Saturday, March 16, 2024

Penny Black Guest Designer - 2

It's mid month and time for a reminder to join in at Penny Black's Saturday Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes" and "Optional -Easter". I used a stamp and a separate Creative Die today for these love themed anniversary cards.

The mini stamp set is called FOR YOU #30-801. I stamped it with Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink unto Ranger Ink's Distress Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock and sprinkled it with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder while the ink was still wet and heat set it.
I watercolored the image with Mungyo Professional Half Pan Watercolor Set (48) for it has some lovely browns, perfect for our little mice. One card has a pink rose and one card has a red rose. 
I used the sentiments from the stamp set, too. The little tag on the rose was blank, so I cut apart the word "Love" from the "Lots of Love" stamp and it fit perfectly into the tag. I can just puzzle the 2 parts of the stamp together next time I want to use the full sentiment.
I wanted the mice to be on something....something to ground them and I happen to have Penny Black's Creative Dies WOOD FLOORS #51-441 which I thought was just perfect! There are 2 dies in this set - the floor which embossed the lines and the separate baseboard. I cut 2 sets for each card and layered them up for nice thick floor dimension. It really gives the card some structure.
The floor boards were ink blended with Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
I always have such fun creating with Penny Black products. They are really versatile and can be used for so many occasions...I can see the mice running on top of the IMMENSE LOVE Creative Die...umm, I'll have to try that next! Thank you to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for inviting me to Guest Design this month. It was so fun!
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Friday, March 15, 2024

More Purple for March

Welcome friends to The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge for March 15, 2024!  Look at the lovely inspiration photo below:
We are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenge and here are the perimeters:
I used a retired MFT Stamp called Flowers In Bloom for my floral card this month:
Watercolored with my Mungyo Professional 48 Half Pan Set on Ranger Distress Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock. I use a text embossing folder and ran the card panel through for some word texture in the back. Any embossing folder would do. And lastly I used my favorite ribbon from Stampin' Up which I am sure is long retired. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Honey Bee Inside Snarky Sentiments and coordinating Honey Cut.
Overall a simple card, but I believe it has a big impact. Come play along with The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and The Double Trouble Challenge - a 2fer! Thanks for joining me today, I truly appreciate it.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Altenew for Paper Funday

Hello my friends and welcome to March 2024 Paper Funday Challenge where anything goes! I choose Altenew as one of our sponsors this month. I had so much fun with a set I have had in my stash and has not received enough use...Golden Garden Stamp Set and Coordinating Die.
I made several cards, as usual, for once I have everything out I like to try different ideas. I used Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress White Heavystock Paper for all the cards. It is a 130lb. smooth surface and takes mixed media well. In this case I watercolored on it and it worked perfectly! I used Altenew's Watercolor 36 Pan Set to drop in a little bit of sketchy color.
I also used sentiments from Altenew's Inky Bouquet stamp set. I like the unusual font in this set.
The card below uses Altenew's Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die in the background with an Erin Lee Creatives Rattan Arch 4 Die. One simple flower die cut from the Golden Garden set and a sentiment from Inky Bouquet finishes the card perfectly for my taste.
A side image:
Another colorful version:
Love this set!
For the background of this next card I used MFT Stamps Colorful Confetti Background Red Rubber Background Stamp with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat set with Ranger's Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I like the subtle textured background.
The hexagon shape is a die from Spellbinders called Essential Hexi-Gems Dies. I cut the floral image from the Golden Garden Set with the Coordinating Die and also cut it from black cardstock. This way I created a shadow for the focal image. The cute little sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps Inside Snarky Birthday set and the Honey Cut Coordinating Die Set. I am such a fan of sentiments with coordinating dies.
Thank you for sticking to the end. Come play along with us at The Paper Funday Challenge this month and check out our fabulous sponsors.
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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Penny Black Guest Designer

Hello my friends and welcome to my Guest Designer post for Penny Black Saturday Challenges! Penny Black is one of my absolute favorite stamp companies and I love the opportunity to go through my Penny Black stash and create...in this case I made multiple cards.  The theme for this challenge which begins Saturday, March 2, 2024 is Anything Goes with Optional Easter.
I needed some anniversary cards and thought the Spring Tulips and the love theme would be perfect! 
I used 3 main Penny Black Die Cuts products for my cards today: The TULIPS #51-430, were cut out of Ranger Ink Distress Tim Holtz Water Color Card Stock, the YOU #51-760 and IMMENSE LOVE #51-760 were cut from Bristol Smooth Card Stock. All were cut three times each and layer together with Bearly Arts Glue for nice dimension.
Penny Black's Creative Dies set called CROSS STITCH BORDERS was used for the background for this card. I ran the largest die 3 times through the front of the card to create texture and movement. 
The card below uses Penny Black's Creative Die DAINTY DASHES STACKERS for the edges which I personally love.
Here's a close up of the water coloring on all the tulips using Mungyo's Professional Half Pan Watercolors. Most of the sentiments come from Waffle Flower's Happy Anniversary stamp set.  
Here are all 3 shown together: The large die cut words were ink blended with Ranger Ink's Distress Inks: blues were Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. The Purples were Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Villianous Potion. 
Penny Black's products are all high quality and well designed. They are so much fun to take a day or two and just mix and match and create! Thank you for joining me today and I'm looking forward to seeing your work at the challenge
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