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 – Penny Black 4

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. I’m back today with my fourth card for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. For today’s card and tag, I’ve used a rubber stamp called Blissful Blooms.

Blissful Blooms

I create the card and the tag (Tagged Creative die), I placed the Blissful Bloom stamp onto a stamping positioning tool. I then used both Distress markers and Tombow markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp. Once coloured, I spritzed the stamp with some water from a spray bottle and then stamped it onto the watercolour paper. I immediately heat set it with a heat tool. I love the water coloured effect that this technique creates.

To intensify the shading on the leaves and stems, I used some Prismacolor pencils. I placed some Nuvo Crystal drops onto the centres of the flowers.

The sentiment comes from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-600 Blissful Blossoms stamp
Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Blissful Blossoms and Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Watercolour card stock, Aubergine coloured card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Tombow markers – Green 177, Pink 703), VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (PC1090 Kelp Green, PC1096 Kelly Green, PM121 Colorless blender), Stamp positioner, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Tagged Creative die, Cuttlebug, Heat tool, Nuvo Crystal drops – Ivory Seashell, Cotton thread.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed Easter.

Marion

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 3 – Penny Black

I’m back with my third card using products from Penny Black‘s latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. I’ve switched gears today and have opted for a cute furry critter over the florals, and it’s from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Happy Critters

Who doesn’t love those Penny Black kitty cats? I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the balloon and the cat.

The background was created by blending some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink heavily onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. I placed the Zigs and Zags stencil over the inked background and spritzed it with some water. After removing the stencil, I heated it with my heat gun quickly.

Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the cat in the hot air balloon again, directly onto the background as well as the sentiment, also from the same set. I popped up the cat and the balloon with 3D mounting foam to give it some dimension.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 25-010 Zigs and Zags stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, XPress It blending card stock

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG67, RV19, RV34, RV63, Bo2, Bo4, B06, B28, C3, E31, E34, E59, E57), Ink blending tool, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Zigs and Zags stencil, 3D mounting foam, Heat tool

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Happy Easter.

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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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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