Bold & Bright Inspiration from Jill Foster & Penny Black!

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Please welcome special guest Jill Foster back to our blog with three gorgeous cards focusing on Penny Black Products! Read on and enjoy!

This trio of cards features bold, bright coloring paired with neutral backgrounds.  Jill’s focal point images are all Penny Black stamps, stamped onto watercolor paper using Acorn Ranger Archival Ink and Onyx Black Versafine Ink. To achieve vibrant painting that really “pops,” Jill used Distress Ink Reinkers as watercolors, simply adding small drops to her palette and painting her images. 

With the help of exact match dies, Jill then cut out her painted images.  To give her neutral backgrounds a finished look and a touch of texture, she layered white-on-white decorative Penny Black die cuts. The finished results are clean, simple, with a punch of color and spring!

Bold & Bright Inspiration from Jill Foster & Penny Black!
Penny Black Cling Stamp BLOOMING…
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Penny Black BLOOMING BOOTS CUT OUT…
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Penny Black Clear Stamps LOVELY…
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Penny Black LOVELY BIRTHDAY CUT OUT…
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Penny Black SQUARE FRAMES Thin Metal…
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Bold & Bright Inspiration from Jill Foster & Penny Black!

Penny Black Clear Stamps ALWAYS LOVE…
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Penny Black ALWAYS LOVE CUT OUT Thin…
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Penny Black Clear Stamps LOVELY…
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Penny Black LOVELY BIRTHDAY CUT OUT…
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Penny Black SWIRLY STITCHES Thin…
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Penny Black Clear Stamps GOOD WISHES…
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Bold & Bright Inspiration from Jill Foster & Penny Black!
Penny Black Clear Stamps FROM THE…
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Penny Black GARDEN CUT OUT Thin Metal…
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Penny Black SQUARE FRAMES Thin Metal…
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Penny Black Clear Stamps SENTIMENTS…
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OTHER KEY INGREDIENTS:

Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PICKED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink WILD…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink FIRED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink SPUN…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink BARN…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink FADED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink FOREST…
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Wendy Vecchi INK PALETTE Studio 490…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival ACORN…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and to Jill for being our guest! See more of Jill’s cardmaking on the Penny Black blog and Facebook Page as well as her personal Facebook Page.

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Did You Know? Fun Facts & Crafty Tips! March 2019 Edition

Hello crafters, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today, bringing the latest edition of Did You Know?!

If it’s your first time seeing this feature, each month we will be bringing you fun facts, creative tips and even crafty hacks about your favorite supplies and brands; you can then use these awesome tips that you learn in your next crafting projects! Are you ready to learn some fun tricks? Keep on reading!

MISTI CUT-ALIGN

While this may look like a standard ruler, the details included in this MISTI Cut-Align are not to be overlooked! Not only are there accurate measuring guides, such as a centering ruler, a standard inch measurement and a grid, but there is one specific feature of this tool that makes it even more amazing! The Cut-Align has a groove designed specifically to keep a hand-held craft knife in place when cutting; no more imperfect cuts from your knife skipping off a standard ruler!

SENTIMENT STRIPS + SENTIMENT LABEL DIES = PERFECTION!

Our Simon exclusive Sentiment Strips are a 4-sheet assortment of greetings, each sheet with its own collection of themed sentiments. These greetings can be cut with scissors or a trimmer, but did you know that you could also use our Simon exclusive Sentiment Labels die set to cut them out with one easy pass through your die cutting machine?! 

FISKARS TRIMMER

You may want to consider looking at your paper trimmer differently! The Fiskars Trimmer has a blade groove that can be doubled as a scoring tool! Simply line up your paper and run your stylus or bone folder overtop… Voila!

TIM HOLTZ HABERDASHERY SCISSORS

If you love to cut textiles, ribbons and more, Tim Holtz has unveiled his latest tool; The Haberdashery Scissors! Did you know that these snips are designed especially for those of you who could use a pair of scissors dedicated to those supplies? No more struggling to cut with scissors that have been worn down by paper! 

ALTENEW WATERCOLOR PALETTE

Altenew’s Watercolor Palette is an inexpensive tool that has so many uses! A few of my favorite ways to utilize this palette are: 

  1. as a palette for watercolors and inks, because the surface is clear and shows the true colors
  2. to use as a board for coloring a project when I am away from my desk 
  3. as a slick surface for ink smooshing techniques; the large palette is especially handy for this! 

We hope you have enjoyed this month’s installment of Did You Know?! Tune in again next month for a brand new edition of this fun series!

SUPPLIES

MISTI CUT-ALIGN Tool 00713
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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Fiskars REINFORCED Paper Trimmer 12…
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Tim Holtz Tonic 5 inch Haberdashery…
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Tim Holtz Tonic 6 inch Haberdashery…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR PALETTE LARGE ALT2131
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Altenew WATERCOLOR PALETTE MEDIUM…
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cardmaking blog grab bag

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Blog Candy Winners!

NEW Feature! Funny Fridays!!Vicky C!
Adding Shading To Stamped Images with PolychromosJodi Warren!
New Paper Smooches Inspiration!Lagene!
Floral Wedding InspirationCINDY Aguirre!
Color Coordinates: Spring Has Sprung!Helen!
Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Flower BorderBeverly Perdue!
Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Use Alcohol InksJennifer Petersen!
Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Picket Fence Foil Impressions + Gemini Foil PressMirella Rogan!

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