Season’s Greetings – Penny Black

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I have a simple Christmas card to share with you today. It uses my two favourite crafty items – Distress Oxide inks and die cuts.

I blended in some Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink onto some Bristol smooth white card stock. I flicked on some water droplets to create the snow effect, which I dabbed off with a paper towel.

I then die cut the Penny Black Swirl Tree from white card stock and adhered it onto the inked panel. Before adhering to the card base, I created some score lines with a stylus and score board to create a decorative border.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set. It’s a bit hard to tell, but the tree die cut has some shimmer thanks to a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-091 Swirl Tree creative die
Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock, Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide Inks – Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – Clear, White Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Anti-static Pillow, 3D Foam tape, Martha Stewart score board and stylus


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Marion

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Cute Christmas Tags – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I hope your week is going well – and a Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating.

I have two cute Christmas tags to share with you today using Jane’s Doodles Mr & Mrs Claus and Warm Wishes stamp sets.

I have been on the lookout for a simple round bauble/tag die, so in the meantime I made my own using some circle dies. If anyone has a good suggestion, let me know.

Anyway, I stamped the Santa and snowman and masked them with some masking paper. I blended on some Distress Oxide ink (Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron) then spritzed with water. After removing the masks, I coloured with Copic markers. It’s hard to tell in the photos but the red areas have some shimmer from a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. I finished them off with some Nuvo Jewel drops.

And don’t forget that Jane’s Doodles is having a sale at the moment – 30% off all stamps! What are you waiting for?

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Mr & Mrs Claus, Warm Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders standard circle dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Wink of Stella clear glitter, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Ink blending tool, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea Breeze, White cotton twine, Hole punch

And in other news….I finished my school reports today! Yay!!

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Marion

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Peace on Earth – Jane’s Doodles

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I had this card posted over on the Jane’s Doodles blog last week and I forgot to post it here! A fun little Christmas card using a few of Jane’s adorable critters.

I used three of Jane’s sets – Merry Christmas, Winter Fun and Winter Wishes.

I blended in some Distress Oxide inks onto the front panel (Cracked Pistachio and Broken China), then spritzed it with water. I used several circle dies to cut out the holes for the critters. I stamped and fussy cut out the critters, coloured then with Copics and adhered them onto the card base. The front panel was popped up with some foam tape.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Merry Christmas, Winter Fun and Winter Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Strathmore Bristol, card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide ink – Cracked Pistachio and Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders standard circle dies, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella clear glitter, Uniball white Signo gel pen

I hope you are having a fabulous week. I’m on the home straight of writing my school reports. Yay! The end of the school year is fast approaching and there are lots of things to do and be done.

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Marion

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Christmas in the Round – Penny Black

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Hello! I hope you are having a beautiful day in your neck of the woods. We are finally experiencing some warmer weather where I live which makes me so happy on the inside. I love spring!

Anyway, I have been having a lot of fun with the Penny Black Christmas in the Round rubber stamp. This was released last Christmas and I have been meaning to play with it all year. I have also discovered Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder and I am in love with this stuff! It is a beautiful muted gold colour – perfect for Christmas in my opinion.

I have made three cards the same, just used different colours, and then I finished off each border a little differently. I started with a white piece of card stock in each case, and coloured it with completely (and very heavily) with Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berried and Peacock Feathers). I could have used coloured card stock, but realised that I didn’t have any navy card stock left, so I made my own!

Once the card stock was completely dry – I left them overnight to make sure – I then used Versmark ink and stamped the Round For Christmas stamp the embossed it with the Platinum Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I used the matching Distress Marker colour and coloured in various elements of the ornament. I also covered these areas with a layer of shimmer using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

The scoring around the edge was done on a scoring board with a stylus. I changed it up on all three cards for a little bit of variety.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-487 Christmas in the Round 

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Christmas in the Round rubber stamp

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Distress Ink Markers – Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – Clear, Ranger Embossing Powder – Liquid Platinum, Heat tool, Anti-static Pillow, Fun Foam, Martha Stewart score board and stylus


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Marion

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Snow Much Fun – Jane’s Doodles

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I hope you enjoyed the Jane’s Doodles blog hop over the weekend. Jane’s newly released stamps are always amazing – if you haven’t seen it, head here.

I am still in Christmas card making mode, and today is no exception. I love combining sets to create little scenes – as it is snow much fun! Ha. I used Winter Wishes, Winter Fun and the newly released Driving Home for Christmas set.

I also busted out my Nuvo Jewel drops (I only own two of them) to add snow to the scene as well as using a white gel pen. I layered up three of the frames around the scene to add some dimension.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter, Wishes, Winter Fun and Driving Home for Christmas stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Iris

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lilac Posies, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die (It’s a polaroid die and I cut the bottom portion off to create a square frame), Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper, Uniball white signo gel pen, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea Breeze, Ink blending tool.

I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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