…happiness

Hello!

Penny Black is sponsoring this week’s Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  And to celebrate this sponsorship, the Design Team will be sharing their interpretation of this challenge

Here is my take:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies:  Camellia (51-133 Patterned Paper Gentle Whisper (80-008) Color:  Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies: Camellia (51-133 Patterned Paper Gentle Whisper (80-008) Color: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

Details on how I created this card are on the Penny Black blog.

What a perfect time to create this card.  Hopefully it’s already arrived to the designated address – my Mom’s!  Just a little something to wish her a very happy birthday.

Until then.

Dad…

Hello!

It’s pouring here in this part of Texas.  Have too many outdoor activities that I need to do and this is hampering it quite a bit.

I’m on the Penny Black blog today sharing a Father’s Day/Masculine card.  I’m one of those that struggle with making “guy” cards, so it’s safer to keep it simple.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Live it Up (30-289); Snippets (30-297); Lost Without You (30-248) Color:  Intense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger) Other:  Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Live it Up (30-289); Snippets (30-283); Lost Without You (30-248) Color: Intense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I stamped and colored the balloons from Live It Up (30-289) with watercolor pencils.  They were fussy cut and then adhered to a ombre background which I created using various yellow Distress Ink.  The sentimets were from two stamp sets.  “Dad” was from a sentiment found in Lost Without You (30-248) and the “I Love You” was from Snippets (30-283).  Both were stamped with black ink.

Ciao!

 

Congrats

Hi there!

I’m on the Penny Black blog today with this card.  All week the DT are showcasing cards with a congratulations/good luck or graduation theme.  I really wanted to use the Leaflets die set and thought a wreath would be perfect.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Come Rain or Shine (30-236); Round & Round  (30-112) Dies: Leaflets (51-129); Flower Portrait (51-114)  Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color:  Festive Berries, Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts)  Other:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Come Rain or Shine (30-236); Round & Round (30-112) Dies: Leaflets (51-129); Flower Portrait (51-114) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Festive Berries, Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

Again, I used Betsy Veldman’s smooshing technique to create the watercolor effect on the leaves.  I did the same with the flowers but with different colors.  For details on how I made this card, click here for step by step instructions.

Until next week!

Happy Mother’s Day

Hello!

All week on the Penny Black blog, the Design Team is celebrating Mom.  I thought I’d share a card I recently made.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: So Blessed (40-132) Dies: Field of Dreams (51-030) Color: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Natural Jute (May Arts); Clear EP (Ranger); Enamel Dots

I wanted to try the smooshing technique shown by Betsy Veldman here.  I think it’s very subtle and beautiful.  For this card, I used this technique to color my die cuts.  On white CS, I added several different colors of Distress Ink and then die cut Field of Dreams (51-030).

The card is simple.  Once dry, I adhered the die cut to a clear panel.  I stamped and embossed a Mother’s Day sentiment from So Blessed (40-132) and the added final touches of jute and enamel dots.

I hope you check out the blog for further inspiration!

Welcome Baby

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I am sharing you my second card I created for my new niece.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Up and Away (ME), Salutations (PS) Dies: Up and Away (ME); Landscape Trio (ME); Mini Hearts (SSS) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA), Copic Markers Other: Vellum Paper; Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Up and Away (ME), Salutations (PS) Dies: Up and Away (ME); Landscape Trio (ME); Mini Hearts (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA), Copic Markers Other: Vellum Paper; Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

Time was ticking when I made this card and I had no inspiration until I saw Nichol’s card.  I’ll be honest, I wanted to use the bunny from Mama Elephant’s Up and Away and her card was exactly what I was looking for.  The layout is pretty much the same but I used the vellum as clouds rather than cardstock.  Thank’s to Nichol’s inspiration I completed the card right on time and was very happy with the outcome.

 

 

Hooray

Happy Friday!

We welcomed a new niece into our family this week.  I thought a nice way to start my brother-in-law’s family was to give them a ton of children’s books that my son and daughter helped select and baby clothes (how can you not help that?!).

I created 2 cards for both gifts.  Today, I will share the first card (actually the 2nd card I made).

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Jumbo Love (30-209) Dies: Hooray (51-038); Pinked (Avery Elle) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Patterned Paper

 

I was running out of time to be honest to create cards and decided to make it simple.  I love the images from Jumbo Love (30-209) and used the image of the little elephant and balloon.  I stamped and colored this cute little guy with Prismacolor Pencils. The image was fussy cut and set aside.  I die cut my card panel using the frame from Avery Elle’s Pinked die set.  I stamped the image again on the card panel and placed my cut image over the stamped image with foam tape.  The panel was added to the card base.  The sentiment is a die cut from the Hooray set (51-038).

Until next time!

 

 

Hello

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today I’m sharing my final card from last week’s showcase of Penny Black’s Cute and Adorable stamps fro the release, Bring on the Happy.

We just got a puppy back in late December.  She’s almost 5 months.  This is the first time we’ve had a dog in the house so it’s been quite a learning experience.  I thought Man’s Best Friend (30-120) was a perfect set to use for my final card.  All the images in this set make me smile.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Man's Best Friend (30-120); Critter Time (30-234) Dies: Doodles (51-128) Stencils:  Honeycomb (25-012) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Pitt Artist Pen (Faber Castell); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Green Cardstock

SUPPLIES Stamps: Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Critter Time (30-234) Dies: Doodles (51-128) Stencils: Honeycomb (25-012) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Pitt Artist Pen (Faber Castell); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Green Cardstock

I have a step-by-step guide on the Penny Black blog on how I made this card.  To view it, click here.

Hope you all have a great week!