Thursday, June 20, 2019

Beyond Basic Backgrounds - AECP Level 2 Featuring Botanical You

Today I am sharing my next project that I completed for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  These cards are based on the Beyond Basic Background Class in the Altenew Academy.  This class consists of 6 lessons in which 6 different background techniques are shared using different paper crafting supplies.  My cards are based on lesson 6 specifically which was all about inlaid die cuts.  This is such a great technique because it's a great way to get 2 cards at once.

I started by taking 3 panels of  5 1/4" x 2 3/4" and creating 3 different backgrounds.  The first piece I left white, the second piece I wrapped in the Floral Flurries Washi Tape from Altenew, and the third I created a blended ink background.  I used  Buttercream, Coral Berry, and Midnight Violet Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and blended a background using the largest flower in the Floral Flurries Washi Tape, also from Altenew, as inspiration.  I then die cut the YOU die that coordinates with the Botanical You stamp set out of the center of each of the 3 panels.

I prepared 2 card bases that measured 5 1/2" x 3".  The first card consists of the washi panel centered on the card base and the blended letters adhered in the spaces vacated with the die.  To create the second card I cut the blended panel and the white panel in half horizontally.  and then cut a 1/2" strip off the left over piece of blended paper.  I attached the blended piece to the bottom of the card base, then attached the word in place, and then added the white to the top portion.  To balance out the card I added the strip of the blended paper at the top of the card base. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps and WOW Collaborative Blog Hop :)

Welcome :)

Today I am sharing my card showcasing these cuties from the Whimsy Stamps Adopt Don't Shop Stamp Set.   I was so inspired by the digital papers on Whimsy's Website.  The bricks and the wood were both printed from my home color laser printer.  What fun it was to be able to create with this paper just minutes after purchasing it.  This will be great in the future when I am in a pinch :)  Read down for all of the details and information about this very special collaboration.  PRIZE INFO ahead.

PRIZES - No blog hop is complete without a prize!

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.

Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.

The winners will be chosen at random in the week of the 22nd of April from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS by midnight on April the 18th.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize.  This hop is open internationally.




100 lb Black Card Stock
  • 8" x 4 1/4" piece scored at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2", and 6 3/4"
  • 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" piece

Patterned Paper:

Back View


  • WOW! Embossing Powder in WK10R, WL12R, and WA01R
  • Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onxy Black Ink
  • Copic Markers W00, W1, W3, W5, E19, E33, E35, E37, E97, E99, RV11, RV14, Y21 and Y23
  • Copic Fur Color Chart by Taylored Expressions


  • Check out the video above.
Thank you so much for joining me today :)  The next stop on your hop is Nicollete Maria.  Here is a list of the blog hop for your reference.

Joanne Soukup --- You Are Here
If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
Instagram and I will be able to see it :) 

Have a crafty weekend,
Joanne and Penny 

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