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Colorful Christmas with Yoonsun

July 2, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation.

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And don’t forget to scroll down to see what our guest designer, Yoonsun, has been creating!

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Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!

Yoonsun’s card today is both colorful and whimsical. She’s used our transparent set, 30-138 Foliage Fancy, in such a unique way.

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Delightful Christmas with Yoonsun

July 1, 2015

Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!

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Today Yoonsun’s delightful Christmas theme begins with a holiday town sprinkled with festive magic. She stamped her town using our transparent set, 30-266 Gleeful.

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In Yoonsun’s own words, “When it comes to making Christmas cards, we can’t forget about the shaker card.” Her colorful sequins remind us of delightful lights and ornaments.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Ready for more delightful moments? In describing this card, Yoonsun says “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!!! Full of children’s laughter and fun! There is a real carnival atmosphere in the town.”

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Joyful Christmas with Yoonsun

June 30, 2015

Click HERE to to see what’s happening on our SIMPLICITY site.

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And now scroll down for more holiday fun!

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Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!

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What does Yoonsun have for us today? TWO adorable cards which definitely suit the theme of a joyful Christmas. For her first card, Yoonsun used our transparent set, 30-268 Tiny Treasures.

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Bright colors and playful watercoloring make this card oh-so-cheery and joyful.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Yoonsun’s next card features our transparent set, 30-252 Winter Friends. Yoonsun says, “When I see these cute kitty images, I took a shine to them at first sight!”

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Don’t those feline friends look adorable perched upon our Creative Die, 51-084 Jingle?

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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Kicking off Christmas in July

June 29, 2015

Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!

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Our first guest designer as part of this extravaganza is the amazing Yoonsun Hur.

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Hello Everyone! I’m Yoonsun Hur a South Korean-born Australian and I currently live in Sydney. I am still learning and enjoying true Australian culture. I love being creative!! I really love making cards with various and awesome stuff such as stamps, inks, die cuts, paper punches and many more. I have been working as a graphic designer since 2000 and this career has helped me in many ways when designing cards. I endlessly want to make various attempts and share my creativity with you.

Yoonsun has an exciting week ahead for us. Just look at the themes she has prepared…

Day 1: Blessed Christmas
Day 2: Joyful Christmas
Day 3: Delightful Christmas
Day 4: Colorful Christmas
Day 5: Merry Christmas

Today we begin with a blessed Christmas. For her first card, Yoonsun used our transparent set, 30-251 Nature’s Gifts. In Yoonsun’s own words, “This set is truly beautiful and I think we are so very blessed to live with nature.”

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Yoonsun’s background stamping and inking is just stunning!

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Yoonsun’s blessed Christmas inspiration continues with this next watercolor creation. She used more of the stamps from the Nature’s Gifts transparent set along with our woodblock stamp, 4396J Ode to Christmas.

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Yoonsun’s sentiment was die cut from gold cardstock using our Creative Die, 51-071 Words of Gratitude.

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Multiple layers of the die cut, which were adhered together, give the sentiment extra dimension and help it stand out against the background stamping.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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alexandra’s Sunday scrapbooking – Postcards from Camp

June 28, 2015
Hello dear Friends! Welcome to another edition of scrapbooking with Penny Black products. Today, I would like to share some cards I made for DD Gallianne Lily to mail from camp.
I’ve used Furry Flight #40-396 and Frame and Pattern #51-065 and I hope you’ll join me over @ art scrap & more. Thank You!

Masterpieces with Mimi: Emboss Resist Technique

June 27, 2015

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.

 

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Today Mimi shares with us wonderful painting techniques which look beautiful when combined with our solid/silhouette floral stamps such as 30-281 Flower Sparks.

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MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps (3939K Queen Anne’s Lace, 30-281 Flower Sparks, 30-286 Heartfelt), VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers (Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint), Distress Ink Pad (Black Soot), White Acrylic Paint, Watercolor Paper (Fabriana, 100% Cotton, 140 Lbs, Hot Pressed)

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STEP 1: Stamp and heat emboss using VersaMark Ink and clear embossing powder both Penny Black stamps: 3939K Queen Anne’s Lace and 30-286 Flower sparks 30-286 as shown on the card or where your inspiration dictates.

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STEP 2: With a large paint brush wet the cardstock with water. Add reinker ink on the acrylic block, dilute with water and apply to the wet cardstock as shown. It has to be light at first.

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STEP 3: Keep on adding ink, a little at a time, around the embossed area. Make sure the cardstock is always wet.

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STEP 4: Continue adding Weathered Wood ink to darken where you wish and add a little Peeled Paint ink. This will enrich the Weathered Wood color. Instead of the Peeled Paint you could also try orange or yellow ink colors.

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STEP 5: Put some Black Soot from the Distress Ink pad on the acrylic block, dilute with water, and paint the left corner while cardstock is still wet.

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STEP 6: With a small paint brush, color shadows with Weathered Wood ink underneath the flowers. Let stand for a minute or two and add Black Soot (diluted with water).   Choose the side on which the shadows will go. Do not hesitate to lighten the black shadow with water. Let dry a little. Then, with the tip of your small paint brush, add a darker black (less diluted) a small amount at a time, right up against the flowers and stems. This will really highlight the image! Also add Black Soot ink to the empty spaces within the flowers. (Mimi says, “The white spots are the result of me not removing all of the clear embossing powder before embossing and I now realize that it is very pretty… mistakes can give birth to a beauty.”)

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STEP 7: With a white gel pen, lengthen the stems and added shadows.   Then add water on the rest of Black Soot on the acrylic block and with a paint brush, sprinkle the card after masking the parts where it was not needed. Mimi only wanted to sprinkle the dark part. Also sprinkle some white paint above over the image. Stamp sentiment. ET VOILA!

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SIMPLICITY Inspiration with Kay: Day 5

June 26, 2015

As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we have also been heating things up with designer inspiration. Over the past several weeks our designers have brought you design ideas featuring their trademark styles and products from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week we welcome a special guest, Kay Miller! Kay is a Penny Black Simplicity Sister who also regularly shares her clean and simple card designs on our SIMPLICITY site.

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Not only does Kay’s focal point image (4386H Sitting Pretty) look adorable on this card, but she’s created a lovely background by combining our stencil design, 25-017 Trailing Vines, with our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-282 Twirls.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Special thanks to Kay for sharing your unique designs this week on our blog. It’s been such a pleasure having you as a guest!

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And remember, TGIF!

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