Hello – Penny Black

Hello! I think Adele’s song was playing on repeat the whole time I made this card, but it’s a good song, and I quite like how the card turned out as well!

I used the Penny Black slapstick/cling stamp called Birthday Tweetings (well part of the stamp) as well as the Chat Bubbles Creative die set.

I stamped and then coloured the phone with Copic markers. I fussy cut the phone, as I didn’t need to bird this time round, although it is a very cute and whimsical image.

The background looked a little plain to me, so I decided to use the Chat Bubble Creative die set and emboss the speech bubbles into the background using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine. I find that this adds more interest to the card, without taking away from the focal image.

I adhered the phone and sentiment with some foam tape and then mounted that onto the card base with more foam. I hand drew the phone cord.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-431 Birthday Tweetings stamp set
Penny Black 51-003 Chat Bubbles Creative die set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Birthday Tweetings stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Yellow card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Penny Black Chat Bubbles Creative dies, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Embossing mat, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Yellow Sprinkle, Anti-static powder bag, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam dimensionals, Copic multi liner 0.3,

I hope you are having a great week.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Build a House – Penny Black

I’m back with another card using Penny Black products from their recent Bliss release. This time I had fun playing with a Creative die called Build a House. So many fun combinations can be made with this die. I opted for a really clean and simple card.

I coloured the house parts with a mixture of Copics and Distress inks. Once assembled, I coated the roof and front door with some clear Wink of Stella for some shine. It’s a bit hard to tell, but I put some Glossy Accents into the windows to give them a more realistic look.

The sentiment is one that I created from two sentiments from the All Things Great stamp set. I did a little bit of stamp surgery, and that allows me to get more mileage from my stamp sets.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-303 Build a House Creative die
Penny Black 30-406 All Great Things stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black All Great Things stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Penny Black Build a House creative die, Cuttlebug, Masking tape, Liquid adhesive, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Glossy Accents, Heart punch


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Marion

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You Are So Very Special – Penny Black

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Hi friends! Today I have a card made with Penny Black products. I’ve used a beautiful floral stamp set called Playful and I have coloured it in with a combination of Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. Around the flowers, I used a Prismacolor pencil and Gamsol to create a soft background.

The sentiment is a combination of the Awesome! Creative die (You are) and a stamp from the Happy Snippets stamp set (so very special).

 

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 30-347 Playful stamp set
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome! Creative Die
Penny Black 30-358 Happy Snippets Stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Playful and Happy Snippets stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Creative die – Awesome!, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stump.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Just For You – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner I have a card over on the Jane’s Doodle blog today. This card took a very direction to what I intended, but sometimes you just have to roll with it and see where creativity leads you.

The flowers are from the Anemone stamp set and the sentiment is from the Doodle Flowers set. I coloured the flower with cool grey Copic marker tones then fussy cut the images. I embossed an MFT frame in the background using an embossing mat, then did some ink splatters to add interest. The leaves are a Penny Black creative die and are cut from some green vellum I discovered in my recent move!

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Anemone and Doodle Flowers stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (C1, C3, C4, C7), Penny Black Leaves Creative die, MFT Stitched Rectangle die, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder tan embossing mat, Green Vellum, Paintbrush (for ink splatters), Memento marker – Onyx Black

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great week.

Marion

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Featured Artist – Tag You’re It #67

I am really honoured to be the Featured Artist over on the Tag You’re It challenge blog for their 67th challenge. A big thank you to Tracey McNeely for inviting me. If you follow my blog, you would know I am a huge fan of making tags and I also used to be on the Design Team for this challenge. So it is nice to be back as a Featured Artist!

This tag is a little different to my usual style, but I was in the mood for some layers, texture and a more feminine creation. I used some texture paste and a Kaisercraft stencil to add texture to the background. The flower is a Die-Namics die called Upsy Daisies and the sentiment is from a MFT set called Label Maker Sentiments. The leaves die is a Fancy That die called Leafy Swirl.

I can’t wait to see how my tag inspires you. I hope you get a chance to play along. Head to the TYI blog for all the details.

Supplies

Stamps: My Favorite Things – Label Maker Sentiment stamp set

Card: Hero Arts Layering Paper – Shallows, Grey card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti static pillow, Texture Paste, Kaisercraft stencil – Clock Template, Palette knife, Die-Namics die – Upsy Daisies, Fancy That die – Leafy Swirl, Penny Black die – Tagged, Cuttlebug, Twine, Large Clear gem, Liquid adhesive, Patterned paper (Brand unknown for the flower), Foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back real soon.

Marion

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Happy Birthday Turtle Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening! Today I am over on the Jane’s Doodle blog using one of Jane’s latest sets called Belated Birthday. I just love me a turtle and this set also has some great snails as well.

The background is quite textured. I found it in my craft pile of unfinished projects (that pile is quite big mind you!) and it was made with some texture paste coloured with distress ink and a stencil from MFT. I have no idea which colour of Distress ink I used though! I have covered the cake and party hat with some clear Wink of Stella, but it doesn’t show up very well in the photo.

This tag is off to my Dad as it was his birthday last week – and I’m a bit late in getting it to him.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Belated Birthday and Doodle Flowers II stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink ??

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, Texture Paste, My Favorite Things stencil – Brick Wall, Palette knife, Foam squares, Paper Smooches Tag die, Cuttlebug, Hole Punch, Uniball White Signo gel pen

Thanks for your company today,

Marion

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