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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Beachside Memories and Bright and Grungy by Penny

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and not too soggy lol!  Yes it's still raining here in the West country so I've brought you a couple of bright and cheerful cards using the beautiful stamps from the October shows. 

Beachside Memories.

For the first card I have used stamps from the Baroque Ephemera 1, Baroque Ephemera 2, Eccentric Edwardian, and Seashore Scenes sets, Distress Inks, and sepia Versafine ink.

I took a piece of copier paper and stamped various images randomly all over it using DIs.  I then spritzed the paper with water and scrunched it up to create a distressed vintage look.  When it was dry I blended ink around the edges and over the ridges in the paper to add to the effect.  I then attached the background paper to an ivory base card.

I took some smooth white stamping card and stamped the post card image and the ticket images a couple of times in Versafine ink and coloured them with DIs.  I stamped a seaside scene onto one of the post cards and coloured it.  I cut out all the images then scuffed, rolled and blended ink around the edges to distress them.  I then stamped a couple more images and treated them in the same way before arranging all of them on the front of the card.  When I was happy with the design I attached them to the card.

Bright and Grungy.

For this card I have used stamps from the Floral Grunge, Baroque Ephemera 1 and Baroque Ephemera 2 sets, Distress Inks, matt spray inks, sepia Versafine ink.

On a piece of smooth white card I stamped the Floral Grunge image in the center and masked it.  I then used two colours of spray inks and spritzed the card.  When the background was dry I stamped several ephemera images using sepia ink.  On a spare piece of card I stamped the floral image again then painted and cut out the flower.     

I attached the spare flower in 3D onto the panel then blended DI around the edges.  I added gold pen around the edges then matted the panel onto brown card.  I took a white base card and blended yellow ink around the edges then attached the focal panel.  I stamped a word onto white card, cut it out and added ink around the edges before attaching it to the card.

Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and that I have inspired your crafty mojo a little bit.

Keep well and stay warm till next time,

                                                xx  Penny  xx


  1. Wow!! Amazing both the cards and just LOVE the vintage effect on the first one, thanks for sharing how you made it!!

  2. Two very different looks Penny using the Ephemera stamps and with the added flower for the second. I love the way you have scrunched the stamped background and also done something similar to the tickets before you added them to the card, and the second looks fabulous in those bright citrus colours in the background, in contrast to the flower which you have kept in a pretty light yellow so it stands out beautifully. x

  3. Fab! I love the vibrancy on your second offering :)

  4. WoW! Two completely different pieces and I love them both. I really like the background effects of your first card and the vintage crinkle look is superb. I really like how you've coloured your flower of the second one and the burst of colour around it looks amazing. Brilliant designs x


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