Penny Black Simplicity – Love Balloons

Today, I’m sharing a Valentine’s card created with two Penny Black dies – 51-052 texting and 51-004 uplifting.

I cut various shades of pink and red cardstock with the heart die from the 51-004 uplifting set. I cut white cardstock with the love die, in the 51-052 texting set, twice. I attached white thread to the back of the heart die cuts with double-sided tape, leaving the covering on the top until I had the die cuts laid out on the panel in the desired design. Hearts on the top of a cluster were attached with dimensional adhesive for depth. When the hearts had been attached, I gathered the thread and bundled them with another thread. I glued the bundle together with Glossy Accents. Once dry, I attached the love sentiment over the knot and thread bundle.


Penny Black Hooray Skyline

headerToday 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.


Penny Black Simplicity Sister

Happy December! I am thrilled to announce that I am one of the new Simplicity Sisters for Penny Black!! There is a new blog dedicated to using Penny Black stamps and creative dies in a clean and simple way. Head over to SIMPLICITY at its best to meet the rest of the team.

ReindeerCASTo celebrate I created a CAS holiday card in one of my favorite color schemes with the 51-062 Leap of Joy die cut taking center stage. I stamped the background with a sentiment from 30-132 Yuletide Greetings.