Back in black

I am back with another embossed paisley card. I loved the effect when I embossed in white so I decided to try in black. The paisley image is just as impressive in black. This card was very straight forward to make; I embossed in black embossing powder on white cardstock and then sponged in three colours before matting in black and popping the panel up on a black card base.

For more heat embossing ideas pop over to the Penny Black blog and see the lovely cards the other designers have created.


Stamps: Paisley, (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Danube Blue, New Sprout & Cottage Ivy, Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)


Embossed Paisley

I mentioned in my last post that I had played around with the  Paisley stamps on the weekend. I used the emboss resist technique on both cards, embossing the paisley images first in clear embossing powder and then sponging the entire panel in shades of blue or yellow & orange. In the card below I embossed both paisley stamps and the sentiment; after all the sponging was completed I stamped the unfilled paisley stamp a few times in brown.

I must admit that when I first saw these stamps, although I loved the intricate designs, I wondered how I was going to use such large images. Stamping the image off the edge of the panels works really well as the detail is still evident but fitting in multiple whole paisley images is not necessary.

I am going to have more fun with these stamps and the emboss resist technique; the two are made for each other!


Stamps: Paisley, Sweet Wishes, Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Danube Blue, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers

Simply Paisley

The title of this post says it all really. This card is made very simply with one of the Paisley stamps from Penny Black. There are two in the set; one is a partially negative image of the other. I love the intricacy of the design so I decided to stamp it very simpy in one colour; I will attempt to colour it in one day. (If you’d like to see how pretty it looks multicoloured, check out Jill’s tag here)

To coordinate with such an elaborate stamp I chose the beautifully flourished PB Thank You stamp.


Stamps: Paisley, Flourish Thank You(PB)
Inks: Cranberry Crisp (SU)