Imagine my excitement when this beautiful banner showed up in my e-mail in box with an invitation to be featured on the Penny Black Blog for a Seven Week series called "Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl".
What I have been busting to share! but was not at liberty to breathe a word of, is that some months ago I was honored to create cards for Penny Black's marketing department to be used at a trade show they attended in July. The show, for retailers only, introduced PB's two newest collections "Autumn Wishes" and Magic of the Season". These two collections have just been released to the public this week. You can see the entire release in the Penny Black On-line Store HERE.
Using only prototypes of the new upcoming Fall and Winter release I created almost two dozen cards. For seven (non-consecutive) Fridays I will be featured on the Penny Black blog as they showcase the cards I created for them.
I'm not sure the best way to write this up because I know it could be a long post so just in case you get weary reading all of this please feel free to ignore my babbling and scroll down to the BLOG CANDY part so that you don't miss the chance to WIN! the prize I'm giving away! : )
This is one of my favorite cards I made for Penny Black. I love how it turned out. I stamped the image from "Autumn Splendor #30-372" on water color paper and colored just the pumpkins with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. After cutting the word "Thankful "from the Words of Gratitude # 51-071 Creative Dies trio from water color paper I Zig colored it to match my pumpkins and attached it to my card. At the bottom edge of the water color panel I pierced some holes just for the fun of it! I attached this top panel to an off white card base and slipped in a little strip of polka dot paper from my stash at the bottom. Finally I added a partial sentiment from the Treasured Sentiments # 30-356 stamp set - made easy peasy because I used my Misti : )
This was one of the easiest cards I made! I simply stamped my wheat image from the Grateful #30-373 stamp set and colored it with my trusty Ziggys again! Coloring this image was made easier because when I made this particular card I was in Jill Foster's home studio! crafting side by side this incredibly talented gal!
All I had to ask was:
"what the heck color is wheat anyway?!"
and naturally she knew the answer : ) Next I said to her.... ""I think I would like to use the Thankful die again" so she pulled one out already cut AND colored in a rich dark brown! perfect for my card. : ) What a team!! heeheehee So again, the Thankful die is from the Words of Gratitude # 51-071 Creative Dies trio. When I was done with the art I popped my top panel up with foam and then last but not least I added some soft soft splatters - SCAREY! but whew! it turned out great!
If you aren't familiar with Jill Foster - please introduce yourself at the Penny Black blog! Jill is PB's Social Media Director and incredibly talented - not to mention kind and sweet! : ) You won't want to leave the PB blog once you start looking at all of the outstanding creations pictured there! most? I think most - created by Jill - check out Jill's work HERE.
My favorite thing about this card is the fun sentiment. I used a partial die and a partial stamp from these two sets: Stylish Gratitude die #51-122 and Words of Kindness #30-353. The pretty sunflower is from the set called Grateful # 30-373. This card was so fun to do. I was in Ziggy heaven!
This is my last card for this week's Fun Friday! You can see it was a pretty easy one. I started with water color paper and inked up the bottom portion. Next I colored my pumpkins with... yep! Zigs. Finally with the help of my Misti I Ombre inked up my sentiment.
There it was a pretty water colored perfectly good panel and I sliced it in two and splattered a bunch of ink on it before mounting it to my black card base with foam tape! LOL talk about nerve wracking! I sometimes have nightmares of perfect cards being ruined by ink splatters! : p
Both the pumpkin image and the sentiment for this card are from Autumn Splendor #30-372.
Hey! good job you made it to the end of this post!! Thank you for hanging in there with me : ) Now for the really good stuff! : )
BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY
From now until October 14th - for seven (non -consecutive ) Fridays Penny Black, Inc. will be featuring my cards on their blog. In honor of this exciting opportunity I am personally giving away a $25.00 in free product from Penny Black - Your choice! !!
To be eligible to win all you need to do is post a comment BOTH here on my blog AND on the Penny Black blog HERE during my "Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl" featured posts. When you comment here and on the Penny Black blog your name will be entered in for the chance to win. There are seven Fridays when I will be featured so that means you have seven chances to win. That's it! : ) easy peasy!!
This is my way of saying a great big THANK YOU!! to my wonderful friends and family who support my hobby and encourage me with every card I make!
Only one comment per day on each blog will be counted in the drawing (ya gotta post to BOTH blogs to be eligible for that day). I will select the winner with a Random Generator. Friends and family are all eligible LOL otherwise there wouldn't be anyone to choose from giggles!!
The winner will be selected October 21, 2016 to give everyone plenty of time to make their comments : )
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Thank you so much for stopping by to share my fun news but mostly, friends! thank you for the kindness and encouragement you ALWAYS show!! It means the world to me - it really does! : )