A Radiant Bloom – Three Ways

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I am visiting you again with a new video. It demonstrates how you can use the beautiful stamp, Radiant by Penny Black three different ways. I guess I am a little obsessed with this stamp since I have used it before but it is the perfect bloom to fill a card design.

Take a look and see what you think. I love the use of the patterned paper and heat embossing to create a different look.

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Magical Butterflies by Alexander Renke

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Butterflies are so beautiful and elegant and that is exactly how Alexandra Renke made these Magical Butterfly dies. These butterflies have expansive wings with delicate cutouts to create a lovely graceful look. This card design uses vellum and alcohol inks to capture this elegance.

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Trio of Magical Flowers and Inspirational Sentiments

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We have another video for you featuring a trio of cards, each made using the Alexandra Renke Magic Flower dies and the Accentuation Circles stamp set, plus a bit of watercolor and inspirational sentiments from the Just Believe stamp set by Penny Black. Come join us for a look at how to create these elegant cards.

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Amazing Rose Garden Design by Heather Telford

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As promised, we are featuring a fabulous card design by Heather Telford. She is using a new stamp by Penny Black called Rose Garden. Isn’t it gorgeous? Check out her background and coloring of the flowers. They are all colored with Inktense colored pencils and they are magnificent! Read how she does it, then pop over to her blog for oodles more inspiration!

 

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Awesome Radiant Bloom and New Alcohol Inks

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am just popping in real quick to send you a greeting. This one is for you, our readers, ‘cuz you’re AWESOME!  The card design uses a few new stamps and dies from the new release by Penny Black. The big sketchy flower stamp, Radiant, is perfect for being the center of attention and the Diamond Cut die creates a wonderful backdrop!

Oh, and don’t miss tomorrow’s post when we feature a suite of gorgeous designs by Heather Telford, an amazing talent and artist.

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Love You Hearts and Alcohol Inks

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there are so many wonderful stamps and dies to help make the day even more festive. Today’s card design is using a new stencil by Altenew called Flowing Hearts. I combined the intertwining arabesque design with alcohol inks and got a colorful, dimensional and artsy look.

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A Winter White Poinsettia Thank You by Heather Telford

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It is nice to be back after a few days of Christmas cheer. We sincerely hope your holidays were wonderful and you are still enjoying a few extra days of ‘r and r’ yourself! As a special treat, we are welcoming Heather Telford back again! Heather’s artistry and card design are always one of our favorites and today she is sharing a gorgeous winter white poinsettia. The stamp she is using is the beautiful “Christmas Red” by Penny Black.

Heather amazes us how she can create such beauty with just a few distress inks and/or stains. Read on for all the details on how she made this poinsettia come to life. Then, if you are enjoying this project as much as us, pop over to her blog for more inspiration.

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Sled Ride In The Winter

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The card design today does not have the usual color scheme for a Holiday card… but it is still one of my favorites. It might be that I love black and the contrast. In any event, I couldn’t resist making this color combination.

Besides the black, red and white, I love Pinkfresh’s Squirrel Friends stamp and die set. These squirrels are so cute! The other great thing is that I think you could use them year ’round. I am eager to see them in a forest meadow scene.

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Full Blossom Poinsettia Bouquet

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Today’s card design is a beautiful full blossom poinsettia bouquet. Not too long ago we featured a poinsettia (click here) using a My Favorite Things poinsettia die set. There are many poinsettia die sets that are worthy of mention and would work swimmingly, but for today’s poinsettia, the Blooming Poinsettia by Poppystamps was our choice.

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Have A Very Jolly Holiday!

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Today’s card design is a bright and cheery winter scene, complete with the quintessential snowman and ice pond. The big sky sets the stage for the wintery look and the trees and village add to this Jolly Holiday scene.

Oh, what fun I had using all Penny Black dies to make this card. Let’s get started.

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