Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Scrap 'n Stamp Canada's November Inspiration Hop - we are featuring Penny Black! I created two cards, one is a Mini Slimline and the other is a 5 x 7" card. Remember to leave a comment on each stop on the hop to be entered to win a $50 Scrap 'n Stamp Gift Card
I adore sentiment stamps from Penny Black, and this one is a current favourite for my holiday cards ... it's called Christmas Feeling and I have it linked below for you. I also wanted to do something different with this card and went with a monochromatic look. So many stampers add beautiful colour with inks and water colours with these Penny Black stamps but there is so much detail in the stamp -- it's pretty just as is!
I started with a 4.5 x 6.5" panel, dipping and dragging puddles of watery Catherine Pooler inks onto it. I simply dab the ink pad onto a piece of acetate (or stamp packaging), spritz it with water, quickly turn it over and press it onto the cardstock panel. I repeated it until I was happy and set the panel aside to dry. While waiting, I used an Echo Park stencil to add some snowflakes to the card front from the lower left to the upper right.
Using my Misti I stamped the Penny Black bird image with Cove Blue ink onto the water coloured panel, then lightly over stamped it with black. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed the panel to 4 x 6", inking the edge for definition. The leaves, berries and beak are sparkly from a Sakura Stardust pen and I spattered the panel with Lawn Fawn's Liquid Stardust. Then, I spritzed it with Shimmer Spray. There is such a lovely sparkle to the card! Adding the panel to the stencilled card front I finished it off with some Honey Bee Prism Gems.
Here is a peek at the inside, with more stencilling and another sentiment from the same stamp set.
Next up is the Mini Slimline card, which is 3.5 x 6" and fits in a #8 envelope for mailing. I repeated the same technique on a white panel using Stone Blue ink and when it was dry I stamped the sentiment.
To ground the die cut snowman, I tore two white strips and inked the torn edges. Then I added some Sparkle Paper Glitz along those torn edges for some sparkle & shine. The snowman was die cut from white and I used a water brush and Catherine Pooler inks to add some light water colouring. The black nose was done with a black marker when I knew the piece was good and dry. It was popped up with thin foam tape.
I see that this cute snowman is sold out at Scrap 'n Stamp but you can 'click to be notified' when it comes back in stock. It must be popular, as it was available when I ordered it! I added more of those Honey Bee Prism gems as well.
Below is the inside, where I used another sentiment from the same Penny Black Stamp set.
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5 x 7" card and envelope
Love your card! The sentiments are great as well. That set was out of stock, but I got another one that is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards! Iam loving the sentiments!
Gorgeous cards. I love the blues.
Beautiful cards! The sentiments are perfect for these images.
Wonderful cards! I love the designs and sentiments! The bird and holly are beautiful, and the snowman is so charming!
Love the cards! The bird background is awesome!
These cards are simply beautiful. I love Penny Black stamps etc.
Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. I am a fan of Penny Black stamps and dies.
Love the bird on the marble background. I must try that
You are so right.... using monochromatic coloring really accentuated the lovely details in this stamp. I never realized that and I like this a lot! The snowman is stinkin cute and screams woo HOO, love that! But the snowmans sentiment steals my heart.... yup it IS exactly THAT!!! Beautiful
Wonderful cards...love the monochromatic look on the first one.
Your bird card is just so pretty. And so different! Sharon Gullikson
Love your cards! Love all the blues.
BEautiful cards and inspiration!
The bird card is lovely - I especially like the tip about the acetate to press the watercolours into the paper
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