You Are Appreciated – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #1

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a card I have made using the latest release from Penny Black called Refreshing.

Today’s card features a sweet critter which comes from the Plant Joy stamp set. I stamped it onto some Neenah white card stock and coloured him in with Copic Markers. To add in some of the finer details and shading, I used Prismacolor pencils.

The sentiment is made from two different sets. The ‘You’ is from the Only You stamp set (from a previous release), and the ‘are appreciated’ portion is from a set from this release called Trust Me Builder.

For the dots in the background card base were made using the Oscillations stencil.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me. I’ll be back really soon with some more more cards,

Until then,

Marion
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Birthday Wishes – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s Friday and I am finally on school holidays! It has been such a long and crazy term, teaching it half online and then the second half face-to-face. This year has professionally stretched me in more ways than I was anticipating – but finally I can now have 2 weeks to relax and play!

I’m sharing a Jane’s Doodles card that I made earlier in the week using Oh Ship!, Under the Sea and Birthday Wishes. I love making cute little scenes and many of Jane’s set help me do it so easily!

The frame I used is part of this MFT die – I just cut off the parts I didn’t need. All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Neenah Solar white card stock and I fussy cut them out.

If you have any questions, just contact me and I’d be happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Congratulations – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi there. I’m getting a little bit slack posting to my blog of late. I’m an Instagram girl (@mademarionstudio) as I find it quick and easy. Most of my cards end up over there, as well as other bits and bobs, so feel free to follow if you don’t already.

I am posting a card for Jane’s Doodles which was up on her blog over a week ago. Head here to see that post.

I used the Special Delivery stamp set (stork and baby) and coloured them with Copics. The sentiment is from the All Occasions stamp set.

To create the cloud background, I used this Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things and some Distress Oxide ink.

If you have any questions, just contact me and I’d be happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Thank you – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #5

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Good afternoon! I’m back sharing another card using products from the ‘Secret Garden’ release by Penny Black. Today’s card uses the Exquisite Envelopes stamp set and the coordinating cut out die set.

I stamped several of the foliage images with VersaFine Onyx black ink onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. Then I relaxed and chatted with some friends via Zoom, while I water coloured them with my Zig Clean colour real brush markers. Once they were dry, I dry cut them out and arranged them in the envelope. I love how the die set allowed you to cut a slit into the envelope so you tuck them in.

The sentiment is from the Million Thanks stamp set – I love this sentiment set as it has lots of different sub-sentiments you can put with the larger font to create a more personalised greeting.

To add some very subtle interest to the background I sponged on some tone-on-tone dots using the Oscillations stencil. To finish off the card, I added in some white gel pen details and popped up the envelope with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me. Until next time,

Marion
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Thankful for You – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening. I’m back with another Jane’s Doodles card, this time using the new Tulips stamp set. I stamped the floral arrangement in VersaFine Onyx black ink onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock. I then used my Zig Clean Colour brush markers and did some water colouring. I tend to scribble the marker onto an acrylic block, then pick up the paint with a water brush. I found this one really relaxing to paint.

The sentiment is from an older set called Thankful and I white heat embossed that once my watercolour panel was completely dry.

I really love how this turned out. If you have any questions about my cards, just email me.

I hope you have been getting some crafty time in. I certainly have – I even crafted with some friends via Zoom today! It was so much fun!

Until next time,

Marion
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Happy Birthday Kitty – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #4

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Hello and Happy Easter! I hope you are safe and keeping sane! I’m back today sharing not one, but two projects using new products from the Penny Black release ‘Secret Garden’.

First I stamped the kitty image from the Fun Felines set onto some Neenah Solar white card stock and coloured it with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image.

To create the floral background, I stamped some of the foliage images from the Exquisite Envelope set in VersaFine Onyx black ink (as it is waterproof) around the edge of some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. I then went to town and water coloured the images with my Zig Clean Colour real Brush pens and a water brush. It was so relaxing just to paint. Before adhering the kitty (which was foam mounted) I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Furry Smiles stamp set.

To finish off the card, I added some liquid pearl drops and some green dots (with a Copic marker) to add some subtle detail.

Next up I used the same kitty image from the Fun Felines set, but this time coloured him ginger instead. I stamped only one image from the Exquisite Envelope set repeatedly in VersaFine Sepia ink around the outside of the Tagged creative die.

The sentiment is from the Fun Felines set and was white heat embossed. I again mounted the kitty with some foam tape and added some white ribbon and thread to the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until next time, keep sane and keep on crafting!

Marion
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