Smiles and Hugs

Happy New Year!

I’m ending the year with a whimsical and bright card.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Woodland Friends (30-278), Banner Sentiments (30-423) Dies: Triple Banner (51-027) Color: Copic Markers; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); White Embossing Powder; Shimmer Pen (Spectrum Noir)

On white cardstock, I stamped the bunny image from the clear set, Woodland Friends (30-278).  I colored the bunnies with Copic markers and fussy cut the images.

On my card panel, I stamped the bunny image again at the top center.  I then colored the entire panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using a round sponge applicator.  After, I colored the stamped image with Copic markers.  I added the cut out images over the bunny images and adhered them with foam tap.  I added a little shimmer to the bunnies’ ears and added Glossy Accents to the hearts.

I then worked on my sentiment.  Using black cardstock I cut out a banner from the Triple Banner (51-027) die set.  I stamped a sentiment from Banner Sentiments using Versamark ink and White EP.  The banner was adhered with foam tape at the bottom of the stamped image on my panel.

Finally, I added the panel to a yellow cardstock card base using foam tape.

And here’s a sneak peak of my card posted on the Simplicity Sister blog.  You can find the post here.

Until next year!

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Christmas Greetings

Hi there!

Thanksgiving is close at hand and I’m starting to gather all my ingredients for our dinner feast.

 

I’m sharing today’s Christmas card using Penny Black products.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Christmas Circle (4343K); Festive Snippets (30-387) Dies: Whirl Wreath (51-151) Color: Green Hybrid Ink; Versafine Black Onyx Ink (Tsukineko); Brilliance Galaxy Gold (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir); Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (Tonic Studios); Patterned Kraft Fold Paper

I made a very simple card this time.

On my card panel, using my stamp positioning tool, I partially stamped several times with green ink, the simple yet elegant Christmas Circle (4343K).  I then stamped and embossed a greeting from the clear set Festive Snippets (30-387) on the bottom corner of the panel.

Using red cardstock, I die cut several time the bow from the die set Whirl Wreath (51-151).  I then adhered them all together.  I added glitter using my sparkle pen as well as some shine using Glossy Accents.  Once it was dry, I adhered it on the wreath image on the card panel.

To add a little elegance to this card, I added foil pressed kraft paper to my card base.  I then adhered my panel to complete the card.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and a wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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!

Enjoy

Hi there!

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!

Smile

Hello!

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.

Enjoy!