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Dec 3, 2008
Penny Black challenge Week 25
I just recently found the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2008/11/week-25-no-patterned-paper.html and this is so great because I just love Penny Black stamps.
This is my first Penny Black Challenge, we are challenged not to use any patterned paper this time around. I had so much fun making this card!!
I got this image thru the PIF thread over on SCS. I colored it using my blick studio markers, which are alcohol based markers similar to copics but much cheaper. The scallop edge mat was created with my nestabilites. The snowflake cuttlebug background I also received thru PIF http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=401693&page=2
I applied stickles to most of the snowflakes, as well as the snow in the main image. Glassy Glaze was applied to the christmas lights and stickles to the star. To finish this simple card off I added the sentiment Merry little christmas from an old SU stamp set "Cute Converse" punched it out and layered it on a larger cirlce, added the star button and brad as well as the stitched ribbon. Then I adhered the card front to Wild wasabi Cardstock. This was such a simple card to make but I do love how it turned out!
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Penny Black, SU
Paper: GP white, wild wasabi SU
Ink: versafine black
Accessories: Blick studio markers, glassy glaze, stickles, star button, ribbon, punches, nestabilities, big kick, ribbon.
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welcome to Penny Black Saturday and what a fabulous card for your first entry...love the cute image and thanks for playing along this week...hope to see you back again often
love the card hedgie is one of my favourite stamps. good colour scheme too. take a look at my card on allsortsacards.blogspot.com/ love karenxReplyDelete
I like your card, especially green color, which is my favorite! I like how simplicity emphasizes the image!ReplyDelete
OMG that is just the cutest card I have seen in a whileReplyDelete
Hi Ellie, welcome the PBSC - oh I love your card, the embossing looks great and this image is adorable - fab colouring. Gorgeous !!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card and what a gorgeous image..so pretty! Thanks for joining us at PBSC.ReplyDelete
hi Ellie, glad you found the PB Challenge. Fantastic card for the first entry - fantastic take on the challenge. thanks for joining in this week and hope to see you again soonReplyDelete
This card is great! Gotta love those little hedgehogs. Super cute!ReplyDelete
Such a cute card and a great sketch!!ReplyDelete
This image is so cute! Great job with the colors, embossing, and layout...dimply fabulous!ReplyDelete