Thursday, October 18, 2012

From Savvy's blog . . . if you were at Art 'n Soul's Christmas Party on Sunday, you saw a couple of cards using these Savvy dies. Here is a sample card of each die used to dry emboss.

Embossing Mat

"I picked a No More Shims Embossing Mat up last week at Impress and it's so fun!  I love the embossed look!

Have a great day!"  Cindi

From Penny Black's blog . . . one of the 'open catalog' companies at Art 'n Soul right now but not for long! If you see something you like, please place your order asap.

Penny Black Pinspiration

by jennbalcer
"Pinterest is an amazing site where you can store all of this bits and pieces of things you find and love all over the internet and share with anyone and everyone. Penny Black has a new account we’ve been pinning to – follow our pins here!
To celebrate, the Penny Black designers have scoured the internet for Winter Wonderland-themed images that inspired them to create with their stamps. Find some of our Pinterest-inspired projects here, and then try it yourself! Post a link to your inspiration and to your finished card. We’d love to see what you can do!
Penny Black Pinterest
Cathy said, “I was drawn to the greys and wintery browns on this picture and loved the random sizes of the white snow falling and the strength from the black tree in the foreground and hoped to capture these elements in my card.  This card would also be suitable for the Help the Heroes ’cause as it has no glitter!”
Penny Black materials used: Crystal Pattern 40-162, Christmas Cheer 30-140, Village Christmas 4205L and Berry Red, Snow White 4202L.
Penny Black Pinterest Challenge
Heather said, “I chose the tree above as my inspiration and started with just some pretty coloured balls on my card. It wasn’t until I decided to sponge some background sky that it transformed into the Northern Lights.”
The tree was stamped first in Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed in clear. Selected balls were colored with Sharpie fineliners before masking the horizon and sponging the sky and snowdrifts using Memento Teal Zeal and Grape Jelly.
Stamps: Twinkling, Christmas Fashion
Penny Black Pinterest Challenge
Karen was inspired by the snowy scene and pulled out Polar Mimi 4279H, Let is Snow 30-086 and a Sizzix EB folder to create her wintery card.
Penny Black Pinterest
Peet drew inspiration from the icy colors of the snowflake image. Her card uses Fairy Stardust & Winter Magic (sentiment).
Penny Black Pinterest
Alexandra said, “I almost turned on the Christmas music the gallery was so inspiring! Because it is never too early to think “stocking stuffer”, the image inspired me to make this quick and easy mini book  (Mimi’s Mini Book!) I loved the contrast between the aqua and the sense of warmth the image projected. I used watercolor pencils to color Mimi and her baby seal.”  Click for a tutorial for Alexandra’s mini book.
We’ll be back Sunday with some scrapbooking inspiration!  See you then!

Gift enclosures/tags

Today, we’re sharing three super cute little cards from Penny Black designer Stephanie Wincott. The cards made of folded, die cut cardstock tied up with baker’s twine are simple and quick to make, and absolutely cute!  Don’t you just adore having a little handmade card on a gift?
Stamps: Marzipan Greetings
Thanks for stopping by today - if you’re looking for more inspiration, please visit our gallery on Flickr and at Splitcoaststampers. You can also find us on Facebook, and on Twitter, too!
Have a wonderful day,
- Jenn

Simply sweet Christmas card

The simple layouts from Penny Black designer Stephanie Wincott make these cards easy to reproduce and mail. The soft, sweet, (and just a little unusual) color combination along with the scallops and twill make them easy on the eyes and a delight to receive, too!
Penny Black All is Bright
Stamps: All Is Bright & Christmas Cheer
Thanks for stopping by today - if you’re looking for more inspiration, please visit our gallery on Flickr and at Splitcoaststampers. You can also find us on Facebook, and on Twitter, too!
Have a wonderful day,"

- Jenn

More sample cards from our Christmas Party . . .
by Dianne Johnson
Penny Black Berry Wreath Stamp 4200K
Impression Obsession Joy Stamp C8790
Impression Obsession Border Duo 3 Die DIE019-V
SEI Berry Melody "Dazzling Twitter" and Silver Stardream Papers
Silver Embossing Powder
Pearl Pens:  Green, Red, Ice White, Bronzem Gold, Copper

by Deb Kuttel

by Alissa Peppley

Memory Box Quinn Flourish Die 98267
Savvy Long Banner Stamp 1235G
Savvy Outline Tile Pattern Stamp 1102G
Impression Obsession Much Love Stamp B8798
Memory Box Twelve Days Stamp G1899
Basic Grey Aspen Frost Paper Collection

by Sue Moffat
Memory Box Reindeer Die
by Susie Tracy

by Debbie Gaetz
Savvy Flourish Tree Die
Spellbinders Frame Die
by Marj Marion
Memory Box Drop Ornament Die 98378
Memory Box Corner Bow 98371
Red velvet paper embossed with snowflake embossing folder
Assorted bling

Have you signed up for Marj Marion's class on November 4?
Sunday, November 4, 1:30-4:30pm, Marj -- ROLL THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS $30
Join Marj as we make three cards for the upcoming holidays with unique rolled paper embellishments.  We will use a delightful mix of embossing folders, Cover-A-Card backgrounds stamps, dies, and more in creative ways. Please bring your Basic Kit, tweezers, Scotch Quick-Dry Glue or equivalent, and foam tape. Be sure to sign up early for this fun class!

by Marj Marion for Roll Through the Holidays Card Class

Tomorrow I'll show you beautiful images from Magenta. A real treat for the artistic eyes and the creative soul!

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