Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black Stamps DT Kia’

Cuppa

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share this card for the Random Act of Cardness challenge. Today’s prompt word is CHILL, and that it is in my neck of the woods.

For my card today I am using Penny Black’s Cozy Cuppa. I decided on a one layer card and used Copic markers to colour.

First up, I decided I wanted the snowflakes to be embossed, so used the one inch cube embossing ink from Tim Holtz to ink only the snowflakes then adding Nuvo Snow Crystal embossing powder.

Once the embossing was done I taped my card down on my work surface straight away. This reduces the warping on the card from the heat embossing. By the time I was finished colouring the card was back to normal.

Using my Copic markers I began to colour. Following are the colours I used.

Her coat including the scarf is YR14, YR18, YR68, YR07, E97 and E37;
Hat colours are YR18, YR07, YR14
Gloves E23, E17, E37
Skin E31, E41, E93;  Lips RV32
Bird is YR21, YR23, YR02
Table E23, E17, E37
Skates C3, Shadow BG11, Steam C3, E31
I finished up my card by stamping the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone.
This card also goes with our blog hop theme Tea for Two. Just my cup of tea, me and my bird!
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When It Snows

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Hello to you, Kia here with you today for day 22 of the Random Act of Cardness series. Today’s prompt is Scenes, and that is what I have done using Penny Black stamps and distress inks.

First I am using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper for my card today. I have trimmed it to fit a 4.5×6 inch card base, matting with black card from Gina K Designs.

This card was not planned, it sort of fell together. I started with the birch trees and took it from there. Clearly, finding a stamp that would fit and balance the card would be nice. Alas, I came upon the Quietude stamp, which I think is perfect.

To start I stamped the Birch trees on a piece of copy paper, then stamped on the watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

I used the mask to cover the trees and stamped the Quietude stamp using Rustic Wilderness distress ink, with nothing on the reeds. I then added Walnut Stain spritzed with water to the reeds, then to ensure they were waterproof I went over them with a brown Sharpie fine liner pen.

As I went I let the colours dry before adding more layers of colour which helps keep the colours bright.

To finish up my scene I used Bleedproof white watercolour to paint the snow, adding in bits of Abandoned Coral, which I also added to the heart in the tree. I was also wearing a coral top, hence the coral below the picture too!

Using white Gouache mixed with water I added a lot of splatter for the snow, and while still wet I added splatters of Perfect Pearls.

The scene is matted with Gina K Design black onyx card which is glued to a Neenah card base.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Chill

Monday, January 11th, 2021

It is Day 11 for the Random Act of Cardness and the keyword for today is Chill with the key person being me, Kia.

There is a lot of chill in this card, most especially the look on that little Foxes face. Too cute!

I decided I would create a little scene today using Penny Black’s Winterfield Friends stamp set. I die cut a piece of Hammermill cardstock as I love how Copics blend on this paper. I then stamped the little trees and the fox in place using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

To make some snow ridges I used a piece of torn paper, adding them in using Ranger Distress Oxide ink in Speckled Egg. I then die cut the Winter Greens and coloured with Copic Markers G43, YG63 and YG67 along with R27 on the berries.

For the little trees I used the same colours as above. The Fox is done using Copic Markers E31, E35, W2 and N4. When I searched for reference images the tail was very dark on the Grey Fox, which is what I was going for on this card. Even though he is the Grey Fox, there is still a lot of brown in his coat. For his scarf I used R27 and G14.

The splattering I did using Bleed Proof watercolour by Dr. Ph. Martin’s and a small brush for small splatters. The bigger the brush, the bigger the splatters.

I had a relaxing time making this card today, which is what it is all about. I hope you have enjoyed the process and wish to thank you for your visit.

See you next time, Kia.