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.
Two lovely cards Ellie, the image is so elegant and with your signature sewing makes for such a stylish creation.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a good Sunday.
Very pretty with the pine cones.ReplyDelete
What a pair of stunning cards and both so different, using the same stamp too, Luv Sam xReplyDelete
Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those pine cones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards Ellie, beautiful stamp;-))mReplyDelete
Beautiful, Ellibelle! Two completely different, gorgeous creations!ReplyDelete
Both turned out beautifully! I love the watercolor look, its a really pretty image. Two totally different cards, great job ;)ReplyDelete
I love these so much! The stitching is such a great detail. :) Hugs, AutumnReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Two wonderful cards - I wouldn't know where to start using this stamp!ReplyDelete
Lover the watercolour effect- very pretty. Lou xReplyDelete