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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Penny Black's "Berry Kissed"

I've worked and worked using this stamp from Penny Black, "Berry Kissed". I love solid-image stamps. I think they offer opportunities to use various mediums. This particular one keeps challenging me, and I welcome the challenge because it's an excuse to keep playing.

Penny Black Stamps

Berry Kissed


stamped with the MISTI

With this first card, I stamped with VersaFine ink in Toffee on the smooth side of watercolor card stock. Caron d'Ache Luminance colored pencils were then used to color over the VersaFine. A copper Gelly Roll pen from Sakura was used to highlight the leaf veins and rolled leaf areas. The base card is a pre-cut 5" x 6.5" card in white. The base panel is a piece of 65# card stock in Ultra Lime. Copper Mirricard card stock was placed on top with a die cut opening for a tag at the bottom center. Using the same green card stock from the base panel, I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine in Vintage Sepia, die cut it, and laid the die cut piece inside the space on the copper panel. The stamped panel was placed on the copper Mirricard panel. Three copper sequins were randomly placed.

Penny Black Stamps, Caran d'Ache Luminance Colored Pencils

Penny Black Stamps: Grateful Leaves Stamp &+ Die Combo Set SB135 (sentiment)

Craft Medley Cup Sequins

*please note, my photography isn't the best and the die cut tag area is straight on the card!

I stamped onto 100# white card stock using IMAGINE Crafts' Memento inks by Tsukineko in New Sprout, Olive Grove and Elderberry. I stamped each color separately, cleaning off the color before adding the next color. It was an easy technique to use because of the MISTI stamp positioning tool. I used a Micron pen in brown ink to define the stems. The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine ink in Majestic Blue onto the base A2 card (Conqueror 118# card stock in Diamond White). A frame was die cut out of Mirricard card stock in Blue. The stamped panel was centered behind the die cut frame; all was adhered to the base card. Sequins were randomly placed in "Seahawks" colors, i.e. blue, green and one silver.

Penny Black Stamps, Memory Box

Penny Black Stamps: Grateful Leaves Stamp &+ Die Combo Set SB135 (sentiment)

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers Designer Craft Die Set 30009

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

This last card was colored with the water-based markers from Local King Rubber Stamp Company. They are very, very juicy and remain wet for several minutes, allowing you to color the entire stamp design before stamping onto the glossy paper. I overstamped with a darker shade of each base color. The sentiment was stamped onto clear vellum paper with VersaMark, and embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold embossing powder. The vellum was torn on both sides; the sentiment was placed where I wanted it and the sides were folded around to the backside of the stamped panel and secured. The stamped panel was adhered to a piece of Mirricard card stock in blue. That was adhered to the base panel, a piece of So Silk card stock in Fashion Purple, which was then adhered to the pre-cut base card (5" x 6.5") in white card stock. Gold sequins were placed on the card front.

Penny Black Stamps, Local King Rubber Stamp Company water-based markers

Penny Black "Heartfelt" Clear Stamp set 30-286 (sentiment)

Craft Medley Cup Sequins

I made a couple of other panels that I will continue to work on and share with you later.

I must share this beautiful card by Bianca van Noort on the Magenta blog. I love the beautiful blue tones. The stamp is one I've had in my stash for a long time and I think it's time to take it out and have fun with it again.

Magenta Style, Bianca van Noort

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

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