Friday, October 26, 2012

Penny Black Sticker Card

I've admired the beautifully colored Penny Black stickers for a long time & got a couple sheets some years ago.  Jill gave some great suggestions on how to use them last year, but I never got around to trying it.  Not long ago I had some more given to me including the 2012 Christmas Collage sheet.  The colors are so unique & the images are wonderful, so finally I made a card--yah!  I remember Jill saying she always gets 2 of a sheet so you have images to use for dimension & her biggest tip was to put the sticker onto cardstock & then you can use it just like a stamped image--no fear of sticking it down & having it wrong.  I cut out all the poinsettias, full & partial.  The top center bloom is popped up & the rest are glued on top of the corresponding image.  They all add dimension because they are cardstock weight--love it!      You can't tell in the photo, but I traced over the petal outlines with a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen for subtle sparkle.  The card is Spellbinders Labels 8 & I inked the edges with Distress Inks old paper, pumice stone & peeled paint--close match for the sticker's coloring.  The large lace image from PB lace delight stamp set was inked with pumice stone & stamped on the bottom of the card front.  Doesn't it make a great background?  I'll be using that again!  Just got this gorgeous ribbon at our little boutique (not sure why, but they have lots of by the yard ribbon) & it's a perfect match.  The strip of lace doesn't show very much, but still adds texture & interest, I think.  "Noel" is from PB in a pear tree & is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black.  Now I'm anxious to use my other stickers.  You might want to give them a try--great when you don't have time to color (or if coloring is not your strength--like me!).  Thanks for coming by.  I love hearing what you think of my work.  Enjoy your weekend.

14 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Greta! Love your wonderful shading and that gorgeous ribbon!

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  2. I have never used these stickers before Greta but wow!!!! they are gorgeous! This card is just stunning..

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  3. I love, love, love this card! You've so perfectly combined the sticker with every other element on your page. Serious WOW factor here!! You've inspired me to make some sticker cards!!! HUGS!

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  4. Wonderful use of the sticker Greta, this card has such elegance to it

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  5. Greta you took these sticker to a whole other level!! Literally!! Love the stacked dimension and the creative use of shapes for layering and the card base.

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  6. oh gosh greta... your card is so gorgeous!! i love how you used the stickers... thinking i need to get some myself!

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  7. So Pretty! love all the dimension, the beautiful bow and the touch of lace.

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  8. I love this card Greta and the way you blended the inks , very very special. your uk blog friend haha
    Kim x

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  9. I really love how this turned out Greta. PB stickers are so awesome, they really look like they have been stamped. And the shapes are delightful.

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  10. Beautiful! I had no idea PB had stickers so I'm going to have to check it out now.

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  11. You've brought the stickers to a great dimension on the card, Greta!

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  12. WOW! This is GORGEOUS, Greta! Love the design, colors, and how you've used the PB stickers.

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  13. Beautiful! I love the tilted die cut and those gorgeous stickers...I thought they were copic-colored till I read. Stunning

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