MSS November Release Blog Hop Day 2

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome back to Market Street Stamps November Release Blog Hop!  You should be arriving here via Stephanie Muzzulin's Blog.  If not, or if you ever get lost along the way, there is a complete hop list over at the Market Street Stamps Blog.  Today, I get to share Country Christmas, illustrated by Julie Day, and Friendly Penguin, illustrated by Stephanie Washburn, with you all, through two, card creations.  So, let's just get started.  Shall we?

I started this first card by stamping the gingham strip, in Night of Navy ink, across the bottom of a piece of ink distressed, Oatmeal cardstock.  I then stamped the stitches, in Riding Hood Red ink, just above that; filled in the center of the prepped piece with both the house image, which was stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the evergreen branches, which were stamped in Old Olive ink.  The stamped, in Riding Hood Red ink, berries, add just a touch more Christmas ;).
The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was then stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, in the center of the prepped piece, just above the house; and finally, the stars, which were later glittered, were stamped, in Daffodil Delight ink, across the top of the prepped piece.
I then framed the stamped piece with Old Olive cardstock and machine stitched, with red-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges.
A length of Cherry Cobbler, seam binding ribbon was then wrapped, around the prepped piece, just below the house image and above the stitched border; tied in a dressy bow; and embellished with a yellow button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows.  The entire thing was then adhered, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face, just before stamping the heart, in Riding Hood Red ink, on a piece of Oatmeal cardstock; hand cutting it out; adhering it, with foam tape, in the center of the house; and giving it a little shine with Crystal Effects.
Ready for one more?  This one shows off Friendly Penguin.
I started this card by adhering a piece of multicolored, chevron, patterned paper to the Barely Banana, cardstock, card face; trimming it, near its left edge, with a strip of black, typewriter keys, patterned paper; and anchoring it all with black-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches, respectively.
A length of mint ribbon was then wrapped around the card face, horizontally, just below center; tied, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished with an orange button, laced with a duet of hemp twine bows.
The heart was hand cut, from a template, out of glitter paper; machine stitched, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; and adhered just to the right of the embellished bow.  I then stamped the penguin image, twice, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock; hand cut them out; and fit them into a die cut frame, which had been stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "friends 'til the end" sentiment.
Their beaks and ties were colored in with more Mustard, Tangerine Tango, and Pool Party inks, before adhering them, along with their frame, with foam tape, near the right edge of the card face.  A little glitter for their ties and Crystal Effects to give shine to their eyes completes the look.
I'm turning both of these cards in to The Ribbon Girl's November Card Challenge to add sparkle.  Now, head on over to Jen del Muro's Blog to see what she has to share, with you all, today.  And please don't forget to leave lots of love, along the way, for your chance to win one of the stamp sets showcased today.  Also, all the stamps sets you see, throughout the hop, are available, TODAY, in the Marketplace, at 15% off.  Woohoo!
Thanks so much for not only stopping by, but also for all the sweet comments you've left for little ol' me!  You sure know how to make a girl smile.  Hugs, and be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Country Christmas (MSS) Paper: Oatmeal & Kraft (Wplus9); Old Olive (SU) Ink: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, & Old Olive (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: red thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, yellow button, Dazzling Diamonds, & Crystal Effects (SU); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)
 
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Friendly Penguin (MSS) Paper: White (Wplus9); Barely Banana & glitter (SU); multicolored chevron (My Mind's Eye); black typewriter keys (Basic Grey) Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango & Pool Party (SU); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); heart template (Jenni Bowlin); orange button, Dazzling Diamonds & Crystal Effects (SU); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); mint ribbon (Hobby Lobby); die cut frame (Studio Calico); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

27 comments:

Annette said...

aww those little penguins are adorable...and i love that big silver heart...just too cute..

the first card is just beautiful...love the red stitching and those gold stars..lovely..

Kim Ryden said...

Love that frame on the Penguin card! And I live their eyes and glitter bow ties!!

Kim Ryden said...

*love

Pam said...

I would LOVE to get that first card in the mail!! :) Totally gorgeous! And the penguins in the frame are really cute!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

oh wow these cards are works of art, beautiful

Shelly Rasske said...

Loving your penguin card and the stitching on the first card is a great touch!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! These cards have SOOO many BEAUTIFUL layers and textures! I LOVE them!!!

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Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Oh wow! Your cards are so gorgeous! Love the house one!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, that first card has such a wonderful, warm homespun feel to it! And the penguins are such cutie pies. The papers you put with them are neat and modern.

anya said...

Oh Jinny, that country Christmas card is amazing! I love the perfect colors that you used, and just the right touch of glitter! Those are some super cute stamps!!

Lisa said...

Squeal!!! How I love your country cozy Christmas card Jinny! And gosh those little penguins are darling!!

Mary-Anne V said...

sweet cards...love the cozy feeling of first with the gorgeous bow and the sweet polaroid on the second.

cm said...

Two lovely cards, especially the 'heart in the house.' The warmth of the message - in words and images - amplifies how much I can't wait to go home for Christmas. Thank you, once again, for sharing and inspiring.

Sue D said...

Lovely design on your country card and very fun penguin card.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your bows with twine and buttons!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the top one with the Country Christmas set! Fabulous colors... love the pine tree branches!
DeniseB

Nicole said...

These are the most beautiful cards... Love all the detail.

Emily Keaton said...

Jinny, your country Christmas card is so homey and welcoming! And isn't that Friendly Penguin cute?? Fabulous creations!

~Tammy~ said...

You always mix patterns and elements so well and bring such a homespun feel to it all! I love it! Your cards are always so special!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! These are GORGEOUS!! I am loving that house and loveeeeeeeeeee the penguins!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards Jinny! Loving the pair of penguins with the sparkly heart, but the first card is my favorite! Love the folk art feel.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the rustic feel of the first card.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These both are so Beautiful. That penguin is adorable. Love the stitching too. Smooches...

frommycraftroom said...

Your cards are beautiful. So much detail. Thanks.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I just love those little penguins!!! FUN card--love the bold orange! FUN! I also love that first card--beautiful bow!!! Your design and talent--TOP NOTCH:) LOVE x10000!

Shannon White said...

Oh these are both So Darling Jinny!! Love the Cozy RusticChristmas house card! And what a Big Beautiful bow!! And your sweet little Penguins are soo Darned CUTE!! Love them both! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Julie Marshall said...

Those penguins are absolutely adorable! Love them.