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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 5

May 29, 2015

As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and produts from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!

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Heather has been bringing our dies and stamps to life all week, and today is no exception! Just wait ‘til you see what she has done with our Slapstick/Cling brushstroke stamp, 40-377 Trumpet Song.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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And remember, TGIF!

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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 4

May 28, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation.

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And don’t forget to scroll down to see Heather’s creative card…

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As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and produts from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!

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Our transparent set, 30-298 Enamor, offers a multitude of floral images. You can color them in, cut them out, or add them to a gorgeous watercolor background as Heather has done today!

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Here’s the how-to:

Step 1 Tape a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper to a firm surface on all four sides. Soak the paper with water then drop watercolor paint (Gansai Tambi) onto the wet surface. Tilt the paper so the paint can blend and spread. Sprinkle salt crystals on wet paint then leave to dry completely. Remove salt.

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Step 2 Stamp flower stamp from ‘Enamor’ set in colors which coordinate with paint (Picked Raspberry and Pine Needles Distress Ink).

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Step 3 Spritz stamped image with water so image blurs and bleeds. Let dry then trim to desired size.

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Step 4 Trim watercolored panel into two pieces. Stamp same floral stamp over first imprints in black ink. Stamp outline flower stamp from ‘Enamor’ set in black ink several times on unstamped watercoloured panel.

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Finished Cards Trim both stamped pieces, mat with black cardstock and pop up on white card bases. Add sentiments in black from ‘A Sweet Day’ transparent set.

Simple, pretty, and a great reason to get our your floral stamps and watercolors… and play!

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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 3

May 27, 2015

As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and produts from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!

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Our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-381 Gentle Breeze, offers a multitude of design options, just by varying the color scheme. Today Heather brings this stamp to life with warm yellows, reds, and greens.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 2

May 26, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation. 

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And now scroll down for more of Heather’s fantastic stamping!

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As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and produts from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles.  This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!

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Heather has us a’flutter with her gorgeous inlaid die technique featuring our new Creative Die, 51-139 Butterflies.

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Here’s how Heather achieved the look of elegance on her card above.

Step 1 Spritz or paint water onto a piece of cold pressed watercolor paper then add watercolor paint in three or four colors. Let it blend, tilt the paper, move it around with a paintbrush if it is not going where you want it to. Let it dry.

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Step 2 Add more paint to deepen the colors which will have dried paler than when you painted them. Add some metallic gold paint and some splatters. Let panel dry​,​ then trim to desired size.

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Step 3 With the ‘Butterflies’ die​,​ cut a panel from your watercolored piece and a piece of metallic gold cardstock. Press both panels onto some ‘Cling film-Press & Seal’ to keep all the pieces together.

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Step 4 Attach a piece of double sided adhesive sheet (eg. ‘stick it’) to a piece of cardstock larger than your die-cut panel.

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Step 5 Remove the liner paper from the adhesive and press the gold ‘frame’ part of the butterflies die onto the adhesive covered cardstock.

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Step 6 Transfer the ‘inside’ pieces from the die-cut watercolored panel into the gold frame pressing each one firmly onto the adhesive backing.

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Step 7 Attach the remaining border piece of watercolored cardstock around the inlaid die-cut panel. Trim excess cardstock from the completed inlaid die cut panel. Mat with gold card then attach to co-ordinating card base.

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Designer Inspiration with Heather: Day 1

May 25, 2015

As the temps outside begin to rise, here on the blog we are also heating up with designer inspiration! Over the next several weeks our designers will be bringing you inspiration and design ideas featuring their trademark styles and products from our new collection, Sunshine and Smiles. This week Heather Telford joins us with her artistic stamping!

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Mondays are fun when they begin with video inspiration from the talented Heather; wouldn’t you agree? The camera was rolling as Heather watercolored our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-385 Collage of Wishes.

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Watch directly on YouTube HERE.

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alexandra’s Sunday scrapbooking – Watercolored Silhouettes

May 24, 2015

Hello dear Friends! Welcome to another edition of scrapbooking with Penny Black products. Today, I’d like to share a TUTORIAL on how to use the positive shape of a die to make a silhouette card. I have used On Safari #51-113 and Letter Background #1999L. This fun method is particularly interesting if you need to mass produce cards (think invitations for instance) or if you’re looking for a craft to make with a teen. I hope you’ll join me @ art scrap & more for all the details. Thank You!

Masterpieces with Mimi: Stamped Lace Curtains

May 23, 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 how she created the beautiful stamped lace curtains on this special card.

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This background design idea would look beautiful with so many of our floral stamps including 40-388 Centerpiece or 40-384 Fragrant.

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MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps 40-388 Centerpiece and 40-169 Diamond Pattern, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers (Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad (Stormy Sky), Tombow Dual Brush Pen (126), Ranger Glossy Accents, Fine Line Pen, Computer/Printer Paper.

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STEP 1: With the Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky, ink Centerpiece stamp and stamp as shown below. Use a ruler to draw the window. The measurements are on the card but you can use your own measurements, too.

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STEP 2: Lightly draw the curtain with the ruler.

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STEP 3: Mask the curtain contours along the outer edge. For her masks, Mimi prefers using printer paper because of the thinness of the paper. This leaves no space (or almost no space) along the edge between the stamped image and the mask.

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STEP 4: Ink the stamp Diamond Pattern with Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky. Lightly stamp Diamond Pattern. We’re printing “lace” here. Make sure to center the stamp in order to have a nice pattern on the curtain.

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STEP 5: Remove the masks and repeat for the other side of the window.

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STEP 6: Paint the window frame and the cross members on each side of the curtain, but paint nothing in the middle.

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STEP 7: With an extra fine pen (Mimi has used a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5), highlight the curtains’ contours and draw the fringe. The lines are not straight nor are they the same length in order to show the lightness of the lace material. Add shading to the window by painting Stormy Sky ink on to the window. Let dry and then add Faded Jeans ink.

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STEP 8: With Stormy Sky ink and lots of water, paint/draw the window’s crossmember on the curtain. Be sure this is VERY light and faded— almost a shadow as it being seen through the lace.

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STEP 9: Proceed to paint the flowers using Mimi’s painting techniques as shown HERE. Draw flower stems in the vase. Use Glossy Accents to make a waterline in vase. Using only water, with a paint brush, draw shadows on the window sill.

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ET VOILA!

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