Saturday, June 27, 2020

Penny Black New Release - Refreshing

Hi everyone.  So excited to be playing with some of the new release from Penny Black - Refreshing.  I'm starting off with some adorable critter cards.  This set is called Plant Joy (30-708),  These sweet images are definitely joyful!! :)

I did all three cards mostly the same.  They are all stamped in black on mixed media paper and watercoloured with distress inks.  The sentiments are all from one new set called Trust me Builder (30-710).  The only difference between the cards are the backgrounds and placement of the images.

I had a lot of fun making these one layer cards.  :)

The first card has a stenciled background made from sponging over a template I cut from the Leaf Pattern die (51-432), which is from a previous release.  I then stamped my image in black and watercoloured using distress inks.

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For the second card, I started by masking off the outside edges of my card to create a border.
I made a cloud template by cutting a small piece of leftover card stock with a row of "bumps" that are all different sizes.  I used that template to sponge my cloudy sky.  Stamped the image in black and watercoloured with distress inks.  Stamped the sentiment and the used a fine black pen to add a hand-drawn frame before removing the masking tape

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The third card started with a stenciled background using a die-cut of the beautiful Creative Curves die (51-611) for my template.
I sponged in light blue and then stamped my image in black.  Again, watercoloured with distress inks and then stamped my sentiment to finish.

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I'll be sharing more cards from this same stamp set in the next while.  Still three more adorable critters that I haven't used yet.  :)

Penny Black Products
Plant Joy (30-708)
Trust me builder stamps (30-710)
Leaf Pattern die (51-432)
Creative Curves die (51-611)

Stamps:  Plant Joy (Penny Black); Trust Me Builder (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Fabriano 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, paint brushes, red chalk, white gel pen


Marcia Hill said...

All three of these are absolutely ADORABLE Loll! I can see why you were so excited to color them up, as they are just too CUTE!! And amazing how such simple little changes can make such a difference in the backgrounds! LOVE them all!! And happy, happy birthday Loll! Hope your day is amazing from start to finish! And involves some cake! Hugs. :0)

Trina P. said...

What a fantastic way to include these on your BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday once again! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸ›πŸŽˆ
Oh these are the cutest OLCs! All beautifully watercoloured and beautifukly designed. Great stencilling, too.

Mac Mable said...

Adorable one layer cards Loll. Fabulous and subtle backgrounds to show off those super cute little critters x. Wonderful colouring with the inks and loving the sentiments too x Hope you enjoyed your Special Day Loll?.....x.

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute, and even cuter, Loll! I know you had fun coloring these adorable critters! Love the stenciled backgrounds and the sentiments are all super!

Bonnie said...

By the way, Happy, Happy Birthday again, dear friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Happy Birthday Loll, I'm sure you had a good one even with all the restrictions :)
Three wonderful cards, beautiful watercolouring and framing with the stencilling. I must say my favourite is the little dog, he's so cute.

Susan said...

Adorable little critters! Especially the dog! Love the backgrounds you created with the subtle stenciling, sponging, etc.

Pat said...

What cute and adorable images Loll and I love the one layer look with the background stencilling in all those pretty colours...three gorgeous cards! x

Pat said...

Sorry, I must mention that beautiful doodled frame around the second sweet hedgehog too, so different and pretty. x

Pat said...

I'm back again to say a belated Happy Birthday Loll and hope you have had a good one! x

Papercraft Boutique said...

All three critter cards are so adorable, Loll!
Your beautiful coloring bring them to life and I love how you used the die-cuts as a stencil. Wonderful showcase of the new release!
Happy birthday once again! Hoping you've had a happy, special day.
Hideko xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful set of cards and GREAT inspiration also.
Take care
Faith x

Linda said...

These are simply adorable ..... I do love the PB hedgehogs.
The stenciling in the backgrounds really shows off the cute images.
Hope you had an amazing birthday xx

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Adorable critter cards, Lolly. I love how you added soft stenciling behind your images and kept your cards very Clean and Simple...focusing on your beautifully colored animals. Thank you for Sharing and hope your Birthday yesterday was extra special and filled with Love!!!! Love and Hugs...Nancy

TK said...

three fantastically fun and wonderfully colored cards, Loll

BoΕΌenA said...

I think everyone loves these stamps with pets from PB. But on your pages these hedgehogs have come to life. Your backgrounds are bright and sparkling and the coloring of the images is perfect

kiwimeskreations said...

What gorgeous cards Loll, and such cute creatures too! Loving your soft coloured and stenciled backgrounds.
Belated Happy Birthday - I hope you had a good one, and the year ahead treats you well!
Stay safe

My Paper Epiphany said...

Lucky you! I love all of your adorable and beautifully coloured critters! The stencilled backgrounds are so pretty and make your cards extra special! Hugs x

Brenda said...

Hoping your special day was a great one for you Loll! I love these adorable cards!! They are so cute and perfect with those sweet, subtle backgrounds. I adore those images, I so need more Penny Black stamps in my library. lol As if I need anything more! Hugs, Brenda

HilaryJane said...

What wonderful little one layer cards. the little hedgehogs are really sweet and I love how you created the backgrounds xx

Leslie Miller said...

So dang adorable, Loll! I love them all from the critters to the stenciled backgrounds. So sweet and beautifully crafted!