Happy Anniversary – Penny Black

Posted by on January 31, 2016 in Clean and Simple, Congratulations card, Distress inks, Love you cards, Penny Black, Simplicity Sister | 11 comments

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Hello. I hope you are having a relaxed weekend. Today I have a Penny Black card to share with you. This card uses a very different colour scheme to my usual go-to-bright-and-happy-colours, but it is good to stretch oneself and try something new.


PB Happy Anniversary | Marion Vagg

I inked up the Penny Black You + Me stamp set with Distress ink. I then stamped the image off onto a scrap piece of paper before spritzing it with some water and stamping onto my watercolour panel. I used two shades of green distress ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss). I hit it with my heat gun after each stamping to ensure the watercolour didn’t run. The birds were stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink. Once dry, I then cut the panel into three equal segments before mounting them into a khaki card base.

PB Happy Anniversary detil | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
You + Me stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black You + Me stamp set

Card: Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock, SSS Khaki card stock

Ink: Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Hero Arts white embossing powder, heat tool, water sprayer

Thanks for visiting today,



  1. Great stretch on one fantastic card Marion!

  2. Very pretty Marion.

  3. Fabulous card Marion! It’s like a mini painting!

  4. This is so pretty. I love the colours you used. The khaki really brings out the colours in the triptych. ☺

  5. I Love it, and I always Like using greens

  6. Just beautiful.

  7. I totally love panels and don’t do enough of them. Your card is so beautiful, and thanks for the deets…I MUST try this!

  8. I love your design. Thanks for sharing how you made this lovely card.

  9. WOW! For so many occasions and it is so stunning. THe simplicity of cutting the panels is masterful!

  10. This is a gorgeous card! Is it a standard A2 size card blank or a different size?
    Thanks for sharing it.

    • Hi Kathleen, This card measures 15cm by 10.5 cms, which is the standard size for an Australian A2 sized card. However if you are in the US, than this card size is bigger than the standard American sized A2 card.


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