Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Party with Penny | Happy Heart Day

Welcome back Penny Black Fans!

Have you had fun hopping with Penny Black oohing and aahing over the new collection of love-themed stamps and dies?  Did you have a favorite stamp or die set?  Not sure?  Then grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and settle in.  Let's visit for a few minutes, I'd love to share a few more card designs with you.

Hold on tight Valentine, your heart is in for a bumpy ride with this sweet set.   So Much Love #30-526 is an adorable little pup who is up up up and away in love on Happy Heart Day! 

In my humble opinion there are stamp sets that are just made for layering and patterned paper.  The wonderful whimsical critters from Penny Black fit that bill.  I used a beautiful cool grey card stock base and layered it with a small floral pattern in peachy pinks, reds, and grey.  I die cut the floral panel using Elegant Stitching #51-440 and backed it on black card stock.  If you're like me, you have tons of patterned paper pieces in your stash.  I found a perfect piece with X's and O's and cut a tag using, Shades #51-055 then popped it up over the floral panel at an angle.  I stamped my sentiment, Words Sweet #30-525 and embossed it in white on another piece of black card stock and placed it across the panel.  Now comes the fun part!  I stamped my little pup and colored him with my Copic markers and Polychomos pencils.  I hand trimmed the image and added the glossy accent to the balloons.   Tip: don't get impatient - give your glossy accent time to dry and you'll be rewarded with beautiful dimension.  Once the image was dry I added some dimensional adhesive and off-set it over the sentiment and tag.  If you are concerned about mailing, just go up one size in your envelope.

Who loves the new frame die, Lovely Border #51-484  isn't it just the sweetest?!  This is a 6 piece die set that measures 5.4"x4.1" and includes the sweetest LOVE word die with heart cut-outs - I know, right!  Don't throw those little heart negatives away either - use them to embellish your cards, photographs, and how about inside those Shaker cards we all love to create!  These are the card styles you just want to hold in the palm of your hands when finished and blow a kiss across them before mailing.  I chose another piece of patterned paper from my stash, then created a frame in solid red cut with the Lovely Border die.  The floral panel is die cut using the Elegant Stitching die and fits right in the middle as snug as a bug!   My focal piece is the adorable pup I call, Freckles from the darling stamp set, Special Friend #30-531  Colored with Copic markers, Polychomos pencils, hand trimmed, and popped up with adhesive dimension tape.  I've also die cut the balloon from glitter paper and adhered it over the balloon image.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder and laid across the frame at an angle.  The card base is a warm grey card stock to compliment the wood.

He's been working hard to win his Valentine's LOVE

Let's not disturb these lovebirds!  Aren't they just the cutest?  Have you noticed a recurring design style to these cards?   It's patterned paper (she smiles).   Let your paper work for you and the image(s) you choose.   On this card the arrows all point to the Lovebirds who are popped up over a small panel of love-laced patterned paper.  Your eye goes right to the middle to see the focal image and the sentiment, Words Sweet #30-525  The pattered paper has gold foiled arrows with gold glitter paper behind it, then the small panel with the red love-laced words.  The lovebirds are from the newly released set, Happy Hugs #30-524 and sit on a delicate circle from the die set, Stitched Square & Circles #51-422 and the love-laced panel is die cut from Elegant Stitching #51-440 

I hope I've inspired you to look at your patterned papers and stamp sets differently.  The Happy Heart Day release from Penny Black is the perfect time to try something new for your Valentine!

Thank you so much for your visit.  Come back tomorrow as I wrap up this release with three more cards.  Let's look at CAS (Clean and Simple) designs.

If you haven't had a chance to hop with Penny, you still have time.  The Hop starts here.   Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included).  The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 31st

Until then,
Come. Sit. Stay awhile.  I think we're going to be friends!

Susie ~   

8 comments on "Party with Penny | Happy Heart Day "
  1. That's a lot of amazing inspiration from you. Stunning creations with lots of layering and beautiful elements. My favorite is the third card.

  2. I'm sitting here smiling and feeling all warm inside looking at those darling bears, and then along comes the birds and, oh, I love them, too! Such sweet, soft coloring. I dearly admire what you've done with the designs. You know how I feel about patterned paper and it's good to see it being used so beautifully here. Such fun with stamps, dies, and paper! Delightful, Susie!

  3. I love those adorable birds! Your cards are fabulous & have put me in the Valentine mood!

  4. Darling cards & wonderful use of printed paper!

  5. Wow, your cards are fantastic. I did not realize you had posted 3 days worth and can not remember if I commented on other days. But I like your style and hope to follow you. That heart frame is the sweetest. I see a theme going on here. Bears, birds, and hearts. Great creative talent you have. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh my! It looks like that cute little bear is going to float right off the card! I love the shine you achieved on your balloons! Your love birds are darling and I fell in love with your middle card on FB! Beautiful designs!!!

  7. So much to love here Susie!!! Wonderful coloring, cute images and beautiful papers for amazing card designs! Love all three! You have captured the reason for the season! :D

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Pam! I just saw your comment this evening - it made my night!


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