Saturday, June 02, 2007

Penny Black Addiction!

I don't normally post on Saturday -- but I had to show you some of the work I made yesterday. I worked on two cards and they turned out fun!

WATERCOLOR MINIS/ AUTUMN LEAF PRINTS: This puppy card is my entry into CC116 on Splitcoast. I got this adorable Penny Black puppy in the mail today (and 6 other stamps -- shhhh- don't tell). I did some retail therapy the other day and it arrived! WOOHOO! I stamped the background with SU "Watercolor Minis" (retiring) using timber brown staz on ink on the chocolate chip card stock. I like the timber brown as it is just a touch darker than the chocolate chip. It is hard to see in this picture because I took this shot at night -- I will probably re-upload in the morning when I have better light. Everything else on the card is pretty self explanatory. The tab I punched and stamped with "hello" from Autumn Leaf Prints (*is sad that it is retiring*) Buttons are adhered using craft glue (fast drying super hold kind).

This second card is another image from Penny Black. I am seriously in love, *heart muchly* the whole Penny Black collection. This time I paired this adorable cow image with some paper by Die Cuts With A View. I love the colors on this paper. The colors used on the card are green galore, bashful blue, rose red, orchid opulence, pale plum. It is hard to see (I took the picture late at night) -- They are gorgeous. I watercolored in the flowers in the cows hooves to match the paper. The layout was totally "inkspired" by WAXYO -- Meg has this most wonderful gallery and this layout was no exception. I found this ribbon and thought it matched perfectly. I used my oval punch to create the tag that says SMILE! Oh and SMILE is stamped using my Karen Foster Snap Stamps Small Casual set. I added stickles to the flowers to make them sparkle (well, that and I am addicted to playing with stickles). All in all -- a simple, cute card!!! Tell me what you think?

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Peggy Maier said...

It's good to see that someone else has this "addiction" to Penny Black stamps! I just received 3 more cows to add to my collection (along with this one on your card). They are so precious - love the expressions on the faces!

Teresa said...

These are both adorable, Manda!!! You have serious coloring skillz! ;)

Jason Sampson said...

these stamps are wicked cute, ty for showing them to me, I may just have to order very nice layouts as well, awesome coloring

paula said...

dear amanda,
your blog is one of my new "addictions" and I admire your talent! i found you because of your paper pinecone tutorial, way back in nov. 06. i am working on those for this years gifts. i too am crative and you gals inspire me with ideas, and i get my "fix" even when i am working. i just bought some twinkling h2o's last night, so i gotta play! thanks & I LOVE cows!!! you rock!

Jill said...

These cards are both totally adorable!

Cheryl said...

If these cards don't cause someone to smile, there is just something wrong. They are adorable. I esp love the cow card. Good choice of stamps!!!
Cheryl Sims