Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Bright and happy blooms always make me think summer thoughts.  Here are some just for you!
This card features stamps and dies from Penny Black's brand spankin' new collection, POETIC. Oh, how I love this new release.
I hope you'll join me and watch THIS VIDEO as I give you a peek at the entire new release,what I've been making with it, and some tips and techniques I've used on my projects.

Penny Black supplies: 51-322, 40-546, 30-419, 51-132

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


It's that time of year for "pomp and circumstance"...



... and lots of happy congrats!

Supplies:  Penny Black 51-348 Congrats, 80-015 Golden Moment Designer Paper Pad

Put on your sunglasses because Jill will infuse you with her stellar colors next.


Same Stamp Challenge 2 of 2: Jill

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 30-418 Stitched Flowers?

This stamp is such a JOY to color. So for my card I went with a very simple design.  I first stamped the flowers along one side of my card, stamping with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore 140 lb. hot-press watercolor paper.  Next, I painted the flowers and background using Distress Ink Reinkers used as watercolors.  My sentiment (Penny Black 30-406 All Great Things) was also stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for joining us for this same stamp challenge... we hope we've brought a little springtime sunshine to your studio! 

Same Stamp Challenge 1 of 2: Elizabeth

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 30-418 Stitched Flowers?


What I noticed as I looked at this set was that not only were flowers beautiful as groupings, but they could also be used separately.  

(Penny Black: Stitched Flowers 30-418, Birthday Love 30-413, Golden Moment Paper Pad 80-015)

For this greeting, a single stitched flower becomes a beautiful embellishment.

After the flower was stamped in tuxedo black Memento ink on white cardstock it was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  It was then attached to a larger piece of white cardstock with dimensional foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped underneath the flower in onyx black VersaFine and the edges of the cardstock were inked with a Marvy Premium Gold Ink Pen.

Lately, I find myself reaching for small elements of patterned paper to complement my designs.  This flowery piece of paper applied to the card base created a nice echo of flowers behind the main flower embellishment. 

Stay tuned to see how Jill creatively "stitches" her flowers.