Friday, February 21, 2020

Penny Black & Poppystamps

Still lots of products listed in my for sale pages.

Penny Black was one of the first companies I was introduced to when I started stamping.  I still have a huge collection--many wood mounted.  My CAS birthday card was inspired by AAA where the theme is one corner & option of using older stamps.
It's been awhile since I used Verdant from 2013 & I paired it with a sentiment from 2004 that I often use.  I was also inspired by the JUGS color challenge of Black, Gold, Cream--but didn't make the deadline.  Luckily I still have my old fashioned stamp positioner which I used to get a heavy inking of Delicata Golden Glitz--beautiful shimmer in person.  The positioner also allowed me to position the sentiment just where I wanted it, although it just took 1 inking with Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I'm also entering PBSC & SSS Wednesday.
...or Hedgie
Next is my entry for Poppystamps February Challenge.  Luckily it says you qualify using just 1 animal.  The Easter Bunny Egg die is so cute, but I don't think it necessarily has to just be for Easter.
I used Scribble Hello & little alpha stickers for the sentiment.  I may add an Easter sentiment inside or just send it as a springy hello card.  I did a tiny bit of coloring with markers & a white gel pen to match the LF plaid panel.
The pink background was embossed with a very old herringbone folder.  Amazing what a different look you get compared to leaving it plain.  I added yellow Stickles to the flowers, black Pico Embellisher to the die cut word & a bow from white embroidery thread.  I'm also entering DRUSSS Wednesday & Virginia's Show & Share.
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25 comments:

  1. Both cards are beautiful, Greta. But I am impressed with the elegance of the simplicity of your first card. Kisses, my friend.

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  2. Beautiful CAS first card and always great to use older craft goodies. Adorable Bunny card and the herringbone texture looks great. Lovely idea to use it as a Spring card x.

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  3. two great cards, Greta - love the simplicity of your first card and that little bunny card is adorable!

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  4. Perfect CAS on the first card, Greta, and the bunny is too cute! Every time I see your posts I'm inspired to create. Thanks.

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  5. Love the simplicity of the first one Greta, it speaks volumes! And that bunny is adorable!

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  6. Loving the pinks of the second card Greta, but the elegance of the first probably just tips it for me and of course because it's PB, like you they were some of the first stamps I ever bough. way back in the 90's and treasure my wood mounted ones.

    B x

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  7. two super sweet cards Greta. I too have a number of PB stamps - on wood and that little sentiment is still one of my favourite ones to use. I must get them all out again and have some fun.

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  8. They are both wonderful cards! I love the CAS design of your first card and then your second card is so cute with that bunny and basket! Fun projects!

    Theresa

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  9. Greta, your black and gold confection would have been a stunner in the jugs gallery. Love the sentiment font and the design. Your bunny cards are soo darned cute. Love them.

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  10. I love your cards. Both are wonderfully made.

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  11. These are just so wonderful Greta, love the corner stamp and the bunny basket and embossing. Fabulous cards.
    Faith x

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  12. oh that first card is just so elegant, greta! and the second one is just too sweet!

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  13. Oh Greta this is soooooooo adorable!!Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DIES R US
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. Did you know this adorable card also qualifies for the 'Hello' challenge over on Double D? http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/02/saying-hello.html

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  14. How lovely to dust off some of the older stamps in the collection and give them a day in the sun! Love the simplicity of your Birthday card. As for the Bunny card - what to say? So sweet and suitable for many occasions.

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  15. Super corner card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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  16. What a cute card!Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

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  17. Now you are all ready for Easter with this cute card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge.
    Barbara DT

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  18. Adorable 'hello' card, you are right, this can be used anytime...super cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  19. Sweet and happy Easter card! Love the embossing folder that you used. Great colors, papers and die cuts. Thanks for joining the Double D, "HELLO" Challenge.

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  20. YAY! I'm so glad you came to share this sweet Easter creation with us over at Double D! Thanks so much for joining in the fun. Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  21. Totally different and still two lovely cards my friend!

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  22. Wonderful cards that really show off your style Greta - the first is so clean and elegant - like a letterpress card from a fancy shop.. and the second is SO CUTE!!! I love them both!

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  23. Darling designs, Greta! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

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  24. Hi Greta loving your beautiful and sunny cards!

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  25. A gorgeous cas card Greta, very classy.
    Thanks for joining this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
    Lorraine x

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