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Autumn Tree-heart

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a lovely autumnal combo of red, purple and orange.

For my take I used very old and very new products by Penny Black. The Tree-heart stamp (40-505) is from 2012 – I love that it hasn’t been retired! It’s always been one of my favourite trees to colour! I paired it with a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling stamp set (30-863) which has only just been released!

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LucieG.

Seaside Thank You

Hi there everyone!

I loved the last Paper Players sketch challenge and had an idea for it all set up in my head. Then life got in the way so I missed the challenge deadline, but decided to go ahead with my idea anyway using Penny Black products.

First of all, I stamped the beachy wreath from Seashells set (30-843) in a light ink and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. Then I put the coloured image back in my MISTI, stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it using white pearl embossing powder! I fussy cut the wreath before starting on my tag, which is from the Tagged die set (51-007). I sponged it lightly with distress ink and them popped the wreath on top to work out where to place the sentiment. After stamping the sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813), I adhered the wreath to the tag and then the tag to my card base.

I felt like the card was still missing something and so I decided to add some small shell embellishments. I had so much fun creating these with shrink plastic! I haven’t used it for years! I ended up using the same ink for the shells and sentiment as lighter inks just didn’t seem to show up at all, which was odd as colours usually intensify when you heat shrink plastic.

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LucieG.

Pink Hibiscus

Hi there everyone!

Next today I’m playing along with the gorgeous combo that is this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (pink, orange, green and yellow) using Penny Black products.

First of all, I stamped the Energized cling stamp (40-476) and lightly blended yellow ink around it. Next, I cut the Tropical Paradise dies (51-643) and coloured them using distress inks . Finally I added a sentiment from the Thinking of You set (30-825) and a few gems.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 26

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 26 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I wasn’t initially planning to play along with this colour combo because I have so many non-traditional festive cards but inspiration hit me last night when I was looking through my Penny Black stamps.

I love this Christmas tree from the All Wrapped Up set (30-607) and I thought it would be perfect for the colour combo! After creating a subtle background frame with distress ink, I stamped the tree and coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os – it has such a wonderful shimmer! To complete my very CAS card, I added a sentiment from an older set called Christmas Fashion (30-127).

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 21

Hello again everyone!

Welcome to Day 21 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge using some Penny Black products.

I actually decided to CASE a card I made a few years ago! I used distress inks to colour the Holly and Berry Branch die (51-404) and added a few Nuvo drops to the berries. Next I cut a square from an ink blended background using the Snowflake Stitch Frames (51-375) and adhered it to my card base before adding the holly branch. to finish, I added a few die cut snowflakes (Snow Family Cut Out 51-395) and a sentiment (Holiday Snippets 30-307).

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LucieG.

Dream and Discover

Hello again!

In between all my festive cardmaking so far this month, I’ve also found time to play with some stamps and dies that Penny Black kindly sent to me from their latest Dream & Discover release.

I just couldn’t wait to ink up the Jellyfish from the beautiful Swimming By set (30-845)! First of all, I blended some distress ink using an oval mask and stamped some seaweed (from Swimming By and Starfish Wishes (30-847) sets) before removing the mask. Then I stamped the beautiful Jellyfish using a light ink. I coloured in the image using my Twinkling H2Os before stamping the image again in Distress Oxide ink. This is when I realised that my colouring was far too soft, but I couldn’t use my Twinklings again because I didn’t want the oxide ink to bleed. So I turned to my Prisma pencils instead! Finally I added some sequin bubbles and a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283)!

For my next card, I used the beautiful Seashells set (30-843). I love these shells so much! Super easy to fussy cut and a joy to colour! I wanted to add a little something different to the background so I cut up a die cut from the Wonky Squares die (51-424) to resemble a net!

For my last card today, I used the fabulous Tropical Paradise dies (51-643) which I coloured using distress inks before adhering to a partially-blended background. The sentiment is from the Grateful Heart set (30-467).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.