Having another Penny Black Day!

Believe or not I am being featured again on the Penny Black blog today. The exciting news is that I am now a member of the Penny Black design team. I will be posting over at the PB blog regularly and you will see more PB creations here on my blog too. I am thrilled and a little nervous about joining such a talented team of designers.

Both these cards were masked first and in the case of the top one I masked within the big square so I could sponge one season colour scheme at a time. I then added water droplets and  the text before stamping the tree.

In the moonscape card I punched a circle from a post it note for my moon and placed a hill mask before sponging the sky. I used two more hill masks for snow drifts and then stamped the image in black. To create the shadow I inked the fence and stamped it on a piece of clear plastic which I could then position and press onto the snow for a mirror image.


Stamps: Berry red, snow white (Penny Black), Splendor (PB), Letter Background (PB)
Inks:  (1st card) Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
(2nd card)
Marina Mist, Going Gray,Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFP 100lb white

29 Comments on “Having another Penny Black Day!”

  1. Pam Sparks says:

    WOW Heather! Awesome creations! Love them both but the second one really makes me want to make it!!! Hey, what does the MFP stand for in the card-stock you used? Thanks!
    Gorgeous cards!!!

  2. Laura Jane says:

    Your art is amazing! I am enjoying walking through your blog and learning new techniques.
    Thanks for sharing your magic!

  3. diana says:

    Congratulations! I’ll be looking for your cards on the PB blog. TFS 😉

  4. doris says:

    Two knockout cards–WOW!

  5. Lisa J says:

    Just have to tell you…..I love your cards!!!! I save photos from Blogs to inspire me. I have them in a folder named favorite samples, which I browse through when I’m looking for something to make. That folder is half filled with just yours. Love the artsy look & the simplicity of your cards!

  6. Judy says:

    Your cards are stunning, Heather! Congratulations on being selected for the Penny Black design team!

  7. Artistic and stylish cards Heather. Congratulations on your wonderful news!

  8. suemcrae says:

    Fantastic cards and congrats on joining the Penny Black team!

  9. Marja says:

    These creations are so gorgeous Heather. Very artistic and the snow card I love him. Such a beautiful work. Congrats with your DS team membership. Fantastic.
    Lovely greet Marja

  10. Hi Heather, Welcome to the team and you are such a perfect addition. Your cards are so artistic and breathtaking. Looking forward to working with you. Hugs, Kathy

  11. Bahb says:

    Penny Black is sooooooooo lucky!

    I bought the stamp with the fence in such a rush when what I had intended to buy was the OTHER berry branch you did
    WITHOUT the fence, a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t used it yet but must have been awaiting inspiration from you…..AGAIN!

    Your artistry is SUCH a gift to look at.


  12. sue says:

    Love your first card — the colors of the squares, and the way you did it, are awesome. Very colorful and happy-looking! What a great, and easy, shadow technique for your second card.! I looks great, and something easy to try. Your berry red stamp looks totally different in this card! Both cards are lovely. Congrats to Penny Black — they were lucky to get you. And so are we.

  13. Linda says:

    Really lovely cards-looking forward to more of your beautiful projects.

  14. Lindsey says:

    Congratulations, Heather! It will be so inspiring to see regula PB inspiration from you. The two cards today… beautiful!

  15. Lindsey says:

    Arggghhhh, of course that should be “regular”. 😛

  16. Mary Tilman says:

    Congratulations on your appointment to the Penny Black Design team. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous and inspiring work.

  17. Sandy Knecht says:

    Both cards are gorgeous! You will be a good asset to Penny Black.

  18. Ann says:

    Of course PB want you on their team – you have a wonderful talent Heather! Your cards are works of art. Congratulations!

  19. Cathy A says:

    Both gorgeous projects heather, glad you are on the team

  20. Ann Y. says:

    Congratulations! I love both cards, but the blocks of color behind that black tree are really fabulous.

  21. Congratulations – lovely to see your style & to learn some more about how to create scenery.
    The shadows & the snow layers are what makes these live so beautifully & it’s very interesting to see the PB stamps used in this manner.
    Paula (PEP)

  22. Vicky says:

    What exciting news Heather! I’m so pleased you’ve joined the team – they are lucky to have you! These two cards are just perfect as always – I particularly like the second as I love these nature scenes. The shadow is very effective!

  23. Victoria R says:

    Those gals at Penny Black are talented but you are just as talented! Love both your cards today!

  24. Aundria B. says:

    Love these cards – so colorful, artistic and beautiful! Thank you for sharing these lovelies!

  25. Jean Cross says:

    I had to pin this and attempt to do one. I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing. I love all of your work

  26. Iris Mcnab says:

    Hi,Heather…Wow! More amazing cards! You are very talented indeed! I just love the simplicity of your creations,you layer,but not bulky,perfect for Christmas Cards as I send many in the mail. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  27. Connie says:

    Just love your moody cards. I would really like to know how you achieved the card with the Penny Black Splendor stamp and the 4 colours to depict the 4 seasons. What medium did you use and how was it applied? For example, did you first mask the squares, then do the wash, then stamp a script background, and then sprinkle water drops before stamping the Splendor in the centre of the square? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation!

  28. Lisa Lara says:

    This is so unbelievably amazing Heather. I LOVE your snow scene. Oh I am in awe.

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