3rd International Women’s Day Hop

Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!

For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.

I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!

To give the card a little bit more interest, I used the scalloped die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts on kraft cardstock and adhere that to the centre of my card. Then I took a piece of Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper and wrap it around my card to form a sleeve.

I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”

As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂

I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!

Penguin Palace

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Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 2

Hi guys! We’d thrilled to continue on with our Sneak Peeks! Today I’ve for you another card which is on the more feminine side.

This time I wanted to create a floral card. We’ve all tried using stamps to do flowers or wreaths. What if I told you that these overlapping petals and layering were all ink blended using stencils? Interested in giving that a try?

The sentiment you see inside this card is from one of the stamp sets in this release. I’ve always loved the elegant style of scripty handwritten fonts, especially for longer sentiments like this one.

Whereas on the front of the card, I chose the sentiment, “My Deepest Gratitude”. This is a clean and modern sans-serif typeface that I also love. I also used up some scrap cardstocks I had in my stash, Splendorlux Argento – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and The Sandstone Series – Lavender Field – Premium Fine Paper, to create the bold strips to give it a nice definition between the graphics and the sentiment.

This card is for all you super moms out there! I hope you like today’s sneak peek. Don’t forget that Reveal & Inspiration Chapter begins on 9 Sep with great giveaways so stay with us!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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