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Nov 18, 2017

Glitter and Flowers

Good morning and happy Saturday! It's time for the new challenge at Allsorts, and I am also sharing my Penny Black and More challenge reminder card, so I have two cards to show you today. 

Our theme at Allsorts this week, chosen by Kath, is Glitter. I decided to make a Christmas card using a cute stamp by Penny Black. This is a wood mounted older stamp. It's been heat embossed and colored with Zig clean color watercolor markers. The sentiment is from the Penny Black clear set Season's Gifts, also heat embossed. Dazzling Diamonds glitter (loose glitter by Stampin Up) was applied to the lights and snow and I lined the border of the image panel using a quickie glue pen and added more dazzling diamonds glitter.  A snowflake embossing folder was used to emboss the white card stock and I inked the raised snowflakes with tumbled glass distress ink. A little tree shaped button with natural jute twine was used to finish off the card.

The card above was made for this month's Penny Black and More challenge where our theme is Flower Power. I masked the edges using washi tape and used several distress inks to ink up the paper. I love how distress ink reacts with water, so I spritzed some onto the paper to add a few speckles. One of the flowers was stamped with the mask still in place, then I removed the washi tape and stamped the second flower. I used a white Faber Castell Pitt marker to color the seed pods on the flowers. Sentiment was stamped using versafine onyx ink. The flower stamp is from the set "Sunny Wishes" Sentiment from the set "Sprinkles and Smiles" both by Penny Black. A couple of die cut flowers were added to two of the corners to finish it off. 

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  1. Both gorgeous cards Ellie, xxx

  2. Fabulous and pretty cards!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  3. A delightful Allsorts creation and of course I love the inkiness of your Pb make. B x

  4. So cute! I love the christmas card and pinned it. Love the embossed background and all the glitter. The floral card is so pretty too!

  5. Gorgeous creation! The christmas sentiment is amazing!

  6. great the first one, so cute. The eb bkg adds such great interest.
    :) Karen

  7. Really lovely card, super image and a lovely EF and a great use of glitter for the lights.
    Your second card is brilliant too, I have this stamps and although I have tried and tried to use never managed to make anything decent with it, no idea why so I am so jealous of this lovely card.

    Kath x

  8. Such pretty cards! The little hedgehog is adorable and I love the glittery lights too 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

  9. Fabulous Cute card for your first Ellie, and brilliant inking on your second. Love them both.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Two fabulous cards Ellie, love them both! xxx

  11. Anonymous12:43

    aww, such a cute hedgie card and i LOVE all the gold glitter! i also love your colourful inky background and the layout with the bold sentiment. i've not seen those PB stamps.

  12. Two lovely cards Ellie - the hedgie is adorable x Susan x


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