Friday, November 8, 2013

Penny Black Stamp Squad Blog Hop

The Penny Black Stamp Squad is celebrating the Fan Favorites event with a  blog hop!!  Greta, Lin, Penny, Rosemary and I are glad you are hopping with us!
 
Hope you spy your personal favorites along the way.  I am the first stop after the Penny Black blog, so you are in the right place at the right time.
 
I made my first card  using the woodblock stamp Give Us a Kiss.  I love all of Penny Black's stamps, but the cute ones are especially fun to work with.  I stamped the bear and bird in black and then clear embossed.  Colored the image with Copics.  I then ran my cardstock through my Big Shot with a mini embossing folder of snowflakes.  I couldn't resist adding some sparkle with glitter glue.   An added bonus:  this is a one-layer card, easy to mail with no extra postage necessary. 
 

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I was having so much fun with these fan favorite stamps, I had to make a second card.  I used two cling stamps:  Harmony for the background and then the Amaryllis image.  I stamped the background with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white.  I rubbed distress ink over the white embossed image.  I colored the flower and pot with Copics, and then fussy cut the image.  I created the layers with white and solid colored card stock as well as a piece of the embossed background.  I added glossy accents to the pot and a gem to the center of the flower.
Hop 2
Hope you've had a fun week of choosing and purchasing fan favorite stamps!  If you haven't decided yet, I hope the cards you see today will help you make up your mind!
 
My incredibly talented stamp squad sister Greta is your next stop on the hop!   You're going to love what you see on her blog GG Creations!

30 comments:

KathR said...

I loved both of these cards, they were so sweet!

Dawn Turley said...

both of your cards are simply delightful. I adore the first one... it's so sweet.

Linda Mott said...

I love your bear and bird card.

Sarah said...

Two fabulous examples!!

Ellen said...


You have created two absolutely wonderful card. To emboss the first card with snowflakes was a great idea.

Paula (PEP) said...

Super the way you've demonstrated both cute & classy examples. The dimensional appearance of the first is super despite it being a one-layer card.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Love you cards, the first one is cute. The flower just pops right out, lovely.

Cathy A said...

Both gorgeous, I don't have either of these designs but I wish I did, especially that bear, he is so cute!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. The first one is so cute.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lin said...

What a great way to start our hop, Judy - your love of cute shines with that adorable Teddy, and the potted flower is so elegant against your beautifully stamped background!

Sandra said...

wonderful cards!
Sandra ltb

Rosemary said...

fantastic set of cards, judy! love the background on the second card... it really makes the flower pop!

walchowDesign said...

TWo beautiful card, Judy!

Cathy Homan said...

Oh my. These cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

fabiola jaques said...

fantastique créations, élégante et tellement chic, je suis vraiment fan, biz

Barb said...

Wowsers!! Your coloring on both cards is so beautiful, Judy! Love each of them!

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness.... Your cards are so adorable and beautiful!!

Greta said...

You've outdone yourself again, Judy! The first one is adorable with perfect stitching & coloring & the second one is...just WOW--love it!

Laura Jane said...

GREAT subtle snowflakes!

Donna Whitten said...

Great cards! I don't know why, but the first is my favorite. I love a one layer card that is easy to mail.

alexandra s.m. said...

Your cards are simply amazing Judy!
Bravo!!

dixiedog65 said...

Great cards and I agree penny black stamps are so easy to work with also.

dixiedog65 said...

Great cards and I agree Penny Black stamps are great to work with all the time.

Anita Braddock said...

beautiful cards love the layering and the colors love love the stitching. thanks for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. Love that gem in the middle of the flower. TFS

Anne said...

I love the richness of your cards and the beautiful water colour effects. Delightful!

Jnett said...

very pretty

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Amazing inspiration!! I am in LOVE with the Fun designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Kathy said...

Love your stamps, but the first one is my fave, first because of the adorable stamping and embossing, and second, because it is FLAT and easily mailed, which is how I send ALL my cards! Love it!

Penny Ward said...

Finally getting around to the hop...I am so behind! Cute bear card but the Flower is GORGEOUS. You do fussy cutting sooooo well!