Friday, January 20, 2012

Penny Black Poppies Sympathy

Sympathy cards are difficult for every cardmaker, I think. I also think that handmade sympathy cards express heartfelt thoughts and prayers. For this card I used a lovely Penny Black stamp simply titled "Poppies." Usually when I think of Penny Black stamps I think of the darling and whimsical hedgehogs and critters but there are many gorgeous floral images as well and this is one I particularly like. This week on Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog the theme is "Anything Goes" and this afforded me the opportunity to use this beautiful Penny Black floral stamp.
Using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch I created layered butterflies with red cardstock and vellum with pearl bodies.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black (Poppies) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and image watercolored with Tombow markers
Designer Paper: Autumn Leaves "Pretty Poppies" Mat Stack, card base and images are on Fabriano Aquarello watercolor paper (MY FAVORITE!), red cardstock is from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Martha Stewart Eyelet border punch and butterfly punch, Nestibilities oval and scalloped oval dies, Tombow markers and tiny white half pearls

I have some Valentine surprises in the works that I hope to be able to post very soon that perhaps you might like to try too. So until later....



  1. Aww Jennifer how beautiful this creation the poppies so bright very uplifting for a sombre occasion.

    smiles Christine x

    ps Die Cut Dreams chall have a Sympathy theme this wk..

  2. Beautiful card - love the butterflies!
    Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  3. Very striking Jennifer and fabulos coloring.


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