Hip Hip Hooray!

Hi!

Just a quick post.

I created a birthday tag for my daughter’s friend.  I wanted to make it silly and whimsical for her.  I think she appreciated it!

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Too Hip (Sweet Stamp Shop) Dies:  Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Salty Ocean, Broken China Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger), Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Too Hip (Sweet Stamp Shop) Dies: Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Salty Ocean, Broken China Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger), Clear EP (Ranger)

I love this hippo from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I stamped him on a tag using the MFT Pierced Tag Stax.  He was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I stamped the cute mustache with Black Onyx Versafine and embossed with clear EP.  I create a watercolor background using various blue Distress Ink.  The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed.

School is almost over here.  Just 2 more days!  It’s been a tumultuous year for both my kids in different ways and I’m looking forward to just hanging out and (almost) doing nothing.

Ciao!

 

 

 

Time to Party

Hi!

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend.

I have a birthday card to share with you highlighting Penny Black’s Man’s Best Friend (30-120) clear set.  I love this set!  It has such cute images of dogs.  Perhaps I’m just so fond of them since we have a puppy in the house.

My husband’s birthday was last month and a dog image on his card was fitting.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  All Penny Black Fashion Tweet (30-223); Man's Best Friend (30-120); Party Time (30-049); Dots in Space (40-114) Dies:  All Penny Black Flower Portrait (51-114); Chat Bubbles (51-003) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine; Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other:  Versamark (Tsukineko), Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: All Penny Black Fashion Tweet (30-223); Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Party Time (30-049); Dots in Space (40-144) Dies: All Penny Black Flower Portrait (51-114); Chat Bubbles (51-003) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine; Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko), Clear EP (Ranger)

I created this card fairlly “quickly”.  To create the background, I stamped and clear embossed Dots in Space (40-144) on my card panel.  I then die cut Flower Portrait (51-114) at the top center of the panel.  I  cut Flower Portrait two more times and adhered just the frame one on top of the other.  The top layer was from a previous card here.

On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped, colored and fussy cut my dog image.  This cute critter was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  On the card base, I strategically centered and stamped the cityscape from Fashion Tweet (30-233) where my panel window would be mounted.  The panel was adhered on my card base with dimensional foam.  I then added the frame onto the panel.  I slid the dog image behind the panel and adhered with more dimensional foam.  Finally I added a sentiment from Party Time (30-049) on one of the Chat Bubbles (51-003) die set.

 

 

Card Trio

Hello!

I wanted to share a set of cards that I created using negative die cuts.  Last month, I had made this card.  One of the dies that I used for the card was Flower Portrait (51-114).  The part of the die that I used was the flowers (which were colored using the watercolor smooshing technique found here).  What was left was the negative die of the flowers as well as the frame.  I really liked the colors of the die cuts and I decided to save them for a different purpose.  Not only did I save the negative cut but flower centers as well!

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I simply cut a small card panel out of arcrylic paper (I love the texture of it) and mounted the negative die cut on top along with the flower centers.  I then added the panel to a card base and then added a sentiment.  Each sentiment was stamped with Black Onyx Versafine ink and then embossed.

I used the cards for Mother’s day which I sent to my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law who just had a baby.

Here are closeups of each card.

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SUPPLIES Stamps : Tree-Mendous (30-165); Gratitude (30-105); Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297)      Dies Flower Portrait (51-114); Color: Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko);  Festive Berries, Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw Distress Ink (Ranger) Other Clear EP (Ranger); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I really love this versatile die and I used the frames for another card which I will share at another time.  Just a simple way to use all the cuts from your die.

Until next time!


 

 

 

Birthday Wishes

Hello!

This week the Penny Black blog is showcasing all the beautiful flower stamps from its latest releases.  I start it this week and here is my creation.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  Delicate Blossoms (4404K) Dies:  Splendid Wishes (51-107) Color:  Soft Vanilla, Soft Pink Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Picked Rasbperry, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn Distres Markers (Ranger) Other:  Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Misti Stamp Positioner

SUPPLIES Stamps: Delicate Blossoms (4404K) Dies: Splendid Wishes (51-107) Color: Soft Vanilla, Soft Pink Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Picked Rasbperry, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn Distres Markers (Ranger) Other: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Misti Stamp Positioner

I’ve always wanted to try the technique of diecutting the sentiment over the stamped image.  I decided to use Delicate Blossoms (4404K) and stamped it several time using dye inks and my Distress Markers.  I used my Misti Stamp Positioner to stamp the image on my card panel.  The die is from the set Splendid Wishes (51-107).

For more detailed instructions, click here and here.

Until next time!

Dream

Hello!

It’s my turn on the Penny Black blog today showcasing the awesome dies from the Time to Celebrate and Bring on the Happy releases.

So let me share my project with you all…

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SUPPLIES Dies:  Envision (51-108); Flower Portrait (51-114) Stamps: Painted Blooms (30-283) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color:  Various Shades of Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other: T-Ruler, Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Dies: Envision (51-108); Flower Portrait (51-114) Stamps: Snippets (30-283) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Various Shades of Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other: T-Ruler, Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)

I’m sure you’ve seen a few renditions of this technique and I wanted to try it out myself.  With a lot of help from a t-ruler and a pencil, I was able to impress the die several times in alignment.  It took a few times to figure out how to get it straight and the result is what I had hoped for.  I used “dream from the Envision (51-108) die set.  The script is just so lovely.  Don’t you think?

To add pop to my card, I cut a few flowers from the Flower Portrait (51-114) die frame.  The watercolored flowers were leftover from a earlier card I made here and wanted to put them to some use.  I also die cut flowers using the patterned paper that I used for my sentiment.  I also added butterflies from Snippets (30-283) to the card base stamping with various colors to match the paper.  Lastly, I partially stamped a sentiment from the same clear set- apparently my go to sentiment clear set – on a strip of cardstock with black ink.

For more details, click here for step by step instructions.

 

 

…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!