Today I’m sharing a card made entirely with Penny Black dies that would be appropriate to celebrate a variety of events such as a birthday or a promotion.
For the background, I made a stencil with the smaller cloud in the Penny Black 51-033 Silver Linings set. I used a sponge dauber to apply white pigment ink through the stencil onto blue cardstock.
I created the skyline with the 51-017 Downtown die. I backed the die cut with white cardstock.
I cut the balloons with the Penny Black 51-004 Uplifting die set. I cut each color twice (for extra depth) and attached thread to their backs. I taped the threads to the blue panel and then attached the skyline over them.
I cut the sentiment twice using 51-038 Hooray. After adhering the sentiment to the skyline, I added some Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.
Today, I’m playing along with Mojo Monday 378 and ColourQ 273. I like that tropical-feeling color combo so much, I had to play along again!
The card width is around 4″ and it’s a tad taller than 6″. I almost always make tent-fold cards, but I wasn’t able to for this card due to its height. I used the Paper Smooches Flower Dies and a Stampin’ Up sentiment stamp. The Poppy Parade banner was stamped with a Stampin’ Up background stamp for tone-on-tone texture.
I created a “hello” card to play along with Retrosketches #146.
I paired Penny Black’s 30-237 Dazzlers with a sentiment from the 30-230 Sunny Hello stamp set. I’m really enjoying crafting with colors inspired by sunnier weather!
Hope you’re having a “sunshiny” day!
Today I’m sharing another CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies. And again the Branching Out die cut takes center stage.
To begin, I stamped the background with 40-350 Tree-Lined on green cardstock in a green ink. The panel was trimmed and attached to a white cardstock panel.
By placing my acrylic plates and die on the cardstock to create a partial cut, I cut out the tree with the 51-081 Branching Out die. I then cut the sides of the snowbanks from the remaining cardstock. It took a couple of times to get this right!
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from the Penny Black 30-257 Joy Filled set).
Hope your week is off to a terrific start!
Today I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black Creative Dies.
I cut the tree with 51-081 Branching Out die twice. I placed the tree on a grid of squares using a color combination featured on the Penny Black blog last year. (The combinations from the Color Christmas series are ones I will use again and again as they aren’t ones I would have come up with on my own.) I added a sentiment, which was cut with the Peace die, from in the 51-021 Love & Joy set, three times for extra depth.
Hoping your holiday season is filled with Peace!
I’m playing along in the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Clearly Christmas with a card created with some newly released Reverse Confetti supplies.
For my card, I was inspired by the colors of blue, green, white and silver. And of course the Christmas theme.
I cut the chevrons with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die and adhered them to a white base. I did this three times and then cut the panels into strips. When I attached the strips to the card base, I rotated the one in the middle 180 degrees so that there would be a zig zag pattern. I cut the snowflakes with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts dies. I cut each size twice and adhered them for extra depth. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments in silver.
Today I’m sharing a card created with a Reverse Confetti Confetti Cut and stamp set sentiment for the Color Throwdown #321 Challenge.
I was totally intrigued by this color combination – it’s not one that I would have thought of on my own, which is one of the things that make these challenges so fun!
I used the Reverse Confetti Circle Garland to cut six garlands in the brown cardstock, three in the brushed silver and three in the brushed gold. I glued the metallic garlands to the dark brown ones for some depth.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Tinsel ‘N Trim set.
Hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly and that your tinsel isn’t in a tangle!
Using just two elements, a Creative Die and a transparent stamp set , I created a CAS card for the newly launched Penny Black SIMPLICITY at its best site. Head on over to see the card and for the details!
I’m sharing a CAS holiday card combining a Penny Black die cut, stenciled background and heat embossed sentiment with one of my favorite holiday color combinations – white, red and silver.
I began by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from Penny Black’s 30-255 Most Wonderful on heavyweight white cardstock.
Next, I applied white embossing paste through the 25-010 Zigs & Zags stencil. I only applied paste in the center portion, letting the edges unevenly fade away.
Finally, I cut the larger reindeer from the 51-069 Together set several times, adhering the pieces for added dimension, and attached the reindeer to the embossed background.
Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card pairing a Penny Black die cut with several stamped images.
I cut foil paper and heavyweight white cardstock with the #51-017 Downtown die and adhered them together. The white cardstock was cut without a cutting shim, so the windows were intact. I simply used Scotch tape on the back to keep them in place. I stamped and heat embossed, with silver embossing powder, the string of lights from #30-259 Wonderful & Jolly on black cardstock. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from #30-257 Joy Filled.
I can’t believe how fast the holidays are approaching!