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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Penny Black Stamp Squad Blog Hop!

 
Hello friends!!  Happy Saturday!  Now that all of the members of the Penny Black Stamp Squad have been revealed we are celebrating with the first ever Penny Black Stamp Squad blog hop!! Woo hoo!!! Not only are we hopping, we're giving away stamps, too!!  Leave a comment on each blog, including the Penny Black blog, for a chance to win a selection of Penny Black stamps.   You should have arrived here from the blog of  my uber talented Stamp Squad teamie Penny Ward.  However, if this is your first stop you may want to head over to the Penny Black blog where you can find the complete hop list and start from the beginning. 


For my card today I used the following Penny Black stamps:  eloquence (30-162), blooming garden (30-155) & fleur de lys (40-204).  When I first saw the blooming garden set I knew I wanted to use one of the images along with my distress inks.  I lightly inked up the fleur de lys background stamp with Old Paper distress ink, place the cardstock on top and just lightly pressed the cardstock onto the stamp.  I then inked up the edges with additional Old Paper distress ink and then roughed up the edges a bit with my thumbnail.   The poppy image from blooming garden was stamped on the main piece using Forest Moss distress ink and then again on white cardstock using watermark ink.  Clear embossing powder was applied and the image was heat set.  I then applied Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks to the flowers.   The flowers and pods were trimmed out and adhered to the main piece using pop dots.  The sentiment was stamped using Tuxedo Black ink and a few sequins were applied to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by... don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some yummy Penny Black stamps!  And now off you go to the Penny Black blog!! 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Penny Black; Inks:  Ranger Old Paper, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks, Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMark watermark ink; vintage sequins

147 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie
This is absolutely stunning.
Smiles:)
Sue

shamela said...

What a lovely card..right up my ally. I love distressing edges and inking them too!

Thanks for sharing

Gillian R said...

Oh wow this takes my breath away it's so pretty

Kavitha Vadhri said...

embossing and distressing makes the flowers so beautiful,thanks for sharing.

Shirley N said...

Your card is beautiful, love your poppy image and your coloring method. Thanks for the inspiration!

patty said...

oh your card is wonderful!!! i love this stamp, hugs patty

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous delicate card, Rosemary! I love the subtle background.

Sylvie frlphoebe said...

Lovely creation like the flowers you used.Gorgeous coloring and pretty paper.
Hugs Sylvie

kateri said...

I love you card. Great beginning. I've seen your work in other places and I've always liked it. Thanks for telling us what you were doing and what you used. I appreciate that when designers take the time to do that.

Dawn Turley said...

Amazing Rosie... what a delightful card. The colour on the poppies is so pretty.

Pam from Maine said...

I really like all the techniques you used to create your great bkgd. Really nice looking card. Thank you for sharing.

judkajudi said...

Rosemary, this is so delicately beautiful! Love the softness of the background and the color of the flower. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch!

Janine said...

So soft, elegant and pretty - great card.

Lynn said...

Rosemary this is such a pretty card. Such soft colours . I love the sentiment . Thank you for sharing.

Kate Blair said...

I like the effect of old paper on this card something I have yet to master. I also like the idea of one colour for the pop. The card looks great

stampingthemoon said...

I love the color you used on the flowers very pretty and delicate!

KraftyKaren said...

Very elegant and sophisticated, the sprinkle of sequins just gives it that little extra oomph - I really love this card x

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the lightly stamped background and the poppy image. Great color combo :)

Paula (PEP) said...

A lovely use of Old Paper for the background giving such a soft backdrop for the poppy. A really superbly delicate portrayal of the poppy with your clear embossing & I particularly like your use of the sequins to gently add some sparkle.
Paula (PEP)

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! Love your distressed edges and subtle background, along with those gorgeous poppies, of course!

jcobb said...

Such a pretty card! I love the poppy stamp and really like the sentiment.

Lynne said...

thank you for the description of how you made this terrific card. I love the images of the flowers and how you colored them.

Dale Talley said...

Soft and lovely. You did a beautiful job of creating a light mood. Nice.

Penny Ward said...

Rosemary, your card is soooo lovely! I love the soft background and the delicate color of the flowers! Wowzers!!!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is so gorgeous! WOW, simply stunning!

Doris said...

Love the softness of this card. You made a pastel colored card look vibrant, which isn't easy!

LaVon Hall said...

This is stunningly beautiful. Love the soft colors and the sequins mimic dew drops on a summer morning.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your card! So soft and feminine, beautiful layered flower. TFS

CinnamonSally said...

Wow such a pretty and classy card, love the soft colours!

Kathy said...

I love the poppy stamp and your card is a lovely example of how to use this stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann Keever said...

So soft and lovely. My favorite!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

These flowers are definitely a favorite. Lovely card.

Betty said...

love the vintage look of your card and the colors you chose - and congrats on being part of the PB design team!

Crazydi said...

So delicate and pretty with that lovely distressed look - fabulous! :)

Linda said...

Oh! How lovely! Soft and gentle message done very elegantly!

Cheryl Fricker said...

Beautifully done. I just love how you colored with your distress inks. So elegant too. This would make a lovely sympathy card. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

jintyoo7 said...

Hi Rosie :)

LOVE your first Stamp Squad card, it is absolutely stunning, the inking is so delicate, and love the slightly aged look you gave the edges :)

Mary said...

Wow Rosemary. This card is beautiful. Love the distressed look. Just love the card. Beautiful.

Valerie said...

Oh my Goodness! Your card is gorgeous! I am SO glad that I have the Blooming Garden on order! ;) Thank you for sharing your beautiful card, I just might have to CAS it when my set comes in!;)
Valerie

Kim M said...

This card is simply beautiful! So soft and dreamy. Wonderful!

Samantha Klaebe said...

This is a beautiful card! Simple and very effective! love it!

maryc1254 said...

What a beautiful elegant card. Great coloring too.

Karry said...

Beautiful card, elegant!

lee marshall said...

very pretty card love it

dixiedog65 said...

What a soft touch to a great card

stamping sue said...

This card is so pretty!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Donna Jones said...

Love your subtle inking of the bg stamp and your 3d poppy heads :-)

Chrisann Majernik said...

Sweet and lovely. I could see framing this and hanging it in my stamp room. Such a calming, wistful creation.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pastel tone x

Sue D said...

Very soft and pretty--I like the subtle background.

computer2gal said...

Reminds me of a very elegant vintage card. Good job.

Kailash said...

Beautiful design, love the simplicity and the subtle background is fabulous. Such pretty colors on the flowers too!!

Lillian Child said...

Love the dimension and soft background to your card creation. This is absolutely stunning! thanks for sharing with us!

Valerie Babcock said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love the distressed background and those beautiful poppies!

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous colors and stamps...thanks so much for sharing.

Barb said...

Goodness, you've made those poppies look so gorgeous, Rosie! Love the softness of the background too! Beautifully done!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yay Rosie! The first blog hop--woot woot. Your card is absolutely stunning love the soft romantic colours my friend.

Jayne said...

Such a soft, elegant card. I don't usually think of poppies this way. Beautiful.

Dorothy C. said...

Gorgeous card - love the sequin accent.

Shanta said...

Such a lovely soft elegant card!! Love it!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Rosemary! I love everything about this beauty!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

stunning card...love the soft feel!

Anne said...

Such a delightful and delicate card! Superb!

RitaRamires said...

Amazing, subtle card..I love it!

Debi said...

Simply beautiful. Love how you did the BG and did the flower embossing in white. It really pops. TFS

Papermoon Dreams said...

Love the pale color of the Poppies & the design of this card!!!

lee marshall said...

very very nice

Unknown said...

So pretty. Really love it!
Ang

Carmen said...

your card is so soft looking. I love it.

Joan9876 said...

Beautiful, delicate card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary. Love those sequins, it looks so elegant with those pink flowers and pretty background., Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Nancy K said...

Hi Rosemary, congrats on your new Stamp Squad gig, so happy for you! I just love your card; it's beautifully feminine and that sentiment is excellent!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! Very soft and warming! Thanks for another great idea!

Darlene S. said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Angie D said...

Unique way of using the distress inks, very nice card made by a obviously talented person!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the subtleness of hte background stamp - beautiful card

Barb Housner

Jean Bullock said...

Cool techniques. I love the background paper you chose and the poppies are beautiful.

conil said...

AWESOME...delicate, sweet, just plain gorgeous. Anyone would love getting a card like this.

Sue Rose said...

very pretty!

kbo said...

Soft and pretty with the distress inks, makes me smile.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! Love the softness and love the sequins!

LINDA W. said...

I love the clean look of your card
it is beautiful..love the fussy-cut of the poppies...thanks for sharing

Melinda said...

Lovely, I love this poppy stamp, and the distressing look with old paper ink is just so classy.

Moosisk said...

Just lovely! I like how you colored the poppies to give it a gradient look. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Sherry Eckblad said...

Stunning card! Congrats on making the Stamp Squad and your first ever blog hop.

Lunéa Bidouille said...

Really nice blog hop !!

your card is really beautiful, so delicate & chic !

Hugs from France
Lunéa♥
http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

Denise E. said...

I love the technique you used for the background. The images are so soft and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love this card, the embossing, distressed ink and your finishing tough. TFS

mypapercraftworld said...

Elegant and lovely, Rosemary, such a gorgeous soft, feminine look! Anita :)

Rene Stansell said...

So pretty and delicate, I love it.
Rene from OZ xo

Mary Ann said...

OH WOW!Beautiful card!Love your flowers,AWESOME!!!

Jana said...

So elegant and pretty

Marita said...

What a soft, delicate, stunning card! I am in love with the poppy stamp!

Unknown said...

I do so love that poppy stamp.
I may just have to finally buy it.
Keep those beautiful cards coming our way.

Delia said...

A very pretty & delicate-feeling card! Love the vintage look.

cghundley said...

This is so soft
and pretty. I really
like the use of the
sequins.
Carla from Utah

joy said...

I love everything about this card, Rosemary! Very, very pretty.

SHartl said...

What a pretty soft colored card. Love the distressed shabby chic look!

Karenladd said...

I love the softness of this card and the vintage look. Beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

Rosemary, your card is simply stunning. The softness of the stamping blends so well with the flow of the poppies.

Renee said...

Gorgeous card, so delicate and love the vintage inking of the corners!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! THis is so beautiful! I love how subtle that background is!

Isha Gupta said...

Huge Congratulations Rosemary. Love love your card....I love this flower and pink :) TFS

Barb Wagar said...

I really love how you did your poppy stamp! White ink and soft pinks.. it's so so pretty! Thanks for sharing how White ink works!

sharon smith said...

I love the delicate nature of this card. The flowers are so perfect! Very inspiring! Thanks for the opportunity to win a PB stamp.

Joan V said...

Wow, love this card. So delicate. Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

beautiful card!

Martha said...

Hi, Rosemary! How FUN that there is already a Blog Hop! Your card is a real BEAUTY! I love the pretty flowers and the distressed look! Beautifully done! You are always an inspiration!

C. M. Taylor said...

I love those poppies! You did a great job of making this a shabby - chic card with simplicity! I just love the clean lines and the fact that the lines are not harsh. Great job!

Diane Bolton said...

This has all the elements of a great card. Thanks for the simple, clear directions.

fun stamping said...

So pretty, your card - that subtle background is lovely!

Robin K. said...

Congratulations Rosemary!!!!! I am lovin' who they picked for the stamp squad and I'm so excited to see what you all create during your term!! Your card is breathtaking!!!

Tracy Brown said...

So soft and sweet! Nice job

StampNK said...

This card is so pretty. I love all the details and the softness of the image.

Laurie in MN said...

Love the card and coloring.

Vicky said...

Love this crd. I like your background with the distress inks. Nice coloring on the flowers.

Rexann Menz said...

What a Lovely Card and the colors are my favorite!!

Rexann

Katie said...

Wonderful card! I love the subtle background and how the flowers pop! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!

starqueen said...

Rosemary,
Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love the lovely soft feel of this card. The fleur de lys background is so subtle and allows your flowers to just jump from the page. Thanks for sharing.

clavell said...

Wow...what a stunning card!

robinscrap said...

I totally love all the stamps of Penny Black!
I am biologist and one of my favorite flowers is Poppy :-)
Congratulations for this nice work!
Chiara

loulou said...

This card is so elegantly beautiful. I love the touch of distressing and those gorgeous poppies.

Karen Schroeder said...

Beautiful card...just love it!

Gerrina said...

Love the delicaty and elegance you made!

Katarina said...

Beutiful, love the soft, eerie look.

Candida said...

Oh Wow! Your card is stunning! So feminine and delicate. I loved it!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card with beautiful coloring! The poppies stamp is gorgeous!

Ruth H said...

What a classy card. Love the background stamping and the pop of color on the flower. Gorgeous!

Chris said...

The pinks are beautiful! Such a pretty card!

Jan Castle said...

Love the soft tone of the poppies....makes a beautiful card!!!

WingedOne said...

Thanks for sharing a beautiful card. The use of the distressed paper edges with the softness of the flowers is very charming. Great work!

Emma Hubbard said...

stunning card..poppies are my fav and the words are lovely..love word stamps.x

Sally said...

Beautiful simplicity, Rosemary! Love the softly stamped background, beautifully colored poppies, and scattering of sequins. Congrats on being a member of Penny Black's Stamp Squad!

Sue W said...

What a pretty feminine card! Sure the brighten anyones day!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the process - I love the soft feminine feel.

terri feierabend said...

I like the soft colors you chose for the background it makes the poppies stand out so beautifully

Maria said...

Very soft beautiful card with lovely flowers! Great touch with the sequins!

Sue McRae said...

This is such a pretty card Rosemary. Love the softly distressed background for those poppies.

Jan Shore said...

Beautifully elegant card! Great color selection!

MerjaHannele said...

Your card is so sensitive - love the colors together!

Yvette said...

Very elegant! Very beautiful!

Susan said...

Oh Rosemary -- your card is so elegant and beautiful. I love the subtle shades using the distress ink and of course the Penny Black stamp is fabulous!

Kathy S said...

I love your card. It is very subtle, but stands out. Hard to accomplish.

Pam W Merwin said...

How beautiful, Rosemary! I LOVE the softness of the card!

Michelle said...

the most stunning card I have seen in a while! lovely!