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Feb 18, 2018

Penny Black and More - Midmonth Post

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Happy Sunday! I'm back again with my card for the Penny Black & More challenge mid-month post, where our theme for February is "Love, Hearts and Flowers". There is still a little bit of time to join us this month if you haven't entered already or if you'd like to join in again. We have some wonderful prizes to give away.....

I wanted to join the Flower challenge this month where the theme is Paper Piecing and I used Karen's (Flower challenge DT member) idea to use a piece of inked card stock for my paper piecing. I had this piece (it was in form of a tag) laying in a box of scraps from when I was playing with my inks, and decided to use it for these flowers. You can see Karen's beautiful card here.

To start I first masked off a 4 inch square piece of card stock and inked using Mustard Seed distress ink. After removing the mask I stamped the image using my Tonic Studios Stamp Platform. The stamp is by Penny Black Demure and was stamped using Versamark onyx ink. The blooms were stamped a second time on the inked tag then fussy cut. I don't remember anymore which colors of distress inks I used, but I did flick some water over the tag to activate the ink and create the blotchy look. A stamp from the Whimsy set Basic Backgrounds and Borders was used for the words on the yellow background. Sorry no link, Whimsy Stamps must have retired the set. But this can be done with any cling or clear script type set, simply ink parts of the stamp and bend it for stamping to control where you want the words to be. To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment from the Penny Black set So Very Much added the word "with" from another little stamp. Framed and mounted onto Stampin Up card stock.

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brenda said...

It's a really lovely design with the flowers tumbling outside the central panel Ellie and pretty soft colours and agree it's a good way of using up left over inky paper and card.

B x

Marilyn said...


Anonymous said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, tolle Farbkombination!
LG Daniela

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo beautiful! LOVING the colors!!!!!

Leanne Harris said...

I love this Ellie, so different - it's fabulous! Lots of love xxxx

The Craft Princess said...

I love the inking techniques you used for your background and flowers! It's a beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

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kiwimeskreations said...

What a pretty card Ellie - love those flowers in the sponged and splattered ex-tag - they are a delight to the eyes

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a wonderful and beautiful way to use that scrap piece of paper, I love the shades on it and it worked perfectly for your paper pieced flowers.
Lovely background too.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the design and soft colours too;-))m

Tracy said...

Fabulous design, love the image, a really gorgeous creation Ellie.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Viv said...

This is such a pretty card Ellie! I love how you paper pieced the flowers using such delicate colours. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Anonymous said...

such a pretty card, ellie! i love the text in the background.

Paddington fan said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours you have used against the fab stamped background. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month and good luck in the prize draw,
love Jacky x

Amy Johnson said...

Love the modern feel to this card.