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Sunday, 28 June 2020

Birthday Mail and Peaceful Dreams

Hello everyone, I hope you are all safe and well.  For my last post of this month I have a couple of quick cards featuring the lovely stamps from last month's shows on tv.

Birthday Mail.

I have used stamps from the Kingfisher Song, Sticks and Stones and Birthday Words sets, Versamark ink, gold EP, pearlescent paints, gold glitter paste, CB Strip Stencil, blue Versaclaire ink and clear EP.  

I used a Gelli plate plate background that I had in my stash of backgrounds and added some gold glitter paste through a stencil.  When it was dry I trimmed the background card , added a border with a gold pen and blended some gold gilding wax along the edges of the card.  

I stamped and embossed the large Kingfisher image on a piece of black card, using Versamark ink and gold EP.  I then painted the image and cut it out. 

I took a white base card and stamped a sentiment and a small image in blue Versaclaire ink.  I used a blue Distress ink to colour the small image.  

I attached the focal panel to the base card to complete the project.  This is a nice quick card that would be suitable for both male and female recipients.

Peaceful Dreams.

I have used stamps from the Kingfisher Song and Trees a Crowd sets, black Versaclaire ink, alcohol pens and a few die cuts from my stash.

I wanted to create my own twist on a black and white card with a splash of added colour, so I opted for a selection of grey tones with bright spots of green.  I took a piece of white card and stamped the stone bridge image in black ink, then added the tall tree scene to one side.  I positioned the images to create scene and perspective and I used a black fineliner pen to add and extend the lines of the scenery.  I then coloured the whole focal panel with my pens.  

When that was done I stamped a sentiment in black then I matted the panel onto black card.  I took a white base card and stamped one of the tree images repeatedly along the top and bottom edges of the card front.  I attached the focal panel and added a few die cuts. 

Thank you for dropping in today, I hope that you have enjoyed this post.  I shall be back next month with some more crafty fun to share with you. 

Until then stay safe and well,

                                     x x Penny x x


  1. I love the wonderful focal image of the kingfisher over the bright blue and gold panel with the textural gold paste, and the scene you have created with black, white and some lovely bright green trees, and an interesting sky and softer tones for the hills and foreground, is very interesting and pretty too. Two beautiful cards Penny. x

    1. Thanks so much Pat, glad you like them! xxx

  2. Your kingfisher is a resplendent bird with it's added part gold background, fabulous work. As for your trees it's a wonderful scene, beautifully done.
    Take care
    Faith x


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