New Simplicity Card

Hey everybody! Today I have another card on the Penny Black Simplicity Blog. Here comes a sneak:

To see the full card and find the instructions, please visit here. Thank you so much!



Sparkle & Shine Challenge #1

Hey everybody! It's time for the very first Sparkle & Shine Challenge!! We are so excited and hope you'll play! The first challenge is a photo inspiration challenge. Here comes the image:

I have a thing for these lovelies. I don't know why, but I have this ability to find four-leaved clovers without looking for them. I walk through our garden, something catches my eye, I stop in my tracks, bend down and pick the four-leaved clover. It drives my family crazy. They always try to find one without success. Not that this ability would help for anything, but it is fun. But you are not here to read about my oddities! Here is the card I created for the challenge:

I started my card with die-cutting the large stitched rectangle from the Winnie & Walter Essentials: Katharine Cutaways from green cardstock. Then I adhered it to the card. Now I die-cut the smaller stitched rectangle from white cardstock. I masked a hill on the right bottom corner with masking tape and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Ink with an ink blending tool. I stamped my sentiment (it says: good luck) and adhered the panel to the card. Then I stamped and colored the little girl, die-cut her and adhered her with foam tape. Using heart-shaped balloon dies from Simon Says Stamp, I created the four-leaved clover. After I had adhered it to the card, I drew a string with a black marker. To finish the card off, I adhered the light green Pretty Pink Posh sequins from the Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash Mix.
Now it's time for you to play for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Pretty Pink Posh! Can't wait to see you take!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set + dies - Inkystamps sentiment - Winnie & Walter Essentials: Katharine Cutaways - Simon Says Stamp Celebration Time dies - Ranger Distress Ink - Tsukineko ink - Copic Markers - Pretty Pink Posh sequins


Cute Elephant

Hey everybody! Today's card features the super cute Wplus9 elephant. I was lucky enough to get the adorable new sets before they were sold out. I'll enter this card to the Wplus9 TBT Challenge: Guiding Light. My oldest Wplus9 set is called "Ink Splats" and I combined it with the new "Bubble Talk" set. Inspired by Maureen's beautiful design, I created this card:

I thought it would be fun to have the elephant create a little piece of art with his trunk. I started using the same technique as Maureen did on her first card, masking a rectangle and inking it with various Distress Inks. Then I removed the masks and stamped the ink splats with matching ink. I stamped the "Hello" into the largest splat and adhered my panel to the cardbase. Now I stamped the elephant onto cardstock, colored it with Copics and cut it out. Then I adhered it with foam tape. Finally I added matching sequins. Here comes a closer look:

I hope you like it! I can't get enough of this cutie and will create some more cards with elephants, soon!
I'll also enter this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".

Thanks for stopping by!


Wplus9 Bubble Talk stamp set, Ink Splats stamp set - Ranger Distress Inks - Tsukineko ink - Copic markers - Pretty Pink Posh sequins