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SIMPLICITY Inspiration with Kay: Day 1

June 22, 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.


To go along with Kay’s SIMPLY sweet watercolor designs this week, she has also used our newest sentiment set, 30-280 A Sweet Day.


And to create the light and airy floral design on her card, Kay colored onto her floral image, 30-298 Enamor, using Distress markers. She misted the stamp with water and pressed it onto her watercolor paper. Then she also went back, using a paintbrush, and applied water around the edges of the flowers and stems. How easily one can achieve the look of a hand-painted card!


Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Dianne Crowe permalink
    June 22, 2015 3:54 am

    Very pretty.

  2. Jeanne permalink
    June 22, 2015 4:18 am

    Congratulations to Kay on this guest designer spot! Beautiful card! The colors are lovely and highlight the stamps very well. Sweet sentiment as well. Thanks for the explanation on how to achieve the look. 🙂

  3. June 22, 2015 4:40 am

    A beautiful summer card from Kay!! I always enjoy her watercolor works of art!

  4. June 22, 2015 4:57 am

    Reblogged this on Spreading Sunshine with Paper & Ink and commented:
    Kay Miller has made a gorgeous card for Penny Black…

  5. Di W permalink
    June 22, 2015 6:16 am

    Beautiful card. That side border really makes it pop!

  6. June 22, 2015 6:49 am

    Beautiful card, Kay! Congrats on guest designing 🙂

  7. June 22, 2015 6:50 am

    This is SOOOO LOVELY!!!!! Almost CAS. I LOOOOVE watercolor & FLIP whenever I see cards with the technique! (Yes, since the trend is watercolor, I’m in HEAVEN!!! LOL)

  8. barbara lassiter permalink
    June 22, 2015 7:50 am

    This is so gorgeous. I love this look. Watercolor is my favorite look for cards.

  9. June 22, 2015 9:33 am

    Wow, this is so delicate and pretty.

  10. Maria permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:27 am

    Gorgeous card, Kay! Love the water colored flowers and lovely border!

  11. judka permalink
    June 22, 2015 2:51 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  12. June 22, 2015 5:20 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the watercolor look! 🙂

  13. Diane permalink
    June 23, 2015 9:37 am

    Congratulations, Kay, on guest designing for PB! I LOVE your cards, so pretty, and the butterfly die is so awesome, I want one!!

  14. Linda S. in NE permalink
    June 23, 2015 6:23 pm

    A beautiful card, Kay. I’m off to read how you did the watercolor look so artfully.

  15. BarbGhig permalink
    June 25, 2015 1:40 pm

    Can you say “Gorgeous”? Well, I can!!! Oh my, this is so pretty…I love the look of a hand painted design and as always, the colors are amazing!

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