Spotlight on Sweet Spring 2 – Penny Black

Hello again! I’m back with my second card using some of the awesome Penny Black products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring.

Today’s card features a beautiful creative die called Cherry Blossom. Cherry blossoms are so pretty – one day I would love to go and see them in all their glory in Japan.

Cherry Blossom

After cutting a panel from Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, I blended on some blue ink with an inking blending tool. I die cut several cherry blossoms and coloured them with Copic markers before adhering them to the panel.

The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set called Sentiment Collection. I then 3D mounted the focal panel onto a white card base.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-419 Cherry Blossom creative die
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG67, RV 19, RV34, RV63, R39, E47 ), Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Cherry Blossom die, Liquid adhesive, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back real soon.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black

Hello! Over the next week I’ll be sharing 5 cards with you showcasing some of the new release goodies from the latest Penny Black catalogue called Sweet Spring. For me, spring is all about flowers. I simply love flowers – the more colourful the better, and this catalogue doesn’t disappoint in that area.

Today’s card is a window card, which features two new creative die sets called Flower Flourish and Stitched Square and Circle dies.

Flower Flourish

Stitched Square and Circles

After die cutting the Flower Flourish twice from white card stock, I coloured it with Copic markers and coated them with a layer of shimmer pen. On the card base, I first dry embossed the second largest circle die into my card base. To create the window, I die cut the second smallest circle from the die.

I blended on some lime green ink onto the card base and to add some interest, I used the Penny Black Oscillations stencil and a darker shade of green to add the subtle dots. I also intensified the embossed pattern on the edge of the circle with the  darker shade of green ink.

I adhered the florals with some liquid adhesive and added gems to the flower centres. The sentiment is from an older Penny Black stamp set called Sentiment Collection.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish creative dies
Penny Black 51-422 Stitched Square and Circles Creative dies
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set
Penny Black 25-014 Oscillations stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG17, YG67, R05, R14, R35, R39, YR07, YR65, Y17) , Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Circle dies, Penny Black Flower Flourish dies, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Clear gems, Liquid adhesive

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Marion

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He is Risen – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner

Hello! With Easter just around the corner, I thought it was time to make an Easter card – and one with a very powerful message. You can also find it over on the Jane’s Doodle blog here.

The image is from the He is Risen set and is coloured with Copic markers. I added some Glossy Accents to the flowers. I felt that the card was a little plain, so I added a border, which I created with a score board.

It is hard to tell, but the middle portion of the banner is raised up on some mounting foam. I had to do this to cover a mis-stamp of the sentiment, but in the end, it looked better as it added a bit more interest to what was a very CAS card.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles He is Risen stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, 3D mounting foam, Martha Stewart Score board, Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.

Marion

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Scentsational – Jane’s Doodle

Jane's Doodle Banner

I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today, where I have been testing out Jane’s new dies! I can report that they cut like butter. I created this little scene using the Stinks stamp set and the matching Stinks dies. What’s even more exciting is that Jane is offering 20% off store wide today!

I had fun creating this little scene. After stamping and die cutting the images, I coloured them with Copics. I did a little Distress Oxide ink blending behind the circle panel which was cut from some wood grain card stock – which I am hoarding as I love it so much and have a limited supply. Any fellow Aussie crafters know where I can get some heavier weight wood grain card stock in Australia at a decent price? I’d love to hear from you.

I also have a few other JD projects that I have made which I haven’t posted here yet, from a couple of weeks ago. You can find the original post here. If you want to know any of the supplies for these two, just contact me and I’ll let you know!

And this one.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Stinks stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, SSS Wood grain card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Broken China, Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover, Versamark

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Jane’s Doodles Stinks dies, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, anti-static powder bag

Thanks for stopping by today.

Marion

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I Love You – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog last week – using one of my favourite JD sets called Love Birds.

I die cut several circles from masking paper and then inked up the circles with various Distress inks. I made sure to place the larger circles where I wanted the birds to be. I did a little bit of water flicking to distress the circles a bit, but as I didn’t use watercolour paper, it didn’t react with the inks quite like I had hoped. I then stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, before fussy cutting them out and adhering them to the card. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Ink blending tool, Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by – I’m off to bed!

Marion

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Just a Little Love Note – Penny Black

simplicity sister

I’m stopping in tonight with a cute Penny Black critter card just in time for Valentine’s Day. This cute hedgehog is from the Furry Hugs stamp set and the sentiment and envelope are from the Smitten stamp set.

I hand cut the clouds from some masking paper and just moved it around and sponged on some Salty Ocean distress ink. The images are stamped and coloured with Copic markers.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-402 Furry Hugs stamp set
Penny Black 30-455 Smitten stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Smitten and Furry Hugs stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic marker, Masking paper, scissors, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, adhesive


I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Marion

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