2 small rectangular panels of paper.  Using various blue shades and white Inktense water color pencils, I scribbled each color going from darkest to lightest.  I then used a wide brush to water color and blend the colors to create an ombre look.  Once that was dry, I mounted my panels on a card base.

I then added the balloons to the card using dimensional foam.  I then tied green baker’s twine to the “knot” of the balloon.  I then carefully rubbed Faber Castell Gel Medium to the rest of the twine and adhered it to the card in a “s” shape.  Finally, I added a drop of Glossy Accents to the knot to prevent it from unravelling.

Done!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.