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Jun 7, 2020

Favorite Stamps for Penny Black and More June Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means a new theme starts today at the Penny Black and More challenge blog! Hope you can join us for a chance to win a prize from Penny Black or Bee Crafty.

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We're making it easy this month, simply make something using your favorite stamps! You may use any brand of stamps just be sure to remember that hand stamping does need to be the focal point of your creation.

I have so many favorite stamps, in fact I can say that most of my Penny Black stamps are favorites and it's really hard to choose, so I decided to go with my first Penny Black stamp, the one that made me fall in love with the Penny Black company - Poppy Field. I paired the cutie with another Penny Black stamp - Dainty Whispers, which is a newer addition, and then a sentiment from the Penny Black set Friendship which I do use fairly often.

After stamping the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Bristol Vellum paper and heat embossed, I colored the image using Copic markers. Then I did a watercolor wash on the background using diluted distress inks from the ink pads (regular not oxides)  and a watercolor brush.When the card was completely dry, I stamped Dainty Whispers using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed, then added the gingham bow (options). I found this pinkish -red piece of pattern paper in my box of scraps and thought the color was a great match to the poppies and I added it behind the sentiment panel. Adhered to a white card base to finish if off.

I'm linking up with these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Flowers // Just Add Ink - Just Add "F" (Flowers) // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Animals and Nature // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB stamps 

Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Cute card! love the little hedgehog
    Have a great day!

  2. Well, like Brenda, if there's poppies on there....... I'm in!!!! A super cute design Ellie, love it! xxxx

  3. What a good idea to go with your first ever PB stamp Ellie and as it's Poppies of course I love it. I figure they are out on our verges now and I am so missing not being able to see them.


  4. Love love love this! LOVING that hedgehog and the sentiment!

  5. A really gorgeous card Ellie, xxx

  6. It's a gorgeous stamp and I love the way you used it.

  7. A really great choice of image and a really great card, love everything about it.

    Kath x

  8. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar with this gorgeous Penny Black stamp, the flowers are beauties

  9. Fabulous and sweet card;-))m

  10. Another gorgeous card Ellie - love how you have combined the images, and the sentiment is wonderful. The piece of paper behind it really takes the eye to it, yet fits in beautifully with the overall design'
    Stay safe

  11. Your little hedge hog is adorabl!

  12. A very sweet card - I love how you have co-ordinated the stamps together. Chantell Just Add Ink

  13. Such a sweet card!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments!
    Good luck with the challenge, and we hope to see you back soon!

    HandmadeByTasha DT

  14. Very cute hedgehog, he's adorable! Great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x

  15. So cute. Cute hedgehog and fun colors. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  16. A fabulous card, and a very cute hedgy
    Thanks for joining this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
    Lorraine x


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