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Guest Designer; Darlene DeVries

Hello! I live in Dallas, TX with my husband and two young daughters. I was a technical professional before leaving the corporate world to spend more time with my children. While the kids were in school, I started a video blog on card-making. I have posted over 130 videos in the last two years! A friend got me scrapbooking many, many years ago. I discovered card-making about 5 years ago and got hooked on the art of small projects that impact others. J I am very grateful to be part of this awesome papercrafting community. I hope you enjoy my cards for today – being creative with Penny Black was very easy! The quality and variety of the stamps is wonderful. Thank you Penny Black!

You can see more from Darlene by visiting her BLOG. Thank you Darlene, beautiful work!


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Clean and Simple

We have some beautiful Clean & Simple cards to share today. Be sure to check our Facebook Page for a bonus card later today!

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Puzzle Parts 30-114, Petal Party 30-113, Social Butterfly 30-116 and Mix & Match Cardstock. Cut strip of card and stuck onto gloss black mount, stamped and clear embossed with puzzle parts, mounted onto white card, stamped sentiment in Versafine Black ink below. Stamped and embossed flower with black embossing powder onto vellum, cut out and glued to card, adding button. Mounted onto gloss black card blank.

by Heather Telford;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Social Butterfly 30-116, Breezy 40-111. The butterfly was inked with both Versamark and Memento Bamboo Leaves then embossed in clear. After embossing, masking was done to create a sponged and stamped background in yellow and greens.

by Karen Dunbrook;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Petal Party 30-113, Puzzle Parts 30-114, Sweet Wishes 30-104. Stamp the flowers, embossed with white then add colour with pencils. Stamp and emboss leaves. Use dimensional adhesive to ‘pop’ the floral arrangement.


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Gift Tags

If you’re looking for inspiration for creating gift tags, take a look at these lovely designs by our Team;

by Elizabeth Allan;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Round and Round 30-112, Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001. Die-cut layers of “Round and Round” with Spellbinders Circles with additional fussy cutting and paper piercing. The pieces were heat embossed several times with clear powder and layered with dimensional foam.

by Peet Roeven;

SUPPLIES: Florial Frame 40-138 (paper pieced) and A bear of all Trades 30-108.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIS and INSTRUCTIONS: Spring Meadows 06-001 and Summer Sun 17-003 Mix and Match Cardstock, Sweet Wishes 30-104, A Bear of All Trades 30-108, Airmail 30-072, Sweet Home 40-054, Warm Wishes 40-074, Inspiring 40-113, Word to the Wise 40-141
Spellbinders:- Nesting Circles. Inked owl part of stamp with memento black pen and stamped onto scrap card, coloured with pastel pencils blended with fingers and cut out. Stamped inspiring onto Kraft card and cut partial circle out of side, layered summer sun circle that had been stamped with warm wishes using cantaloupe ink. Cut branch mounted onto card with owl.
Stamped grass and cut out added flowers with plus roller and then attached to bottom of tag. Added ribbon and atamped and cut out sentiment mounted onto summer sun card. On white card stamped wording and then attached to front of tag with a brad.

Join us tomorrow for a beautiful selection of Clean and Simple cards!


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Penny Black Art Extravaganza

Come join us for our latest challenge!  We want to see your wonderful inspiration for creating outside the “card”! Share your unique and never-before-seen projects for themed party decorations, home décor, jewelry, fashionable fabric designs, altered items and so much more.   We have seen the wonderful inspiration YOU, our Penny Black followers, have shared in our Flickr Gallery and we know you will dazzle us with your challenge entries!

Judging will be based on creativity, unique use of Penny Black products, and the compliance of all challenge requirements for eligibility.

The Winner will receive:
- Their choice of 2 Transparent sets, 2 Slapstick sets and 6 Penny Black Sticker Sheets.
- A day of celebration recognition! The winning entry will be featured on the Penny Black blog and showcased on Penny Black’s Facebook Page along with a Penny Black “Tweet”.
- A Penny Black “blinkie” to post on their blog to commemorate their win.

Challenge Eligibility Requirements:
- Open to all Penny Black Club Members. Not a member? No problem! Just sign up by clicking on the “Membership” button.
- “Friend” Penny Black on Facebook so you do not miss out on fabulous news items, events and the announcement of the winner!
- Each entry must exclusively showcase Penny Black stamps.
- Entries must be uploaded into the Penny Black Flickr Gallery and tagged “pennyblackextravaganzaby midnight (PST), July 22, 2012.

Good luck!  We can’t wait to see your ‘outside the card’ projects!


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New Summer Collection; Dress Up Mimi

Welcome back! We have one more stamp reveal for you today, “Dress Up Mimi“! This wood-mounted Mimi is a fun and versatile stamp for Mimi lovers around the globe;

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Dress-Up Mimi 4265H, Airmail 30-072, Wall Paper Print 40-134. Cut Plum marble card into scallop shape using Cricut and Wildcard cartridge, drew dashed line with silver sakura gel pen. Cut three strips of origami paper and concertinaed to create fans. Distressed white circle cut using spellbinders circle die with Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet ink then over-stamped wallpaper print in milled lavender to get subtle pattern. Stamped with love and symbol using stamp positioner. Cut Oval with spellbinders die and shaded edges with bundled sage ink. Stamped Mimi onto scrap card coloured with Copics (colours detailed on my blog) and cut out and mounted onto oval with foam pads.

by Jill Foster;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: 4265H Dress Up Mimi, 30-113 Petal Party, 40-133 Divine Pattern, 30-105 Gratitude.  Background inked and stamped with Distress Ink. Flower and Mimi images colored with Copic markers and then layered onto circles at various hieghts for dimension.

Join us tomorrow for the announcement of our greatest challenge to date!


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New Summer Collection; A Flight of Thread

To wrap up this week, we have a new slapstick set to show to you, “A Flight of Thread”;

by Jill Foster;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: 40-139 Flight of a Thread, 30-115 Lace Delight, 4240K Flamboyant. Butterfly image colored with Copics. An extra butterfly image is layered on the main image for extra dimension. Backgrounds created with Distress Inks.

by Elizabeth Allan;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: A Flight of Thread 40-139, Wall Paper Print 40-134, Lace Delight 30-115, Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large, Tsukineko: Inks. A window card created with oval die cuts featuring a layered stamp embellishment watercolored with Memento inks and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. A sponge dauber and Memento inks were shaded on the background with Wall Paper Print stamped in Majestic Blue VersaFine.

by Heather Telford;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: A flight of thread 40-139, Lace Delight 30-115. The butterfly from is stamped, cut out and popped up on a lace edged panel, also cut out and popped up.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: A Flight of Thread’ 40-139, ‘Floral Thread’ 40-135, ‘Sea Breeze’ 08-003 Mix and Match. Tsukineko; Versamark ink, Turquoise Gem Versamagic Ink. Spellbinders; Labels Eighteen. Vanilla White Embossing Powder. INSTRUCTIONS: Cut a mask using Spellbinders label and placed centrally onto pearl white card, inked floral thread with Versamark ink and then Embossed with Vanilla White powder. Placed Spellbinders label on card and used embossing mat to enhance centre, drew dotted line around edge with Sharpie pen and then stamped A Flight of Thread butterfly with Versamagic Ink. Inked stamp again with Versamark ink and stamped onto Turquoise vellum and embossed with Vanilla White Powder; cut out and mounted onto main card with dimensional glue. Deco punched corners and added sticker sentiment and then mounted onto Sea Breeze card blank.

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to stop by every day next week for one more reveal along with fresh and new projects from our Designers!


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New Summer Collection; Sent with Love

We have a brand new collage slapstick stamp, Sent with Love, that our Designers have enjoyed coloring and distressing;

by Elizabeth Allan - SUPPLIES: Sent With Love 40-140, Lace Delight 30-115, Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Fuchsia Fantasies 13-001, and Tsukineko: Inks. Sent with Love was stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder on white cardstock. The image was then watercolored and highlighted with Memento inks. The design is mounted on Fuchsia Fantasies cardstock stamped with a border from Lace Delight. Additional elements (postage stamps and letters) were stamped an additional time, trimmed and layered on the main image for dimensional interest.

by Jill Foster - Imaged colored with Copics and background and edges distressed with Distress Ink and edge distressing tool.

I hope you’re enjoying our reveal! We’re done yet – join us tomorrow and Monday for more!


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New Summer Collection; Mimi at Play

How fun is our new Mimi at Play transparent set?!

by Jill Foster;

SUPPLIES: 30-111 Mimi at Play, 40-134 Wall Paper Print, 30-097 Hello Gorgeous. Mimi image colored with Copics. Background created by inking and stamping cardstock with Distress Ink. ()

by Cathy Andonricou;

SUPPLIES: Mimi at Play 30-111, Sentiments 30-025, Brick Wall 40-137, Sweet Home 40-054, Sweet Wishes 30-104. Cathy stamped the brick onto white card using Versafine Smokey Grey ink and then shaded using Antique Linen and Old Paper distress inks. She then created the top the same way and mounted onto the tower using foam pads. The grass was then stamped onto separate card with Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics then cut out and stuck to base of card. Flag stamped onto white card and coloured with spun sugar and worn lipstick ink. Mimi was stamped onto separate card with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and cut out. This was then mounted onto the main card. Mimi’s crown was gold foiled to add shine.

Our Summer Collection is available in our online store.  Happy Shopping!


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New Summer Collection; Social Butterfly

Our new transparent set, Social Butterfly, is a big hit with the Penny Black Design Team – we’re sure you’ll love it too! Click on image to purchase;

by Elizabeth Allan - SUPPLIES; Social Butterfly 30-116, Round and Round 30-112, Divine Pattern 40-133
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Coral Reef 15-001. Spellbinders: Labels Fifteen (S4-291)
Tsukineko: Inks. Butterflies stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder were colored with sponge daubers and Memento inks. Black glitter was used for accenting. The background Labels Fifteen die cut from white cardstock was inked with Memento inks and stamped with Divine Pattern.

by Peet Roeven - Buttereflies were embossed in white on soft blue paper then distressed with tattered rose distress ink.

by Kathy Racoosin - Background is colored with Tombow markers using a circle architectural inking template. SUPPLIES; Social butterfly 30-116 and Allover Pattern 40-109, Mix and Match Cardstock in summer sun, fuschia fantasies, and coral reef. Stamped with versa mark on water color paper, embossed the butterfly with clear embossing powder. Colored with Tomobow watercolor markers and sprayed with water. The background was watercolored with the makers using a template then stamped with allover pattern and distressed.

by Cathy Andronicou - SUPPLIES; Social Butterfly 30-116, Postcard 1369L, Letter background 1999L, Flowers Sweet 30-096, Words Express 30-106, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-001 and 13-003. Stamped Postcard, letter writing and daughter words with Versafine Black ink onto white card and coloured with Shabby Shutters Distress ink using a blending tool. Overstamped edges with leaf from Flowers Sweet set using Versafine Spanish Moss ink. Cut out using deckle edge blade on trimmer and mounted onto Mix and Match card (that had been hand stitched). On separate white card stamped butterfly twice with Seedless Preserves distress ink and then shaded using same ink and blending tool, cut out and over layer using dimensional glue. and added to postcard to finish.

by Heather Telford - The picture panel was done on watercolour paper with paint mixed using Faber Castell water colour pencils. Background created by wetting the paper randomly and dropping paint on it randomly. The dragonfly and sentiment are stamped in Memento inks.

by Jill Foster - Butterfly colored with Copics. Large background panel created by stamping Round and Round onto glossy cardstock with VersaMark ink and then applying Distress Ink over the top. No heat embossing necessary. SUPPLIES: 30-116 Social Butterfly, 30-112 Round and Round, 40-134 Wall Paper Print.


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PB&J Monday; Social Butterfly

Jill Foster is here with her PB&J video tutorial using a new butterfly transparent stamp set that you’ll see even more of later this week, “Social Butterfly”;

To view Jill’s video in HD at YouTube, click HERE.

SUPPLIES: 30-116 Social Butterfly, 30-115 Lace Delight, 40-136 Flower Flourish.


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New Summer Collection; Petal Party

One of our newest floral sets is a versatile transparent collection of pretty flowers and leaves that are fun to color, emboss, paper piece, and more…Here’s Petal Party!

by Jill Foster;

by Elizabeth Allan;

by Karen Dunbrook;

Pop over to Cathy’s Blog for a BONUS PROJECT – a beautiful set of notecards using Petal Party with a coordinating box. All of our new stamps are available NOW in our online store. Have a great weekend, we’re back on Monday with more new releases and fresh Designer projects, all week long!


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New Summer Collection; Background Slapsticks

We have a delightful new trio of background stamps for Summer along with card samples by our Designers…enjoy!

WALLPAPER PRINT:

DIVINE PATTERN:

FLOWER FLOURISH:

by Cathy Andronicou;

by Heather Telford;

by Jill Foster;

Our entire Summer Collection is available NOW in our online store!


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New Summer Collection; Lace Delight

Introducing “Lace Delight” — available for purchase in our online store!

by Elizabeth Allan;

SUPPLIES: Lace Delight 30-115, Wall Paper Print 40-134, Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Sticks & Stones 02-001, Sea Breeze 08-002, Fall Festival 16-003, Copic Markers, Tsukineko Inks. The dress mannequin was stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder on white cardstock. After masking the image, the background was inked then stamped with Wall Paper Print. The mask was removed and coloring was done with Copic markers. A second dress and bow were added for dimensional elements. Decorative borders from Lace Delight were used to create the scalloped edges.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES: Lace Delight 30-115, Pinnacle 4168K and Clear Skies 10-002. Stamped mannequin with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics, Used Memento Tuxedo Black pen to ink birds from pinnacle stamp and again coloured with Copics. Sentiment stamped with Versamark Onyx Black ink and then lace and ribbon added. Mounted onto Clear skies card and pierced border on 3 sides, cut deckle edge and then stamped lace strip onto separate piece of clear skies card with Memento Bahama Blue ink cut out and adhered to inside edge of card to finish.

by Jill Foster;

Image colored with Copics. The backgrounds are mix of emboss resist technique and tone-on-tone stamping, using Distress Inks for both techniques. SUPPLIES: 30-115 Lace Delight, 40-134 Wallpaper Print, 40-136 Flower Flourish.

Now for a special surprise for our fans — if you love Penny Black, show it! Add this blinkie to your sidebar. Simply right click on the image then copy and paste the url into your sidebar. 

 


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New Summer Collection and Contest!

For the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing our brand new Summer 2012 Collection. Up first is this fun, interchangeable transparent set, “Round and Round“. All of our Summer stamps are available for purchase by just clicking on the image or visiting our online store. Be sure to scroll down to view details about our new Guest Designer Contest!

by Heather Telford;

by Cathy Andronicou;

GUEST DESIGNER CONTEST

Have you noticed the daily inspiration in our Gallery? We have and we want to share it on our Blog!  Penny Black is always watching for fresh and innovative entries uploaded into our Flickr Gallery and will be regularly looking for artists to be Guest Designers here, at the Penny Black Blog.  To be participate, simply join our mailing list by clicking on “Club Member” at the top of the Blog then upload your creative designs into the Penny Black Flickr Gallery.

Artists selected for sharing their outstanding creativity will be contacted and asked to choose Penny Black product to create artwork for their guest appearance on the Blog.  We are constantly enjoying your Flickr uploads each and every day and we’re excited to showcase YOU at our Blog!


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PB&J Monday with Jill; Stamped Home Decor

Welcome back! Here’s Jill Foster with her Monday video tutorial. Aren’t these stamped and colored birds just precious? Check out the video to see how they came together. Be sure to join us all week and next as we showcase new 2011 Summer stamps!

To view Jill’s video in HD at YouTube, click HERE.

SUPPLIES: Wooden birds stamped and colored with Faber-Castell Gelatos and Stamper’s Big Brush Markers using Pennny Black stamps; 40-136 Flower Flourish and 30-113 Petal Party.


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Mimi Cards

We love Mimi around here and we know you do, too. Here are a few cards featuring our dear Mimi;

by Cathy Fong;

SUPPLIES: Penny black stamp Big wish and Salutations, Spellbinders Label 14.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Stamped Mimi onto post it notes 3 times and cut to use as masks, then stamped and masked each ‘Graduate Mimi’ 4264J with memento ink onto white cardstock and coloured with Prisma Pencils and Copics.

Cathy drew in the step with a fine liner pen and coloured with Copics. The outer frame of the card was die cut using Spellbinders grand nesting Squares and ‘Fall Festival’ 16-003 Mix and Match Cardstock then stamped with ‘Puzzle Parts’ 30-114 using Versafine crimson red ink. The sentiment was stamped onto separate white card using ‘Word to the Wise’ 40-141 (inked partially and used a stamp positioner to line up both parts) and then distressed with Antique Linen ink.

Have a great weekend! We’re showcasing our 2012 Summer Collection for two weeks starting Monday – be sure to stop by to see what the Designers have created with our brand new stamps!


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Critter Projects

We tasked a few of our Team Members to create clever critter projects and here’s what Peet and Cathy came up with — so cute! Love the way Peet used a Penny Black sticker as her background panel and Cathy’s framed piece is just perfect for Father’s Day!

by Peet Roeven;

SUPPLIES: Strawberry Jam 4254J, Sentiment from the Sentiments 30-025 transparent set, Flower Field 10-194 Sticker Sheet, Mix & Match Cardstock.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Coloured white card with Memento Cantaloupe ink and dauber to create frame and photo base (used heavier pressure to get photo base darker). Stamped over with same ink using ‘Puzzle Parts’ 30-114 and cut aperture.

On separate piece of white card stamped hedgehog from ‘Hedgie Friends’ 30-101 with Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Cut out and added to frame with dimensional foam pads. Stamped sentiment “the best” from ‘A Bear Of All Trades’ 30-108 and “dad” from ‘Words Express’ 30-106 onto white card, trimmed and added. The top banner is the scrap left over from the One Layer Card on Tuesday.


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Monochromatic Cards

Today we’re featuring a few monochromatic cards. Monochromatic cards can be created quickly and easily when you’re using the same color tones.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and INSTRUCTIONS: Stamped Puzzle Parts 30-114 with Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink onto Blue Lagoon 09-001, 09-002 & 09-003 Mix and Match cardstock and cut using Spellbinders Classic Zig Zag edgeability and added to the bottom of the card. Stamped the sentiment using the same ink just above zig zags using Wishes 30-103. Stamped Plimsole Pete 3109F onto white card with versa fine black ink and coloured with Dark Aquamarine inktense pencil. then mounted onto Blue Lagoon Mix and match circles and inverted circles cut using spellbinders dies.

by Jenyfur Pohl;

SUPPLIES: Free Flight 30-117. The background stamp was stamped in tan onto white, butterflies were stamped in espresso then trimmed and mounted with foam tape. Greeting was also stamped in espresso.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR NEW 2012 SUMMER COLLECTION IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! CLICK HERE TO SHOP! We’ll be featuring brand new card ideas by our Designers for the next two weeks. You won’t want to miss a day at the Penny Black Blog!


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One Layer Cards

We have a special treat today – several of our Designers took on a challenge to create one layer cards.  You’ll love the techniques they used to accomplish stunning results!

by Heather Telford;

SUPPLIES: Bamboo Branch 2977K, Free Flight 30-117. Heather masked the moon and the right side then sponged in three greens. She stamped the bamboo repeatedly in the same greens, removed the masks and add the black bamboo and sentiment.

by Elizabeth Allan;

SUPPLIESSweet Wishes 30-104, Wow… 40-112, Storm 01-001.  Masking done in three ways: 1) Masked off the interior square, 2) Masked the circles, 3) Masked the area around the colored rectangles.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES:   Casual 3365K, Gratitude 30-105.  This card uses an embossed circle (Spellbinders Grand Nesting Circles) then was distressed with Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves.  Flower centers were enhanced with Orange Peel Stickles.  The border on inside of the card was distressed and cut using Spellbinders Edgeability Classic Petal.

by Karen Dunbrook;

SUPPLIESBreezy 40-111, Sweet Wishes 30-104.  Karen needed masculine cards to add to her collection - she’s on a mission to create more of them to have on hand. Karen masked the center portion, stamped the ferns in 3 different colours of Distress Inks, then added sponging with the same colour. Karen then removed the masks and added the scoring lines. 

by Cathy Fong;

SUPPLIESWords Express, Tiny Wishes.  Image was colored with Copics and distress inks.


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Gallery Spotlights

It’s that time again – we’re showcasing some of the amazing Penny Black artwork found in our Gallery.  Take a moment to view these beauties, you’ll be inspired!

Thinking of You by Vicky
How Wonderful of You by Heather
Black & White by Ali
Wish You Were Here by Judy
Sending Sunshine by Cathy
Happy Minis by Cindy
Soft Wings by Gina
With Thanks by Elizabeth

Stay tuned for a special announcement – we’re putting together a Flickr Gallery contest with an opportunity to Guest Design here at the Penny Black Blog. Details soon!


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Masking Techniques

by Heather Telford;

SUPPLIES and TECHNIQUE; Flourish Birthday 4071F, Dreamy 40-102. Heather masked a vertical panel with post-it notes. The sky is sponged working from dark to light and then a torn post-it was posititoned to mask the sky so the hill could be sponged. The image and sentiment were added after the masks are removed.

by Cathy Andronicou;

SUPPLIES and TECHNIQUE: Free Flight 30-117, Inspiring 40-113. Cathy used masking to create clear spaces on acetate for the frame center and sentiment.

by Jenyfur Pohl;

SUPPLIES and TECHNIQUE: Free Flight 30-117. I punched a square into cardstock and used it as a mask to ink a one-layer square onto my cardfront. I then removed the mask and added butterflies and sentiments.

Have a great weekend, we’re back all next week with more including Flickr Spotlights on Monday! 


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