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Nov 6, 2016

Penny Black and More - November Challenge

Good morning! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? Our challenge this month at Penny Back and More is a great time to get you started, our theme is Anything Christmas.  You don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any company works, just be sure it's a clear or rubber stamp, as digis won't be eligible for any of the prizes, and stamping must be the focal point, one exception are penny black stickeroos. 

For today I used one of Penny Black's new Christmas stamps, Brush Pines.
I am sharing two cards today, first one up my favorite. The stamp was colored with distress markers, then spritzed with water before stamping. I also flicked some ink splatter onto the watercolor paper. 
Sentiment is from the stamp set Winter Pine, from last year's Penny Black Winter release. 
I did some machine sewing around the image, added a little button and linen jute twine to finish off the card.
Above is the second card I made. Again colored with distress markers, but I don't think I used any water with this one. The edges were inked using a yellow ink pad for a light glow. Red sequins were added to give it some color. Edges were sewn again and I also used the stamp on the card base behind the image panel. Sentiment is from a Penny Black Christmas sentiment set released last year.

Both these cards are listed in my Etsy shop if you're interested. 

Thanks so much for visiting! If you have some time be sure to check out the challenge blog to see what wonderful inspiration the rest of the team has to share and to take a peek at the wonderful prizes. Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win! Just be sure they all follow our simple rules which you can read about on the challenge blog. 

Happy Stamping!!


brenda said...

Two lovely cards Ellie, the image is so elegant and with your signature sewing makes for such a stylish creation.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Georgiana said...

Very pretty with the pine cones.

Whisper said...

What a pair of stunning cards and both so different, using the same stamp too, Luv Sam x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those pine cones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, beautiful stamp;-))m

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful, Ellibelle! Two completely different, gorgeous creations!

Davi said...

Both turned out beautifully! I love the watercolor look, its a really pretty image. Two totally different cards, great job ;)

SewPaperPaint said...

I love these so much! The stitching is such a great detail. :) Hugs, Autumn

Anonymous said...

these are both beautiful, ellie, and as always, i'm in awe of your stitching! i almost bought this stamp but opted for the other pine cone image only because i could colour on it. :)

Linby said...

Two wonderful cards - I wouldn't know where to start using this stamp!

Lou said...

Lover the watercolour effect- very pretty. Lou x