Saturday, 16 June 2012

In the Garden

Penny Black Challenge

Here's a card I made for the penny black Challenge using the 'In the garden' Stamp Set. This stamp set can be found on the J and C creations website with many other fabulous penny black Stamps to choose from. I stamped the cat image and added the foliage and butterfly after. It was coloured in with pro markers, then mounted in a fancy floral oval spellbinder shape which has been cut from white card.The centre edge has been dusted with a blue Tim holts distressing ink pad 'faded jeans' and the outside edge with a green 'peeled paint' distressing ink pad and the blue one again. I love distressing inks and use them all the time.

I enhanced the edge of the oval on the spellbinder shape with some glitter glue which gave it a real sparkle. I added some decoupaged flowers using a small flower stamp and some butterflies made from silver mirror card and peel off stickers, and hey presto, the topper is complete.

 I have cut some blue pearlised card and run it though the cuttlebug in an embossing folder and cut as corners. The corner flowers are peel-off sticker flowers mounted on acetate and then cut out. each one has a gold brad through the centre.  Add all this to some pretty paper and then matt and layered onto some more patterned card and mounted onto a black 14 x14cm blank cream card and the card is finished. Don't forget to add a sentiment.

 Penny Black do a huge range of stamps and you will find a great selection on theirs and J and C Creations website xx 


  1. Such a beautiful color combo! Loving that image and how you colored it. Gorgeous design!
    Thank you for sharing with us at penny black and more!

  2. Delighted you liked it xx

  3. What an intricate card.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts for the challenge.
    Lynn x


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