Lemon and Lace

 Lemon and Lace

This is an unusual colour scheme for me but a  happy one. Because the flower is made of lace I think it works well in white. I began the design on a rectangular piece of Penny Black Mix & Match Summer Sun cardstock by stamping the diamond design background stamp around the edge of the panel and the letter background in the middle. I then stamped the lace flower several times on in versamark ink and embossed in white embossing powder. To highlight the edges and the flowers I sponged some memento dandelion ink around the edges of the panel then sliced it into four pieces. I had a scrap left over so I punched a tag out and tied it on with embroidery floss. The four panels are popped up for a little added dimension.

I hope your day is happy and  sunny.


Stamps: Letter Background ,  Diamond Pattern Lace Flower, (PB)
Ink: Memento  Dandelion, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Summer Sun
Also: embroidery thread

OLW 107 Masking

Karen is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week and it is right up my alley; we have to use masking. I punched a square out of a post-it note and masked a bunch of squares tumbling across my card. Each square is sponged in Gingerbread Versamagic Chalk ink and then an image is stamped in Potter’s Clay Memento ink. I had all my squares completed and my sentiment stamped once but I wasn’t happy with the sentiment. It was too pale so I stamped it again using the stamp positioner but I didn’t get it exactly on the previous impression. Aach, don’t you hate that? It happens to me too often. I wasn’t prepared to start again with my little squares so I just restamped those words about 7 or 8 more times which made them darker but also made the shadow impression less annoying and maybe looked like it was meant to be there.  Sometimes it is possible to turn a little glitch around.


Stamps: A Flight of ThreadMusic BackgroundLace Flower, Diamond PatternLetter BackgroundFlower Flourish(PB)
Inks: Memento Potter’s clay, Gingerbread Versamagic Chalk ink(Tsukineko)

Lace flowers (and a winner)

I pulled out the Lace Flower stamp and the Floral Thread background stamp again because they work so beautifully together. I am not sure what my colour inspiration was but it is possible a wedding could have a purple colour scheme with yellow flowers I guess?

I stamped the Floral Thread background first on a large panel and then added sponging in Memento Lilac Posies and Dandelion. I then stamped the Lace flower several times on the panel in Versafine Onyx Black. To create the tiles I cut the panel into 1¾” squares and then fiddled around with their positions until I was happy with the arrangement. The sentiment is half of the Blessings stamp I used on my last wedding card.

One Layer Wednesday News

Thank you to everyone who left comments or participated in my first challenge. I was thrilled to look at all the different Mini Masterpieces and now have plenty of inspiration for more of my own. I did click and visit everyones’ submissions but a couple of your blogs would not let me leave a comment-sorry about that.

As promised I have a winner randomly chosen from the cardmakers who took up the challenge. Congratulations to Carol Lucas who made a cleverly framed Mini Masterpiece that had me wondering how she had managed it with only one layer. Carol, I will be in touch to get your address so that you can receive your Soft Wings and Music Background stamps from Penny Black.

The fun continues on Cheryl’s blog this week with her “Something Sweet” challenge.


Stamps: Floral ThreadLace FlowerBlessings(PB)
Ink: Memento Lilac Posies & Dandelion, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Fuschia Fantasies & Summer Sun

Wedding blessings

There are wedding cards to view on the Penny Black blog today. Both just happen to feature the new background stamp Floral Thread. It is tricky to see it on my card but I stamped Floral Thread in versamark and embossed in clear making a subtle lacy background. The coloured panel also features lace as I used Lace Flower stamped several times to border two sides of the panel. I think white on white is perfect for a wedding card but my floral panel needed a mat so I sponged a partially white/partially plum border mat and popped it up on the base.

Have a wonderful Friday.


Stamps: Floral Thread, Lace Flower, Blessings(PB)
Ink: Memento Sweet Plum, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also: Clear e.p.

Script & more

Here is my card for this week’s Less is More challenge to use script on a one layer card.  I masked and then stamped the Letter Background stamp and the Lace Flower stamp from Penny Black as my background. I sponged in several colours and then stamped Resplendent from Penny Black as the feature image.

I didn’t set out to create this colour scheme, it just happened to fall together. It’s nice when it works like that.


Stamps: Letter Background, Resplendent, Lace Flower (Penny Black), Hugs & Wishes (SU)
Inks: Choc Chip, Crumb Cake, Not quite Navy (SU)
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory