©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

Runway Inspired Challenge #88

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

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Here’s my card:

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I love the colours on the model’s dress, from the stark black lines through to the maroony-reds and greeny-yellows. This is what I used as the inspiration for my card, which is super simple to create. I began by stamping the largest doily from Penny Black’s 30-237 Dazzlers set with black onto a piece of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

Then I cut the panel into two pieces, one wider than the other. On the wider one, I stamped a sentiment from the 30-105 Gratitude set. I then added a few ink droplets using Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress Inks for some interest and then set both pieces aside.

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On a white card base, I masked off an area with postit notes and blended the same colour Distress Inks together from top to bottom. I didn’t need to do this across the whole card as I knew only a small slither of it was going to show through 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

I removed the postit notes and went over the blended ink area with a clear Wink of Stella pen for a bit of sparkle. I then foam mounted the two stamped panels onto the card base, revealing a bit of the colour through the middle of the doily.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

To finish, I added so matching sequins!

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

Runway Inspired Challenge #83

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Simon Says Stamp.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

I really liked the bright, bold florals from the model’s dress especially contrasting against the black. I began by creating a distress ink panel by smooshing matching colours onto my craft matt, spritzing with water and laying down a panel of cardstock into the inky puddles. I lifted out the panel, heat set and repeated the process until I’d achieved the look I was going for.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

After the inky panel was dry, I stamped Penny Black’s 40-283 Floral Tapestry with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

Using Black Soot Distress Ink and an ink blender, I sponged black ink over the panel – the areas with clear embossing powder resisted the ink, allowing the exposed areas to be coloured black!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

I then used the Penny Black 51-121 Sun Fire die to die-cut the gorgeous floral shape out of the panel and foam mounted it to the card front. I stamped a sentiment from 30-105 Gratitude with black dye ink next to the floral piece.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC83 - Die-cut floral and sentiment from Penny Black

To finish up, I added a few different coloured Doodlebug enamel dots!

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

Penny Black CAS layered die-cuts

Hey everyone!

Just popping by to share a clean and simple card I’ve made using Penny Black products.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

This was actually really fun to put together as I’d used very few materials. I began by die-cutting Penny Black’s 51-017 Downtown several times out of some Add a Little Dazzle Metal Sheets. These sheets come in a range of different colours, but you can always substitute them for foiled cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

I wanted to create a bit of a layered building scene so trimmed a small amount off the bottom of the top two die-cuts before foam mounting them all to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

I decided to leave some of the window pieces in place and let others drop out naturally. To finish, I stamped the banner and sentiment from Penny Black’s 30-236 Come Rain or Shine onto vellum with Versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

The banner was then fussy cut and adhered with a few spots of Glossy Accents to the metal sheets.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

Runway Inspired Challenge #79

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge!

With the Oscars taking place last month, we thought we’d do something different for this week’s challenge. Each DT member has chosen their own inspiration photo from some of the red carpet looks. Here’s the one I went for:

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Doesn’t Rita Ora look gorgeous?! I thought the navy and gold was a beautiful colour combination and wanted to see if I could prepare a card based on this look – this is what I came up with:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

I began by stamping the Penny Black 40-283 Floral Tapestry background onto some dark blue, pearlescent cardstock with Versamark Ink, sprinkling with clear embossing powder and heat setting.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

I then sponged some Delicata Golden Glitz ink into the non-embossed areas – the areas that were embossed simply resisted the ink and meant I could wipe away any excess. I also brushed some Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls over the inked areas to make the gold a bit more intense. Again, I wiped away any excess powder. Here’s a close up

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

I also took the Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad directly to a kraft card base to colour an area near the top of the card and set aside. To finish up the embossed / inked panel, I used the LittleB Block Out dies to die-cut the sentiment and foam mount to the card base, revealing the gold through the apertures.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

As a further embellishment, I adhered a bow just below the sentiment, which was made up using this Tiny Bow die from Memory Box. There’s also a scattering of some small, gold gemstones and a few sequins…

©Candles in the Garden. RIC79. Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Looks. Emboss resist technique.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members!

Thanks for stopping by!