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Jul 22, 2011

Penny Black Challenge - Summer

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Hi everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!
I didn't think I was going to find some time to make any cards while my son is recovering from his tonsillectomy, but he was able to fall asleep around before 9 last night and I already had this image colored and ideas in my head for this card so I thought I'd play along in the Penny Black Challenge of the week, which is "Summer". The challenge can be found right on the Penny Black Blog "Thinking with Stamps".

I've been wanting to get a few of the non-cute Penny Black stamps and this is one I actually found at Hobby Lobby and got it for 40% off. It is called "Mixed Media".

Here is my card.
I colored the image with copic markers and used the direct to paper technique using a pink ink pad. Then distressed the edges. I didn't have any gold cord so I went to pick some up at my local craft store, then came across the Martha Stewart Butterflies on clearance and thought they would be good to use for this card. Wish I picked up two packages, they are so beautiful. I did place the two black brads to the butterfy's body, maybe I should have left it all gold though...
The sentiment is from an old Stampin up set.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Lovely! those PB floral stamps are gorgeous the colours and the butterfly perfect. XOXO Zoe

  2. oh this is one gorgeous card,just love those poppies,and love the layout on this ,hun love hugs cheryl x
    hope you son is feeling better too,xxxxxxxxx

  3. Oh Ellie this is a pure delight to see what a wonderful image I love the colours and design a super creation.
    Lorraine x


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