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I have so many favorite Penny Black stamps, most of them are, but somehow this collage type stamp - Gathering Together - does pop into my mind often when it's about using favorite things. I just love how all of the elements are arranged on this single stamp (minus the sentiment).
I stamped and heat embossed the image onto Bristol Vellum paper using my usual Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. Distress inks and a Zig Detailer brush were used to color the image. I used Peacock Feathers and Tea Dye distress inks. I flicked some Peacock Feathers ink onto the background for some splatter.
The harlequin pattern paper was included in a package of pattern papers I found at a thrift store several months ago. I really would be the last person to need any more pattern papers, but there were some great basic prints in this package and I couldn't resist :-)
The small sentiment is part of the set Butterfly Garden, also by Penny Black. It's also been heat embossed then stapled to the card and I tied some natural jute twine onto the staple to tie a bow. It's hard to see, but glitter was applied to the butterflies using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.
Other: Clear Embossing Powder
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Hoping to link up with these great blogs - there are many and I probably won't be able to link to all...Themed Challenges:
Sweet Stampers - Beginning With B (Butterfly, Bow) //Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Favorite Stamps // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything with PB stamps // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes // Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor // LeAnn’s World 101 - Anything Goes // Love to Craft - Love to Craft // Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sprays and Splashes // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Vintage // We Love 2 Create - Creative or Mixed Media // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes //
Always Anything Goes Card Challenges:
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Artsy Fartsy // Thinking out Loud Thursday // Little Things Thursday // Thursday Favorite Things // Slices of Life (Encouraging Hearts and Home) // Creative Compulsions // Fridays at the Fire Station // Friday favorites //High Five for Friday // Friendship Friday // Funtastic Fridays // A Morning Cup of Joe // On the Edge // Friday Favorites // Best of the Month-- (first Friday/ month)
Party In Your Pj's // Tuesday Turn About // Wonderful Wednesday // Classy Flamingos // Welcome Wednesdays // Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night)