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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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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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 – More Happy Heart Day Inspiration

Hello friends! I am back today with some more inspiration using products from the latest Penny Black release called Happy Heart Day. There is still time to win some Penny Black prizes in the blog hop from last week, which you can check out here.

For today’s inspiration, I have used the adorable All My Love stamp set.

The sentiments are from the Kisses and Wishes stamp set.

For my first card, I stamped the dog and balloon image onto some white card stock, then coloured them with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the images, but I cut off the top portion of the balloons, as it was going to be a little too tall for my card design. I die cut a circle and trimmed off the bottom portion.  I created a background scene with a hand-made mask and some inks. I popped up the balloons and dog on some mounting foam and hand drew in the balloon strings.

The sentiment is white heat embossed.

My second project uses the same two sets, but this time I created a wine bottle tag. I made my own tag using a paper trimmer, score board and a smaller circle die. Who wouldn’t want to receive a special bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day – perfect for my husband. This image was stamped and also coloured with Copic markers.

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:
30-526 So Much Love stamp set
30-528 Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Supplies

Card 1: Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Stamps: Penny Black So Much Love stamp set, Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Card: XPress It blending card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, Grass: YG03, YG 17, YG67, Balloons: RV17, RV19, V01, V04, V15, V17, Y19, YR12, YR65), Circle die, Cuttlebug, Heat gun, White embossing powder, Anti-static powder bag, Clear glitter brush pen, 3D mounting foam, White gel pen, Black enamel dots

Wine Bottle Tag: Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Stamps: Penny Black So Much Love stamp set, Kisses and Wishes stamp set

Card: XPress It blending card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E25, E31, E34, Balloons: R29, R25 R39, C3 ), Small circle die, Cuttlebug, White gel pen, Black enamel dots, Score board and stylus

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back after Christmas with some more inspiration using this nw release. Until then, I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and blessed Christmas.

Marion

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With Heartfelt Sympathy – Penny Black

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Good evening! Today I have a card to share using some Penny Black products. I love ink blending so decided to pull out some awesome Distress Oxide ink colours – Squeezed marmalade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.

Once the panel was inked up and dried completely, I stamped the branches and bird (from the Penny Black You & Me stamp set) in Versamark ink and white heat embossed them. The sentiment is from the Penny Black Soar stamp set, also white heat embossed.

I added some translucent Nuvo drops around the branches for some additional details.

Penny Black products used:
40-591 Penny Black You & Me stamp set
30-445 Penny Black Soar stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black You & Me and Soar stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Ink – Squeezed marmalade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple

Other Supplies: White embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder bag, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea breeze, Ink blending tools

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion

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