You are Awesome

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I’ve recently purchased some Distress Oxide inks – and I am in love with them! I love the creaminess of them and they are soooo easy to blend! I only have 4 colours at the moment, but I will definitely be adding a few more to my stash soon…

Today’s technique has been borrowed by the extremely talented Jennifer McGuire and in particular this post here. I wanted to try this same technique with some Penny Black supplies and it worked so beautifully.

First up I blended some Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks onto some watercolour card stock. Did I mention that these babies blend like butter (to borrow a catch phrase from Laura Bassen)? I took the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil and sprayed it with a fine mist of water. I placed this face down onto the blended panel and let it sit for 5 mins or so while it did its thing.

The sentiment is from a Penny Black Creative die set called Awesome.  I borrowed a technique that Therese Calvird uses regularly where she die cuts the sentiment from fun foam and then adheres the card stock sentiment over the top. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it before, but it worked a treat too.

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome Creative Die set
Penny Black 25-015 Hypnotic Stencil

Supplies

Stamps: None

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

Ink: Distress Oxide Ink – Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick

Other Supplies: Penny Black Awesome Creative die set, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hypnotic stencil, Water mister, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool, Fun Foam

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Marion

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Colourful Tags – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! It’s been quite sometime since I last posted. There has been good reason for my absence – My hubby and I went on a little vay-cay (without the kids mind you) to Canada! We had an awesome time and loved experiencing such a beautiful country. I won’t bore you with details here, but you may have seen a few photos I put up over on Instagram (@marionvagg).

Today I have some playful tags to share with you, using a variety of Jane’s Doodles stamp sets. You can see them also on the Jane’s Doodle blog here.

I created the stripes in the background using the Stripes and Dots stamp set and a variety of ink colours. I overlapped the stripes, which created additional colours. The shelf was stamped from the LOVE  stamp set – it is actually a scalloped border, but I coloured it in with a black marker and it became a shelf! The plants are from the Plants and Cactus stamp sets.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Plants, Cactus, LOVE and Stripes and Dots stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Hero Arts inks – Pale Tomato, Bubblegum, Butter bar, Cantalope, Orange Soda, Grape Juice, Ultra Pink

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Tag die, Cuttlebug, Hole Punch, Cotton thread, Wink of Stellar glitter brush pen – Clear, Tombow black marker

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Marion

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Happy Anniversary Birds – Penny Black

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Today I have a special anniversary card that I made for my Aunt and Uncle who have just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Such a special milestone to celebrate, and I love how this window card turned out.

I die cut several layers (five I think) of the Penny Black layered scene from white card stock and adhered them together. Before adhering the top layer, I coloured it with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.

I stamped some very subtle leaves from the Penny Black You + Me stamp set in green ink (first and second generation stamping) onto a green card base to add some interest.

I then used the same die cut and created a window in the front of my card and adhered the bird scene into the window. I did this by adhering it with a small amount of washi tape, that is visible on the back side of the window, but it did the trick of securing the window in place.

The sentiment is from the same set as the leaves and was white heat embossed. I felt the sentiment wasn’t visible enough, so I blended in some green ink over the sentiment and on the bottom half of the card.

This photo shows the window element of the card better.

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-232 Layered Scene Creative Die
Penny Black 30-285 You + Me Stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black You + Me stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Green Layering papers

Ink: Versamark ink, Hero Arts Green Hills ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Layered Scene Creative die, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Washi tape, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool

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Marion

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Unicorns and Rainbows – Jane’s Doodles

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My daughter was invited to a unicorn and rainbow themed birthday party last weekend, so that called for Jane’s Unicorn set.

I started by die cutting a tag from blue cardstock. I then die cut a cloud border die from masking paper and used an ink blending tool and some Salty Ocean Distress ink to create the clouds. Then it was a simple matter of stamping the rainbow and unicorn onto some white card stock and colouring them with Copic markers. After fussy cutting them out, I added several layers of a Wink of Stellar clear glitter brush pen to the rainbow and wings/mane. It is very shimmery in real life, but isn’t captured in the photo. The sentiment is from the Cake! stamp set.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Cake! stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink,  Distress ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Tag die, Poppy Stamps dies – Puffy Cloud Border, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Ink blending tool, Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper, Hole Punch, Cotton thread, Wink of Stellar glitter brush pen – Clear

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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,

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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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