August Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Penny Black and My Favorite Things. In both cases, I took my inspiration from the Penny Black blog, more or less CASEing two cards by Vicky Papaioannou and Francine Vuillème. I loved the designs of both cards, reproducing them here with minor modifications.

Rowhouse Greetings |Awaken by Penny Black

Card 1
Inspiration Card: Awaken to Sunshine by Vicky Papaioannou.
Paper
: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Deepest Sympathy by My Favorite Things
Copics: R30, R32, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG01, T6

Rowhouse Greetings | Awaken by Penny Black

Card 2
Inspiration Card: Simply Awaken by Francine Vuillème
Paper: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Snippets by Penny Black; Heartfelt Thanks by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Circles Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, E27, YG03, YG17, T6

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

Especially Micey!

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a card using one of the adorable critters from Penny Black stamp set Especially Micey teamed with Creative Basics dies.

I stamped the image on a piece of Copic X-Press It Blending Card that I cut using the second largest die in the Basic Stitched Flag Die Set. I colored the image with Copic markers using the colors listed below. Afterwards I used the remaining die sets to cut shapes from various design papers which I layered on my card base using thin foam squares. I love how cleanly these dies cut the paper and the stitching adds texture and interest. Hope this project gives you some crafty inspiration!

See you over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Jessica from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn; Wild Flower Polka from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue.
Stamps: Especially Micey by Penny Black
DiesFancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*), Fancy Circles Die Set (*), Basic Stitched Flags (*) all by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV00 (envelope); C0, C1, C3, C5 (mouse); RV00, RV04, Y15, Y19

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

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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

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

Luminous Bouquet

I’m still playing catch up with all the new digital releases from Power Poppy this week. This is the last one that I needed to color (yes – needed!). Just look at all those beautiful flowers and leaves! To be honest, this image was a little overwhelming when I looked at it the first time because, well — LOOK AT ALL THOSE FLOWERS AND LEAVES! But I just took it one flower at a time, making one color decision at a time. I matched the colored image with a rainbow plaid from Lawn Fawn and a scalloped die from Tonic and by the end it all came together.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#; Bazzill Basic Cardstock in Quicksand; Rainbow Plaid (*) from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn.
Stamps: Luminous Bouquet (*) by Power Poppy; Cuppa Buttercups (*) by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: V01, V04, V06, FV2 (Hydrangeas); G21, G24, YG21 (leaves); G40, G43, G46, RV32, RV95, RV99 (Oxalis leaves); B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y17, YR16 (Clematis); Y02, Y17, YR16 (Peony center); BG0000, BG10, B0000, B000, V01, BV000 (Peony petals)

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

Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends blog today with this adorable image from Conie Fong Art called Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl. When I first attempted to color this image, I did a basic blend of blues and blue greens, but the result was so blended that it was too smooth (duh!). So I started again, this time employing some pointillism enhanced by a white Sukura Gelly Roll pen to get both shading and texture.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Font

My style tends to be clean and simple, but I wanted the layout of the card to reflect the quirkiness of both the image and the sentiment stamps. So I skewed the layers a little bit and tucked a stitched flag die cut in the bottom corner. For the inside, I repeated the off-kilter layout and added a couple more stitched flags.

And here is the inside of finished card!Rowhouse Greetings | Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Font

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Kraft in Color – Kraft 6×6 inch paper pad by Doodlebug; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Island Blue
Stamps: Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Fong Art; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches (front sentiment); Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches (inside sentiment)
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Basic Stitched Flags (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06, BG10, Y02, Y15, Y19, V04, V06, V09, Sukura Gelly Roll Pen in white (dragon); BV00, BV01, BV04, RV10, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR09 (cupcake, heart, and flowers)

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

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