Christmas Cards with Penny Black stamps and dies
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2015
Hello Members and Friends. I have been having fun making Christmas cards with the beautiful and creative stamps and dies from Penny Black. Let me share some with you. At the end of this post, I added a few new cards made with Impression Obsession dies and stamps.
Around Town Scene (left) – Penny Black die Around Town; Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; Poppy die Stitched Landscapes; Memory Box dies Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles; design inspired Vicky Papaioannou. Around Town Shaker (right) – Penny Black die Around Town; Spellbinders die Classic Circles; clear stamp set Joy Filled; Memory Box border die (retired); design inspired by Torico.
Same tree, 2 different looks. Fantasy – Penny Black die Very Merry Christmas and In The Garden; Penny Black stamps Fantasy and Footnotes; design inspired by Jill Foster. Fantasy Tree – Penny Black stamps Fantasy, Snow Border and Merriest.
The card on the left was copied from one designed by my friend Harriet Head. Isn't it beautiful? The Memory Box Distressed Collage dies are so popular now and for good reason. You get 4 different dies in one set and they can be used in so many ways. Whirl Wreath Poinsettia – Penny Black die Whirl Wreath; Poppy die Poinsettia small; Memory Box die Distressed Holiday Collage; Penny Black paper pad; design inspired by Harriet Head. Whirl Wreath – Penny Black die Whirl Wreath; Penny Black clear stamp set Season’s Gifts; design inspired by Birgit Edblom.
Together Teal – Penny Black dies Together and Very Merry Christmas; Penny Black stamp Woodland Wonder; Together Silver – Penny Black dies Together and Crystal Trio; Penny Black stamp Woodland Wonder; Spellbinders die Circles; Taylored Expressions die Build A Scene Rolling Hills.
On 3 of these cards I used the same background stamp and deer die and just varied the embossing powder. Together Blue – Penny Black dies Together and Exultations; Penny Black stamp Woodland Wonder. Together Red – Penny Black die Together; Impression Obsession dies Rectangle Frame 6 in 1 and Manger small; design inspired by Kitty Caracciolo.
Penny Black is known for her cute children and Mimi is one of the most charming! Mimi Sledding – Penny Black clear stamp set Mimi’s Christmas; Penny Black die Crystal trio; Poppy die Let It Snow Channel. Mimi and Tree – Penny Black clear stamp set Mimi’s Christmas; Penny Black dies Warmest Wishes and Crystal trio; Spellbinders die Labels 13; Penny Black paper pad.
These cute little penguins are also part of the Mimi stamp set. I embossed them in copper and colored them with Copic markers except the snowman who was colored with a Prismacolor white pencil. A big red bow is the perfect finishing touch.
Here are two totally different looks using the same die. I die cut the Glorious Poinsettia out of the white top folding card front then stamped the Snowy Hamlet scene behind it on the inside of the card. For the collage card on the left I took the white die cut from above and sponged it with inks to color it. To complete the card I used several stamps for words and texture and the Believe die.
Glorious Collage – Penny Black dies Glorious and Exultations; Penny Black clear stamp sets Footnotes and Textures; Penny Black stamp Corner Piece; design inspired by Jill Foster. Glorious Window – Penny Black dies Glorious and World of Wishes; Penny Black stamp Snowy Hamlet; design inspired by Markika
Jingle All The Way – Penny Black dies Jingle All The Way and Crystal Trio; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Dotted Lattice; design inspired Judy Jung. Peace on Earth – Penny Black die Crystal Trio; Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; Inkadinkado stamp Flourish; design inspired Jill Foster.
Quick, Easy and So Impressive! Joyful Poinsettia – Penny Black die Joyful; Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; design inspired Heather Hoffman. Peace on Earth – Penny Black die Crystal Trio; Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; Inkadinkado stamp Flourish; design inspired Jill Foster.
Snowflake – Penny Black die Crystal Trio; Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; design inspired by Heather Hoffman. Peace – Penny Black clear stamp set Joy Filled; Taylored Expressions die Peek-a-Boo Circles.
Gift Border – Impression Obsession die Gift Border; Martha Stewart punch Branch; Penny Black die No Peeking. Let It Snow Shaker – Impression Obsession stamps.
Menorah – Impression Obsession die Menorah; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Dotted Lattice
Well that's a lot for you to think about. Please let me know if you have any questions -- just call me at 915-833-9500 or email me at email@example.com. If you would like to have a class with any of these cards, just check our class schedule or give me a call (915-833-9500) and we can schedule a custom class for you and/or friends. Thanks for reading the blog and happy creating with stamp and dies!