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 #2

Hello! As promised I am back with the second instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts.

Today I have used a cute and adorable bear stamp called Irish Luck. I decided to change things up a bit though, as I didn’t need a good luck card in my stash. So in order to cover up the four-leaf clovers, I used a small flower image from an older Penny Black set called ...So Loved.

I was not sure about a sentiment, so I ended leaving it off. I can always add one later if need be.

I stamped and coloured him with Copic markers (I really should try a different medium, but Copics are just my all-time favourite medium to use – and I have to go with what works right?)

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Irish Luck and …So Loved stamp sets Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink Other Supplies: Copic Markers (Bear: E13, E25, E27, E31, E34, E47, E49, Jacket: R05, R14, R29, R39, Flowers/Hat bandL YR68, Y19, Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67, Hat: C1, C3, C4, C6, C7, C9) 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Crystal drops Ivory Seashell
  • Penny Black products used:
  • 30-538 – Irish Luck stamp set
  • 30-457 – …So Loved stamp set

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

Thanks for your company today,

Marion
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Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

It’s a “Party with Penny!”  You’re invited to join in the fun as Penny Black celebrates the release of their newest collection of stamps and dies, Timeless

You should have arrived here from Suzie 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.  

Well to get this party started, I have two cards to share with you today. The first card uses this A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Penny Black bear from the set called Balloon Ride. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Garden stamp set.

I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. For the background clouds, I hand cut a cloud mask from masking paper and sponged on the clouds with some blue ink. I then re-stamped the bear and balloon image on top of the clouds and adhered the fussy cut bear and balloons over the top.

My next card uses a mixture of two stamp and their coordinating dies – Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Garden Cut Out and Special Friends and Special Friends Cut Out. The sentiment is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

The butterfly and banner were coloured with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. The foliage behind the butterfly was stamped in coloured ink, and I added some detail and shading with matching Prismacolor pencils. After a lot of image shuffling (and I mean a lot…), I decided on this layout and I love it. The sentiment was white heat embossed over the top.

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 FIVE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on March 18.

Supplies

Card 1: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-545 Balloon Ride stamp set, PB 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set.

Card:  Neenah Solar white card stock

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

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: W1, W3, W5, W7, E13, E31, E34 Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloons: R05, R29, R39, B02, B04, B06, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, V04, V17, BV08, Y17, YR12, YR65, YR68), Masking paper (to create own cloud mask), Ink blending tool, Enamel Accents, Pentel white hybrid gel ink pen, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Thank You Butterfly

Stamps: Penny Black 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set, 30-561 Special Friends stamp set.

Dies: Penny Black 51-528 Butterfly Garden Cut out, Penny Black 51-526 Special Friends Cut out

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock, Sand coloured cardstock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cottage green ink, Pistachio green ink, Pear green ink, Grey ink, White pigment ink (to create splatters)

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Butterfly: B02, B04, B06, B28, B24, B97 Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), Prismacolor Pencils (PC989, PC1097, PC988, PC908, PC923, PC195, PC122, PC922), 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

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

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Heather Telford.

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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