Hello and welcome back!! It’s Laurie and I’m here to share a rather clean and simple card using products from Penny Black. I also incorporate on small stamp from Concord and 9th but we’ll get to that later!
I love Penny Black products. They are so beautiful but also run the range from elegant to cutesy. Today, I used the Sunny Wishes stamp set. This is a gorgeous set that includes 3 large, different floral images. I had yet to use this set because I was fairly intimidated by it. The images are VERY fine-lined. Which, if you are anything like me, gets a little nerve wracking because chances are, you’ll colour outside the lines!! Colouring outside the lines can look amazing. I just can’t seem to let go of what I was taught in elementary school, hahaha!
Anyway, I stamped the largest image onto some white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. This has always been my preferred ink when I use my alcohol markers. I coloured in the flowers and the butterflies INSIDE the lines but left a little white space on each to act as a highlight as well as to make it look “messy”. I have no idea if I achieved that look at all.
Next, came the labour of love. I decided to fussy cut this image out. Cutting around the entire thing was simple, but I decided to cut some of the inner portions away, as well. Ugh. It was tricky but if I made this card again, I would do it the same way because I love the look!
I wanted to create some “controlled splatter” on the front of the card base. I love the look of black paint splatters on cards but have issues with achieving a good mix of paint…plus the mess. I took a small stamp from the Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord and 9th and stamped it randomly onto the card front. I did do some minor stamp surgery to be able to get more mileage out of the stamp.
I did a test run on how I wanted my image and sentiment to look and decided that the card front was missing something. I added a 1/4″ strip on black cardstock to the left side and it seemed to balance everything nicely.
It was here that I decided to stamp, colour and fussy cut an extra butterfly. I also partially stamped the sentiment to read “You’re the Best”. This comes from the Penny Black set, Choose Happy.
I adhered the floral image and butterfly with foam squares for a bit of dimension and used the Memento Ink to stamp the sentiment.
I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the butterflies and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the flower centres and vase to finish off this card!!
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you found a bit of inspiration here today!!
See you soon!!