Penny Black Simplicity – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with Penny Black supplies. This postman hedgehog is making his rounds with Valentines!

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

I stamped the hedgehog image, from the 30-271 Share A Hug stamp set, on watercolor paper and colored it with a variety of mediums, including watercolor pencils, Zig markers and Distress inks. I cut a frame for the image from patterned paper in my stash. I die-cut the sentiment, from the 51-284 Filled With Love set, twice for extra depth. I added the sentiment to the frame with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

Avery Elle – Jumping for Joy

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a friendship card created with Avery Elle supplies. I don’t believe that I’ve ever created a frog card before!

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

I stamped the Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit images on Arches Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Ink and colored with ZIG Brush Markers. I also used a Zig marker to add color to the background using the smooshing method. I cut the images with their corresponding dies and added to the background with foam adhesive, after stamping the sentiment on the watercolor background.

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

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Penny Black Simplicity – Filled with Love

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with Penny Black supplies. This cat image makes me smile!

PB Simplicity Valentine

I stamped the cat image, from the 30-271 Share A Hug stamp set, on watercolor paper and colored it with a variety of mediums, including watercolors and watercolor pencils. I also painted a strip of watercolor paper with paint, and once dry, I die-cut the strip with one of the dies in the 51-284 Filled With Love set. I added the sentiment to the image with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity Valentine

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

Watercolored Calendar Pages

Hello! Last week, I shared some of the pages of my 2017 calendar created with some of the Taylored Expressions November 2016 release products. Today, I’m sharing pages for November and December in which I’ve included the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar.

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

I like to craft seasonally and enjoyed working on the November and December pages now, even though they’re for next year.

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

After the watercolored pages dried, I added frames cut with the die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set and adhered them to the calendar pages in the 2017 5×7 Calendar.

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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.

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!

Penny Black Bewitched

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.

Pumpkin Bouquet – TE Share Joy Challenge #54

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #54.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I used the sketch and the inspiration photo to create a fall-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I heat-embossed the Pumpkin Bouquet with gold embossing powder and colored it with watercolors and cut it out with its corresponding die. I dry-embossed the circle background for more texture against the patterned papers from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Harvest.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from Many Minis – Holidays on to a tag cut with a die in the Mini Tags set.

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Penny Black Woodland Friends

Today, I’m sharing a CAS spring-themed card combining an image from Penny Black’s #30-278 Woodland Friends stamp set with a die-cut fox, created with #51-193 Woodland Friends II.

Penny Black Simplicity Woodland Creatures

I positioned the Woodland Friends stamp on my MISTI and masked off the fox. I colored the stamped image with watercolor pencils. (On my first try I colored the background blue, but I decided I preferred a more CAS look.) I separately cut the fox with the Woodland Friends II set from cardstock, which I had colored with Distress Inks. I added enamel dots for the nose and eye. I attached the fox to the scene with foam adhesive.

I masked a sentiment from #30-160 Friendship and cut it with one of the word balloons in the #51-003 Chat Bubbles set. To finish off the card, I added a dry-embossed strip along the bottom.

Taylored Expressions SJC #28

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #28.

Taylored Expressions SJC #28

I used the sketch to create a CAS card suitable for a number of celebratory situations, such as an engagement.

Taylored Expressions SJC #28

I stamped and heat-embossed the blooms from Happily Ever After and cut them with their corresponding Happily Ever After Dies. I watercolored the two larger blooms with several mediums, including Distress Inks and Zig markers. The greenery was cut from vellum and tucked behind the blooms. I added a center to the gold bloom which I cut from watercolored cardstock with one of the Mini Bloomers dies. The sentiment was cut from gold paper and adhered to white cardstock. I finished the card off with a dry-embossed background for additional texture.

Taylored Expressions SJC #28

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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