21 March 2017

Penny Black Simplicity – 3D Paper Piecing

Hello everyone! Today, I have a card up on the Penny Black Simplicity at its best blog. This time, I decided to feature the super cute 30-336 Buddy & Duck set and I used the 3D paper piecing technique. Here is a sneak peek:




If you would like to see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog.




Thanks for visiting today!

Francine

19 March 2017

Penny Black | Bliss 2017 Collection | Spotlight 4

Hello everyone! This month, I’m back with more cards for Penny Black featuring stamps and dies from their newest BLISS 2017 catalog. The cat stamps are so adorable and versatile! 

Here is my last project for this spotlight week. Today, I’m showcasing the 30-407 Cat Days stamp set:






For my card, I used the cat with the sheep stamp. I colored the image and cut it out with scissors. I then sponged green inks over a circle die-cut using a blending tool, splattered it with water and cut it in half to create a grassy hill. I sponged the front of a top-folded white card base with blue ink and adhered the grassy hill as well as the cat and the sheep with foam pads to the background. I stamped the "You bring me joy" sentiment in black ink. The sentiment is from the 30-358 Happy Snippets stamp set. To finish off my card, I rounded the corners and created a self-made black speech bubble with the word "happy" that I heat embossed on black cardstock using white embossing powder. The sentiment is from the 30-283 Snippets stamp set. 


The newest images are super cute! I love that there are many animals in this set. They can be used as the 12 signs of the Zodiac but also for other occasions than birthdays. Check the images bellow:  




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check the Penny Black blog and the Penny Black Simplicity blog.




That’s all for me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed these Penny Black spotlights. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 

♥ Francine

15 March 2017

Penny Black | Bliss 2017 Collection | Spotlight 3

Hello everyone! This month, I’m back with more cards for Penny Black featuring stamps and dies from their newest BLISS 2017 catalog. The newest flower stamps are beautiful! Check the catalog to see all other flower sets.

Here is my newest creation and I’m showcasing the 40-507 Awaken slapstick stamp:




This is such a wonderful flower stamp. And it’s a versatile set too because you can also use a portion of the image as I did. Here you can see the entire image:  



I stamped the flower with black ink onto white cardstock, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with scissors. I die cut a circle from white cardstock and mounted it to the bottom of a top-folded kraft card base with foam pads. I trimmed the excess that extended over the edge. I adhered the flower with foam pads to the white circle. I stamped the birthday sentiment from the 30-283 Snippets sentiment set with black ink on white cardstock and cut it out. I fixed the label on top of the flower with foam pads too. To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella clear shimmer over the petals. It shines and it looks amazing (unfortunately, you can’t see the shimmer on the picture)! 





For more inspiration, don’t forget to check the Penny Black blog and the Penny Black Simplicity blog.

Have a wonderful day and see you later this week for more Penny Black spotlights…

♥ Francine 

14 March 2017

My Favorite Things – March Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the March My Favorite Things release replay! Today, the MFT design team is taking a fresh look at the most recent release.

My project is a card featuring the newest Showering You with Love Pure Innocence stamp set:





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. I decided to play with the paper piecing technique for the umbrella. I used the Plaid Patterns paper pack and added a strip of the same pattern to ground the card.

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team!   




For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine

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13 March 2017

Penny Black | Bliss 2017 Collection | Spotlight 2

Hello everyone! This month, I’m back with more cards for Penny Black featuring stamps and dies from their newest BLISS 2017 catalog. The word dies in this collection are FA-BU-LOUS!!!

Here is my second spotlight and I’m showcasing the 51-338 Birthday creative die:




I went for a clean and simple design using vibrant shades. I chose a white-yellow-blue color combination. I first sponged yellow Distress ink in the center of a top-folded card base. I then stamped the dog and the bees from the newest 30-414 Time to celebrate stamp set with black hybrid ink. I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. Next, I die cut the 51-338 Birthday creative die from white cardstock. I lightly sponged the bottom of the die-cut with blue Distress ink and a blending tool. I then masked the "Birthday" word with Post-it tape and lightly sponged the bottom of the "Happy" in the same way. To finish off my card, I adhered all elements to the card front using foam pads for more dimension. Check the bees in the stamp set and the word die: 


   




They hold a gift but I cut it off and put the bees on each side of the word "Happy". Now it looks like they hold a Happy Birthday banner! So cute! These little characters are so versatile and that’s what I like so much in the Penny Black sets. 




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check the Penny Black blog and the Penny Black Simplicity blog.

Have a wonderful day and see you later this week for more Penny Black spotlights…

♥ Francine

10 March 2017

Penny Black | Bliss 2017 Collection | Spotlight 1

Hello everyone! This month, I’m back with more cards for Penny Black featuring stamps and dies from their newest BLISS 2017 catalog. I was so excited to play with the new stuff! The stamps are super cute and the dies so versatile.

Here is my first card showcasing the 30-414 Time to celebrate stamp set: 




I first created the background using the 51-002 Leaves creative dies. I die cut the leaves and used the negative piece as a stencil that I sponged with green Distress inks over a white cardstock panel. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink. The sentiment is from the 30-351 Kool Kats stamp set. Next, I stamped the cat with black hybrid ink. I tried to think out of the box and only used the cat, not the balloons in his hand. Check the initial image: 




I wanted the cat swinging on a liana like Tarzan, not hanging on a bunch of balloons. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with scissors. I then added the string (hemp cord) and adhered the cat with foam pads to the panel and the panel to a top-folded card base. 




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check the Penny Black blog and the Penny Black Simplicity blog.

Have a wonderful day and see you soon for more Penny Black spotlights…

Francine

08 March 2017

Your Next Stamp – March DT Dare

Hi everyone! I’m back to share my second spot for Your Next Stamp this month. It’s a project for the YNS March Design Team Dare! It’s a monthly challenge for the YNS Design Team to showcase more fun projects using the new release products!

***MONTHLY GIVEAWAY***
If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post, you could WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

The DT Dare challenge this month is SHADES OF SPRING! Here is my card: 





For this project, I combined the All Aboard – Bunch of Happiness set with the All Aboard – Spring Carts set. I created a spring scene using several stamps from both sets. I covered the flowers with masking paper before stamping the basket. I cut out all images with scissors but there are coordinating dies too in case you don’t like fussy cutting! The clouds are from the Stitched PuffyCloud die set.


Here are the stamps I used:


   



To see the other DT members’ creations and for your chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice, hop over to the YNS blog.

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

MFT March Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things March product launch! Today, you can see all new products and they are available right now on the MFT online store!

Here is my card featuring the newest Sow Much Cuteness stamp set and coordinating dies: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. To create this rainbow effect, I made a top-folded card base and I sponged Distress inks over the background using blending tools. I added splashes of water and soaked up the excess with paper towel. I die cut the Oval Shadow Die-namics from Black Licorice and Cement Gray cardstock and adhered them on top of each other at the bottom of the card front. Next, I colored the pigs and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I then stacked them on top of each other and fixed them to the background with foam pads for more dimension. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on Black Licorice cardstock. To finish off my card, I added Sparkling Clear Sequins that I glued down with Glossy Accents.

Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!




For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine


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