Hi everyone! I have something a little different planned for this week. (Hope you don't mind- I'll be back with a new featured artist next Monday, don't worry!) One thing I especially love about Penny Black stamps is the range of styles available, from cutesy to elegant. One night I really wanted to do some stamping, just for fun. Not for any challenges, assignments, etc, so I stamped several cutesy images and colored them with Copics. Next I assembled some very simple cards using these images. These cards will be my inspiration this week. And as an added challenge, I wanted to create an elegant card using the cutesy cards as my inspiration. Let's get started!
Both of the main images were stamped with VersaFine ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Once set, they were colored with Copic Markers. The backgrounds were distressed with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Ink (along with a mixture of Broken China and Peeled Paint behind the text on the second card). On the second card, the pink/purple background was created by distressing Neenah Tiara White cardstock with Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then flicking with water to create the water spots. All stamps Penny Black (4190K Welcome to Mimi's and 4035K Letters and Flowers)