Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Penny Black Valentine

Is it obvious how much fun I've been having as I make cards with stamps I have neglected for a while. My sweet Penny Black stamps have been collecting dust (and pet hair- YIKES!) for a while so I hopped on over to the PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE blog and decided to use the sketch layout for January week two challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Martha Stewart patterned paper
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic, sponged with Brilliance Pink
Accessories: Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, Nestibilities circle, scalloped circle and reversed scallop dies, Machine stitching, grosgrain ribbon, LOVE charm, stickles glitter glue, machine stitching, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Prima Flowers.

At first I was intimidated by the layout challenge. After I played with colors I decided it would look sweet as a background stitched in a sort of quilt fashion. Here is this week's sketch:
This will be another card I'm putting in my pile of Valentine cards to send. And what fun to dust off the Penny Black stamps.

Until later.....


  1. beautiful card jennifer....love the gorgeous papers...your sweet hedgie and all that fab stitching...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxx

  2. Cute card. I love those stamps, mind you I don't have any of my own.

    I see you are from Ont. Canada so am I. I am from Thunder Bay.


  3. Wow - this is beautiful! I love Penny Black stamps although I only own a few of them! This sketch is tremendous! I may have to try it as well.Love the paper you used and all the stitching!

  4. Very beautiful card! Love the coloring.

    Hugs, Sande

  5. Beautiful card Martha - adorable image, and I love your beautiful MS papers and fab quilting effect.

  6. meant to say ... thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  7. This is GORGEOUS Jennifer...makes me want to try the challenge!

  8. Hi Jennifer...this card is so, so beautiful. First of all, the image is fabulous and secondly, you surrounded the darling hedgehog with some of the prettiest papers I have ever seen!

    I am just thrilled that you liked my apron card! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

    Love ya, Glee

  9. Jennifer this is a beautiful card. Lovely and soft colours.

  10. Doesn't it feel good to ink up those good old stamps again?
    Love your card, great coloring and amazing stitched background!

  11. beautiful card, great sketch and the background detail is lovely. Sandi

  12. Ahh a fabulous card! and that stamp is so adorable!

  13. How cute is this! Love it! Your details make it perfect!

  14. this is brilliant! you are so talented.. I am in awe.. I am so glad I clicked on it to see the image enlarged.. Wasn't till I did that, that I saw all the intriquette detail.. Love it!

  15. Love, Love, Love you card! You surpassed the expectations for the sketch, I am sure.

  16. This is just adorable! Beautiful colors and coloring, adorable little hedgie!

  17. Lovely...I am so wanting that spikey nestie! Beautiful colors!


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