colourQ challenge #288

I’m playing along with colourQ challenge #288 with a card showcasing several Penny Black sets.

I don’t believe this is color combination I’ve used before. I stamped the balloons on patterned paper to add some pattern to the design.



Penny Black Supplies:
#51-033 Silver Linings
#30-283 Snippets
#30-289 Live It Up!
#30-233 Fashion Tweet

Stenciled Mother’s Day Card

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card suitable for Mother’s Day (or a birthday) featuring the Penny Black 25-018 Patina stencil.


I stamped the sentiment from 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles before cutting the cardstock with a rectangle die. Next I applied the the embossing paste, which I colored with dye ink, in two sessions. I started with the flower in the lower-left corner.

I adhered the stencil to the craft mat over the cardstock panel, using washi tape to hold the stencil, as well as to mask off the areas to which I didn’t want to apply any paste.

Once the paste was applied, I pulled off the stencil and rinsed it, and I let the paste dry for about thirty minutes. Then I repeated the process in the right-hand corner with a small flower.

CAS(E) This Sketch #116

Believe it or not – this card for the CAS(E) This Sketch #116 challenge was going to include a butterfly! But once I started pulling out my dies, I realized that the house die from Penny Black 51-055 Shades would cut inside the Penny Black 51-057 Polaroid die.


I cut the house within the Polaroid die, I also cut it again in kraft cardstock and red cardstock. I cut the Polaroid die in both white and light blue cardstock, and then I inlaid the pieces. I actually added a second layer of the house and heart so that there would be some dimension. I finished off the card with a sentiment stamped from the Penny Black 30-285 You & Me set and some twine.

Colored Pencil Flowers

Today, I’m sharing a “Thank You” card created with two Penny Black stamp sets.

I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from 30-288 Pretty Petals onto kraft cardstock and colored the flowers with several different colored pencils. Coloring on the kraft means you have to work a little harder to get color down, especially with the yellow. To finish off the card, I stamped and heat-embossed a die-cut circle with a sentiment from 30-281 Flower Sparks attaching it to the kraft panel with dimensional adhesive.

Stretch Your Dies Day 3

Today I’m sharing a card inspired by one that Karolyn Loncon showed in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class. Karolyn had a different set of dies and stamps than mine, but the main idea was using a die to dry emboss the cardstock after masking the card off with the same shape.


I masked off a rectangular shape and applied Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry – to the heavyweight cardstock card front. I then stamped the rectangle with Penny Black’s 40-379 Applause inked with Picked Raspberry and Barn Door Distress Inks. After inking and stamping, I removed the mask and dry embossed with the same rectangle die (there’s a stitched edge that may or may not be visible). To finish the card, I added a sentiment die cut with the 51-038 Hooray set. I will definitely be using this technique again. I’m really enjoying some time to work through the class lessons!


Penny Black Watercolored Flowers

Today, I’m sharing watercolored flowers paired with a fun sentiment that makes a great card to send “just because” or as a thank you.


I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from the Penny Black 30-282 Efflorescence set and colored it with Peerless watercolors and Distress Inks. I stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed with 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles.

Hope you’re having a great day!

Perfect Pair with Penny Black

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card crafted with supplies from the Penny Black Bring on the Happy releaseI was inspired by the color inspiration on the Penny Black blog featuring green.

I used the 30-285 You & Me stamp set to stamp the pears with two shades of green on cardstock that I cut with the small tag die in the 51-007 Tagged set. I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set. The papers are from the 80-011 Beau Jardins paper pad.


I popped up the sentiment on the lower portion of the tag and the tag itself on the patterned paper with dimensional adhesive.

Conversation Birds

Today, I’m sharing a CAS Valentine’s Day card created with Penny Black stamps and die cuts.


I used the Penny Black 30-207 From the Heart set for the heat-embossed sentiments, 51-094 Tweets die set for the birds and two of the 50-003 Chat Bubbles dies.

I’m playing along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #255.

Colour Me #56 Playful

Today, I’m sharing a card made for the Colour Me Challenge with Penny Black supplies.

I went back and forth on the colors, trying to decided which element should be which color, especially the yellow and orange. Although the elements are well-suited for Valentine’s Day, they’d work for any season! In this case I was thinking about spring.

I used Penny Black’s 51-100 Tree of Love as a branch on which to place the bird, cut with the 51-094 Tweets die. The frame was created with the 51-057 Polaroid die onto which I heat embossed a sentiment from 30-269 So Very Much.