Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Penny Black - With Sympathy

Hello friends, it is Monday here in the Southern Hemisphere and I am happy to say it has been a productive day for me.  One of the things I did manage to achieve was creating this Sympathy Card - not that I need one, but they are always good to have on hand and are not always the easiest to create when you do need them.

I have used the beautiful Penny Black Inc Bed of Roses stamp, using Imagine Memento Ink ink Tuxedo Black onto white card stock.  I have also stamped a part of the image separately to be layered into the card a little later.  The image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens - don't you just love the range of colours using just two pens!!

The coloured image has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest).  This has been layered into a pre-cut card base using A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies #7 - remember to keep the fold inside the cutting edge to form the card base; using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

The extra portion of the image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and cut using the Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies #2 and layered onto a layer Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies (#3) using double sided tape. Line this up with the stamped image on the card front and adhere using double sided tape.  Adhere a computer generated sentiment ot the lower left hand corner.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Bright Colors
Stamping Sensations - July - Flowers
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a fab card, don't you just love those Chameleons.... If you haven't already snagged a set you really should check out the new color Tops. Tip to Tip blending was never this easy... absolutely love mine. Check out the blog if you aren't sure what I am referring to..if you love your Chameleons you are going to LOVE the color tops that go with them.

    Thank you for joining in the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge


  2. It really is great Linda to see so much lovely stamping on a card. There is a great warmth to this card due to the colour palette that you've used and I really like the way that you've highlighted one of the flowers, it looks really effective. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. This is beautiful Linda ... sorry but our LAYERS challenge at Dies R Us is over. A new theme began on the 15th. I hope you'll come play along! The theme is to use a DIE CUT SENTIMENT as the focus on your project.

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the colors! Thanks for playing with us in the Friday Funday Challenge!
    Have a nice day,

  5. A wonderful floral creation and such a lovely burst of colour. Many thanks for joining in with our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  6. Love your colours on this Linda - a fabulous make.

  7. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  8. Love the design! Thank you for playing along at Create and Inspire Challenge.
    Maria (DT) scrapsdamaryv.blogspot.pt

  9. Beautiful card, love the colors and design! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Love To Scrap
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  10. Beautiful card love the beautifully coloured image and spotlight technique -----Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
    Carol DT x

  11. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Hello Linda, Thanks for sharing your sympathy card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is beautiful and fits perfectly with our ‘’Floral’ challenge theme… please join us next time and good luck in the draw.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  13. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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