This is the card I've made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which this week is Spots and Stripes. The main image is the Penny Black stamp "awakening" which I bought after seeing how Brenda at Floral Fantasies had used it here and here. This is definitely going to be a replacement for my Stampendous Agapanthus stamp which has been over used recently.
The Spots and Stripes are on the Stampin' up backing papers and ribbon. The colour scheme for this card is Stampin' up's Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry and I used an assortment of their papers, card, pens, ink and ribbon. The lilac and white card is from the Papeterie and the Happy Birthday backing paper is from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple. The sentiment was stamped using a stamp from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and the personalised name at the bottom was stamped using letters from a Hero Arts alphabet set and then punched out using an X-cut tag punch. Labels Four Nestabilities and Grand Nestabilities were used to die cut the main image, sentiment and backing layers.
Using Brenda's inspiration I used the water colour technique to colour and stamp this image. Stampin' up's Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive pens were used to colour it. I had a few attempts before I got an image I was happy with and used one of the mishaps as a backing to the main image. After using the Nestability die to cut the main image I left it in place and used it as a stencil to sponge Wisteria Wonder ink around the image which then left a white border around the topper.
This card will be winging it's way to a friend in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Jan has already received one of my Agapanthus creations so the inspiration from Brenda came along just in time.
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