Bear Hugs – Penny Black

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Hello friends! It’s been a little while since I have posted. Not because I haven’t been card making, just because life has been super busy and I haven’t got around to posting!

Today’s card is another adorable Penny Black critter from the Timeless release called Flower Teddy, which I haven’t had a chance to colour until now. I reached for Copic markers again (no surprise there), but I spiced things up a bit with an artsy and inky border.

The border was created by die cutting an oval from white card stock and then inking it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I them spritzed the PB Honeycomb stencil with water and placed it randomly onto the inked border (where the water bleached the ink). To add to the distressed look, I also flicked on water, added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and then in some places, inked over the stencil.

The sentiment is from the Happy Hugs stamp set (which I only stamped the Hugs and left off the Happy part). I finished off the card with some white gel pen details on the flowers and grounded the image by creating a floor with Prismacolor pencils.

Black products used:
30-543 Flower Teddy stamp set
25-012 Honeycomb stencil
30-524 Happy Hugs

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Flower Teddy and Happy Hugs stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire

Other Supplies: Penny Black Honeycomb stencil, ink blending tool, Copic markers (I didn’t keep track of the ones I used!), Oval die cut, Cuttlebug, Water bottle for spritzing, Pentel pigment white gel pen, Prismacolor pencils (grey tones)

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion
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Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #4

Hi! I’m back with the final instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts. I have saved some cuteness for this last post.

I have made two cards using the Special Friends stamp set as well as the Butterfly Garden stamp set. I also used the coordinating Special Friends Cut Outs coordinating dies.

I stamped out the four critters from the set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out, along with the sentiment banner. All images were coloured with Copic markers.

To create the foliage underneath the banner, I first drew around the banner lightly in pencil, so that I could position and stamp the greenery in just the right position. I used a mixture of green pigment inks and also a pink pigment ink to stamp the leaves and flowers. I then adhered the sentiment banner with 3D mounting foam tape, and added the critters in last, directly adhering them to the card base.

This second card is exactly the same as the first, but I just changed the animals.

I think they turned out so cute! And one has already made it into the hands of my daughter’s friend for her birthday.

Supplies

Stamps: Special Friends and Butterfly Garden stamp sets

Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock, Olive Card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Luxe Pigment ink – Pistachio, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Distres Oxide ink – Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (Big Bunny: W1, W3, W5, RV10, Squirrel: C1, C3, C4, C6, RV10, Little Bunny: E31, E34, RV10, Hedgehog: E31, E34, E49, E59, RV10 Sentiment Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), 3D mounting foam

To view and or purchase any of the new products from the Timeless release, head to the Penny Black online store.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #3

Happy Sunday! I’m back with the third instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts. I hope you have been inspired even just a little bit!

Today’s colourful one-layer card uses the Delicate Beauty stamp set and the sentiment is from a set called Grateful Sentiments. What I love about this sentiment set is that it comes with the beautiful scripty font (Grateful and Thank you) and then it has all these smaller sentiments. It is one very versatile set.

To create this card, I first stamped the sentiment in the middle of the card front. I then stamped the images around the sentiment – and what I stamped on the top, I turned around and stamped on the bottom. All coloured the florals with Copic markers.

When I had finished the card, I thought it needed some more greenery, so I added in some leaves from the Butterfly Garden set and coloured them in green. It looked more balanced after that.

To finish, I added some Seaglass Nuvo drops and added some detail with a white gel pen.

And while I’m talking about gel pens, I’ve found a new one which I just love! It is juicy and goes on so smoothly. It is a 1.0mm ball medium white Pentel pigment ink pen. I am loving it!

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Delicate Beauty, Grateful Sentiments and Butterfly Garden stamp sets

Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (B02, B04, B06, Y15, Y17, YR65, YG03, YG17, R05, R29, R35, R39, V15, V17, BV08) , Nuvo drops Seaglass, Pentel pigment gel pen – white

To view and or purchase any of the new products from the Timeless release, head to the Penny Black online store.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #2

Hello! As promised I am back with the second instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts.

Today I have used a cute and adorable bear stamp called Irish Luck. I decided to change things up a bit though, as I didn’t need a good luck card in my stash. So in order to cover up the four-leaf clovers, I used a small flower image from an older Penny Black set called ...So Loved.

I was not sure about a sentiment, so I ended leaving it off. I can always add one later if need be.

I stamped and coloured him with Copic markers (I really should try a different medium, but Copics are just my all-time favourite medium to use – and I have to go with what works right?)

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Irish Luck and …So Loved stamp sets Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink Other Supplies: Copic Markers (Bear: E13, E25, E27, E31, E34, E47, E49, Jacket: R05, R14, R29, R39, Flowers/Hat bandL YR68, Y19, Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67, Hat: C1, C3, C4, C6, C7, C9) 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Crystal drops Ivory Seashell
  • Penny Black products used:
  • 30-538 – Irish Luck stamp set
  • 30-457 – …So Loved stamp set

To view and or purchase any of the new products from the Timeless release, head to the Penny Black online store.

Thanks for your company today,

Marion
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Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #1

I hope you had some fun hopping along with the Penny Black Timeless Blog hop on Monday. There is still time to win some awesome prizes, so if you are still looking to hop along, start here.

Over the next week or so I will be posting some more cards using products from this latest Timeless release. I have had an absolute blast with this release, so buckle up, because this is Day 1 of more Timeless inspiration.

Today’s card is a really pretty and feminine one using the Harmony cling stamp. This card is quite simple, as these beautiful florals only needed to be coloured (and I used Copic markers again). The sentiment fitted in perfectly into the space, and it is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

Clean, simple and elegant – just the way I like it. Head to the Penny Black online store where all the new products are now available for purchase.

Supplies

Stamps:Penny Black Harmony and Flower Teddy stamp sets Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink Other Supplies: Copic markers RV10, RV32, RV34, YG61, YG63, E25, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion
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