You’ve a Star – Penny Black Full Bloom Inspiration #2

Happy Sunday! I’m back today with another cute Penny Black critter from their latest release called Full Bloom. It’s no secret I’m in love with these little bears, and this one I’ve used today has especially won my heart. It’s called …Star and has a coordinating creative die as well.

My daughter loves soccer and this is her second season. I made this card for a friend of hers who plays on the same team, and celebrated her birthday this weekend.

To make something a little different to my standard card, I made a gatefold card. The image was coloured with Copic Markers and the sun and background were created with Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber).

The #1 die cut on the inside of the card comes in the same …Star cut out die set. The friend sentiment is from the Number 1 stamp set and it is a great set as it has many names which could be substituted such as Dad, Mom, Teacher etc.

The cloud die cut is an older one, but a good one called Silver Linings.

The sun comes with the Friendship cut out die set.

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

Thanks for your company today. If you want to know about any of the products I have used, just contact me.

Marion
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You’ve Got A Friend – Penny Black Full Bloom Inspiration #1

Hello friends! Today I have a card to share (and the first of a few) showcasing some of the new stamps and dies from Penny Black’s latest release called Full Bloom.

For today’s card I couldn’t go past these adorable sea dogs just hanging out in a boat. Too cute! The stamp is called Friendship and the coordinating die is called Friendship cut out (and in this case I only used the sun from the die set).

PB You're got a friend | Marion Vagg
PB You've got a friend detail | Marion Vagg

I stamped the image onto my card panel and coloured it with Copic markers. I then created a mask, and made by own sunny background rays using some thin washi tape. I sponged on some Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber Distress oxide ink. I extended the waves under the boat and created another hand cut mask and sponged on some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress oxide ink. I popped up the sun with some mounting tape. The sentiment is from the same Friendship set.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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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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