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Both cards feature stamps illustrated by Mo Manning.
First up is my card for Penny Black and More where our theme this month is "Make it Feminine". This stamp All Connected is new to me, I came across it on Ebay at the end of last year for only $6 with free shipping and I had to have it :-)
Penny Black All Connected // Penny Black Snippets // Penny Black Wood Floor Die Set // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Cutterbee Scissors // Antique Linen Distress Ink // Mini Ink Blending Tool (I have these but really want these) // Big Shot Die Cutting Machine // Tonic Stamp Platform (no longer available - Alternative Options) // Mini Paper Flower Options // Natural Jute Twine
I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum paper using my usual Versafine Clair and clear embossing powder, colored with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils then fussy cut. The floor was done with Penny Black's Wood Floor Die Set, inked with Antique Linen distress ink. The pretty pattern paper is from my stash (by Stampin up and really old). As you might have guessed, I had to add the flower to the chair because some ink transfered to the card stock where it wasn't supposed to. Then I decided to add the other flower and Twine. I feel like it needed a 3rd flower (two just seems weird) but I couldn't decide where to put it so I left it as is.
Stampavie Rae with Journal (Stampavie out of business but I found this stamp in a larger size by Penny Black) // Penny Black Brick Wall // Penny Black wood mounted sentiment stamp (old) // Penny Black Oscillations Stencil // Ink Blending Tool (I have these but really want these) // Memento Tuxedo Ink // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink // Copic Markers // Cutterbee Scissors // Tonic Stamp Platform (no longer available - Alternative Options) // Paper Flower Options // Foam Mounting Tape // Xpress it Blending Card
The second card was made for our theme at Allsorts challenge, chosen by Mervi this week it's "More Than a Single Word". I chose an old wood mounted sentiment by Penny Black for my "words".
The pretty image is a clear stamp by Stampavie (no longer in business), this was another ebay find a couple of years ago and part of stamp lot I had found. While looking for a working link, I discovered this stamp was at some point produced by Penny Black (in a larger size), and I found it available at the Rubber Buggy. Otherwise it's probably available as a digi version from Mo's Digital Pencil.
The brick wall stamp is also a stamp by Penny Black, I used Pumice Stone ink for stamping and a little bit of sponging, then added some stenciling to the bottom portion of the card.
Image has been stamped with Memento ink on Xpress it Blending Card and colored with copic markers this time. Honestly I don't enjoy coloring with copics so much anymore, I think I forgot how to ... there is so much blending involved, it's just too complicated to have it look halfway ok! I think flowers are much easier to color with copics than people.
Anyway, the image was fussy cut after coloring and I used Foam Mounting Tape to adhere to the card. I embellished with a yellow paper flower.
I'm linking up with these challenges:
Mo Manning Challenge - Something New (New to me stamp) // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Cute Card Thursday - What's New (New to me stamp) // Sisterhood of Crafters - Thinking of You // Make My Monday - Anything But Square)
Path of Positivity - Character Traits (Dreamy Girl always thinking of poetry and her journal - that would have been me once upon a time :-)
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