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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

penny black brushstroke stamps...

Hello from some what snowy western Washington!!  We have been having snow showers over the last few days, but thankfully most of it hasn't stuck in my area!  My son is a little bummed, but he will get over it, lol!  On Monday morning an email from Penny Black Stamps landed in my inbox.  I opened it to discover that it contained a video on how to stamp with Penny Black's fabulous brushstroke stamps by the amazingly talented Jill Foster.  She constantly leaves me in awe with the magic she works with Penny Black stamps.  I watched the video not once, but twice and then in the afternoon when I had some time created this card using her technique.  My sweet friend, Greta, had gifted me with this beautiful Penny Black brushstroke stamp called effulgent almost a year ago and while I have played around with it a bit I just couldn't see to make it come to life... that is until I watched Jill's video!!  This was my first attempt with the technique and since I didn't get the stamp in the original packaging I didn't realize that some areas should be green, but I really like how it turned out so I made it into a card to share!  I think I will add this to the current Stamp Ink Paper challenge of cardmaker's choice.   To do the layered stamping I used Memento markers Angel Pink and Rose Bud, Ranger distress marker Gathered Twigs and Stampin Up! marker Early Espresso.  You can't tell in the photo, but after I die cut the piece I did some ink blending around the edges using Old Paper distress ink.

I was excited to try the technique again so after I got my kiddo off to school this morning I pulled out another PB brushstroke stamp called Berry Bramble and got to work.  This is another stamp I have had for awhile, but had been unable to come up with something that I like when I tried stamping with it.  With Jill's technique I was finally able to make something I was happy with!!   This time I used Memento markers Rhubarb Stalk and Potter's Clay and Ranger's Gather Twig.  After finishing up the stamping I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink which doesn't really show up in the photo.  I added the embossed strip of red cardstock to make the berries pop a bit more.   I have a few more Penny Black brushstroke stamps that are going to get inked up using the same technique!!  Penny Black posted another video this morning that was just as fabulous.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, SU! red, Arches Hot Press watercolor paper; Stamps:  Penny Black; Inks:  Memento, Ranger, VersaFine, Stampin Up!; Embossing folder


7 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! Perfect colors and designs! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--you were a great student, Rosemary! You did Jill proud with these beauties! I haven't had a chance to watch the videos yet, but now I definitely will! I don't expect mine to come out fabulous like yours did, but you've inspired me to try!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Rosemary - I'll have to check out the videos!

Anita in France said...

Wow, such stunners, Rosemary ... they're truly gorgeous! I was wondering about watching these videos (in my inbox!) ... now I know the answer ... definitely yes! Thanks for pushing me in the right direction! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv said...

Two fab cards Rosie, I have that first stamp and love how you coloured it. Thanks for inspiring me again. We are expecting snow very soon too! ;) hugs Viv xx

Tina Riddle said...

Wow! Both are absolutely gorgeous! I watched the video and was really impressed with this technique! I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

TK said...

Stunning! Your first card is absolutely stunning! Oh I could just drool over this one all day.... Your second is beautiful too, and your strip of red really brings it to life. Though your edge inking isn't bold, I think it's subtlety is perfect! Great job, Rosie!