Love, Joy & Peace

 

Hello!

I’m sharing a Christmas card courtesy of Penny Black.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Love at Xmas (30-187); Believe (30-310) Color: Inktense Color Pencils (Derwent); Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx Ink (Tsukineko); Black Hybrid Ink Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); White Liquid Applique Pen (Marvy Uchida)

I love these Mo Manning images from the old set, Love at Xmas.  They are so endearing.   I stamped the mailbox girl with black ink and watercolored the image with Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils.  I masked off the image and then added Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I then added drops of White Liquid Applique to mimic snow.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Believe (30-310).  Finally I added my panel to a card base with foam adhesive.

That’s it for this evening!

 

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Joyful Tidings

Hello!

Today I’m sharing the last of my cards using Hero Arts clear set Holly Days.  The images may not be the focal point of my cards but they certainly add a dramatic touch.

I thought I’d add a little gold to the last of my cards.  Using gold Delicata ink, I stamped the 2 pinecones in the set interchanging each image on my card base.  On a black card stock oval die cut,  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe.  The die cut oval was adhered to the card base with foam tape.  I then added a watercolored berry image from Holly Days above the oval.  Finally, I added a few clear sequins for interest.

I’ve got a number of Christmas cards to share in the following weeks.  Until then.

 

 

 

Peace & Love

Hello!

I’m sharing a more classical style of Christmas card.  Again, I’ve been highlighting the images from the Hero Arts clear set, Holly Days.

I decided to pull out a old (and I believe retired) Hero Arts cling – Magical Background.  I stamped the image on my card panel.  On a stitched die cut circle, I stamped a sentiment from Holly Days and adhered a watercolored image of a holly branch.  I added red cardstock to fit the card base and then attached my card panel.  Finally, I added green sequins to finish the card.

Until tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Cheer

Hi there!

I am continuing to showcase the very versatile set, Holly Days, by Hero Arts.  As mentioned in my previous post, I stamped, watercolored and die cut several of the holly and berry images to create several clean and simple cards.

For this card, I decided to add texture to my card panel.   One of my favorite ways is to use impression plates as they give just a subtle texture to the paper.  For this card, I used one of my favorites, Papertrey Ink’s Aida Impression Plate.  I simply LOVE it!

I then die cut an oval from black cardstock using (no longer available) Avery Elle’s Modern Leaves die set.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe using gold EP.

I added a holly cluster image from Holly Days on the top pointed side of my die cut and then added red sequins to finish it off.  The panel was then attached to my card base.

Until next time!

 

Joy

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Here’s one of 4 Christmas cards I plan to share over the course of the week.

I love simple designs.  No need to overthink and how to color them.  And, Voila!, you have a pretty card.


I plan on highlighting Hero ArtsHolly Days Stamp (and dies) set which was released last year.  I stamped several the holly and berry images and watercolored them with Kuretake Clean Color Waterbrush Markers as well as Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I then die cut all the images and set the aside.

A few years ago, Amber had released the very lovely Christmas sentiment set, Over the Edge: Joy.  It’s one of my favorite holiday sets.

The image Joy was used as my focal point.  On my card panel, I stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold glitter EP.  I then added a secondary sentiment and then adhered one of the Hero Arts berry images on the top of the panel with dimensional tape.  To finish the card, I added red enamel dots and adhered the panel to my card base.

I’ll be sharing another Christmas card tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOY

Hey there!

Continuing on with my Christmas cards, I have another simple and cute card to share featuring Penny Black.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Wintertime Cheer (30-386); Season’s Gifts (30-316); Holiday Snippets (30-307) Dies: Winter Cheer (51-255); Hello Frame (51-040) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Chipped Sapphire; Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink (Ranger); Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko); Black Hybrid Ink) Other: Bristol Paper (Strathmore), Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

I love all the Christmas critters especially the ones that Margaret Sherry creates for Penny Black.  This little dog is no exception.

The image from Wintertime Cheer (30-386) was colored with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut.  The blue background that is behind the white card panel was colored with dark blue Distress Inks.  I stamped several snowflakes from the sets Holiday Snippets (30-307) and Season’s Gifts (30-316) on the blue background white ink.  I cut a frame using the Hello Frame (51-040) on the card panel.  I die cut Joy from the Winter Cheer set (51-255) several times to create my sentiment.  Clear sparkle was added as well as Glossy Accents to the die cut.

To assemble the card, I adhered my blue background behind the frame.  The dog image was adhered to the bottom of the frame on the card panel with dimensional tape.  I added my die cut sentiment and finally adhered the panel to my card base.

Also, take a look at another card I created for the Simplicity Sister blog.  Here’s a sneak peak.  Or you can click here.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

 

Christmas in July

Hello there!

It’s time to get the Christmas stamps out and create some holiday cards.

Here’s my first card for the year using one of my favorite Penny Black poinsettia stamps – an oldie but goody…

SUPPLIES Stamps: Christmas Pride (40-075); Yuletide Wishes (30-382) Color: Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set (Kuretake); Inktense Color Pencils (Derwent); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Black Hybrid Ink; Antique Linen, Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Gems; Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I stamped Christmas Pride (40-075) on a Bristol paper panel.  I first colored the inside of the petals with the Inktense Pencils.  I then used the Gansai Tambi watercolor set to finish coloring the image.  Using a ink blending tool, I added Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Ink around the perimeter of the card panel.  The sentiment from Yuletide Wishes (30-382) was heat embossed using clear EP.  The panel was mounted on my card base and I added clear gems to finish off the card.  Pretty simple.

Have you checked out the Penny Black Simplicity Sister blog anytime this month?  Here is a sneak peek of my card posted a few weeks back…

Check it out here.

Until next time!