Four Penny Black Cards

Posted by on September 16, 2017 in Animals, Christmas Cards, Clean and Simple, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Die cutting, Distress inks, Distress Oxide Inks, Penny Black, Simplicity Sister | 2 comments

This past week I had the pleasure of being featured on the main Penny Black blog, using new products from their latest catalogues Be Merry and Hello Autumn. I had a lot of fun making these clean and simple cards.

Day 1’s card used the wonderful Layered Poinsettia die and the sentiment came from the Gather Around stamp set. I added score lines to the petals and leaves with a scoring stylus and coloured them with Distress Inks. I custom made the grey panel by scoring lines on a score board.

Day 2’s card used the Hello Autumn stamp set and was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Day 3’s card used the Hills and Trees Creative die. I love the unusual colour combo which I created effortlessly with Oxide Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set.

And my final Day 4 card is probably my favourite of them all. Aren’t these mice adorable? They are from the Gather Around stamp set.

I coloured them with Copic markers, and then added in all the details (such as the fur on the mice) with Prismacolor pencils.


For a full list of supplies and instructions, click on the link for each Day’s card and it will take you to the original blog post.

Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long post.




  1. Oh Marion, what fantastic cards and images. Love the mice trimming the tree, so cute!

  2. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your cards come into my mail box all week Marion! Look at you go, making Christmas cards already, you go GF!

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