Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Merry and Joy - All Wrapped Up

Hi everyone.  Today I'm using two images from the all wrapped up (30-607) stamp set, which is part of the Penny Black new release, Merry and Joy.

First, I made two different designs using the pretty poinsettia corner spray.
Stamped the image in permanent black ink and heat set before watercolouring with distress and dye inks.  Fussy-cut the image and popped it up over top of the smallest stitched loop frame (51-573).  The sentiment is Festive Snippets (30-387), a previous release from Penny Black.

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For the second card, I die-cut an aperture for my card front using the bird ornament  (51-587), keeping the inside die-cut part for another card.
Stamped the poinsettia corner spray used in the above card, onto a card base.  Watercoloured the image using the same colours as the first card and then placed the card front over top.  The ornament shape didn't show up well, so I took a thick black permanent marker and traced around the shape on the card insert (watercolour image panel).  I die-cut the cap and coloured it with the same black marker to match.  Popped the front panel up to add dimension to the card.  Stamped sentiment (merry up 30-622) in black on card front and added a piece of knotted silver cording to finish.

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Here's another image from the same stamp set, all wrapped up ...

The fun and funky, stylized Christmas tree was stamped in versamark and heat embossed in Lime Green embossing powder (Ranger).  I used red acrylic paint to add the decorations.  Placed a dollop on my craft sheet and used the end of a narrow paint brush to pick up the paint.  I could add three "ornaments" before I needed to dip into the red paint again.  Each dot was smaller than the last and this gives me variations of sizes of dots to add interest.  The sentiment is a from merry builder (30-619).  I love the versatility of this sentiment stamp set ... you can make it just "MERRY" or add one or two more of the other smaller sentiments to create your own.

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See you again soon with more Penny Black images!

Penny Black Products:
all wrapped up (30-607)
stitched loop frames (51-573)
festive snippets (30-387)
bird ornament die (51-587)
merry up (30-622)
merry builder (30-619)








26 comments:

Sue said...

All stunning cards, Loll. I especially like the first one, beautifully coloured and fussy cut and the frame is lovely too.

Julie B said...

Great trio of cards, love the poinsettia ones. :)

Pat said...

Brilliant cards Loll and love the first and second using the poinsettia spray which is so pretty and both the frame and the bauble show it off beautifully, and the sweet embossed tree with red baubles and a nice large red sentiment looks great too and nicely finished with the lovely light green twine. x

Viv said...

Lovely as always Loll, the first one is my fave (I think!) x

Marcia Hill said...

Three beauties Loll! That's some great fussy cutting on the 1st card and oh so pretty! My favorite is the 2nd card with the black outlined ornament shape...the black gives it a modern feeling but the Poinsettia is timeless! And your modern lime green tree is as sweet as can be! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Bonnie said...

This Christmas spray is so pretty with the pierced frame and beautifully colored! I love how you've turned it into a beautiful ornament too. The little tree is so pretty with it's red baubles! I love this stamp set!

Maria said...

A beautiful collection of Christmas cards!! Very pretty poinsettia and love the whimsical tree!! Love all the cards, so pretty!!

clavell said...

These are all beautiful and wonderfully done! I have 'All Wrapped Up' and now have lots of inspiration to go forth and PLAY! TFS♥

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, Wow the way you traced that ornament is amazing. I thought is was part of the die cut and your stylized tree is so elegant :)

TK said...

Love the lime green and red, Loll! Fabulous!

Susan said...

You really have got a lot out of that poinsettia stamp!! Two more beautiful cards using it! Love the way the first one is on top of the frame and the other is inside the ornament - and both are wonderfully coloured. The sweet little stylized Christmas tree is perfect in the lime green - and contrasts so well with the dark red.

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Three Gorgeous Christmas cards using your new PB stamp sets, Loll. Your images and sentiments are all so versatile and you have made them so gorgeous with your watercoloring:-) I love the beautiful flower spray for your 1st two very different CAS designs. Beautiful die cut framing on your 1st card. Love your ornament on the 2nd card and whimsical tree on your 3rd card. Thank you so much for sharing all the PB links too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Trina P. said...

Three beautiful cards, Loll. Wonderful watercolouring as always. Your second card caught my eye immediately! Tracing the ornament die cut opening really made it pop.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards Loll - loving the poinsettia spray and how you have used it on the first two cards, and the tree is certainly funky and fun - love how you have added the ornaments
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful to stretch the same beautiful stamp with your first two fabulous cards Loll. Both are beautiful and what pretty colours....great designs and extra loving the way you did the second bauble card x. Fun and funky third card with vibrant colours and so contemporary. Stunning cards and thank you for showcasing the fabulous stamp set x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

what gorgeous cards mf...love your work.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

That stamp set is so versatile. Your cards are beautiful and the designs are great. The stitched loop frame is gorgeous.

Jeanne H said...

What lovely cards! Such a beautiful flower and your coloring is tops!

HilaryJane said...

Three wonderful cards but I particularly like the bauble one xx

Linda said...

Three beautiful cards .... love the poinsettias, especially the bauble xx

Darnell said...

Your Threefer is outstanding, Lolly! Each one is so crisp and so beautiful! I especially love the shades of pink on the poinsettia and the lush berries! It's gorgeous framed and so dainty inside the ornament!! Genius to outline it in black! Hugs, Dolly

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful beautiful cards!! Those flowers are amazing!
Thank you so much for your kind words... I'm slowly trying to get back to some sort of normality.

JoAnn said...

Three beautiful cards. I love the pretty poinsettia image on the first two and love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Really GORGEOUS cards, Loll! My fave is the ornament...I love how you used your black marker...so clever! Your Chrismas card stash is really moving along...I'm so impressed! xx

Debbie said...

LOVE that ornament. If it were real, it would definitely be front and center on my tree for all to see.

BożenA said...

So many amazing cards in one post. I especially love the Christmas card. Stunning
xx