©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / Inlaid die-cutting.

Penny Black CAS Inlaid Die-Cutting

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 / Inlaid die-cutting.

The preparation for this card may take some time, but trust me, the results are worth it. I began by die-cutting concentric circles out of various coloured card stock using the Circle Layering dies from Tonic.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / Inlaid die-cutting.

This gave me lots of coloured rings, which were then inlaid back into one another onto a piece of scrap white paper, starting with the smallest and working my way out to the largest.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / Inlaid die-cutting.

Once I was happy, I took the Delicate Wings 51-010 die and used it to die-cut the large butterfly out of my concentric circle piece.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / Inlaid die-cutting.

The butterfly was foam mounted to a white card base. I stamped a greeting from the Gratitude 30-105 set with black ink and sprinkled a few sequins around.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / Inlaid die-cutting.

I have lots of rings left, with which I’m wondering what I’ll do 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

Runway Inspired Challenge #76

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:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

I took my inspiration mostly from the coloured areas in the model’s jacket to create a background panel – I smushing down various Distress Inks onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and laid down a piece of white cardstock into the puddles on colour.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

I lifted the panel out and heat set, before repeating the process a few times to get the desired result. This was trimmed down and adhered down to a card base measuring 3.75″ x 7.5″.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

The sentiment comes from Penny Black’s 30-176 Sentimental set and was stamped below the inked panel with black dye ink. I used the 51-017 Downtown die, also from Penny Black, to die-cut the building silhouette and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

To finish, I adhered a small, red heart on the building and covered with Glossy Accents!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC76. Distress Ink Background and Penny Black Downtown die-cut.

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

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

Runway Inspired Challenge #74

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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I had so many ideas for this one (watercolour, distress inks, colour blocking) but decided to go with some heat embossing / resist. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

I began by stamping the various doily images from WPlus9’s Damask Doilies set onto a piece of white cardstock with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

I then made a few puddles of ink on my craft mat with Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Inks, spritzed with water and laid the embossed cardstock into it. I repeated this process until the non-heat embossed areas were saturated with colour.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

Once the panel was dry, I sponged some Delicata Golden Glitz ink over the doilies for a bit of added sparkle (looks great in real life, but I couldn’t pick it up in my photos!). To clean up, I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas. I trimmed the panel at an angle and die-cut the word ‘Grateful’ using Penny Black’s Words of Gratitude.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

I used the same die to cut the word out of some brown shimmer cardstock a few times and adhered them together to create a thicker die-cut. The embossed / coloured panel was adhered straight down onto a white card base and then slotted the die-cut word into place.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

To finish up, I added a wood veneer butterfly, which was first coloured with co-ordinating Copic markers. I then went over it with some clear Wink of Stella before adding a generous amount of Glossy Accents. This gives you a really cute, epoxy resin like embellishment!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC74. Inlaid die-cutting and embellished butterfly (Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents).

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

Jennifer | Taheerah | Kristen | Aga | Tasnim | Gayatri | Lindsay | Karolyn

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine blog hop.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

Hello there,

Thanks for joining me on a very special blog hop, to celebrate the wonderful Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine. The celebration is bittersweet in that its a swan song in honour of this monolithic, papercrafting institution, which sadly, is closing its doors. Hopefully, you’ve arrived from Lindsay Amrhein’s blog – you’re next stop is Vera Yates.

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I feel like I have come into this papercrafting world a little late and my experiences with the magazine are limited to say the least. No, I haven’t been published, nor have I been recognised as any kind of idol, but that’s not really what its about…the awesome group of people behind this magazine have the ability to make you believe in yourself in so many ways and encourage you to do better. So to say thank you, I have made this card:

©Candles in the Garden. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine blog hop.

The magazine is known for sharing the latest trends, techniques and importantly, what us as papercrafters have made. Shaker cards seem to be all the rage at the moment, and so I thought it was fitting to make one for this blog hop – I created a background panel using various Distress Inks and then stamping over it with images from Penny Black’s Dazzlers set (30-237).

©Candles in the Garden. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine blog hop.

I also want to give a massive shout out to Taheerah Atchia, who has been working behind the scenes to organise this blog hop…

Thanks for stopping by 😉

Penny Black Simplicity Sister!

Hey everyone!

Just popping by to let you know that I will be joining the *fabulous* Simplicity Sisters Design Team for Penny Black! There is a brand new site (SIMPLICITY at its best) featuring everything you love about Clean and Simple papercrafting, and twice a week, the team and I will be sharing various projects with you!

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For me, this is another amazing opportunity to work with a fun group of people – you can find out more about the rest of the Design Team here!

Thanks for stopping by!