Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Penny Black for The Flower Challenge #51

My last blog post for 2020 and such a beautiful challenge on which to leave this year behind:
I am also going to play along with NBUS for December, for I have never before used this Penny Black stamp!
This stamp by Penny Black is called Becoming. Penny Black has the most amazing line of stamps and this type is perfect for watercolor techniques.
If you ever need to make quick cards, this type of stamp is perfect. Place the stamp on a large acrylic block or your Stamp positioner, like MISTI. I used Ranger Distress Ink because it is water soluble and works well for this technique.
Stamp the lighter color first. I used Spun Sugar on the floral images and Crushed Olive on the leaves. Spritz with water (gentle spray) from about a foot above the inked stamp and close onto your card base. In this case, I used Bristol Smooth from BLICK Art Materials. Works beautifully with water.

I let it dry, just a bit, so its not soaking wet and then inked the dark pink, Picked Raspberry, around the edges of the floral image and the dark green, Forest Moss, here and there around the leaves. Another spritz with water and stamp again. You should have a beautiful blend.

Don't wipe your stamp between the 2 colors. This was you'll get even more of a blend.

Lots of fun blends can be achieved. It's a really fun technique! Here are a couple more (I actually made 12 cards!):
My Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment came from Honey Bee Stamps With Sympathy set. This set has so many options for mixing and matching sentiments, it is one of my go-to sets:
I trimmed the card fronts with my all-time favorite rectangle die that leaves little tiny bead stitches all around the edges. It is from Sugar Pea Designs:
Lastly, as per the challenge, I had some clear sequins that I have had in my stash for a long time. Just a little sparkle, because this is a sympathy card.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you give this technique a try. It's addicting, for sure. Happy Holidays to all!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. This is such a glorious card Anita. In fact I love all of them, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and Happy Christmas too ;) Viv DT xx

    1. Thank you, Viv for the kind comments! Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous assortment using this one stamp. Love the watercolor feel to them.

  3. Thank you, Colleen. Yes, I do too love the watercolor feel to this stamp.



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