PB Blog Hop: Floral Applique

 Applique Thank you
I am participating in the Penny Black designers blog hop today so you may have arrived here via Jill’s blog. If not you can follow the links at the bottom of this post to make sure you don’t miss anything. From here pop over to see Cathy’s creation.
To create these two cards I pulled out the beautifully soft Versamagic Chalk inks(I’ve listed the colours at the bottom of the post). I masked off part of each card with post it notes and then stamped the stamps from the Floral Applique set randomly to create an all over design. The smaller panel reminds me of vintage wall paper or fabric. I added sponging to the panels which blended and softened the edges of the images. To stay in keeping with the vintage look I used sentiments from the new Sentimental set.
Applique note
In honor of Penny Black’s newest collection, the Penny Black designers are sharing projects and inspiration with the new stamps!
take a peek
Not only are we hopping, we’re giving away stamps, too!  Leave a comment on each blog, including the Penny Black blog, for a chance to win a selection of these brand new stamps.
To begin the hop from the start and for a complete list of all blogs involved, visit the Penny Black blog HERE.


Stamps: Floral Applique, Sentimental (PB)
Inks: Versamagic Night Sky & Aegean Blue, Sea Breeze & Sahara Sand, Versafine Majestic Blue(Tsukineko)


128 Comments on “PB Blog Hop: Floral Applique”

  1. karenladd says:

    This floral applique stamp is so pretty and I love how you used it! Both cards are gorgeous but WOW, that blue one is really amazing!

  2. Hi

    I like the way that not the whole stamp was stamped.The colours are stunning to.

    Have a nice day.

  3. Riette says:

    Oh Heather these are just gorgeous as usual. So inspirational!

  4. Clelie says:

    Incredible use of design and soft color…as usual!!! Lovely!

  5. shartl says:

    These are both so beautiful and I love the elegant lettering as well!

  6. Mateja Povše says:

    So elegant and beautiful. You always do an amazing job 🙂

  7. Katie B. says:

    Great cards!! Love the floral applique set! Love the double stamping (over stamping), it’s a great look! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. great effect, love the colour scheme too!

  9. stampnk says:

    These are so beautiful! I love the vintage style and gorgeous colors

  10. Karin says:

    Lovely cards Heather, beautiful colors!

  11. Paula D says:

    beautiful cards, both of them. The backgrounds are lovely.

  12. Shamela says:

    What a lovely CAS card! I am definitely going to try my hand at this one!


  13. Marjolein says:

    Oh, your cards are beautiful!
    love the delicate look!
    Gorgeous colours too!
    Bye from the Netherlands,


  14. clean and simple love this layout it´s always gorgeous,like yours.
    Thank you for your beautiful flowering inspiration.Wish you a nice weekend,
    hugs Sylvie/frlphoebe

  15. Lovely Linda says:

    This is beautiful Heather – love the colours you have used! {{{hugs}}}

  16. Laura Church says:

    These sentiments are perfect for the steampunk look too. Love the vintage grace!

  17. Viola says:

    beautiful cards, the style and sentiments go so well

  18. such beautiful cards; cas and gorgeous! Regards, Helen

  19. Michel E says:

    Lovely cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  20. Beautiful card. I really like the simple design used.

  21. Jan Westcott says:

    Love the cards, thanks for sharing.

  22. Cheryl Fricker says:

    So soft and elegant. I love the two tone combination of the blues. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

  23. KK says:

    Yum, I love chalk inks and you’ve used them beautifully here. I always love your work, anyhow, but these stamps are amazing, especially in the second card. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration. Cath x

  24. Cindi Flass says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love your style and the colors on these are so elegant.

  25. stamping sue says:

    Heather, your cards are always terrific!
    stamping sue

  26. Love your creative use of the stamps, and your color combinations are lovely!

  27. Ellen Jensen says:

    Great clean and simple cards
    Great colors
    Great background stamp
    Great creative and talented Heather

    I’m looking at your blog from time to time, because you always make gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration, greetings from Norway

  28. These are gorgeous , Heather! Love all the depth!

  29. Pat says:

    Heather, As always you make me say “wow” when I see one of your creations. You are one
    talented lady. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  30. Sue D says:

    Very pretty–I like the soft inks you used.

  31. moonpiecreations says:

    Gorgeous Heather! I really love that sentiment set 🙂

  32. Linda C says:

    Beautiful and soft coloring! Very nice cards!

  33. judka says:

    This new release makes vintage possible!! Your cards are lovely .. .

  34. Chitra Nair says:

    Love the colors.. such a beautiful cards..

  35. Jean says:

    A gorgeous pairing of stamps!

  36. KathR says:

    So Simple, but so effective ….

  37. Joy H says:

    Those stamps are going to be must haves! As usual, I love your sponging Heather. Have to get up the courage and time to try that soon!

  38. Jayne K says:

    So gorgeous! I love your style.

  39. I’ve always loved your inking, it’s always so soft and beautifully blended. This set is one of my favourites!

  40. CM Taylor says:

    VINTAGE! I am so please to see this new pattern for, Penny. You did a wonderful job of presenting the art work in such a simple and elegant manner. Your art is insightful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  41. Carolann says:

    I love your card !!!!! …. it take skill to create simple but stylish cards 🙂

  42. S. Miller says:

    Love your card and as always the stamps too!

  43. Annie W says:

    Love how serene these cards turned out…these would be great as sympathy cards too. Thanks so much for sharing your creations.

  44. Pam Goes says:

    I always love your use of masking! It has been a great inspiration for me!

  45. Pauline says:

    like how vibrant the colors or on your cards

  46. kellysdaughter says:

    Finding one of your cards in my inbox is a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you.

  47. Penny Ward says:

    WOW!!! Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    so vintage looking. The sentiment set is now a must have…along with all the others…hehehe

  48. Bärbel says:

    I’m hopping in and hopping out and leave my name without a doubt. Very pretty cards, inspirational! Hugs, Baerbel

  49. Jane says:

    Very vintage, I love the blue one especially x

  50. Kathy P says:

    Elegant cards, love the vintage feel to these!

  51. Vicki B says:

    When I saw this stamp set in the flier, I wasn’t sure I liked it. But I do like what you did with it. It may have to be added to my PB collection.

  52. Debbie Fisher says:

    beautiful clean and simple cards!

  53. Mary Slates says:

    I love the floral stamp set and the colors you choose for the cards. Very beautiful and simple nice cards.

  54. Kailash says:

    Gorgeous cards, both the panels look like pieces of fabric, your color choices are amazing!!! Love the subtle background stamping too!!

  55. What gorgeous cards and designs!!

  56. Janet Mack says:

    I never really liked chalk inks, and I have a few of them, but they are perfect for shading. Great cards.

  57. shirley-bee says:

    These are absolutely beautiful, Heather! I love the tone-on-tone softness of the second card.

  58. terri says:

    Clean, crisp, and elegant cards.. Love them both

  59. Ellie says:

    These are simply beautiful Heather! Love the clean and simple designs!

  60. zubmomi says:

    Beautiful work! Love the stamping and the colors 🙂

  61. Susan says:

    How lovely. I’ve never used chalk inks before, but love the soft, muted quality to them.

  62. Lynn says:

    I love that stamp and love the way you have used it on these cards Heather. So elegant looking – nice soft colours .

  63. I shall have to revisit my VersaMagic ink pads. The second one is my favourite here – the bold blues against the crisp white is very striking & I love your layered effect.
    Paula (PEP)

  64. Gorgeous cards Heather!

  65. NancyW says:

    Beautiful cards!

  66. Colorado Crafter says:

    Lots of great stamps in this new release, but I think this sentiment set is the one I want to buy first. I love big, bold sentiments!

  67. Charo Muñoz says:

    Such an elegant card, Heather, absolutely lovely!

  68. Mildred Mildew says:

    Heather, you really show cased the ‘floral applique’ stamp on your cards. They are lovely.

  69. Mary-Anne V. says:

    VERY pretty cards…the chalk inks are so pretty and give a delicate look.

  70. Nadege Dunand says:

    So beautiful!
    I love the way you always work with inks, it’s fantastic.

  71. nhorby says:

    These cards are lovely–love the colors and the stamp!

  72. Krafty Karen says:

    I love the beautiful soft colours you have used and those sentiments are so so lovely – they are definitely on my wish list

  73. Linda Thomas says:

    Heather these cards are wonderful. Again single page cards. Wonderful

  74. Anne from France says:

    Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous! Wonderful colour combos and just sooooo pretty. Wowza!

  75. LOVING your FUN technique!! Your cards are Beautiful!! Such a Neat and Soft look!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  76. Lai-Yoke says:

    Two beautiful cards with a tinge of vintage!

  77. Darlene Satkewich says:

    Gorgeous cards Heather!!! Love the colors and the stamps!

  78. Isha says:

    Amazing creation. I sure would love to get this set. TFS

  79. Karen Schroeder says:

    Great cards…love them!

  80. nise says:

    LOVE these!!! Especially that brown and turquoise one. Paisley/Lace get high marks with me. I love the vintage lettering — way cool. Your cards are always beautiful, but sometimes it’s like I get the whole symphony. Thanks!

  81. Joyce M says:

    Great card. i love this new stamp. Can’t wait until I can buy it.

  82. Dorothy Roller says:

    I love both of these cards. This background stamp is awesome. I love what you did with it on both cards. Both are gorgeous.

  83. linda says:

    these are both gorgeous, but i especially love the second one because of the colour and because you can see more of the design.

  84. Miriam Prantner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love how you have softened up the look using sponging. Gorgeous!

  85. Beneta says:

    Love the vintage look of your cards. Thanks for sharing

  86. Helen F says:

    Wow! As always, Heather, your work is wonderful and so inspirational. I’m always so excited to check out your latest ideas.

  87. barbara lassiter says:

    I love your use of the Floral Applique stamp and especially the colors. Beautiful cards!

  88. Barb Housner says:

    very beautiful – I wish I could beautiful one layer cards like this

    Barb Housner

  89. These are beautiful, and you know brown and blue are one of my favorite color combos (its our bedroom colors infact) but I never use them on my crafting projects… I must change this!

  90. Jeanette M says:

    Heather, your cards are absolutely stunning!

  91. gemgirl says:

    Hi Heather,
    Two delightful cards! Beautiful backgrounds and those vintage sentiments are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  92. DebiB says:

    What a wonderful CAS card! That stamp is perfect for making your own BG paper. I love the blue and brown together. And the new sentiments are a must have!!!! Great cards.

  93. Greta H says:

    I am so loving that new floral set! Your creations with it are just gorgeous, Heather! You used some of my favorite inks, too.

  94. Lynda says:

    Absolutely fabulous colors on your cards!!!!

  95. Aimee says:

    Your cards never fail to enchant me. These are stunning…now to get some of these stamps and play with these techniques!

  96. Jan Castle says:

    Beautifully done Heather!!!

  97. Peggy Wood says:

    Beautiful cards. I have been following your blog for a while and have never been disappointed.

  98. Sandy says:

    Just gorgeous. I so love the Penny Black florals!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  99. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love your color combos and the fabulous new stamps!

  100. Milla says:

    Your cards are beautiful!

  101. Chiara says:

    Very beautiful cards!!

  102. Tracey Geneau says:

    I am going to have to try that. It looks simple and elegant..

  103. Char says:

    I love the versatility of this stamp set. Of course it takes someone with your creative eye to help someone like me see the vision. Beautiful card as always.

  104. sharon c says:

    i am so,so impressed with your work. it is just beautiful. I also wish to thank you for having a blog i can post to without having to create another somewhere. I do like to let people know that i appreciate being able to see their work.

  105. Jean Bullock says:

    I love the clean and simple design of these cards. Well done!

  106. Lindsey says:

    These are both beautiful, Heather. While I wouldn’t really want the first one as wallpaper, I definitely love it as part of a card. 😉

  107. Angie Hall says:

    Your use of white space makes the beautiful panels of color show up so well, Heather. Stunning cards. Thanks

  108. The design and the colours are simply beautiful.

    Greetings, Christine

  109. Chrisann says:

    I love the softness of your creations. I can see making sets of these designs as gifts.

  110. barbara macaskill says:

    I love both of these but the second one is STUNNING! Love the muted blues and that stamp is incredible! The sentiment stamps are wonderful! They will be a frequently used set because the font is awesome and I love the sentiments! TFS!

  111. Kylie says:

    How pretty are your cards – the stamps are lovely, of course, and the design is sweet and elegant. I love the colours you’ve chosen too. So very pretty!

  112. Rhonda Miller says:

    These are both pretty cards.

  113. *Wisher* says:

    wow.. this is such a fabulous idea.. thank you for sharing 😉

  114. Loulou says:

    Very elegant designs

  115. I ,love you cards.Very beautiful flowers.

  116. Janine B says:

    Love the shades of blue – pretty cards

  117. jennyfer26 says:

    Both are gorgeous! But my fave is the first:-)

  118. Jennifer (stamplover2011) says:

    Beautiful cards, Heather!

  119. Kanan Pandya says:

    Beautiful cards, Heather. Love your inking and color combinations, Great designs. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  120. Suvenkorento says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the floral pattern.

  121. Angel Chambers says:

    Those sentiments are lively! I have some versamark chalk inks but haven’t tried using them like this! Kinda takes your breath away when u first see these cards! Especially that purple card. TFS!

  122. dhzender says:

    Such gorgeous cards – love them both!

  123. lolyborda43 says:

    Both are beautiful Heather, love your choice of colors. TFS

  124. I always love your work, anyhow, but these stamps are amazing, especially in the second card. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration

  125. Kathy Marsh says:

    Love the floral! I am sorry to miss seeing you in Reston, Virginia this coming weekend. I live only a few miles away, but the class was full already full by the time I heard about it. I’m sure the class will be great.

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