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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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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Enjoy – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #3

Hi friends, I hope that you are all surviving these crazy times!

I’m back sharing a super fun birthday card using new products from the Penny Black release ‘Secret Garden’.

Today’s card features no stamping what-so-ever. It was all made with die cuts and some ink blending. I used the awesome new Balloons creative die set – two large sized balloons come in this set along with ties and a bow (which I didn’t end up using). I sponged on some Distress Oxide ink onto the balloons before adhering and trimming them down to the card panel size. I love that these dies even come with the balloon highlights.

If you are interested, I used two colours on each balloon – Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade and Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers – I think also added some Salty Ocean to this one as well!

The sentiment is another ‘must have’ die set that I think I will be reaching for quite often. It is called Celebrate & Enjoy and they are good sized dies with a beautiful scripty font. I also inked this up with Distress Oxide ink.

The cloud dies are not from this release, but are ones I use a lot and are called Silver Linings. I popped up the middle balloon to add some dimension, and the clouds are also two die cuts on top of each other to add some subtle dimension.

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, stay safe, keep washing your hands and keep on crafting!

Marion
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Fun and Carefree Tag – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #2

I’m back sharing a tag I’ve made using Penny Black products from the latest ‘Secret Garden’ release.

Today’s tag uses the sweet cling stamp called Flying By, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Copics. I die cut it out using the coordinating Flying By cut out.

The tag die is an oldie, but a goodie die set, called Tagged. I used the Script cling stamp onto the background to add some interest with a brown ink. I also sponged the same ink around the outside of the tag to create a distressed look.

The white heat embossed sentiment is from this new release and is called Carefree Wishes. I popped up the bunny image with some mounting foam and added some cotton thread to complete 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,

Marion
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Thinking of You – Penny Black ‘Share the Love’ Inspiration #2

Hello again! I am back with another card for Penny Black using some products from their latest ‘Share the Love’ release. You can check out all the new products here.

Today’s card uses an adorable bear stamp called Fur-ever Yours. Isn’t he the sweetest? I coloured him with Copic markers and die cut it out with the Fur-ever Yours cut out. The sentiment was white heated embossed over the top of his belly using an awesome new set called Only You.

I mounted the bear onto a die cut panel which was made using the Stitched Stackers die set (which is from a previous release). To create the striped background, I cut some coloured card stock into strips and adhered them to the card base – making sure it was centred.

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the heart has some subtle shimmer and I added some black enamel accents to the bear’s eyes. I love adding all the little details.

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 soon with another card,

Marion
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I Love You – Penny Black Share the Love Inspiration #1

Hello! I am back sharing a card for Penny Black using some awesome goodies from the latest ‘Share the Love’ release. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this release has lots of inspiration for that someone special in your life.

I stamped and water coloured the images from the Tenderness stamp set with Zig clean color real water brush pens, then die cut them out using the coordinating cut outs. The banner and sentiment are from the Banner Blooms set. There is a coordinating cut out set for this stamp set as well, but I didn’t use it for this card.

Once I had all the images coloured and cut out, I arranged them onto some textured card stock with 3D mounting tape and then adhered the panel to a teal coloured card base.

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 inspiration,

Marion
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