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Oct 18, 2016

Penny Black and More - Midmonth Inspiration

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a little more inspiration at Penny Black and More, the design team has been busy creating some more gorgeous cards following the October color challenge or photo inspiration, it's up to you how you interpret this challenge.

 I went with the colors once again, love the rich tones of fall. I used several distress markers to ink up the stamp - Bejeweled by Penny Black, lightly spritzed with water and then stamped onto bristol vellum card stock. For the linen background I used an old background stamp by Stampin Up, and the script background stamp I used is also from Stampin Up. I was able to use just portions of the stamp by unmounting it and bending it while stamping. 
The sentiment is from the Set Patisserie, another one of Penny Black's stamps. I thought the fall colors would go well with distressed edges, so that is what I decided to do here and then I also used my sewing machine for some stitches around the image panel. Oh, and I also inked the edges using yellow, orange and red distress inks before distressing. Designer paper is from an old double sides set of papers by Stampin Up. 

Above is a picture of the inside. I used the same flower again, didn't even have to re-ink, because I wanted it to be paler shade. I just huffed on it a little to re-activate the ink and was able to stamp part of the flowers in each corner. Sentiment on the inside is from the set Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black. I used the linen background stamp again and inked the edges to match the outside.

This card is listed in my Etsy shop if you're interested. 

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I am also playing along again in the new "Flower Challenge", this month the theme is anything goes, as long as flowers are the focal point.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!


brenda said...

Lovely use of one of my favourite PB floral images Ellie, you have captured all the lovely colours of Autumn.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Ellie, just went off to Google Bristol Vellum as never come across it and impressed by how it stamps on your card, do you use smooth or medium for your stamping ?

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card - love all the rich tomes you have used Ellie

Marilyn said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Awesome Elli! Love those rich fall colors!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty;-))m

SewPaperPaint said...

Ellie, I love love love this beautiful design! I've never noticed that main flower stamp before and it is now high on my wish list! Amazing inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Anonymous said...

gorgeous fall card ellie! the colours are beautiful and as always, i love your stitching detail.

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful card, I am so in love with all the Penny Black floral images that make watercolouring look so simple. Stunning and thank you so much for supporting us in our first challenge at The Flower Challenge. Very appreciated xx Aileen DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

this is so the warm fall colours..
Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!

Davi said...

Wow I love this one! The rich colors and watercolor look is outstanding! I love the linen background and stitching. Beautiful!

Linby said...

I can see why the interest in the cardstock now - it does look rather wonderful. Beautiful colours too.
Lynn x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ellibelle,this card is stunning, I have 3 of this gorgeous Penny Black stamps but not the one you used and I'm getting it ASAP.
The colors you used are so warm and rich and your details, specially the stitching, are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing with us on our first THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Susi said...

Gorgeous card that popped out at me on The Flower Challenge blog! Beautiful, rich colours that are perfect for Fall!

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, luv Sam x