Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black Stamps’

Serene Winter

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hello to you all today, Kia here to share my card for the Random Act of Cardness challenge.

I have used Penny Black’s Quietude stamp, along with the Winter Chill sentiment stamp set. I am using Arches Cold Press watercolour paper as I am adding water to this card. My base card is Neenah Solar White.

To start my card I first applied Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers over the entire stamp. With my finger I rubbed off the colour on the grasses. I did several passes this way until I was happy with the look.

I then added the VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, using the same method. I did not stamp below the water line to the beach as I wanted that area to have snow.

On my work surface I put down the Peacock Feather ink, and spritzed with a bit of water. I then used the ink well the same as I would use my watercolour paints, picking up the ink with a brush and applying to the card. As I used the VersaFine Ink for the birds and grasses I did not have to worry about painting over them.

For the snow I am using Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White watercolour, adding my brush to the paint and painting as I normally do. When I was almost finished I decided there should be a Sun, but I did not want to add another colour, so I kept the Sun in the white Bleedproof paint. Some will think it is a Moon, and some the Sun.

To finish up I attached my panel to my white card base and adding splatters in different sizes. I then stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne Ink and added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to some of the snow drops.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Following are the affiliate links to the products I used from the Scrap’n Stamp store.


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.

Let It Snow, Please

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Hello all, Kia here today for our Christmas in July Random Act of Cardness Challenge. Today is Day 16, which is me, and my challenge is Gelli Plate Printing. If you do not have a Gelli Plate, now is the time. You will enjoy all that can be done with Gelli printing.

For my backgrounds today I decided to use Distress Oxide Inks, some using only one colour and some with two colours. One stencil of snowflakes was also used, and Saran Wrap, so minimal supplies. My Gelli Plate is 5 x 7 inches.

For my card above, this is done using Saran Wrap. I tear a piece bigger than my plate and crunch it up in a tight ball, then unravel being careful not to tear it. I apply my colours of choice direct to the plate, in this case Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet, and smooth them out with my brayer. I then place the unwrapped Saran over the plate and lightly tap over it to make sure the wrinkles will transfer.

No need to worry as your ink will not dry while the Saran is over it. I lift the Saran, then apply my paper, and smooth the paper with my hands before lifting my print. (I use Hammermill Printer Paper cut in half for this).  There is so much movement on the paper, it is fabulous.

I use my background I trim it up and attach to a piece of 80lb cardstock. I then trim that to the size I want for this particular card. In this case I trimmed to 4.75 square. I stamped the large snowflake from Colorado Craft using VersaFine Clair Ink in Paradise, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged on Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet along two edges of the paper and added some Nuvo Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch to this area.

To finish I matted with a light lavender then a dark purple cardstock on a Neenah cardbase and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair Ink in Fantasia. A few Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew completed this card.

The card above is also done with Saran wrap and one colour. I simply moved the Saran in areas to move the ink below before pulling the print. I finished with attaching it to cardstock and cut the piece in two so I have a piece for the inside of the card as well.

Using VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone I stamped the Bramble Berry Branch from Penny Black. I did about 4 passes to ensure I had good coverage. I then painted on Nuvo Baked Cherry using Nuvo Aqua Pen from the Festive Season Set, and went over that with my Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmering Pen. It looks fabulous, I so wish the sparkle would show in pictures.

And finally for my last card for today, again I am using the Colorado Craft Snowflake stamp. For this background I used two colours and a stencil.

To do this I attach the Hammermill paper to my work surface at the top of my gelli plate with green tape. This ensures the paper will stay in place. I then applied Squeezed Lemonade, smoothed out with my brayer and took a print with the paper I have attached.

I then added Worn Lipstick, smooth it with my brayer and laid my stencil over the top, rubbing my fingers around the stencil to make sure it was making contact, then lifted the stencil and folder the paper back over the plate, smoothing out with my hands.

This is one of my favourite prints as it is unexpected for a snowflake. Once again I trimmed the print, attached to cardstock, then cut to size. I stamped the snowflake and heat embossed with Rose Quartz embossing powder, then stamped the sentiment using Red Carnation Ink. To finish I added Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops.

Following are some of the prints I made all with Distress Oxide Inks.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s challenge and I hope you can play along. Following are Affiliate Links for all but the Distress Oxide Inks, that I used for these prints.

Thank you for joining us today.