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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Stand out from the Crowd and A Partridge in a Peartree by Penny

Goodly morning everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying some beautiful weather.  I have a couple of cards to share with you all today, the first is one of my samples from the April shows and the second is a Christmas design from last year.

Stand Out from The Crowd.

I have used stamps from the Heath Robinson House and Tagtastic sets; Koh-I-Noor paints, copper soft relief paste, Distress Inks, alcohol pens, copper EP, Versamark ink, gilding waxes,die cuts and a stencil from my stash.

I began by creating the tag, I stamped it with Versamark onto white card and embossed it with copper EP.  I then stamped the house and embossed it and cut the tag out.   I coloured the house with my pens then painted the background before mounting it onto black card.

I created the background by spritzing paints onto white card through a stencil.  When dry I used some copper paste through a small cogs stencil in each of the corners.  I blended black DI around the edges and mounted it onto black card.  I attached the panel to a white base card, added some die cut cogs that I had coloured with gilding waxes then attached the tag with 3D gel. 

I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto a spare piece of card coloured to match the background and matted it onto black card before attaching it to the card.

 A Partridge in a Peartree.

For this card I have used stamps from the Christmas Song set; alcohol pens, black Versafine ink, clear EP, Distress Ink, an embossing folder and some glitter from my stash.

I stamped the Peartree image in black ink onto smooth white card, and embossed it with clear EP.  I coloured it with pens and added glitter to highlight.  I used a couple of nesting dies from my stash to cut out the focal panel and a piece of black card.  I blended some DI around the edges of the focal panel then matted it onto the black card. 

I took a piece of Kraft card and embossed it in a Christmas folder from my stash.   I then die cut it and added DI to the edges. I added some ribbon to the bottom of the focal panel then  I attached both panels to a white base card overlapping them slightly.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto white card and cut it into a banner, added DI around the edges before attaching it to the card. 

This is a slight variation of the design.

Thank you very much for popping in today, I hope that you've enjoyed this post.  I'll be back next month with a few more crafty projects, in the meantime my team mates will be bringing you lots of crafty inspiration!  

Take care peeps until next time,

                             xx  Penny  xx


  1. Brilliant makes! Stand Out from The Crowd have fabulous colours and textures, it's so vibrant! Love also the neutral colours of A Partridge in a Peartree!

  2. Three gorgeous cards and love the bright colours Penny. You have given the background a beautiful mechanical background which matches the house perfectly, and then the two different versions of the partridge look fantastic. x

  3. Love the house and mechanical additions, but the others are just as beautiful. Great work.

  4. WOW!! what fantastic and gorgeous cards Penny, your creativity is amazing, Kate x


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