Cammie was clowning around with the many mustache stamp #122917 and created a darling and simple birthday card. The mustache is embossed and the clown hat is made using the Petite Pennants builder punch #122361 and the coordinating pennant parade stamp set #122742. Oh and a happy 50th birthday to my dear friend Lisa!
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This post is a tribute to my father -in-law, Bob Morgan, who turned 80 in September. To honor him we threw a big bash, I made him this birthday card and an MDS book to chronicle his life. This card uses the Nautical DSP, the Open Sea stampset (both retired) and the Pennant punch.
I followed my sister Cammie’s inchie card to use scraps on my table to create a cute – stamp free Halloween inchie card. The broom is created using the Owl punch and the score-pal to create the broom bristles. Witches hat is from none other than the pennant punch and her face it done with circle punches and the wordwindow for her nose. The wart is a brad and her half smile was free hand cut. Finished with the bat punch and a rhinestone.
Halloween is by far my all time favorite holiday. Since candy corn is now available in stores and Halloween stores are cropping up all over town, I did not think it was too early for posting Halloween cards. For my pennant workshop I had to include a Halloween card. I did a simple pennant banner using retired paper and switched up the background paper to get a different look. Both these cards have a simple design but I really love the gingham look that I created by using a brayer and inking up the striped embossing folder with craft ink and running a piece of whisper white cardstock through the big shot. Then re-ink the folder again with by rolling the brayer over the embossing folder and then turning the cardstock 90 degrees and running it through the bigshot to create the gingham pattern. Warning this technique may drive you batty because is messy and can be addicting. Best part is the brayer and embossing folder can be cleaned just using running water.
The second Halloween banner is super simple and makes full use of the great DSP that is too cute to cover with layers.
Don’t let the brayer technique scare you. In the coming days you will see lots of cards created using the brayer and embossing folders and craft inks.
Who knew that the pennant punch could be so versatile? For todays card, I used the pennant punch to create watermelon slices. I dusted off the Stampinup blender pens and my classic ink pads to create the realistic watercolor watermelons. The fun thing on this card is that I could not find an expression so I created one. I used a partial expression from one of the stamps in the Sweet Treats stamp set to make the perfect sentiment. This card is fun and marks the end of summer and the sweet taste of watermelon.