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Aug 18, 2018

Penny Black and More - Midway Reminder

Happy Saturday!  Did you get a chance yet to play "I spy something beginning with B" with us at Penny Black and More challenge? There is still a little bit of time to join in for a chance to win one of the great prizes...This month we have 3 prizes from Penny Black, a gift certificate from Crafts U Love and a stamp by Inkylicious. And remember you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!

Here is what I made for today's reminder card, my "B"s this time around are":  Blue Background, Butterfly, Blossoms and Bow ...maybe black label sentiment?

Light Touch Stamp// MFT Label maker Sentiments (retired) - Similar   // French Script BG stamp - Similar // Tumbled Glass Distress Ink // Distress Markers // Silk Ribbon // Bristol Vellum //  Versafine Onyx Ink

I love how easy these brushstroke stamps are to use! I started out by masking the edges of my Bristol Vellum card stock piece, then I stamped an acrylic block which I've inked with Tumbled Glass ink onto the paper. Before removing the mask, I used Stampin Up's French Script background stamp (retired) - this one by Crafty Individuals is similar -  on the background. It's really hard to see in the photo, but you can see the words if you take a close look.

The stamp Light Touch by Penny Black (available brand new in my Etsy shop) was colored with a variety of Distress Markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto the card stock using my Tonic Stamp Platform. This was done after removing the painters tape. The ink was so intense (as you can see on the photo) and stayed wet long enough that I was able to stamp this image 2 more times, getting a shade lighter each time. I haven't made cards yet with those two stamped images, but I am sure they will be used sooner or later.
The label sentiment is by MFT, another retired set. This one by Altenew is similar and it is also available in a Spanish version.  Now if I I only could find a German version of this somewhere!!

Below is an Amazon shopping list linking to same or similar items. Please note, these are affiliated links, meaning I might earn a small commission if you purchase trough the links, this is at no additional cost to you.

I am also sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Sprinkles and Splatters
The Paper Girls -  Paint it (I painted the rubber stamp before stamping)
Shopping Our Stash Weekly, max13 - "Leaf " It To Me
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
TIME OUT Challenges -  Bright
Creative Fingers   Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  Always Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges - Be Bright 
Craftaholics R Us  - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs   - August Anything Goes
Creative Moments  - Always Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday  - Birthday + option Water theme

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend and 

Happy Stamping!!


  1. It's such a lovely card Ellie, you have achieved a lovely watercolour effect with your inks and stamp and the block background sets the bloom off a treat.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda, I always love the watercolor effects of simply stamping with an acrylic block!

  2. Gorgeous card Ellie, beautifully done;-))m

  3. A beautiful and pretty card Ellie! xxx

  4. What a beauty Ellie - love the rich colours on the flower heads and that gorgeous bow!

    1. Thanks Maxine, I wasn't going for such bold colors, but I do love how it turned out, plus it was nice to get two extra stamped images from one inking :-)

  5. So pretty!!
    Have a great day!

  6. So stunning! I love the easy-to-use stamps!

  7. Wonderful card. Great colours

    Thanks for joining us at Creative moments



    DT Creative Moments

  8. Eine bezaubernde Karte, liebe Ellie!
    Schönes Wochenende und ganz liebe Grüße

    P.S. Freue mich, dass meine verspätete Geburtstagskarte gefallen hat!

    1. Vielen lieben Dank, Daniela!
      Wuensche dir eine schoene Woche!

  9. Your card is beautiful! Love all the different textures and layers you created with the masking and other techniques. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  10. I absolutely love the amazing water color look you get with these Penny Black stamps and you chose gorgeous colors for this one.
    The bow and the beautifully embossed sentiment are truly lovely details.
    Thank you for playing along with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

    1. Thank you Maria, and looking forward to joining in your challenge again soon!

  11. Beautiful flowers!

  12. Your card is stunning. I love the images and water color. Thanks for sharing over at Always Happy Birthday (this card would fit a new challenge blog at Creations in pink.. would love to see you there)
    Billie A
    Always Happy Birthday
    Catch The Bug
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Sunny Day Crafting
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Craftaholic R US
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink

  13. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!

  14. Your card is so beautiful, bright, and fun! I love all the layers of stamping with different colors and how they come together. Thank you for joining us this week at Craftaholics R Us!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    Craftaholics R Us Design Team

  15. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing how you made it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

  16. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

  17. Very pretty card - I love the soft watercoloured feel and the ribbon bow in the middle is an inspired finishing touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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