You are a Blessing – Penny Black

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Hi friends! I hope you have had a great week. Today I have a card to share with you using some Penny Black products. I am really into floral cards at the moment, so when the urge is there, I have to respond. And I think this is probably one of my all time favourite floral stamps from Penny Black – Flower Cascade. The sentiment is from the Choose Happy stamp set.

The floral image was stamped and then coloured with Copic markers. I used a craft knife, a ruler and scissors to partially cut out the image and frame before mounting it onto the card base. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine onyx black ink. To finish it off, I added some white gel pen detail to the petals and splattered some white ink onto the right side of the card.

I love how it turned out.

Penny Black products used:
40-466 Flower Cascade stamp set
30-464 Choose Happy stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Flower Cascade and Choose Happy stamp sets

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Blue card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, White pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (I didn’t keep track of the ones I used!), Craft knife, Scissors, metal ruler, paintbrush (for ink splatter), Water, Signo uniball white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion

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Sending Hugs – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s been a little quiet here on the blog as I’ve been enjoying the last of my summer holidays. But I’m back today with two Jane’s Doodles cards.

This first card features my favourite Jane’s Doodles floral set which is called Bloom. I stamped the images, coloured them with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I embossed the card base with a Penny Black stencil and tan embossing mat and mounted the flowers onto a MFT dome die cut. The sentiment is form the All Occasions stamp set.

Next up is a card that was on the Jane’s Doodles blog a couple of week’s ago. See the original post here. This card was inspired by a card made by Isha Gupta which you can find here. I loved her colour combo and the layout.

For this card I used the Free-As-a-Bird and Tropical Fun stamp sets.

Supplies

Card 1: Sending Hugs

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: XPress-It blending card stock, Beige card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Drops – Sea Breeze, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, MFT Stitched dome stax die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag, Spellbinders tan embossing mat

Card 1: Happy Bird-Day card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free-As-a-Bird and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide inks – Twisted Citron, Squeezed lemonade

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag

I appreciate you stopping by,

Marion
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Thankful and Blessed – Jane’s Doodles

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Hi! I’m back with a Jane’s Doodles card using the stamp sets Bloom and Hello Fall. It was up on the Jane’s Doodle blog last week – you can find the post here.

I masked and stamped the floral and leaf cluster – not something I usually do as I am lazy and I find cutting masks out a pain. But for some reason I decided this was the way to go. As I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants crafter, I had to add the red flower as an additional piece, so it ended up not being a one layer panel.

I love adding some subtle stencilling onto the card base to give it that something extra.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and Hello Fall stamp sets

Card: Neenah solar white card stock, Light Blue card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Green ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Drops – Sea Breeze, Penny Black Oscillations stencil

So this card is a little thank you to all my blog readers for your support and encouragement in 2018. I am thankful and blessed to be part of such a warm and friendly community.

Until next time,

Marion

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Penny Black – Happy Heart Inspiration #3

Hello friends! Happy New Year! As 2018 is about to come to a close in Australia, I just want to say a big thank you to all my blog readers for their support and encouragement in 2018. I appreciate you all!

Today I have some more projects to share with you using products from the latest Penny Black release called Happy Heart Day.

I stamped the bear and balloon from the Space Reserved stamp set, and coloured them in with Copic markers before fussy cutting them out.

I then used the largest of the Heart Balloons creative dies and die cut one from the front of my card base. The balloon die cut out was inked up with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and then spritzed with water and dabbed with a paper towel to create the splotchy effect. I then adhered the blue heart to the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the Kisses and Wishes stamp set (I had to do some stamp surgery as I only wanted the top portion of the sentiment).

And for my second project I made a little gift package for some sweet treats. I am a HUGE fan of musk sticks and I would just love to get something like this as an I love you gift. I have used the Heart Balloons dies again, as well as the Love and Miss You creative die.

I scored and folded half an A4 piece of card stock to make the packaging. Before die-cutting, I used the Oscillations stencil and some white pigment ink and sponged on the dots. I then die cut the largest heart balloon into the front panel. The musks were packaged up in a clear plastic sleeve and placed behind the window opening. I die cut three love sentiments from white card stock and adhered them together to form a thicker sentiment and adhered it across the window opening.

I scored and folded half an A4 piece of card stock to make the packaging. Before die-cutting, I used the Oscillations stencil and some white pigment ink and sponged on the dots. I then die cut the largest heart balloon into the front panel. The musks were packaged up in a clear plastic sleeve and placed behind the window opening. I die cut three love sentiments from white card stock and adhered them together to form a thicker sentiment and adhered it across the window opening.

All of these products are now available in the online store and you can view the Happy Heart Day catalog here.

Penny Black Products used today:
30-535 Space Reserved stamp set
51-494 Love and Miss You creative die
51-493 Heart Balloons creative die
30-528 Kisses and Wishes stamp set
25-014 Oscillations stencil

Supplies

Card 1: I Love You

Stamps: Penny Black Reserved Space stamp set, Penny Black Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Card: Neenah Solar White card stock, XPress It blending card stock

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, Balloon: R29, R39, Flower: Y19, YR67, Bench: W3, W5), Penny Black Heart Balloon creative die, Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, Black and white enamel dots

Project 1: Love Treat Packaging

Stamps: None

Card: Hot pink card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink, White pigment ink

Other Supplies: Penny Black Heart Balloon creative die, Penny Black Love and Miss You creative dies, Cuttlebug, Score board and stylus, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Sponge dauber, Musk stick lollies, clear plastic sleeve, Liquid adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy New Year. I’ll catch you in 2019!

Until next time,

Marion
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Penny Black – Happy Heart Day inspiration

Hello friends! I am popping in again with another card using the latest Penny Black release called Happy Heart Day. I hope that you blog hopped with us on Monday (if not you can check out the blog hop here) and be in the running to win some awesome prizes.

For today’s card I have used the adorable All My Love stamp which features this uber cute bear. Who doesn’t love a Penny Black critter?

I coloured him very much like the packaging suggested and used Copic Markers. To add some interest to the card base, I sponged on some red ink over a red card base using the Oscillations stencil.

Short and sweet from me today, but I’ll be back really soon with some more inspiration using this new release. These products are now available in the online store and you can view the Happy Heart Day catalog here.

Penny Black Products used today:
30-534 All My Love stamp set
25-014 Oscillations stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black All my love stamp set

Card: XPress It blending card stock, red card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, E57  Love Sign: W1, W3, W5,W7 Rose: YG03, YG67, R29, R35, R39), Clear glitter brush pen, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today. All these new products from the Happy Heart Day release are now available in the Penny Black online store.

Marion

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Happy Heart Day – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello! It’s a “Party with Penny!”. You’re invited to join in the fun over the next several days as Penny Black reveals their newest collection of stamps and dies, Happy Heart Day.

Penny Black is kicking off the party with a blog hop!

You should have arrived here from Susie Lessard’s blog. If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.

For this blog hop I’ve created two cards using some A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E love-themed stamp sets. My first card uses the PB 30-535 ‘Reserved Space’ stamp set and the sentiment is from the PB 30-526 ‘So Much Love’ stamp set. I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic markers. I extended the grass line along the bottom with a Copic multi-liner and sponged on some clouds using a hand-cut cloud mask to complete the scene.

My next card uses the the PB 30-524 ‘Happy Hugs’ stamp set and the sentiment is from the PB 30-526 ‘So Much Love’ stamp set. I’ve also used some older Penny Black products to complete this cute little love bird scene – 51-057 Polaroid Creative die and 25-014 Oscillations stencil. I coloured this scene with Copic markers and added some fine details with a white gel pen.

I hope you will check out the latest Penny Black catalog – there are some awesome products in there!

And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 31.

Supplies

Card 1: Just For You

Stamps: Penny Black 30-535 Reserved Space stamp set, PB 30-526 So Much Love stamp set.

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Blue dye ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E00, E13, E19, E25, E31, E34 Seat: W1, W3, W5,W7, W9, Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloon: R05, R29, R35 Sign: B00, GG10), Copic multi-liner, Clear glitter brush pen, Masking paper (to create own cloud die), Ink blending tool

Card 2: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-524 Happy Hugs stamp set, 30-526 So Much Love stamp set.

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Blue card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Blue dye ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Birds: B02, B04, B06, B28, Y19, YR04, YR65, Tree: YG03, YG17, YG67, E47, Hearts: R29, R39 Flower: YR07), 51-057 Polaroid Creative die, 25-014 Oscillations stencil, White gel pen, Ink blending tool

Thanks for stopping by today. All these new products from the Happy Heart Day release are now available in the Penny Black online store.

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Sherry Hester.

Marion

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