tiistai 21. marraskuuta 2023

Waddling By

I'm still making Christmas cards, this time with this fun penguin by Penny Black called Waddling By.

I coloured the penguin with my Copics, added a bit of Stickles to his belly (it doesn't show up well in the photo though) and fussy cut him out. For the background, I used the Snowflake Frame die and sponged some blue Distress Oxide ink to the rectangle part of the frame. I then stamped a sentiment from the sentiment set Thrill of Hope, partly in black Memento ink and partly with red Distress Oxide ink. 

I'm entering this to:

* Stamping Sensations: November - Get Ready for Christmas

* Inkspirational Challenges: Challenge #303 - Seasonal

* As You See It Challenge: Challenge #312 - The Most Wonderful Time

sunnuntai 19. marraskuuta 2023


I made this card with a Pinkfresh Studio stamp called Choose Hope. Once again, it's a very clean and simple card. Just the image stamped and then coloured with my Copics, a sponged rectangle background made using a Penny Black stencil from the set Background Basics and a sentiment (it says 'Happy Birthday'). I also embellished the card with some iridescent gems.

sunnuntai 12. marraskuuta 2023


I wanted a bit of a break from making Christmas cards so I reached for a floral stamp instead. This one is called Sunflower Garden and it's by Simon Says Stamp.

The card itself is pretty simple. I stamped the image partially on my panel and coloured it with my Copics. I also added some white gel pen here and there. I then placed a stencil from Penny Black's Background Basics stencil set on my panel and sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Speckled Egg on it. Before matting the panel onto some blue cardstock, I stamped my sentiment on it (it says something like 'Sunshine for your day' in Finnish).

I'm entering this to:

* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You

* TIME OUT Challenges: Challenge #251 - Photo Inspiration

sunnuntai 5. marraskuuta 2023

Monochrome Snowy

I made a Christmas card with Penny Black's sweet little snowman called Snowy. I stamped him on a panel of Copic friendly cardstock before colouring him with my Copics. I then used a stencil from the stencil set Background Basics, placed it onto the panel and sponged some Distress Oxide inks in Salvaged Patina and Evergreen Bough through the stencil. Before removing the stencil, I splattered some water and some white acrylic paint dilluted with water on the panel. After the splatters had dried, I stamped a sentiment from the sentiment set Christmas Sentiments using Distress Oxide ink in Evergreen Bough. I embellished the card with some snowflakes die cut with Dancing Snowflakes die, and adhered some enamel dots in the middle of the snowflakes.

I'm entering this to:

* We Love Stamping: November - Christmas Characters

* Stamping Sensations: November - Get Ready for Christmas

* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #456 - Make Your Mark

Products by Penny Black, available in their online shop:

* Snowy (2521K)

* Background Basics stencil set (25-021)

* Christmas Sentiments (30-504)

* Dancing Snowflakes (51-708)