Today I am being featured on the Penny Black Blog. As you read this post you will find that you can win $25.00 in Penny Black product that I am personally giving away - so please be sure to read the entire post to find out how!!. Today I get to share three "Golden Touches" cards I created for Penny Black's marketing department.
I started with and A2 card base and then cut a top layer approximately 5 x 4". I inked my sentiment from 30-383 "Holy Night" in a dark red ink directly to the top panel. Before adding my 51-273 Tall Trees die cut I painted just the tips of the trees with Liquid Leaf paint. Once it was dry I glued one tree directly to the top panel and popped up the remaining two trees for added dimension. Finally I popped up the top layer with foam tape and attached it to my card base. It took longer to explain this process than to actually create this card! That is one of the things I truly love about Clean and simple cards! they are just so SIMPLE! and... clean : )
I have always love the the look of cream and gold together for my holiday decorating. And for a holiday greeting card this combo is beautiful and elegant as well : ) I started with a Cream square card base and then cut a square top panel from the same Cream card stock. I cut my 51-259 "Oh Holy Night" sentiment and 51-254 "Manger" from the same Cream cs as well. Before gluing these elements directly to the top panel I painted Gold Liquid Leaf to the rim of the Manger die cut. Finally I carefully "dotted" the top panel with some Liquid Leaf paint using the end of a small paint brush.
This is an A2 card base with a top panel cut slightly smaller. I ran the top portion only of the top panel through my Big Shot using the 51-250 "No Two are Alike" Snowflake cover plate - however I didn't cut the die this time I embossed with it. I love doing this technique because it really expands the uses of your dies. Next I cut 51-021 "Love & Joy" and 51-253 "Happy Holly Days" border. I embossed the garland border using Versamark and Gold embossing Powder. I cut this border from water color paper so that I could add a light wash of green on the holly using Zig Clean color real Brush Pens. I stamped the "To the World" sentiment from 30-307 Holiday Snippets and added some red rhinestones for the berries.
Thank you for hanging in there with me for this long post. Now let's talk BLOG CANDY!! : )
Next week, on Friday October 28th I will be flying to Miami!! woo hoo - but not before posting my final Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl in this series : ) It has really been a pleasure bringing these cards to you!!
Next week I will post a link to each feature post - both my my blog and on Penny Black so that you can be sure you have not missed any opportunity to win my blog candy.
I am personally giving away a $25.00 in free product from Penny Black - Your choice! !! See all the Details HERE
You have until November 14th, 2016 to make your comments. This will give everyone plenty of time to make their comments : ) and I will announce the winner here on my blog on Friday November 18th.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. But don't forget to leave a comment here on this post as well as on the PB blog today in THIS POST.
Thank you so much for stopping by to share my fun news but mostly, friends! thank you for the kindness and encouragement you ALWAYS show!! It means the world to me - it really does! : )