Happy Birthday Crab – Jane’s Doodles

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Happy Saturday. I have a cute Jane’s Doodles card to share with you that I had a lot of fun making. Jane has some adorable stamp sets and it was really fun mixing some of these together. The crab is from the Under the Sea set and sentiment is from a set called Belated Birthday (I did a little stamp surgery here). The present is from a Christmas set called Driving Home for Christmas.

I started with a die cut circle which I blended with a mixture of Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks. I splattered on some water to create the bubbles. The images were stamped and coloured with Copics and then fussy cut them out. The sand hill is hand cut.

This card is a little different as the focal image is on the inside of the card…and can be seen through the window.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea, Belated Birthday and Driving Home for Christmas stamp sets

Card: Neenah solar white card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinders circle die, Cuttlebug, Googly eyes, 3D mounting foam, Ink blending tool

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to watch the Royal wedding.

Marion

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Happy Day – Penny Black

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Happy Sunday. I have two Penny Black tags to share with you today using the lovely Flower Flourish creative die. I heavily inked up the Penny Black Tagged die with Distress Oxide inks to create a gradient of colour. I then adhered the Flower Flourish die cut with a liquid adhesive and then partially stamped a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.

Clean, simple, colourful and very easy to mass produce. I love having gift tags on hand to attached to birthday presents or gift bags.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish Creative die
Penny Black 30-416 Happy Thoughts stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Happy Thoughts stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Fozzilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, PB Tagged die, PB Flower Flourish die, Liquid adhesive, Enamel dots, White cotton thread

Thanks for joining me.

Marion

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Three Butterflies Tag – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I am officially on school holidays! It has been a mammoth school term (12 weeks for us teachers) and I am in need of a really long sleep…. I’m back with some Janes’s Doodles tags that I made last week and haven’t had a chance to post here until now. You can find the original on the Jane’s Doodles blog here.

The butterflies are from the Doodle Flowers stamp set and the sentiments are from the Dots and Strips stamp set. Nothing too complicated – simple Copic colouring, fussy cutting and then I stamped the image in black on the tag (to get the antennae) and then adhered the wings over the top. I added some shimmer to the wings as well.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Dot and Stripes stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts woodgrain card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Penny Black Tagged Die, Cuttlebug, Red and Blue hemp twine, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

Thanks for stopping by today.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 5 – Penny Black

Hello! I’m back with my fifth and final installment for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. Actually I have 2 cards to share – very similar, yet slightly different. The main focus of both cards uses this awesome Creative die called Leaf Pattern.

Leaf Pattern

First I created an inked panel using Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks. I die cut this panel with the Leaf Pattern die. I also die cut another one out, but from white card stock. I then inlaid all of the coloured pieces into the white negative space and also the white pieces into the coloured negative space – to create two panels that are the opposite of each other. This was quite time consuming, but I found this quite therapeutic and relaxing.

This first card was the easier of the two cards to make. To finish this one off, I die cut a black banner using the Birds and Banners Creative dies and white heat embossed the sentiment which is from the coordinating Banner Sentiments stamp set. I added some subtle shading to the banner with a white Prismacolor pencil to give it some dimension.

For the second card I stepped it up a notch. I die cut a circle into the Leaf Pattern panel using the circle from the Layered Xmas Wreath die set. Behind the window that this created, a placed an impressed panel of the Leaf Pattern die, making sure to line up the patterns. The wonderful word sentiment is from the Awesome creative die set, which I die cut three times and adhered together to make it stronger. I suspended this over the window.

I found a felt heart floating around in my stash, and it fit perfectly behind the sentiment and in the window. It was just a pop of colour that this card needed. I coated the wonderful sentiment in a layer of clear shimmer pen.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-432 Leaf Pattern Creative die
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome Creative dies
Penny Black 30-423 Banner Sentiments stamp
Penny Black 51-352 Birds and Banners Creative dies
Penny Black 51-362 Layered Xmas Wreath Creative dies

Supplies

Card 1: Happy Birthday

Stamps: Penny Black Banner Sentiments stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, XPress-It Blending card

Ink: Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (White, PM121 Colorless blender),  Penny Black Leaf Pattern Creative die, Penny Black Birds and Banners Creative die, Cuttlebug, White Embossing powder, Anti- Static powder bag, Heat tool, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Wonderful

Stamps: None

Card: Strathmore Bristol Smooth White card stock, XPress-It Blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio

Other Supplies: Penny Black Leaf Pattern Creative die, Penny Black Layered Xmas Wreath Creative die, Penny Black Awesome Creative die set, Cuttlebug, 3D mounting foam, Spellbinders tan embossing rubber mat, Red felt heart, Wink of Stells clear glitter brush pen.

Thanks for all your visits this week. I am actually back tomorrow with another Penny Black post, but this time for the Simplicity at its Best blog. I hope you will join me again then.

Marion

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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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