I’m back with a card that I made for my husband for his birthday that was earlier this week. I’m not too good at producing masculine cards, so I went down the cutesy card path instead. Anyway, he liked his card, so that is all that matters right?
I stamped the cat and balloon from the Time to Celebrate stamp set onto a white panel and coloured it with a mixture of Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. I then masked off the cat and created my own cloud mask and sponged on some clouds using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress ink. The sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set (I did a little bit of stamp surgery here). To finish off the card I covered the balloons in Glossy Accents to make them shine.
Penny Black products used:
Stamps: Penny Black Time to Celebrate and Kind Words stamp sets
Card: Xpress-It card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans
Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Fun Foam, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents
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I don’t often make shaker cards, but I had an idea to make a snow dome card and I managed to do this with some partial die cutting. I partially die cut a circle and then cut the flat bottom section of the dome using a craft knife and ruler. I need to remember to do partial die cutting more often.
To keep this shaker card simple, I coloured, cut and adhered the trees and reindeer from the Winter Fun stamp set on top of the acetate window, rather than behind. I blended in some ink to create a snowy backdrop behind the acetate. I filled the window with some tiny star sequins. I love how it turned out.
Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Fun stamp set
Card: X-Press It blending card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China
Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Acetate, Fun foam, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Martha Stewart sequins, Spellbinders standard Circle die, Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper
How is your Christmas card stash coming along?
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I thought I would drop in on this fine Friday evening and share some Jane’s Doodles projects that have been over on the Jane’s Doodles blog recently.
First up is a this Christmas card using Jane’s wonderful poinsettia stamp from the Christmas Blessings stamp set. I also used the banner from He is Risen (an Easter stamp) and the sentiment is from the Warm Wishes set.
I coated the petals with some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen for some sparkle.
Next up I created a sweet tag using the Life is Good stamp set and the Cool stamp set. It took quite some time to mask and stamp all those hearts, but when an idea pops into my head, I just have to roll with it.
And last but not least, this project is from a couple of months ago, and I realised I had never shared it here. I made some chocolate wrappers for my kid’s teachers as a thank you gift using the Lily, Doodle Flowers, and Mother’s Day stamp sets.
Well it’s the last day of the school term and I am on 2 weeks holiday! Yay! Hopefully I’ll get me some crafty time!
Until next time,
This past week I had the pleasure of being featured on the main Penny Black blog, using new products from their latest catalogues Be Merry and Hello Autumn. I had a lot of fun making these clean and simple cards.
Day 1’s card used the wonderful Layered Poinsettia die and the sentiment came from the Gather Around stamp set. I added score lines to the petals and leaves with a scoring stylus and coloured them with Distress Inks. I custom made the grey panel by scoring lines on a score board.
I coloured them with Copic markers, and then added in all the details (such as the fur on the mice) with Prismacolor pencils.
For a full list of supplies and instructions, click on the link for each Day’s card and it will take you to the original blog post.
Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long post.
I have a Penny Black card to share with you today – using two of my most favourite crafty items – Dies and Oxide Inks. I *may* have added a couple more Distress Oxide inks to my stash recently, so I was just itching to use them.
I started by masking off a border on the front panel of my card, and blended in some Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple Oxide ink. I spritzed the Penny Black Verdure rubber stamp with some water and stamped the inked panel – I love the watermark/oxide ink effect that it created in the background.
I then added the Penny Black Swirling Wings butterfly die onto the panel and white heat embossed the Thank You sentiment onto black card stock. It is part of a sentiment from the Penny Black Kind Words stamp set (I did some stamp surgery).
Stamps: Penny Black Verdure and Kind Words stamp sets
Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock, Black Card stock
Ink: Versamark ink, Oxide Inks – Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Spice Marmalade
Other Supplies: Penny Black Swirling Wings Creative die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Masking Tape, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
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