Penny Black Simplicity – Christmas Birds

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

I colored the watercolor paper background with inks and watercolor paint using the smooshing technique. Separately, I colored watercolor paper with red watercolor, from which I cut the birds using the 51-206 The Sweetest Sound II die. Once the background was dry, I stamped the 30-382 Yuletide Wishes sentiment. For texture and visual interest, I added snowflakes cut with the 51-268 A Blizzard die set.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

Penny Black Simplicity – Be Filled of Wonder

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Penny Black supplies. I chose a sentiment from 30-382 Yuletide Wishes as my starting point. I wanted to create a serene winter scene.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card

I stamped the bottom of the card base with silver ink using one of the stamps in the 30-258 Prancers set. I cut 51-264 Conifer twice and adhered the trees together, fluffing up the top tree for dimension. The star die in the 51-088 Tiny Tree set was used to cut a silver foil star for the top of the tree. I cut the deer from silver foil with  one of the dies in the 51-069 Together set and added it to the scene with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card

Jingle All the Way – PB Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies.

PB Simplicity Watercolored Cats

I stamped the pair of cats from 30-317 Deck the Halls with Versafine ink and colored the image with watercolor pencils and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I cut the 51-084 Jingle… sentiment from watercolor cardstock which I had colored with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and adhered to the watercolored panel.

PB Simplicity Watercolored Cats

PB Simplicity – Winter Village Die-Cut Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS winter scene created with Penny Black supplies.

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I Distress-Inked the background panel with Blueprint, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Milled Lavender. Once dry, I heat-embossed the Santa and reindeer from the 40-406 Snow Dasher set with silver embossing powder.

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I die cut 51-156 Tiny Town and backed the openings with silver foil. I finished off the card with a stamped sentiment from the 30-259 Wonderful & Jolly set.

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I recently shared this winter-themed card using the same Distress Ink colors.

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An Autumn Day – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today I’m sharing an autumn-themed card created with Penny Black supplies. The leaves are almost off the trees here in the Pacific Northwest, but just a week ago there was quite a color show. I think I appreciated the fall leaves this year more than I ever have before.

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To create the trees, I colored watercolor paper with Distress Inks and then cut it (once dry) with the 51-208 Trio of Trees die set. I colored the trunks after I die cut, using several brown Distress Inks. I also watercolored a background on a watercolor panel with one of the colors in the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set and stamped it with a sentiment in the 30-350 Sentiment Collection set.

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Halloween Watercolored Hedgehog-Penny Black Simplicity

Hello – it’s a beautiful fall day here in the Pacific Northwest, but rains are in the forecast for the next week! I’m sharing another CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set. (I blogged a card using a cat image from this stamp set here.)

Halloween Hedgehog - Penny Black Simplicity

I colored the adorable hedgehog with watercolor pencils and paint, and when dry, I fussy-cut the image, as well as the pumpkin balloon.

To frame my image, I cut a partial circle in a rectangular panel, which I then dry-embossed. I watercolored a teal blue background, onto which I stamped the hedgehog image again (to get the balloon string), when the panel was dry.

I cut the sentiment from watercolored cardstock with 51-077 Eeek! and added it to the rectangular panel (for extra depth I cut a second sentiment and glued the two together).

Before adhering the watercolor hedgehog to the background with foam adhesive, I glued down a small fence created with the 51-073 Haunted Hallow die set.

Penny Black Simplicity – Merry and Bright

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card showcasing the Penny Black Slapstick/Cling background stamp 40-489 Elaborate.

To create the background panel, I applied Festive Berries and Wild Honey Distress Inks to the 40-489 Elaborate stamp allowing them to blend. I have a feeling that I’ll be using this background stamp in future holiday projects – can you see it stamped silver on deep red? gold on green?

The sentiment from 30-382 Yuletide Wishes was cut with a circle die. I added a vellum circle behind, cut with a die sized just larger than the white sentiment circle.

I cut the greenery with 51-262 Poinsettia Bough and 51-249 Winter Garland from watercolor cardstock colored with Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Festive Berries Distress Inks.

I created a card with similar design and supplies for the Penny Black Simplicity site. I hope you’ll head over to take a look at that take!

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CAS Watercolored Halloween Cat + Pumpkin – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set.

First of all, a confession. I’ve had this stamp set on my work table for a month. Last week, I looked at the set and mentally thought, “Darn it, I meant to make a card with that before Halloween,” thinking Halloween had already passed! How nuts is that?! That’s what happens when you’re working on projects a season ahead. Thank goodness October is still out there!

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Back to the card, I stamped the cat and pumpkin image with VersaFine ink on Strathmore watercolor paper, coloring him with watercolor pencils and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I fussy-cut the image and set it aside.

Penny Black Simplicity Bewitched

I sponged Mustard Seed Distress Ink  onto a card base through a vellum circle, and I stamped the cat image again on the sponged circle. I adhered the fussy-cut cat to the image with foam adhesive. I die cut the “BOO” sentiment with 51-077 Eeek! from foam and white cardstock, adding it to a dark gray cardstock strip. To finish off the card, I stamped and die cut the bat with 30-249 Spooky Spheres and 51-075 Boo Crew.

It’s a Dog Party! – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a colorful birthday card featuring the Penny Black #30-368 Love Me stamp set.

Penny Black Simplicity Dog Party

I was inspired by the final scene in the book Go, Dog. Go! where the colorful dogs have a party. (One of my favorite scenes as a child!)

I stamped the punny sentiment on to a cloud die cut with #51-003 Silver Linings set and added balloons cut with #51-004 Uplifting to fill the white space in the sky (and balance out the color on the card).

Penny Black Simplicity Dog Party

PB Simplicity – Thinking of You Fall-Themed Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS fall-themed card created with Penny Black stamps.

PB Simplicity Fall Tree

This card came about as a result of a happy accident. Using my MISTI, I stamped the tree 40-417 Regalia with a variety of Distress Ink colors and then again with VersaMark ink, which I heat-set. The heat-set image allowed me to stencil light blue ink onto the tree with a sponge applicator. (I created a stencil by cutting a circle shape out of vellum.)

After stenciling, I stamped a sentiment from #30-345 Soar and cut the image with a rectangular die, adhering the panel to a wood-grain card base.

PB Simplicity Fall Tree

Last week, I shared a card on the Simplicity Blog using non-holiday dies to create a bold and modern Christmas creation. I hope you’ll head over there and take a look.