Friday, June 27, 2014

Studio Calico Penny Arcade Reveal!

It's the 27th of the month and that means reveal day at Studio Calico!!!   The new release is available to subscribers right now, and will be available to everyone at midnight tonight.  I'm so excited to show you my cards from the main card kit Penny Arcade and the Pinball add-on:)  Let's get to the cards, shall we?

I'm happy to report that the main card kit comes with a die!  I always get so excited when a die is included:) I used the banner die to create a graphic pattern and backed it with the pattern papers.  Actually, paper.  I used that first page of the pack that has a swatch of all the papers in the pack (what is that page even called?)  I feel like that is a bonus page and I love using it!

For my next card, I used the gnome stamp in the main card kit to create a snowglobe:) 

I colored the little guy with my Copic markers to match the fantastic papers!  Love the natural woodsy feel!

I couldn't resist making just one more card from the main kit.  I used that absolutely fantastic paper (can't get enough of Kal Barteski) to create a fun background.  I painted select words with my Mr. Huey's and I added a little gold wrap threaded with wood stars (so much goodness in that sentence;).  

How about some cards from the add-on, Pinball?  This set has some stunning stamps!  The design is another SC exclusive collaboration with One Canoe Two Letterpress!  But before I get to those stamps, let's talk silver labels and patterned paper!  For my first card, I cut some funky shapes from the patterned paper.  I layered them over and under a sheet of vellum and added a sentiment on a silver-edged label. 

Isn't that paper too much fun?  I love how the vellum gives the paper a different look:)

Last but certainly not least, my card using the sublime One Canoe Two stamps!  For this card, I played with layers again.  I stamped directly onto the card base.  Then I stamped onto patterned paper and fussy cut the petals.  I also created a diagonal panel for the sentiment that picks up a bit of the flower.  I love how the layers add interest but in a subtle way.

I was so busy fawning over the flowers, I didn't even mention the sentiments!  Oh my word.  They are so lovely.  Seriously, right?

That's it for me for today!  I hope you check out the entire release over at Studio Calico!  And stop in to the gallery to see all the goodies the Creative Team have put together!

Mahalo and aloha,

P.S.  There's still time to get in on my SC giveaway here!  JJ


  1. Love all of your cards! Amazing!

  2. Wow! A parade of Gorgeous creations, JJ! I love how you played with the die on the first card, and how clever you are to use the paper with the swatches, too :-) Beautiful designs on every card, and I love your layering on the last one! You did an amazing job with both kits...thanks so much for enabling...I mean sharing ~ haha!

  3. Great cards JJ! My favorites are the first one, love the papers you used beneath each of the die cuts and the fussy cut triangle paper, because I love me some fussy cutting and triangles!

  4. AMAZING cards!!! Love each and every one!!!

  5. Wonderful! Brilliant first card! Love all the die cuts with all different papers peeping through. All of your designs are wonderful though...: ) Great cards. Bev


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