Friday, March 1, 2013

One Penny Black stamp, Two Different Styles

I have two cards for you today using my Penny Black's Round and Round set. I was inspired by the very talented Jill Foster. That girl can do amazing things with different types of coloring media. I can look at her cards all day. I'm not very technique-oriented, so I admire those who do them so well.

Here's my attempt at emboss-resist with distress inks. I love this technique and have done it many times, but can't quite make it look the way I want it to. For today's card, I didn't intend to make it look crumpled, but in the process of blending the colors, I accidentally crumpled one corner. So I decided to go all the way :). Even the tear was not intended, but it kind of fits with the whole card.
I think my problem in the past is I blend too much that it's hard to see the individual colors. Now I know better and will try this again.
For my next card, I decided to go ultra-feminine and use Copic markers. I made my own background paper by stamping the image multiple times. This took a while to color, but found it therapeutic. I worked on it with my daughter who likes to color as well.
I colored the background with a yellow marker and intentionally made it look "messy" to get that marbled look. The sentiment is from Lace Delight. A little bit of ribbon button and twine were what I intended to use for embellishments. But I had color smudges on some of the flower centers. Instead of fixing that with my Copic blender pen, I just decided to put these enormous Melissa Frances pearls to hide them :).
This is it for me this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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  1. Love, love, LOVEEEE these, girl! Seriously amazing stamping, coloring, and layering. You ARE a technique, girl!! :) Thanks for your kind words. HUGS!!!!

  2. Beautiful card, and I LOVE how the torn/crumpled look turned out in the first one!

  3. Gorgeous card, Nina! The first is a "happy accident"! Love it!!!

  4. Both gorgeous creations. Beautifully colored.

  5. Gorgeous cards, Love the blending of the first..Stunning work... Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

  6. Love the vibrant colours on the first card Nina - it is stunning.
    The colouring on the second just sings, and the wee sentiment fits beautifully.


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