Thank you – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #1

Hi friends. I hope that things aren’t too chaotic in your neck of the woods! The good thing about our wonderful online community of card makers is that we can continue to make, share, enjoy and uphold each other online like we have always done!

Today I am sharing a card using Penny Black products from their latest ‘Secret Garden’ release – and what an awesome release it is as well.

I stamped the Penny Black Unforgettable cling stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Neenah Solar white card stock. I then went to town and coloured in this beauty using Copic markers – I was actually at the beach a few weeks ago colouring this one.

I wasn’t sure how to mount this onto my card base, so I trimmed around the image, fussing cutting around some of the outer leaves and flower buds. I then mounted this to a dark teal piece of card stock. Before adhereing to the base card, I lightly sponged on some dots using a blue ink and the Oscillations stencil. I reach for this stencil all the time when I want to add some subtle interest to the card base.

I finished off the card by adding a white heat embossed sentiment from the Million Thanks stamp set. I mounted the sentiment with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until next time,

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring 3 – Penny Black

I’m back with my third card using products from Penny Black‘s latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. I’ve switched gears today and have opted for a cute furry critter over the florals, and it’s from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Happy Critters

Who doesn’t love those Penny Black kitty cats? I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the balloon and the cat.

The background was created by blending some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink heavily onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. I placed the Zigs and Zags stencil over the inked background and spritzed it with some water. After removing the stencil, I heated it with my heat gun quickly.

Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the cat in the hot air balloon again, directly onto the background as well as the sentiment, also from the same set. I popped up the cat and the balloon with 3D mounting foam to give it some dimension.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 25-010 Zigs and Zags stencil


Stamps: Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock, XPress It blending card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (YG03, YG67, RV19, RV34, RV63, Bo2, Bo4, B06, B28, C3, E31, E34, E59, E57), Ink blending tool, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Zigs and Zags stencil, 3D mounting foam, Heat tool

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Happy Easter.



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