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Aug 4, 2019

Penny Black and More - August Challenge

I forgot to schedule my post so it's coming a little bit later than it should.
Today is the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge and this month it's all about "Boys and Men". As always you may use any brand of stamps, but traditional stamping does need to be the focal point of the card, the only expection are Penny Black Stickeroos.  Hope you can join us for a chance to win one fo the great prizes we're giving away this month by Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Clarity Arts.

I used an old favorite Penny Black clear stamp set Enjoy Life as the focal point along with the birds from the Hero Arts stamp set Layering Sea and Sky. The background was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and I used an old stampin up background stamp from the long retired set Looks Like Spring to add the diamond shaped stamping. The stripes were done with a stencil. I threw the package away so don't remember which brand I used, but this one by Altenew looks very similar.

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Before I did any stamping and inking, I added a die cut mask to the card so I could have a white area in the middle. Tree, birds and sentiment were all stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.

Retired Stampin Up Set Looks Like Spring

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Spots or Stripes // CAS on Friday - Use a Stencil // DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Birthday // Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes // 

Thanks so much for visiting!! Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

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  1. Anonymous14:01

    A fabulous masculine card, Ellie! I love the green and black together and the layout.

  2. A super card and love the background and the super tree.

    Kath x

  3. Beautiful masculine card, great design!

  4. A great masculine card and love your choice of colours Ellie. Bx

  5. Beautiful and fab card, lovely colours.
    Hope everything is ok at home;-))m

    1. Thanks so much, Mervi. Not easy living without an oven but new one should get here in a few days I hope! Thank goodness for nice weather and an outdoor grill LOL.

  6. A stunning masculine card Ellie - love all the ink layers and texture you have added to the background.

  7. So gorgeous! LOVING the tree and the birds!

  8. A lovely make Ellie, this has an element of calmness to it which I love xxxx

  9. Great use of colour and pattern.

  10. What an elegant and wonderful interpretation of our theme. A perfect striped creation for our challenge this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Spots & Stripes' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SS DT

  11. Gorgeous masculine card!

  12. This is a great masculine card Ellie, love the colour.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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