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Jan 6, 2019

New Beginnings for Penny Black and More January Challenge

Today is the first Sunday of the new month and so it's time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge. Fitting for the first month of the New Year, we selected the theme of

New Beginnings

Please do come join us for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes we are giving away this month. Remember - you may use any company you like, just no digi stamps and we do ask that stamping is the focal point of the creation, the only exception to this are Penny Black stickeroos.

I treated myself to this newer Penny Black stamp Awaken in December and thought it was the perfect stamp to use for this month's "New Beginnings" challenge.

How I made the card:
1. I Heat embossed the image using Versamark Ink and  Gold Embossing Powder.
2. Stamped image again on post it note and fussy cut to place over embossed image as a mask.
3. Using Washi Tape, I masked off edges of card front. This can be done with painter's tape but I like the width of the Washi tape. 
4. Using Wilted Violet  Distress Oxide ink and an ink applicator tool, I applied ink to the card front.
5. Stamped script background over card front using Wilted Violet ink again.
6. Removed washi tape and flower mask.
7. Added card front to white card base.
8. Applied Wink of Stella glitter over blooms to give the card some sparkle.
9. I heat embossed the sentiment from the set Happy Wishes with Gold Embossing Powder. I always use an anti -static pouch like this one to ensure the embossing powder only sticks to the image/sentiment I am trying to emboss and not the rest of the card.

I am also sharing my card here:
Little Red Wagon  - Something New (New Stamps and Ink)
Simon Says Wednesday  - Something New (New Stamps and Ink)
Cardz 4 Galz New Stash
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - New (New Stamps and Ink)
Crafty Calendar - Make it Flowery
My Time to Craft - Something New
Penny Black Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes with PB 
Catch The Bug  Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - January Anything Goes with option: Fun Techniques
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add some Sparkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Anything Goes with sparkle, glitter or flocking

Thank you so much for visiting, and hope to see you at the challenge blog! This month we have prizes from Penny Black and Swedish House Crafts.

PS: If you have done a "Year in Review 2018" (or similar) post, I'd love for you to link up there  so I can come take a look at yours! The linky tool will be available until January. You can find my Year in Review 2018 post with the linky tool HERE

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meg said...

Beautiful image, love the colour of your stamped background

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! Love the purple and gold!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the purple!!!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card!! Love so much the violet background, it makes the wonderful flowers pop out! Great choice of the gold and white, too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what a rich and regal card Ellie - love that wilted violet background against the gold.

brenda said...

A lovely creation for our New Beginnings theme Ellie.

B x

Linby said...

Fabulous embossing - looks wonderful against that background.

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely striking design Ellie xxxx

Debbie Mageed said...

Love, love, love this gorgeous card, Ellie! It is simply stunning! Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and colours;-))m

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle. Jackie DT

JanR said...

Very pretty! I love the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Sue said...

Gorgeous image and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

Marge said...

Beautiful flower card, Ellibelle! The images, background colors and sentiments all are gorgeous :)

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Happy New Year!


*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful design and gorgeous colors!! Love the embossed flowers!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous card, Ellie! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Melanie Smith said...

Lovely work! The gold embossing is stunning! Thank you for participating over at Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Challenges. DT Melanie

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the effect of the masked image and the background stamping! Thanks for sharing at the PBSC:)

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Awesome card! I love the metallic over the deep purple; so pretty!
Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s January Challenge! –Tasha ☺

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful job! The purple and gold is such a striking combination. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Jessica K said...

GORGEOUS image and great job with the embossing powder! :) Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge this month! Good Luck!

Jess - DT

Ellen said...

I really like this one too! Thanks again for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Simply Create Too.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)