From simple to more detailed with Penny Black's new Valentines stamps

Hello Friends, How is it going? I am gasping of the thought that Christmas Eve is in 5 days!! While I catch my breath I want to say a big "Thanks" for all of your positive feedback on my videos  I really appreciate it :) & I hope to have part 2 by Friday.  Today this first card is featured on the Penny Black blog. Since my cards can get pretty detailed I will be sharing a more simpler version of each card hopefully with each post. Below you will find the quick version & a mini tutorial on how I stamped the top card. 
I admit I wet a little nuts with the gems and pearls but, I couldn't stop myself.  The rose is the same stamp (as the card above) and colored with the affordable Le Plume markers and a few Copics. YES you can mix them. I have to mention the Le Plume markers are on sale for only $ 2.39 for a limited time. To finish off my card I layered a soft pink vellum with this sentiment and then had some fun adding gems & pearls from Kaiser. The back side of the card I traced the edge with a bright marker. 
I love this "stamping mask paper" that I use when I want to stamp something multiple times. I inked up my stamp on white card stock. Then I stamped it again onto the mask paper which has a slightly blue tint. I have already cut it out & placed the "mask" sticky side down onto my image. (don't worry it peels of nice and clean)
Now you can see that I have stamped over the image with the masked paper on top two more times. 
Give it a minute to dry and peel up the masks. 
After I colored my images I used my this paper cutter to trim a line on each side of the flowers being careful to stop where I wanted to cut out the image. I held my face close to the trimmer and I could see where to stop the blade. Certainly a drawing a line with a pencil would work but, I admit that I am NOT so good at cutting out a perfect line with scissors. 
Add some sewing perhaps and some layering. I am always reaching for these Spellbinder Edgeabilites for my cards and the sentiment banner is a Spellbinder too. Sentiment is from SRM stickers. I hope you will have time to see what's been happening on the Penny Black Blog and I am wishing you the best of luck this week as you finish off your last week before Christmas. (IF you celebrate Christmas) 
Hope to see you soon. Hugs, Kathy

CARD SUPPLIES & Marker Colors for Le Plume and Copic:


Coloring with Marvy LePlume Alcohol Markers & new giveaway and a winner from last week!!

Hello Friends, How are you today?? I am starting to panic about Christmas but, right now that will have to go on the back burner. Today I have a video for you :)

You just might find this video on the Simon Say's Stamp blog too *winkPenny Black is feeling festive because they are giving away some of their BRAND NEW Valentines stamps & you can win TWO ways. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS: Leave a comment here and  OR at Simon Says Stamp this way you have TWO chances to win these new elegants stamps from Penny Black. (see photo below)

Today's video "It's In the Details" Is a Two Part Video featuring the new alcohol markers from LePlume. Part 1 Features very simple coloring and blending. Part 2 will be featured next Friday and it's using the same markers but, with more advanced blending. Keep in mind this is my second video and I still have kinks to workout. A big thank you to those of you who subscribed to my video.

THE WINNER OF MY latest GIVEAWAY IS  Kelley Booth ...A big congrats to Kelley!!!!  (you can click here to what the contest was.)

Another way to enter more to win these stamps you help spread the word about my video with a link on your Face Book, Flickr, Blog, or Twitter  etc. AND OR subscribe to:
 "The Daily Marker's"  UTube channel you have more chances to win.  Each time you spread the word leave me a comment so I know. I will select a winner the end of next week. 

These are the NEW stamps up that are up for grabs from Penny Black.Don't you just love them. The Mix & Match card stock is included with the three stamps. 
Thanks a Bunch
This is my card for Part ONE card for today's video. The feature is simple coloring and you can hear all about it.  
The button is vintage and the sentiment is from SRM stickers. Notice the sharp boarder in white? It's the negative from the inside boarder when I cut it out. Make sense?? Is there anything you are looking for in a video from me?? Just send me an email I would love to hear our suggestions. 
These are the LePlume alcohol markers that I am featuring in these two videos.
Today's card LePlume markers are: P785, N900, E866, E869, G655, & G653

I hope I covered everything and I hope you are enjoying this joyous time of year. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. If you are a Penny Black Club member you get sneak peeks of stamps before they are released for can read about it here and sign up too. 

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