Penny Black wreath

If you have been visiting here for a while you would know that 99% of my stamps have always been Stampin’ Up.  Not much has changed there;  I still love the range and images at Stampin’ Up, but I have discovered a whole world of beautiful stamps from other companies.   A year or so ago some gorgeous images from Flourishes started appearing once in a while on the blog because they were simply too hard to resist.  I was browsing Sharon Johnson’s lovely blog the other day and saw a couple of beautiful stamps by Penny Black.  After a little research I discovered I could buy those stamps not far from here.  That’s right, no shipping, no waiting.   So what I have to show you today are my first two cards made with the Penny Black stamp “Adornment”.

What I do not have to show you is my first attempt.  I did think about photographing it and showing you what not to do, but camera issues continue around here so I didn’t bother.  I will tell you that it looked considerably like a tumbleweed blowing across the prairie!

In the card above I inked the stamp with three different green markers and then spritzed it with water before stamping.  I think those little circles almost look glittery – but, in fact no bling was applied to this card.  On the card below I was a little more intentional with my markers, applying red on the bow and dots before creating some blur with the spritzer.


Stamps: Adornment (Penny Black), All Year CheerBest Yet
Inks: Wild Wasabi,  Handsome Hunter, Garden Green & Real Red Markers
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white,  Wild Wasabi


4 Comments on “Penny Black wreath”

  1. nancy littrell says:

    Both cards a so beautiful, yet so simple. I think the all green wreath is my favorite and I really like the sentiments with each card. TFS and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Sue (suen) says:

    Beautiful cards! I love Penny Black images and will have to add this one before next Christmas! What an elegant wreath!

  3. jackie says:

    i love Penny Black. I used a stamp of her for my daughter-in-laws shower. it is called Evening Glow. i searched high and low for a stamp like that!
    i love this wreath. and your overall style.
    have a great thanksgiving.

  4. Bahb says:

    Just yesterday I saw that wreath stamp and thought it a stamp I must have. I love the first one you did, probably because it’s monotone.

    The thing I’ve loved about the few Stampin’ Up stamps I own is that they ALWAYS stamp clean……so I envy your collection. And the value of them keeps increasing, on Ebay. The Kind and Caring Thoughts set recently sold there for $60 . And just ONE stamp of the Lovely As a Tree set sold for $21 plus postage. These days, any investment worth more than you paid is a true treasure. 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving, and thank YOU for sharing your talent.


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