Coffee and Cream Challenge

Hello Friends, How are you all? I love Wednesdays cause it's the middle of the week and it's a new Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Just click on the photo below and it will take you right to the Simon Says Stamp store..or click here for the challenge blog.
Each week there is a fifty dollar voucher for a lucky random that too :)

The challenge this week is called "Coffee and Cream" how perfect is this for all of you coffee drinkers? I hope my card makes you think of some yummy espresso with some cream on top?
Coffee and Cream
I had so much fun inking this Queen's Anne lace stamp. The Perfect Pearls Mist is what really made my card to come to life. If you want some details read on. First cut your Labels 8 on kraft paper and Labels 14 on white card stock. Distress the Label 8 with Walnut distress ink. (If you use the ink blending tool you will really get a professional appearance on your label.) After distressing label 8 stamp the letter background stamp on it with some Walnut distress ink. Set aside.
Coffee and Cream

Move onto Label 14. Ink up your flower stamp with embossing ink then add some distress ink on top of the embossing ink. I used two colors- Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen. Once your stamp is layered with the embossing ink and two distress inks stamp onto the Label 14 and use your clear embossing powder and heat set it. Once cool distress the background on the die with Walnut first and add Black Soot on the edges. Use your letter background again and ink it up with Black Soot and stamp it onto the label 14. The real magic happens when you spritz  the image and label with the Perfect Pearls.

Coffee and Cream

Keep in mind the right tools really make your life easier. I hope you have a craft mat and the distressing tool. Until I had that tool... my distressing was awful!Assemble you card and wrap some twine through a vintage button.  Let me know if you have any questions. Scroll down to see the stamps I am giving away this week and thanks so much for your visit today. Hugs, Kathy


Cartwheels for the winners

Hello Friends, I hope you had a great weekend? Mine flew by but, right now I am doing some cartwheels for all five of the winners....and so is this little hedgehog.  How about some stamps to give away for this week? Sound good? Keep reading :)

Our wonderful designer Elizabeth Allan is sharing her beautiful cards on the Penny Black Blog this week. All you have to do is leave some love for Elizabeth at the Penny Black Blog here. If you leave a comment each day you have a better chance.
Next Monday I will pick some random winners again for each post Monday - Friday. These are the stamps I will be giving away below.

So here are the winners for last week. I pulled the numbers from my vintage bingo set.
Congrats ladies please send me an email with your addresses.

MONDAY #46 Eve, TUESDAY#7  Chelle K, WEDNESDAY #5 Jenny, THURSDAY #10 Marie Moore, FRIDAY #11 Paula !

Here are the supplies for the card I made...just click on a thumbnail. Thanks and Hugs, Kathy


Wrapping up Vellum Tips

Hello Friends, Last week was really fun sharing my vellum tips with you all week. I can't thank you enough for showing your support on the Penny Black blog! All of the time and effort really was worth it because of you all! THANK YOU :) In case you look back at my previous posts & things look different don't think you are crazy because I edited the posts to condense them. I still have to pick the winners so I hope you understand I'll be a day late and announce them on Monday.

This is my tutorial on what I call "reverse embossing" on vellum.
Wishing you...
Using Versa Mark stamp onto your pink vellum with a steady hand. Emboss with white embossing powder and set aside.  Stamp the dress onto another piece of vellum with Staz on ink. Heat set it for a quick dry and flip your paper over. Emboss the back of your stamped dress with a background stamp for  a lacy effect using your white powder again. Cut out dress and set aside. Now you want to stamp your image onto a die cut  with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color your images. I like to add black lines to the tuxedo and some white highlights to the flower bouquet.
Wishing you...
Use a butterfly punch to cut from your embossed vellum scraps.  Use a Tombow marker to color a portion of the sentiment ONLY and stamp on some white paper. Punch out with a cloud punch and color the could with some markers. Assemble your card. Place tiny dots of glue in the corners of the vellum and some in the middle of the vellum that will be covered. Use dimensional foam for a more dramatic effect.

Use your scraps to layer up the inside. Use your Tombow marker to color directly on the "happiness" portion of the stamp. Stamp on some scrap card stock.
Wishing you...
I just had to add some eye lashes and a little bit of cleavage. 

Here are  two ways to I like to fold vellum.
Score your vellum at at 1/2" then add 1" to score and keep adding 1/2" and 1" increments. Let me know if I have confused you and send me an email if I have.
pleated vellum
This stamp is from "To You" 330-067 Copic markers and Tombo markers.
For this I used my paper scraps from the Penny Black's new mix and match papers with an SRM Sticker (purchase here). See you Monday with five winners. Hugs, Kathy
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