Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Penny Black 'For goodness sake' - new slapstick stamp

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Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)

This is my Design Team card I made for Fat Cats Card Corner using this adorable little Penny Black "Slapstick" stamp.  I've never used one of PB's Slapstick stamps before, but it is great quality and deeply etched rubber just like their wood-mounted stamps (except of course you just use a mounting block to stamp with).  This little bunny reminds me of a Bunnykins mug I had as a child - my late father would heat up some milk for me every night to have in my little mug before I went to bed.  The milk HAD to be in THAT mug!!

I thought this image would be perfect for watercolouring and tried to keep the colours pretty and soft.  I haven't watercoloured for months so it was nice to get back to my "first love".   The butterfly in the top RH corner was punched and then I ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder.

I added Kindyglitz to the yellow flowers on the girl's hat and under her chin, as well as the heart and tulip on the bunny.

The teal cardstock side panel was punched with my new favourite punch (which was also part of my DT kit) - Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch - and the designer paper was put thru my CB again using the Textile folder.  This panel was popped up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

The main panel is also up on 1mm mounts.

The ribbon was made in 2 separate elements.  I tried to tie a bow but this grosgrain ribbon wasn't very well-behaved - it wouldn't sit nicely, so I did a "Faux Bow" in that I just folded the ribbon and sewed the button to the centre.

The pink and teal hearts next to the sentiment are the leftover punchies from using my EK Success Arrows border punch - they look like tiny hearts and are just so cute :-) 

Thanks again for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!


P.S.  I have been fiddling around trying to learn how to edit HTML code so I can make my photos sharper (they have been blurry on my Blog but perfectly in-focus on my Splitcoasters Gallery which was making me crazy!!) - think maybe I am getting somewhere at last!!  :-)  I found a thread on Blogger Help where other Bloggers had the same issue.  Drop me an email if you would like to know the link.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Image - Penny Black 'For goodness sake' 40-021
             Sentiment - from Penny Black 'Tiny Wishes' clear set

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black

Designer paper:  Basic Grey Urban Prairie - Bountiful

Accessories:  140lb/300gsm Watercolour paper, JoSonya acrylic paints, paint brushes, Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder, Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch, EK Success Arrows Border punch, Carl CP-1 Butterfly-A punch, Kindyglitz Crytalina, Kaiserscrapbook Pearls - Bliss SB718, pink button, pink sewing thread, teal grosgrain ribbon 7/16"-11mm wide, Cardstock: pink, lemon, Colormates Medium Terrific Teal


Sarah said...

Wow, such a sweet card Jocelyn! Your watercolouring is so delicate on this adorable image.
xx :0)

Paula Gale said...

Jocelyn - this is a stunning card -so many great elements and techniques to it, your watercolouring is great - I really love it and it makes me want to own the image - you did it so much justice.

Paula x x x

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful done! What gorgeous watercoloring and design. Love all the detailing. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

PepPop said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the watercolouring - it's so delicate. Jaqui x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, what a sweet image and your card is adorable!

Katarina said...

Oh gosh, this one is even more adorable! Now I may have to get myself some of these stamps...Lovely, lovely work!

Merry said...

This is so sweet and I love the layout and your faux bow.

Christine H said...

Jocelyn this is such a sweet pretty card. I LOVE it! Your water colouring is perfect and all the colours of cardstock, paper, ribbon etc match beautifully. My children all had Bunnykin mugs and plates too...memories!

Dawn B. said...

You have the best stamps. This is so sweet. I really love Penny Black and your coloring makes the stamped image just wonderful. Great job.

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