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Oct 1, 2011

Penny Black at All Sorts - October Challenge

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy World Card Making Day!!

It's the first of October and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Penny Black at All Sorts.

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This month we have an inspiration challenge for you. Here is the inspiration picture.

October inspiration

I am so excited to show you the card I made for this month's challenge!! I used the stamp "Butterfly suite" from Penny Black, I think it was released earlier this year. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and when I placed my PB stamps order I knew I had to have this one for sure!

Of course once I got it I didn't know really how to use it, as it is so different from my other stamps. I had it sitting in the stamp drawer for some time. When I was thinking about this month's challenge I knew I was going to use this stamp. And finally I somehow remembered the shaving cream technique, that I did maybe once or twice a long long time ago. I thought this stamp would be perfect for the technique.
It's really such a simple technique and love the results. If you'd like to find out how to do it, simply click this link to Beate's tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. She has it pretty well explained.

The card is pretty simple, I simply framed the image with a nestabities "negative" shape, did some paper piercing around the edge, and added some glitter to the butterflies and some sticky pearls.

The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamp Set "Autumn Letter Seals" by Raindropecho Designs. It was just one of the words I punched out from one of the sentiments from the set. Oh, and speaking of Whimsy Stamps...don't forget today is Whimsy's October digital stamps release day. Plus, for today only all digital stamps at Whimsy Stamps are 50% off in honor of World Card Making Day.

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll find some time to play along at Penny Black at All Sorts this month. As usual we have some amazing prizes up for grabs. And don't forget you can enter up to three times with a new project for more chances to win!


  1. I love this image Ellie. It is so versatile and you have used perfect colours for the Autumn theme. Just stunning. I love the pricked edges too. Pricking, for me, is very theraputic.


  2. Hi Ellie,
    Gorgeous creation and fab take on the inspirational picture, I love the image and the design looks fabulous. Love your butterflies too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Adore you card Ellie, I love Butterfly Suite and the way you have decoupaged the butterflies really lifts the whole card.

    B x

  4. Anonymous13:41

    beautifully done! the shaving cream technique gives it such added dimension and it's the perfect background to showcase this stamp that i'll now have to add to my wish list. also, thank you for inviting me to be a guest designer at the penny black at allsorts challenge this month.

  5. Hi Ellie,
    Fabulous card!! Love the beautiful image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  6. I can see why you had to have this one! BEAUTIFUL! And you just rocked this one! Amazing layered, decoupaged look, very vintage feel. I love it! Thank you for sharing with us at FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!

  7. Very very interesting card. I love all the elements on it. I have done the shaving cream technique also and love the results, in fact I had several pieces I made that are ready to go LOL
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week

  8. WOW soo gorgeouss :) Thanks for joining the Inky Impressions Challenge ;) Hope to see you back next wednesday :)
    hugs Ria

  9. Stunnung card, love the colours nad embellishments. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge.
    Cathy xx

  10. oh fabulous card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  11. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Oh wow! This is stunning Ellie. I love the effect you have achieved with the shaving foam, it looks great.
    Hugs, Clare xx

  13. OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
    Things With Wings and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  14. Hi Ellie! This is simply gorgeous!
    I love the sheet music dp and the stunning butterflies! Thank you for sharing your new technique! This is a lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our "Fall/Autumn" challenge.
    Hugs, Sheryl

  15. Anonymous15:33

    This is beautiful, love the 3D look of the butterflies.

  16. Ellie this is beautiful, and you picked the perfect colourtones for it, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  17. Stunning card, just love it;-))m

  18. Gorgeous, love the warm fall colors, Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Friday challenge!

  19. Stunning card, I love that music on the front. Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at Pennys Challenges and good luck Julie DT

  20. Lovely work Ellie - a great Autumn card. Jx

  21. Love your marbled background and the butterflies are gorgeous
    Thanks for joining us @ Stamping with the dragon xx


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