Photo Scraps June Demo Day!

Come join me at Photo Scraps this Saturday for their monthly Demo Day. There’s always a variety of cards and layouts for you to create. I’ve got two cards this month both featuring older Penny Black stamps sets from the 2014 Happy Everything release that have been hiding in my stash waiting for the perfect opportunity to be highlighted in a card. Both stamps are larger Slapstick/Cling stamps and because of their size, they do not easily fit on an A2 sized card. However I saw a card on the Penny Black blog by Judy Jung of Runs With Scissors which emboldened me to the unthinkable – I took a big pair of kitchen shears and cut the stamp in half (gasp)! But the result was two stamps that readily fit in the allotted space.

For my first card, I pretty much CASEd Judy’s card as my inspiration, substituting Nuvo Drops for the enamel dots shown on the original card. I used sentiments from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set by Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Softly by Penny Black Rowhouse Greetings | Delightful by Penny Black

For the second card, I arched the two segments of the stamp which gave me the perfect focal point for a larger sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set by Penny Black.

I’ll be with the Photo Scraps gang from 11AM until 4PM – be sure you stop by and join in on the fun! Don’t forget to bring your tape runner and scissors!

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Naptime from the About a Little Boy Collection by Photoplay
Stamps: Softly by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green and English Mustard
Copics: G20, G21, Y32, Y35, Y38, R21, R22, R24

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Gummy Bears from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Delightful by Penny Black; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green, English Mustard, and Ripened Pumpkin
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16, R21, R22, R24

Felt with the Heart

Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I come home with more paper. Beautiful florals, petite polka dots, plaids — you name it and it’s probably in my stash. Some of it is so pretty that I almost hate to cut it. But the advantage of accumulating so much paper is that you have more opportunities for mixing and matching colors and patterns across different companies. Here I managed to match paper from Lawn Fawn, Echo Park Paper Company, and Core’dination and while I’m sad to use up some familiar papers, I now have room to spare for some new favorites.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Mom Words from the Beautiful Mom Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue
Stamp: Forever & Always by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Squares & Little Things Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Penny Black Critters

Just a quick update! I’m going to be at Photo Scraps tomorrow demonstrating Copic coloring on two cards featuring Penny Black stamps.

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Snake Skin (*) from the Zoo Crew Collection by Belle Blvd; Progressive (*) from the Homestead Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Whirlpool (*)
Stamp: Bubbly by Penny Black
Dies: Tagged by Penny Black
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); B0000, B000, B00, BV00 (bathtub); B000, B00, BV000, RV10, BG10 (bubbles); E30, E31, RV10 (mouse)

CARD 2
Paper
: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Little Chickadee (*) from the Celebrate Easter collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; American Crafts cardstock in Grass(*)
Stamp: Critter Time by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); YG06, YG09, RV52, RV55, Y06, R05 (flowers)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

A Thorny Affair

Back today with another holiday card, this time featuring this cute image from Penny Black. I love the Penny Black animal images particularly the holiday themed images. The menagerie of mice, cats and hedgehogs always bring a smile to my face. Add some colorful design paper from Doodlebug, a Lawn Fawn die cut from foil paper and a bit of ribbon and you have a quick, colorful, and fun card that goes together quickly.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Cheer by Penny Black
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Cheer by Penny Black

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Happy Holly Days by Doodlebug*; Bazzill Basics in Red Foil*
Stamps: A Thorny Affair by Penny Black: Christmas Cheer by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko
Dies: Scripty Joy by Lawn Fawn; Tagged by Penny Black
Copics: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); R17, R29, R46, R59 (berries); E34, E37 (stem); E50, E31, E17, E25, RV10 (hedgehog); BV20 (shadow)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Jolly XMas Kitty

With a household of tuxedo cats, I knew that I just HAD to color this image. The hat is a bit of a challenge blending those reds (and keeping them from bleeding outside the lines) but a little care and patience does the trick. I put down a base coat of R17 to saturate the paper and then added R59 for shading. I extended the shading with R46 followed by R29 and then finished the gradient with R17. Red can be tricky to work. Since my blending still looked a little rough, I added a second layer of ink repeating each color. That really brought everything together and gave me the richness that I was trying to achieve.

Here’s a look at the inside, featuring a sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another holiday card featuring the Penny Black hedgehog!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; Snow Day by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Jolly Xmas Kitty by Penny Black; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Midnight Blue
Copics:  E02, C00, C0C1, C2, C6, R20 (cat); R17, R27, R46, R59, E02, B0000, B000, B00, BG10 (hat); YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R46 (holly)