Hi, crafty friends! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Today I have two cards that I shared earlier this month on the Penny Black Simplicity blog. Here is what I came up with:


I made a wintery birthday card using masking technique. I also combined three different stamp sets from Penny Black to create my winter scene. I almost added some glossy accents on the balloon. But I’m glad I only applied some glitter on it instead.


This is how I made my birthday card. 1)Temporarily adhere some washi tape around three edges of the card base. Then cut some hill shape out of sticky note and adhere it below the card base. 2)Stamp the branch image from Bugsy and Owly stamp set using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then stamp the owl from the same set and balloon from Sweet Wishes stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. (I only used the partial image from the branch and balloon stamp.) 3)Mask off the stamped images using sticky notes. 4)Stamp the Crystal Pattern background image using Hero Arts Shadow Silver ink. 5)Peel off all the masks carefully. Then stamp the sentiment from Friendship stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 6)Color the images using Copic Sketch Markers and add some glitter on the balloon using Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Marker.


I made another card using same theme but different background. This time I made my own stencil using Dots die and applied some texture paste over it. It’s hard to see from the photo, but I also added some glitter on the the dots to give an extra interest.

DSC_4468Here is a closer look at my card. I love all the dimension/texture from the dots. By the way, hope you don’t mind my poor coloring. I’m still learning how to color using Copics, and I’m enjoying it so far. 🙂

DSC_4501That’s all for today. Hope you loved my creations and got some inspiration. Happy crafting!

Penny Black Products Used: 51-009 Dots, 30-160 Friendship, 30-110 Bugsy and Owly, 30-104 Sweet Wishes, 40-162 Crystal Pattern

Additional Products: Memento Inks (Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Silver), VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black), Neenah Cardstock (Solar White), Ranger Texture Paste, Copic Sketch Markers,  Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Marker

10 thoughts on “Penny Black Simplicity: CAS Wintery Birthday Cards

  1. May, these are both amazing! And I have to THANK YOU for sending me one of them for my birthday, it was such a wonderful surprise! It is even more amazing in person…I keep staring at it in amazement! Thank you again, my dear, thoughtful friend!

  2. super cute cards, luv the embossing…very sweet! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life….sparkle & shine *~*

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