Penny Black wreathPosted: November 24, 2010
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 Cheer, Best Yet
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Garden Green & Real Red Markers
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white, Wild Wasabi