Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Penny Black: Wish you were near.......
Hello and welcome to my Blog :-)
When Fat Cat's Card Corner sent me this Penny Black image "Wish you were near" as part of my Design Team pack, I literally squealed with delight! Oh my gosh - isn't it just so adorable?!! As you probably can already tell from my Blog, I LOVE Penny Black stamps, so I couldn't wait to ink this little guy up! It is a slapstick unmounted stamp that you just pop on your stamp block - it already comes with the cushion and the back of the pack has a coloured picture of the image which is helpful for colouring the image.
I stamped the image onto 140lb/300gsm Watercolour paper and watercoloured it with JoSonya Acrylic paints. The sentiment I actually cut into 4 pieces so I could fit the words into my Spellbinders diecut circle - very handy having an umounted stamp that you can chop up! The 3 stars around the sentiment are the leftover punchies from my Martha Stewart Stars punch - they were just the right size that I needed. The blue circle was punched with a 43mm Kaszazz circle punch as the layering looked better having a narrow border than the next size up of circle nesties. The sentiment panel is also up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).
The side panel has a score line next to the Fiskars Threading water punched border - you probably can't see the line, but trust me, it's there. I made it with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and put it there so that when I add the designer paper to the panel, I can butt it up against this line and I know that it's straight.
Aren't the designer papers gorgeous?! I love these colours - they seemed to be perfect for this image. All the designer papers are digital papers by NitWit - Series "Snow Folk" ©2009 by Mary Fran of www.nitwitcollections.com The papers are from 2 collections: Snow Folk Too and Snow Folk Collection The striped heart on top of the ribbon is one of the elements that comes with the set - there are several different hearts in the set - just adjusted the size I wanted on my Scanner program, and pressed "print" to print it on white cardstock, then simply cut it out.
Thanks again for stopping by to have a peek at my card!
Stamps: Image & Sentiment by Penny Black Slapstick UM: 'Wish you were near' (set of 2)
Paper: NitWit Collections Snowfolks FQB and Snowfolks Too Digital
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: JoSonya Acrylic paints, paint brushes, 140lb/300gsm Watercolour paper, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Martha Stewart Stars edge punch, green button, green sewing thread, grosgrain ribbon 9mm-3/8" wide, Martha Stewart Score board, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), Cuttlebug, Spellbinder circle nestabilities, Kaszazz 43mm circle punch, Cardstock: blue, buttermilk