Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black

Hello! Over the next week I’ll be sharing 5 cards with you showcasing some of the new release goodies from the latest Penny Black catalogue called Sweet Spring. For me, spring is all about flowers. I simply love flowers – the more colourful the better, and this catalogue doesn’t disappoint in that area.

Today’s card is a window card, which features two new creative die sets called Flower Flourish and Stitched Square and Circle dies.

Flower Flourish

Stitched Square and Circles

After die cutting the Flower Flourish twice from white card stock, I coloured it with Copic markers and coated them with a layer of shimmer pen. On the card base, I first dry embossed the second largest circle die into my card base. To create the window, I die cut the second smallest circle from the die.

I blended on some lime green ink onto the card base and to add some interest, I used the Penny Black Oscillations stencil and a darker shade of green to add the subtle dots. I also intensified the embossed pattern on the edge of the circle with the  darker shade of green ink.

I adhered the florals with some liquid adhesive and added gems to the flower centres. The sentiment is from an older Penny Black stamp set called Sentiment Collection.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 51-421 Flower Flourish creative dies
Penny Black 51-422 Stitched Square and Circles Creative dies
Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection stamp set
Penny Black 25-014 Oscillations stencil

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Inks – Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG17, YG67, R05, R14, R35, R39, YR07, YR65, Y17) , Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Circle dies, Penny Black Flower Flourish dies, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, Clear gems, Liquid adhesive

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Marion

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Christmas in the Round – Penny Black

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Hello! I hope you are having a beautiful day in your neck of the woods. We are finally experiencing some warmer weather where I live which makes me so happy on the inside. I love spring!

Anyway, I have been having a lot of fun with the Penny Black Christmas in the Round rubber stamp. This was released last Christmas and I have been meaning to play with it all year. I have also discovered Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder and I am in love with this stuff! It is a beautiful muted gold colour – perfect for Christmas in my opinion.

I have made three cards the same, just used different colours, and then I finished off each border a little differently. I started with a white piece of card stock in each case, and coloured it with completely (and very heavily) with Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berried and Peacock Feathers). I could have used coloured card stock, but realised that I didn’t have any navy card stock left, so I made my own!

Once the card stock was completely dry – I left them overnight to make sure – I then used Versmark ink and stamped the Round For Christmas stamp the embossed it with the Platinum Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I used the matching Distress Marker colour and coloured in various elements of the ornament. I also covered these areas with a layer of shimmer using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

The scoring around the edge was done on a scoring board with a stylus. I changed it up on all three cards for a little bit of variety.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-487 Christmas in the Round 

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Christmas in the Round rubber stamp

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Distress Ink Markers – Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – Clear, Ranger Embossing Powder – Liquid Platinum, Heat tool, Anti-static Pillow, Fun Foam, Martha Stewart score board and stylus


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Marion

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Celebrate – Jane’s Doodles

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I had a post over on the Jane’s Doodle blog earlier this week and so I wanted to post it here as well. I used the Lily and the Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

I created a watercolour wash on teh background with my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Once dry, I white heat embossed the flowers and the sentiment. To add a little more detail, I used a white Prismacolor pencil and shaded the flowers.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Lily and Birthday Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Versamark ink, Gansai Tambi watercolor paints

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti-static pillow, Heat tool, Fun foam, Broad paintbrush, Prismacolor pencil – white, Derwent Blender pencil

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Marion

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Hello – Penny Black

Hello! I think Adele’s song was playing on repeat the whole time I made this card, but it’s a good song, and I quite like how the card turned out as well!

I used the Penny Black slapstick/cling stamp called Birthday Tweetings (well part of the stamp) as well as the Chat Bubbles Creative die set.

I stamped and then coloured the phone with Copic markers. I fussy cut the phone, as I didn’t need to bird this time round, although it is a very cute and whimsical image.

The background looked a little plain to me, so I decided to use the Chat Bubble Creative die set and emboss the speech bubbles into the background using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine. I find that this adds more interest to the card, without taking away from the focal image.

I adhered the phone and sentiment with some foam tape and then mounted that onto the card base with more foam. I hand drew the phone cord.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-431 Birthday Tweetings stamp set
Penny Black 51-003 Chat Bubbles Creative die set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Birthday Tweetings stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Yellow card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Penny Black Chat Bubbles Creative dies, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Embossing mat, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Yellow Sprinkle, Anti-static powder bag, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam dimensionals, Copic multi liner 0.3,

I hope you are having a great week.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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