151 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

07/22/2018

Sun 22

Summer Meadow
by Penny Ward

Summer-meadow

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today. Sometimes you just need to create a card in a hurry and this one is for you. Less than 10 minutes and you have a creation that is simple and makes a statement

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Light Gray cardstock the same size and adhere to base.

 

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Die cut Summer Meadow Collage from Medium Gray cardstock. Adhere to card front leaving some of the center cutouts free of glue. Lift them up a bit with your fingernail for more dimension.

 

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Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using White embossing powder.

Die cut one of the smaller butterflies from the Morning Garden Butterflies set in Teal cardstock.

Adhere to card front as shown, then embellish card with White Crystal Drops.

 

I told you it was simple to make. :)

 

Happy Crafting,

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07/15/2018

Sun 15

Beach Birds
by Penny Ward

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Hello friends. Penny here today with my creation of Beach Birds. OK...so the Swan doesn't really fit in....but that is the beauty of art. You can make whatever you want. :)

Are you playing along in this months challenge?  The theme is Beach/Surf. Create something wonderful and link to our challenge HERE. Someone has to win those beautiful prizes, it might just be you!

 

Let's do this card:

 

Start with a base of White cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Slide the edges along a Delicata Copper ink pad.

Cut another panel of White cardstock just a bit smaller. Treat the edges the same way and adhere to base.

 

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Die cut Radiant Frame and use as a stencil, spraying the card front using an eBrush and light yellow marker.

Die cut Wave Ribbon Collage and Garland Greenery from Olive cardstock. Die cut Seaweed Ribbons from Sage cardstock. Die cut Elegant Shorebirds and Floating Swan from White cardstock.

Now all you have to do is assemble as shown in my example.

 

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For the sentiment, die cut the Thanks Jotted Script sentiment and the shadow from White cardstock. Adhere together, then to card front.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget about our monthly challenge.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

 

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07/08/2018

Sun 08

Flitter
by Penny Ward

Jotted-awesome

 

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the promised leftover section of watercolored paper from the card I created last weekend featured HERE. This butterfly is my new favorite...so cute!

And here we go:

 

Start with White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.0 inches. Cut Red and Green cardstock the same size, then diagonally and adhere to card base.

 

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The background is a left over piece of watercolor paper that has been sprinkled and spritzed with Lindy's Magicals Red and Green. See my post last post HERE.

Trim section to about 4.25 x 5 inches and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Flitter Side Butterfly from White, Lime and Aqua cardstocks. Adhere together slightly off center, then to card front as shown.

Die cut Awesome Jotted Script from Red and Lime cardstocks. Adhere together, then to card front with foam adhesive.

Add a strip of Aqua cardstock to top and bottom of panel.

 

Are you loving these new Jotted Script words as much as I am?!?

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/24/2018

Sun 24

Watercolored Rose
by Penny Ward

Jotted-birthday

 

Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today showcasing the Rose Bloom Collage die cut. Don't you just love all the shading on the flower and leaves?

Let me show you how I did it:

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Red and Green panel the same size as base, then cut on the diagonal and adhere opposite colors to base.

 

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Take a large piece of watercolor paper and sprinkle one end with Lindy's Magicals Rudolph's Nose Red and the other end with Frosty Forest Green. Spritz with water and let dry.

(if you look closely at the photo above you can see my white card front panel was sitting too closely when I spritzed the water and it sprayed a bit of color along the left side of my card front...oops!)

Now die cut the Rose Bloom Collage from each end of the watercolored paper. SAVE the center section between your two die cuts. It is going to be the focus of my card next week. :)

 

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Trim White card stock just a bit smaller than card front. Die cut with Rose Bloom Collage and adhere to front panel. Adhere tiny watercolored pieces back into their respective holes.

Only glue one end of the leaves and lift the other end for dimension.

Die cut Birthday Jotted Script from White cardstock. Adhere to card front as shown.

Add Crystal drops as desired.

 

Make sure to check back next Sunday to see what I created with the leftover center section of my watercolored paper.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/17/2018

Sun 17

Serene Thanks
by Penny Ward

Thanks

 

Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a masculine card. Memory Box makes it so easy to create cards for the men in your life with their wonderful nature themed dies.

And this new Jotted Script die that is available in four different greetings....LOVE!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Using Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Broken China, blend the two in an oval shape on the card front. Don't worry about keeping the oval small. You want a little color outside of the die cut oval.

Die cut Riverbank Oval, ink with VersaClair Medieval Blue, color the rest with Spectrum Noir markers and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Floating Swan from White cardstock and adhere to card front.

Die cut Thanks Jotted Script from White cardstock. Ink the shadow, adhere the two die cuts together, then to the front of the card with foam adhesive.

 

Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/10/2018

Sun 10

Ombre Butterfly
by Penny Ward

Ombre-Butterfly

 

Hello, hello. Penny here today with a die cut I used as a stencil. Most die cuts can be used as intended or turned into a stencil for other effects like inking, modeling paste and more.

Now that's a win-win!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Cut a piece of White cardstock just a bit smaller than the base. Die cut Honeycomb Square two times from a scrap of cardstock. Position as desired and ink with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade. Flick some water across panel and blot with paper towel. Adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Drifting Side Butterfly (I mean really...this is my all time favorite butterfly die). Blend same inks creating an ombre effect. Adhere to card front.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set on to Black cardstock. Notch end and adhere to card front with a tiny staple.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/03/2018

Sun 03

Rainbow Butterflies
by Penny Ward

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Hello my friends. Penny here today with a little inspiration for the Rainbow Challenge now on this blog. Look for the Challenge button on the upper right of this page. You are making cards anyway, you might as well enter for a chance at prizes.  :)

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Die cut Starry Sky Border from a scrap of White cardstock. Color the stars with Spectrum Noir markers or medium of your choice.

Lay the negative of the die cut on card front and position as desired. Now adhere the stars back into their respect places, then lift negative off.

Wala!!!

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

On a scrap of White cardstock, color stripes of the rainbow with markers, position Calais Butterflies over stripes and die cut.

Adhere to card front as shown.

 

Make sure to join in the Rainbow Challenge!  :)

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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05/27/2018

Sun 27

Father's Day
by Penny Ward

Dad-day

Hello...Penny here today with something really simple for dads day. It's just around the corner, so you better get started!! I love this gears frame and how fun that I found gears buttons at my local Michaels store.

 

Here go go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Cut a piece of Navy cardstock or pattern paper just a bit small than the base and adhere. 

Die cut Gearworks Frame from White cardstock and adhere to card front. Hand letter the word "father", stamp and trim  "day" from the Wireworks Heart stamp set.

 

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Finish the card by adding painted gear buttons. Wrap with Navy string and add bow.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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05/20/2018

Sun 20

Can of Flowers
by Penny Ward

Watering-can

Hello Memory Box friends. So what happened to Spring? Where did it go? It seems like we went straight from Winter to Summer. UGH!  It is too hot in Florida for flowers, so I have to create my own flower beds...or containers in this case. 

 

Let's pull this one together:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

I love plaid!!!! I mean really...it looks good with everything. I am getting a new craft studio while I write this and you can be sure there will be plaid in my new room. 

oops...back to the card... I used a scrap of plaid just at the corner.

 

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Die cut the Vintage Watering Can, color with Silver Metallic marker and a Red Sparkle pen.

Die cut Glorious Floral Stem, color with Magenta Sparkle pen, add white dots with a Gel pen around flower centers.

 

Trim a White cardstock panel same size as your base. Cut a curve at the bottom right corner. Using a ruler and Dark Pink gel pen, draw around the edges.

Adhere Vintage Watering Can with foam adhesive and glue giving it a "dome" shape on the card front. Add in you Floral Stems. Ground the can by coloring a small section of "dirt" just below the can with Spectrum Noir markers as shown.

 

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Die cut Calligraphy Pop Thanks from White cardstock. Color the shadow die cut section with Sparkle marker. Stack sentiment together, then to card front with foam adhesive.

 Add Crystal Drops to flower centers.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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05/13/2018

Sun 13

Honeybees
by Penny Ward

Bee-lieve

 

Hello there. Penny on the blog today with some fuzzy Honeybees buzzing. Spring is finally in the air and these cute insects were just itching to make it on to a card.

 

Let me walk you through it:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Add a panel of Black cardstock the same size.

 

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Cut watercolor paper 5.5 x 4 inches. Color with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers or your favorite Yellow medium. Adhere to card front.

Die cut Peony Oval Frame from Black cardstock and adhere to card front. On a scrap of watercolor paper, paint some various stripes of Yellow and Orange, let dry, then cut again with the Peony Oval Frame saving all the tiny pieces. Glue the tiny pieces into the Peony.

 

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Die cut the Sweet Honeybees from White cardstock. Color their heads and legs with a Brown marker. Coat their bodies with Glossy Accents, then add Moss Green Ultra Fine Flower Soft and let dry. Color their wings and adhere all to card front as shown.

Add dots of Crystal Drops for added interest.

Stamp and heat set sentiment from the Bee Yourself set, trim and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

 

Make sure to play along with our Insects/Butterfly Challenge this month. Enter your creation HERE!

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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