To a Special Friend

Hi!

Today, I’m sharing my last card showcasing products from Penny Black’s latest release, Sweet Spring.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: good times! (30-463); Grateful Heart (30-467) Dies: Shades (51-055) Color: Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Kuretake); Black Ink, Black Hybrid Ink Other: Woodgrain Cardstock (Ranger); Gentle Whisper Patterned Paper (80-008); Foam Adhesive

I’m quite partial to the dog stamps and had to have good times! (30-463).  For this card, I stamped a image from this set and colored this little guy with watercolor markers.  Once colored and dried, I fussy cut the image and set aside.

To create interest and texture to the card, I decided to use Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain paper as my panel.  I used the largest die from Shades (51-055) to create a window.  I adhered the stamped image at the window bottom.

I stamped a sentiment from Grateful Heart (30-467) in the center of patterned paper from the set Gentle Whisper (80-008).  The patterned paper was adhered to my card based.  I added foam tape and centered and adhered my panel to the card base to complete the card.

That’s all for now….

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Nothing Can Dim the Light…

Spring has sprung!

I’m sharing a card using products from the latest Penny Black release.  There were a few products that I absolutely had to have such as the Starry Die (51-412) and the Margaret Sherry clear set Sweet You! (30-471).  They simply put a smile to my face.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: Sweet You! (30-471), Just Believe (30-470) Dies: Stary (51-412) Color: Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Blue Print Sketch, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves Distress Inks (Ranger), Copic Markers, Black Hybrid Ink; Antique Brass Distress Strain Spray (Ranger) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko), White Embossing Powder, Gold Foil Paper, Glitter Gold Paper

 

For this card, I started out creating the midnight sky.  I combined various dark blue, purple and yellow Distress Inks to create my background.  I then added Antique Brass Distress Spray Stain by removing the top of the bottle and gently tapping the straw to create a even splatter.  I set that aside to dry.

I colored with Copics the little hedgie on the skateboard from Sweet You! (30-471).  Once colored I carefully fussy cut the image.

Once my midnight sky card panel was dry, I die cut Starry (51-412)  slightly on a angle towards the bottom of the panel.  I measured and cut white card stock to match the dimensions of my panel.  I then added wide Scor-Tape along the card stock and adhered it to my panel.  That way, I would have exposed adhesive behind my die cut.

I then die cut the Starry die again on gold foil paper and gold glitter paper.  I popped the stars out and randomly added the stars to my panel.

The final steps were to white heat emboss my sentiment from Just Believe (30-470) on my panel.  The panel was adhered to a white card base using foam adhesive.  I adhered my hedgie image to the panel on top of the die cut.  I then added a few stars as well to the panel.

I’ll be honest, it was a little tedious to add back all the stars into the die.  But I simply love the effect.

Until another time!

 

Happy Holidays

Hi There,

I’m sharing another card today.

I’m going to focus on Christmas cards for a while.  Here’s a simple card I made using a few oldies but goodies.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Love at Xmas (30-187);  Joy-Filled (30-257) Color: Inktense Colored Pencils (Derwent); Black Licorice Hybrid; Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)

 

I stamped the image from Love at Xmas (30-187) with black hybrid ink on my card panel and colored it with watercolor pencils.  I stamped the sentiment from Joy-Filled (30-257) with Black Onyx Versafine and added clear embossing powder.  The panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape and voila!

Here is a peak of another card I created earlier for the  Simplicity Sister blog.

You can see the full card here.

Until next time….

 

 

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!

Happy Birthday

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Hello!

Today I have a birthday card to share.  My dear friend (and soon to be sister-in-law) celebrated her birthday this week.  I wanted to make something pretty and something to invoke her upcoming nuptials with my brother this summer.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: (All Penny Black) Reflection (40-218); Snippets (20-283) Dies: Deco Frame (51-125) Color:  Inktense Watercolor Pencil (Derwent); Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (Sakura); Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Pumic Stone; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Archival Black Ink (Ranger) Other: Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); Patterned Paper (Studio Calico); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: (All Penny Black) Reflection (40-218); Snippets (20-283) Dies: Deco Frame (51-125) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencil (Derwent); Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (Sakura); Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Pumic Stone; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Archival Black Ink (Ranger) Other: Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); Patterned Paper (Studio Calico); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I LOVE the stamp Reflection (40-218).  It is so elegant and I wanted to color and cut.  The image was stamped on Bristol paper and then watercolored with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut the image and trimmed it to size.  The Deco Frame (51-125) die was cut from patterned paper.  I die cut 2 more and adhered them behind the patterned paper cut to create thickness.  The sentiment from Snippets (20-283) was stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed with white EP.   I set these pieces aside while I created the panel.

I wanted texture and decided to use Arcrylic paper as my panel.  I lightly colored and blended Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I then splattered water on the panel and splattered silver color spray.  Once dried, I adhered the frame, stamped image and sentiment.  I then added the panel using foam tape to a card base.

I’ve added this to the SSS Work it Wednesday January 2016 challenge.   The Deco Frame die has its debut on this card.

 

Until next time!