Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Wish From The Heart

What does Penny Black really look like? Anybody know? Or is she an imaginary person who's name just sounded cool on some rubber stamps. If you "Google" Penny Black Stamps, a bunch of postage stamps from the UK come up as links! I just cant get enough of her images and phrases-especially the calligraphy ones (I am working on some of those).

This is a pretty simple card really. I stamped both the image and the phrase stamps on white card stock that has flecks of silver embedded in it. It was colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol and I Stickled the bow with glitter. Then I ran the edge of the dried piece over a dark red ink pad to add a little depth. This was layered on olive green textured card stock with pop dots. Under this I laid a piece of thin gold metallic paper and all this went on a dark burgundy folded textured card.

Using a Trio Tape Runner from Judikins, I applied a piece of ribbon across the bottom and cut it off even on the sides. Normally I would want more sparkle on this but I think the image needs to be center stage and the black background I photographed it on lets that show thru.


  1. I don't know if Penny Black is a real person. I assume she is the artist. I love your card, Jan! The Penny Black image is awfully cute! Great job on the layout and coloring!!


  2. Cute card and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi!! I love Penny Black too. I have had some trouble with my computer but have all kinks worked out now.
    Aren't you glad that Penny Black finally has their website up and running.
    Thanks for posting.


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