Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Caardvarks Card Challenge using Penny Black stamps

Caradvarks blog is having a Penny Black card challenge with amazing prizes from Penny Black. All you have to do is make a card inside and out to enter, the deadline is today though at midnight, so get out all your cardmaking stuff and participate. You have 3 chances to win, go to Caravarks blog or Penny Black to make the connection to Caravarks for all the fabulous details and to check out their online gallery.
I used Penny Black Stamp Christmas Text stamp block and Holly Jolly Clear Stamps.
I first stamped the Christmas Text stamp on a white piece of card stock using Memento ink, distressed the edges using a distressing tool, and then inked the edges with Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap using a blending tool. I took a glue pen and the Flower Soft Sage Fine to do the leaves and allowed it to dry.

My card is an A2 card and I use 2 sheets of Fancy Pants paper from the Traditions Collection.

I cut one piece from the Holiday Sentiments, inked and glued it lopped sided to the face of my card. I took my Christmas Text piece and added it to the top, bent over one edge and added a few staples from my tiny attacher to the top left corner and again on the bottom right.

I stamped my snowman and mouse onto white card stock and colored in with my Copic markers: R24,R27, R81, Y19, E31, E33 and G02. Once I had them colored I then distress these with my distressed inks. I fussy cut them an added the snowman to the front of my card with pop dots, added a little bit of Frosted Lace Stickles.

On the inside of my card I added one of the journal tags from the Fancy Pants paper, fussy cut the packages from another of the tags and glued them to top of the journal tag. I added my fussy cut mouse to the right of the package so it would look like he placing his package on top of it.

I placed just a small black string to the top of the his package. I added a small amount of Frosted Lace Stickles to the mouses hat. Almost forgot the most important part: Stamp the sentiment on the Journal Tag!!!! Enjoy.