January 24, 2014

Inchie Arts LOVE

Whenever I'm ready to play with a mixed media look on a card, the first product I love to reach for is an Inchie Arts Art Square.
Today I'm using a white 3 x 3 inch Art Square on my card.
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I began by stamping Penny Black 30-205 Enchanted Garden using Ranger Archival Black Ink.  I choose this particular ink because I was planning on adding several "wet" layers and it will not smear.  Next I painted my image using Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus watercolors. The background around the heart was painted with a combination of Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus watercolors and Ranger Distress Paints.  The flourishes were stamped using a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen.  I also used a black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to outline the heart, blending with my finger before the ink dried.  Finally, to give this an artsy feel, I flicked Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso onto the piece.  You can see than even with tons of layers, the Art Square has not warped one bit... wahoo!
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January 16, 2014

A Definite Fave

This just may be my all-time favorite Mimi stamp...
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She and Miles look so cute!!
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To create my card, I began by stamping Penny Black 30-209 Jumbo Love and coloring with ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers.  I created my background by repeatedly stamping Penny Black 30-209 Rose Edging.  I embellished using Penny Black Creative Die Leaves and punched hearts (Fiskars). Ribbon by Ribbons Unlimited and twine by May Arts.
Thanks for visiting... hugs!!!

January 14, 2014

Whooo loves ya?!

Sometimes I just really enjoying getting out my cute stamps to play...
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I stamped Penny Black 4369H Owl Always Love You onto a Spellbinders die cut using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers.  I then added Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using an ink blending tool with a foam pad.  To create my background, I stamped Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock with Penny Black 30-204 Heart Swatches, one heart for each corner.  Ribbons Unlimited ribbon, May Arts jute, and a couple of extra punched hearts mounted on dimensional adhesive finish things off. Sentiment is by Penny Black, 30-207 From the Heart.
I hope your week is off to a wonderful start, my friends! HUGS!

January 9, 2014

Die-ing to Share: Day 4

Today I've combined an older Creative Die (51-002 Leaves) with a newer one (51-025 Love Expressions)...
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I began by stamping and heat embossing 30-204 Heart Swatches and then coloring with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens. I removed any coloring on the embossed area with a baby wipe before it dried. The dies were colored with ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers and all elements were layered onto the cardbase using dimensional adhesive.

Sending you extra HUGS with today's card!! 
Thanks so much for your visit.

January 8, 2014

Die-ing to Share: Day 3

Today's card features Penny Black Creative Die 51-024 Love Buds:
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Once again, I colored my die cuts using my ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers. I layered them together onto a background that has been inked and stamped with Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from 40-275 Valentine Dance. A few pearls and die cut butterflies (51-007 Tagged) finish things off.

See you again tomorrow, my friends!

January 7, 2014

Die-ing to Share: Day 2

Here's another creation featuring a new Penny Black Creative Die, 51-022 Heart String:
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I began by inking my background card stock strip with Distress Inks (Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, and Evergreen Bough).  Next, I colored my die cuts using my ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers in coordinating colors. I layered them onto the background with dimensional adhesive and added my sentiment (30-207 From the Heart) stamped on a circle punch. To finish things off, I cut a few single hearts from the die and colored them black. I added them to the card in a pleasing visual triangle with small pearls.

Hope you're having a great week so far!
See ya tomorrow!!

January 6, 2014

Die-ing to Share: Day 1

Hi, my friends, and happy new year! I love the freshness of a new year and am so glad to be back here sharing with you.  Speaking of sharing... I have been DIE-ing to share a few samples I created with the Creative Dies from Penny Black's newest release.  So without further ado, here we go!
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Here I've used  the Creative Die 51-023 Rose. After die cutting, I colored it with ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers. I also colored the die cut butterflies (51-006 Flutters) with my Touch Twin markers. The faux washi tape was created by stamping 30-161 Embellishments with Memento Inks and coloring with markers as well.  And the background, 30-206 Rose Edging, was stamped with Memento Luxe ink in the color of Toffee Crunch. Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-207 From the Heart.

See you tomorrow with another creation.
Thanks for your visit!