Aug 18, 2019

Penny Black and More Challenge - Midmonth Reminder

Today I am sharing my mid month reminder card for our August theme at Penny Black and More challenge. This month it's all about cards for boys or men. Still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already! As always we have some fantastic prizes go give away so I hope you won't miss your chance to be entered into the drawing. Remember you may use any brand, as long as the focal point of your card is hand stamped.

I've used one of my newer stamp sets by Penny Black - Birthday Critters - along with Penny Black's Wood Floors die and the sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes.

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The animals were stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine clear embossing powder. I used the distress ink pads for watercoloring by simply pressing the inkpad onto a clear stamping block and then picking up the color with a zig detailer waterbrush. I did wet the image with clean water before adding color so it is easier to work with. Images were fussy cut using Cutterbee detail paper scissors. 

I used white card stock for the wooden floor/trim and inked the floor with distress ink. The pattern paper is from a paper pack by The Paper Studio found at Hobby Lobby. I thought this pattern was perfect for a birthday card as they remind me of streamers. Sentiment was cut out and attached to the card with a staple that I tied some navy grosgrain ribbon to. The animals were adhered with pop up tape and the image panel was then framed onto a Faded Jeans distress inked card stock before mounting it onto a white card base.
Penny Black Birthday Critters // Penny Black Sweet Wishes // Penny Black Wood Floors // Bristol Vellum Paper // Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge (cat & cake), Black Soot - very diluted (mouse), Candied Apple (party hat & candles), Faded Jeans (happy birthday banner, cake platter and frosting, Worn Lipstick (ears and cheeks) // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder // Tonic Stamp Platform // The Paper Studio Pattern Paper // Stampin Up Grossgrain Ribbon

I'm linking up with these challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Handcolored Image // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party - Birthday // Crafty Animals - Animals // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers // Happy Little Stampers - Use Dies (I used a wood floor die) // Lost Coast Designs - Wood // Pearly Sparkles Challenge -Beginning with "B" (Blue Birthday Banner) // Sweet Stampers - Dies // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Animals // DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge  - Birthday // Krafty Chicks - Masculine // The Male Room - Birthday // Paper Shelter - Dies // Ike's World - H is for Hats // AAA Birthday - For the Boys
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  1. Gorgeous birthday card, love the pretty image, fab design;-))m

  2. So cute and fun masculine card, great design!! Love so much the floor you made, wow! I can't understand how you realized the veins of the floor, they have a perfect perspective!

    1. Thanks Alice! The wood floor is a die by Penny Black and the veins of the floor are part of it, so not much work from me, I just inked it with brown in after it was cut.

  3. Cute card! Love the adorable cat and mouse!
    have a great day!

  4. Soooooooo cute! LOVING that cat and mouse and the cake is so FUN!!!!!!

  5. A really great card Ellie, love that floorboard die and the two lovely images, a really super card.

    Kath x

    1. Thanks so much, Kath! It's always great when I can combine two images on one card!

  6. What a fun birthday card! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Lovely post Hun! x

    Grace Louise ||

  8. So lovely and sweet, i love it.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  9. Awesome Card, makes me smile, love these stamps. Thanks for playing our challenge twist at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  10. Love this. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for

  11. What a fun birthday card! Bravo!! Love this.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  12. Refreshing card, thank you for sharing with us at the paper shelter

    Isabelle xx

  13. I would never have thought of using vellum, but oh, that worked out fantastic.. Fun card for sure. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  14. What a darling card! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh my... your card is amazing cute! LOve the cute images.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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  16. What an awesome card Ellie - loving that floor - that is amazing and so realistic!

  17. I confesss to being something of a Penny Black fan and this is no exception. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  18. Super fun, can't beat the Penny Black cat stamps for humour! Brilliant, sparky and very colourful card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  19. That set of PBs hadn't really appealed to me but you've sold me with your make, they look fantastic. Such a fun bright cheery card.

  20. Super cute image and wonderful coloring!! Thanks for linking up to our August Challenge gallery at a2z.

  21. That is excellent. I love the critters and that flooring is so well done.
    Thank you for coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges. I hope you will come and play at my Cats Only Challenge too. =^..^=

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  22. Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  23. This is adorable - I really like that floor!

  24. This is a fab creation Ellie, great images.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  26. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  27. Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  28. This is so cute! Thanks for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

  29. A very belated visit just to say what a great creation for our mid month post Ellie.

    B x


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