Sunday, September 9, 2012

Penny Black Floral Frame - Weekend Mini Card Challenge

Penny Black is hosting a weekend challenge on their blog.  The challenge is to make a mini card of any shape or design as long as it's a mini card and uses only Penny Black stamps.  Then post it on their Flickr Group Gallery by midnight tonight PST.  They'll be giving out some prize packages on Tuesday on their blog.  I decided to get my act together at the last minute (as usual) and enter the challenge. 

Below is the card I posted on their Gallery and my photostream.  It measures 3" wide x 4-3/4" high.

Penny Black stamps used are:
Floral Frame Cling 40-138
Free Flight clear Acrylic 30-117
Brick Wall Cling 40-137

The frame is popped up with dimensional foam tape.  Everything except the background inside the frame is colored with Copic markers after stamping with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat drying or Clear heat embossing.  The flowers and bird on the frame were stamped a second time, colored, cut out and popped up on the frame.  The background inside the frame is sponged with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress inks - Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage and Picked Raspberry.  The bird inside the cage is stamped with VersaMark and Evergreen Bough Distress inks.  I added a few Stickles and some white gel pen highlights to finish it. 

Thanks for stopping by.. Have a great start to the week.


Elizabeth Allan said...

Susan I am so glad you had a chance to create something for the challenge and what a "mini" masterpiece!

Anesha said...

Wonderful card!

lieselotte said...

I love how you layered this card. Your coloring is amazing, especially the brick wall. Great card, Susan!