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!
Long time no hear. It’s been a very busy month with lots of travel. I can’t complain. We’ve been enjoying ourselves immensely.
Here’s a card I made a few weeks back using watercolor markers on a cling stamp.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Gentle Whisper (PB 40-331) Dies: You Enjoy! (PB 51-339) Color: Distress Ink Markers (Ranger) Other: Clear Sequins; MISTI Stamp Positioner
I just used my MISTI to help me color this stamp. I first colored this beautiful orchid Gentle Whisper (40-331) and then the stem and leaves. Once I was happy with coloring, I set my card panel aside to let it dry. I die cut the Enjoy from the You Enjoy (51-339) die set multiple dies and adhered them all together. Once the panel was dry, I added my die cut and then added sequins to finish the card.
Check out the Simplicity Sister blog to check out another of my cards. Here’s a sneak peek…
June is coming to an end REALLY fast! Hope your summer is off to a good start!
School’s is finally out and we all can breathe a sigh a relief. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to summer as much as this year. I guess it’s because my kids are now both taking finals and that added stress at the end of the year can feel never ending.
Today I’m sharing a card using the very cute Penny Black Especially Micey (30-410) clear set.
This cute little image was colored with watercolor markers and the fussy cut. I adhered this little guy with foam tape to a card base covered with patterned paper from the Painted Blooms collection (80-009). The sentiment is from Happy Snippets (30-358). I added black paper sequins to finish the card off.
I also have a card on the Simplicity blog that was showcased a few weeks ago. Here is a sneak peak.
For more details on this card, click here.
As the school year comes to a close, my creative time comes pretty much to a dead halt. I eked this shaker card out for my husband who celebrated his birthday right after Easter.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Kool Kats (30-351); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Stitched Circle Frame (MFT); Nestabilities Std. Circle Dies (Spellbinders); Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake); Indigo, Deep Ocean, Aquatic Hybrid Ink (HA) Other: Wave Embossing Folder (WRMK); White Embossing Folder (Ha); Sequins; Glitter; Acetate
I wanted to make something fun and whimsical. For this card, I used an image from the Kool Kats (30-351) clear set. The image was watercolored and then fussy cut. I die cut a circle frame and adhered my surfing Kat behind the frame to make it appear the Kat was surfing out of the circle.
Next, I embossed my card panel with a aquatic themed embossing folder. I die cut a circle in the middle of the panel and adhered a piece of acetate to the back and proceeded to make the shaker part of the card. Blue sequins and glitter were added for the card. I adhered my circle frame/surfing Kat to the front of the panel and attached it to my card base.
Finally I stamped and white embossed a simple sentiment from Snippets (30-283) on black cardstock banner.
Enjoy the week!
I am on the Simplicity Sister blog.
Here’s a sneak peek…
I love this little Mimi mermaid image. Check out the card and complete directions on how I made it here.
Hope you all have a blessed Easter!
I’m sharing a CAS card today. I love the Penny Black flower die Bashful (51-008) and wanted to use it as a focal point.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Special Wishes (PB 30-229) Dies: Bashful (PB 51-008), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger)
For this card, I die cut a rectangle from Bristol paper. I die cut Bashful from the rectangle and set aside the negative cut aside. I colored the flower with Distress Inks using a ink applicator. I adhered the negative cut on another rectangle of the same measurement. I adhered and placed the flower back into the negative space . The rectangle was then mounted on my card base. The sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) was stamped and then heat embossed.
I’ve entered this card in this Wednesday’s SSS challenge: Use More Than One Punch or Die.
Until next time!
I just got back from Spring Break. We were in Southern California enjoying the beach, doing a little hiking, taking a Segway tour (first time and A LOT of fun), and watching a few lacrosse games.
I was on the Penny Black Simplicity blog this past Tuesday and wanted to share a sneak peek…
I’ve been meaning to use this PB set and finally got around to making this ombre inspired medallion card.
For a full reveal and detailed information, click here.
Until next time!