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11/16/10

For the next three days

I will be sharing the cards that I made for the Penny Black Christmas catalog.

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I am in love with these images and it was a so fun to design these cards. I love to use an embossing folder to create the background. This particular one is my favorite because you can stamp in the center as I did here.

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For the snowy panel I used tumbled glass distress ink then stamped the snowflakes and added white dots. Use a piece of scrap for the snow bank. I like to add a line of blue to make the snow stand out.
The images were stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic makers.

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Here is card number two. I love the simplicity of this owl stamp. The background was created the same way as the first card.

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I really love subtle stamping in backgrounds.

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Embossing adds so much to cards. If you don't have a Cuttlebug it's something to consider for your holiday list. What is on your list? I would love to hear.

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 Thanks so much for stopping by. I have been so excited to share these cards with you that I made this summer!! Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow. Hugs, Kathy

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54 comments:

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy, the red one is so bright and cheerful and what a cutie. Loving the owl one and your background is just beautiful.
Pinky

Jenny said...

OH MY!!! These are soooo adorable!!! :) :) :) :) :) I especially love the little girl, and those presents you colors sooooo awesome!! These need to be framed. Some lucky person will get this for Christmas!! And those owls, sooo cute! :) :) :) :) :)

Jess said...

more adorable cards! Love all your work...

kath said...

each and every one is stunning kathy...great colour work and I love your signature white dots...hugs kath xxx

Frea said...

Great cards Karen!
Frea

lynzw21 said...

Kathy, as always I am amazed by your colouring!! I just ordered my first set of Copics finally- yey!! Can't wait to start colouring, think I will invite myself to live in your house in the hope some of your talent will rub off on me ;)

Love those embossing folders too, and am excited to find out that they will fit in my Sizzix Texture Boutique... AND they're 40% off at Joann.com right now!! Thanks for the enabling!!!

E.T said...

spectacular!!! absolutely stunning cards!

JeanD said...

I love my Cuttlebug too. Copics are on my wish list don't have any yet)

Tiiti said...

Oh Goodness! These are so amazing. I totally love them. I think you are so talented !

Sarah said...

Wonderful Christmas cards, Kathy! Love how rich the colors are.

C@rl@ said...

Ho my God ^, ^
So beautiful! I love it!
a love card.
Loved your blog and I'll be followers ^ _ ^
Hugs ... and continue with wonderful creations
Carla

SusieQ said...

These cards are just cute as a bug. I do like the backgrounds and have it a couple times. As for the cuddlebug, I was thinking just the other day that it's one of the best stamping investments I've ever made.

Lin said...

True Kathy cards, with so many wonderful details - you truly bring these stamps to life!

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous! Love the folders, have not seen these. And love the stamped in between on the first, adorable.

Sanne said...

Both cards are so cute but my fave is the one with the owls :)

Rose DeVita said...

OMG these are gorgeous!!! Love the background on the first one with the snowflakes stamped inbetween! Brilliant! Thank you for some awesome ideas for my Christmas cards!
Rose

Chelle said...

Gorgeous cards

Disp6194 said...

Such tremendous projects, you are so super talented. I love that little girl :)

I have a cuttlebug (which I don't use nearly enough) so Penny Black stamps are on my list. I just bought my first set and then I won some. I love the images they have and I know I'll want more!!

Barb said...

How exciting that your cards are in the Penny Black catalog! So thrilled for you, Kathy! Of course, if I was creating a catalog, I'd want cards made from you too! These are both so fabulous! Love the soft snowflake stamps in the backgrounds and as always, your coloring just makes me happy! Can't wait to see more! Congrats on this wonderful achievement, my friend! Hugs! :)

Cathy said...

LOVE your Mimi card! Just so festive and pretty! The owls are adorable - unexpected for a Christmas card but I love this! What isn't on my Christmas list? LOL!! Hubby has my wish list that's about 2 miles long, so his response to that is GIFT CARDS for all the craft stores and my Stampin' Up lady too!

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are soooo fabulous!!!

NatQuebec said...

two wonderful cards ! but I prefer the 1rst one...the stamp is so cute !!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Kathy, these are amazing! Love the coloring as always, of course. :)

Kelly Massman said...

So cute! Love the extra touches on the backgrounds!

Merry said...

I so love how all your images pop out off the card when you have coloured them. Love the embossed backgrounds. Also love my cuttlebug...don't know how I lived without it. I was just thinking before reading your post how I would like a 'bow easy' I think that is what it is called...to tie really nice bows.

martina's kaartjes said...

Wow, this is very pretty ! love it !!!
great job,
greetings, martina
x

Nancy said...

They are all so gorgeous, Kathy! Your cards continue to amaze me!

Jennifer said...

stunning!

Sew-Ink said...

Ohhhh.these are adorable, you colored them beautifully. My favorite is the one with the owls.

Monique said...

These cards are to stinkin cute...I love love the first one ... ADORABLE!!

ivy said...

these gorgeous cards of yours will surely rock the PB catalog!!

Calypso said...

In the first card, I love the embossed background and the snowflakes, with white accents....and in the second card, I love the dimension, layers and embossing!!

Beautiful cards!!

Calypso

Dawn said...

I'm a bit slow getting to see this Kathy.... but just been into PB Blog and saw it... wonderfully you!!!! LOVE IT

debby4000 said...

Oh these are so adorable Kathy.
luv
Debby

Dotty Jo said...

Totally wonderful! Jo x

jintyoo7 said...

Adorable, would love to see you in action, putting a card together. The details are always so lovely.

Diane Jaquay said...

You do such AMAZING work Kathy! I don't know how you achieve the bright, vivid colors you do, but I LOVE them :)

GrammaR said...

Beautiful cards! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug. But I must admit, I don't use it as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to get it out.

GrammaR said...

Beautiful cards! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug. But I must admit, I don't use it as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to get it out.

GrammaR said...

Beautiful cards! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug. But I must admit, I don't use it as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to get it out.

GrammaR said...

Beautiful cards! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug. But I must admit, I don't use it as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to get it out.

GrammaR said...

Beautiful cards! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug. But I must admit, I don't use it as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to get it out.

Alice Wertz said...

just love the designs. fabulous cards, Kathy!

jenny said...

Stunning cards Kathy, I agree the embossing really adds to the cards :) I love the diamond folder, one for the wish list I think!

Jenny xx

Denise said...

Sweet cards! I love your colors and all the details, like the embossed backgrounds!
DeniseB

Deirdre said...

Kathy, the details, layers, elements and of course the colouring is just STUNNING.

Katie said...

Hi there,

I remember seeing this card earlier in the week and thinking...I can't believe you cut out those little pine cones and pine needles...you really put so much care and detail into your cards! I love both cards you showed. I love the little girl stamp with the sled of presents and the envelope in her hand, so cute! You did a amazing job! Thank you for sharing!

Best wishes!

Katie

Sonia said...

Incredible cards Kathy! Simply divine.
Love it all.
Take care,
Sonia

Barbara said...

Love these two cards. You are a master at the coloring! Like the backgrounds as well!!!

Nancy said...

Perfection....your coloring and card design is absolute perfection!
bless you...

ANIA said...

Wow! You are doing probably the cutest cards I've ever seen. I love especially this with a little girl with presents! So pretty!

Ania (PL)
handmadebyania.blogspot.com

Linda L said...

Found you again from Jennifer's link....subscribing now! Love these 2....you've inspired me to use my cuttlebug more!!

Atticelf said...

Absolutely stunning!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks to Jennifer's link, I didn't miss commenting on your most gorgeous cards....amazing amazing!!

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