Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Penny Black Strawberry Jam thank you card


Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

The card I am sharing today is a "Thank you" card for a wonderful friend who has been very kind and supportive during our loved one's illness so what better way to say thank you than a handmade card!


The image is by Penny Black - Strawberry Jam and is my new favourite PB stamp (which I am sure I could say about every PB stamp LOL!).  It was stamped onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Sepia ink and coloured with various mediums:  Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, Faber-Castell + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils and Tombow pens using a No. 2 round Kolinsky Sable paintbrush.   I dry-brushed a little bit of white acrylic paint on the strawberries for the highlight.   I really love stamping some of the Penny Black critters in brown ink instead of black as it gives a softness to the image.

I punched some tiny hearts using pink and red parts of the designer paper using an EK Success Arrows border punch (they are the leftover punchies after using the punch that look like tiny hearts - too cute!) and glued them around the image then added Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue. 

The sentiment was a freebie stamp from a set called "Sweet Treats" - designed by Beth Gunnel and came free with a Quick Cards Made Easy magazine back in 2012.  I stamped it using Versamagic Gingerbread ink.  I originally stamped it with the Ranger Sepia ink but it just looked too dark and didn't look right so went for a softer and lighter brown.  The red heart was punched from one of the strawberries on the designer paper using a Carl CP-8 Heart duo (I used the smallest heart on the punch) then added Kindyglitz Crystalina to add some sparkle.

Here is a close-up of the sweet image:


The designer paper is one I picked up from a Craft Show which I thought was just perfect with the image.

The middle panel was embossed using my Big Shot and a Cart-Us embossing folder (sorry, but there is no name on the folder nor the packaging).  

The bottom brown layer is actually the flip-side of the designer paper as it matched the strawberry pattern so beautifully and the pink layer is cardstock.  All the layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools,

The fancy bottom border was punched using a Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge punch.  I recently replaced this punch because I wore the old one out and it is still my favourite punch:  just so feminine and pretty and never tire of it.  I am tempted to buy another one to put away before it comes unavailable just in case I break my new one or I wear it out.  Hmmm, wonder if should?  What do you think?

The twine is by Trendy Twine - Krazy for Kraft.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.  

Challenges:

I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - May - You're favourite PB stamp 
Penny Black and More - May - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for any comments that you care to leave - they are very much appreciated!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Strawberry Jam 4254J wood mount, Sentiment Sweet Treats (freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine in 2012)

Ink:  Ranger Archival Sepia, Versamagic Gingerbread chalk

Designer paper:  Crate Paper Pretty Party - Cake Stand (2011) - both sides

Accessories:  Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, Faber-Castell + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils, Tombow pens, Jo-Sonja Titanium White acrylic paint, No. 2 round Kolinsky Sable paintbrush, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, dimensionals, 140lb watercolour paper, Fray Stop, Trendy Twine - Krazy for Kraft, Big Shot, Cart-Us embossing folder (unknown name), Lifestyle Nesting Rectangle dies, Lifestyle Nesting Circle + Scallop Circle dies, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock - pink

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border, Martha Stewart Lace Doily, Carl CP-8 Heart duo



12 comments:

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colout combo and the image is so sweet :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

Such a sweet PB image and beautifully coloured Jocelyn, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Jocelyn

What a gorgeous card .. .. love how you have coloured that fabby image very much.

You asked me about my Stickles and whether there was a knack to applying them.

I did a little post here a while back (might be a bit too much information though) LOL!!!

http://jules-alwayswithaheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/sketch-saturday.html

Hope it helps.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful , hope you are ok xx

getinkywithsilke.com said...

Such an adorable card and image. Beautiful coloring!

Shirley said...

A gorgeous pink and girly card Jocelyn. Your water colouring is beautiful and has brought your image to life.
Thank you sharing your gorgeous card with us at Penny Black and More this month. Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again soon.

Shirley

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Jobear ... how I adore this card (and image :D) .. wonderful image extremely well executed card with all your wonderful detail.. oh and thanks so much for email will reply and I am praying, of course.. love Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS re the punch yes maybe get a spare .. am bit like that in things sometimes .. but cant believe you wore one out I must say :D Shaz.xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun and i so must put that stamp on my wishlist too, Luv Sam x

linda said...

cute! i have that stamp and it's just so hard to pick a fave pb image, but this one is adorable. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda

Sue from Oregon said...

Saw this cute card on the PB sketch challenge blog and it really caught my eye(s)-both of them LOL Lovely!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your choice of favourite stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

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