Friday, April 28, 2017

More Penny Black

I know that I said I wasn't going to share any more of these cards, but I guess I was wrong! :) I saw this technique on Darnell's blog, and loved it. So, I had to give it a try. I thought it would be a good way to use these last stampoffs. The flower stamps (I believe) are from Penny Black. I'm pretty sure they were inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping. So, what I did was to cut out a rectangle with a Memory Box stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) on it, mounted on Pop Dots, and added it back in the opening. What a great idea! I've certainly seen die cuts placed back into the hole they came from, but not just simply rectangles (or other simple shapes.)
On this one, I sponged around the edges before mounting on Pop Dots and returning it to the image.
And this one is included just because it's the last of my Penny Black flower stampoffs from a couple years ago!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Simple Birthday

I was sorting through my 12 x 12 papers last week, and I came across this scrap of embossed paper. (I'm sure it wasn't originally 12 x 12, so I don't know why it was in there! :) ) At any rate, I took it out to be used soon. That "soon" was for this card.

I had already cut this card base and had it sitting on my table for a few weeks. The finished card is 4 x 7 - cut to fit an envelope I had. I cut the yellow to fit on the card front with a black mat. The sentiment was cut with a new-to-me die from Sizzix. Simple, but it will probably work well for a kid's birthday card.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Garden Whimsy #5

 I think this card turned out to be my favorite of the five cards I made with the Stampin' Up! set, "Garden Whimsy." The ladybug is the stamp from this set. I love the simplicity of it.

I stamped the ladybug with red on a tiny scrap and cut out the most solid part of it, trimming off the dashed lines around the edges. Then I stamped again with black on another scrap. I added the red cut-out part over the black, and then colored a few of the white dots with a black marker. I cut it out with a die from a Memory Box stitched rectangle set. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Garden Whimsy #4

One more card using stamps from the set "Garden Whimsy" from Stampin' Up! (Last one tomorrow!) For this card, I used the flower with stem, the sentiment, and the ladybugs in the background.

I randomly stamped the ladybugs in a lighter purple on a panel slightly smaller than the front of the card. I inked up the flower stamp with markers and stamped on a scrap. I stamped the sentiment in black over the flower. The little butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I hand-drew the bottom of the body and antennae and added a black enamel dot for the body. I matted with cardstock to match the flower and butterfly, and mounted on Pop Dots. I intentionally stamped the sentiment over to the left, but it was kind of long to off-center it and it just looked like it was supposed to be in the middle, but was mis-stamped:) That's why I added the butterfly.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Garden Whimsy #3

Card number three using "Garden Whimsy" set by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the butterfly three times across a white panel, added the sentiment (from Stampabilities) in black, and adorned the antennae with black acrylic dots. Oh yeah - I also added a black acrylic dot for the dot on the i, and I mounted the entire panel on Pop Dots.

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