Thursday, 10 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good afternoon.

I've spent a lovely couple of hours in my craft room making a card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is swirls.



The stamp I have used is Penny Black 4039K 'Candid'. I love the Penny Black floral stamps and have many of them on my wish list.

I stamped the image twice so that I could cut out some extra petals and a flower to layer onto the base image. I coloured the image with a Copic Ciao and a Promarker and then heat embossed the pieces I wanted to layer with a clear embossing powder (this shows more clearly in the cropped picture). I also added some "Diamond Black" stickles to the centre of the flower.

The yellow cardstock has been embossed using a Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" embossing folder. I also used my new Crafts Too "Dots" embossing folder on the oval mat, this embossing folder is great as it is 5 x 5 inches - I can see me using this one a lot.

Thank you for visiting and taking a look.

Best wishes, Clare x


36 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
lovely elegant card i like the yellow black combo x
hope your day results in more craft projects x
hugs
Suzie qx

Kat said...

This is lovely Clare, it's so elegant. I love all PB stamps. For once I am not at the last minute with my PB challenge entry!!

Kat xx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Clare...the embossing looks fab :) Donna x

chris said...

Hi Clare
wow what a stunning elegant card so sophisticated.
hugs chris xx

Irene said...

Clare this is stunning and gorgeous. Fabulous colours and cuttling with a fantastic image.

luv
irene
xxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynne K said...

A beautiful and elegant card. The colour scheme is lovely. The black scalloped border really makes the image stand out. I know what you mean about the PB floral stamps, I love them too!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Clare, a very summery card. Lets hope it brings us a bit more sunshine!
Clairex

Liz, said...

Hi Clare


You joined in the fun at Penny Black…your creation is beautiful and very elegant.

Liz x

pinky said...

Clare at first glance I thought you had used a decoupage sheet, wow girl the flowers just look so stunning.
Pinky

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

Fantastic card, love the combination of flowers and swirls.

Hugs Ali x

kath said...

stunning elegant card clare...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

Vee said...

Wow! Clare this is really beautiful. I love the PB image and your colouring is just perfect. The elegant swirls is one of my favourite embossing folders, I use it all the time.
Hugs
x Vee

Juls said...

gorgeous, Love the fab summer feel to this one and the embossing is just gorgeous!! hugs Juls

Tracy said...

This is beautiful, Love the colour, gorgeous flowers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

LINDA said...

This is simply beautiful..Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful card Clare, love the floral image and the embossing is a perfect finishing touch.
luv
debby

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh Clare, this is stunning. I must dash and see all the other wonderful cards you have been creating lately!
Hugs
TRacy

Francesca said...

Image is gorgeous , I love the embossing
Hugs
Francesca

Vicky said...

Another lovely card Clare, gorgeous colours and the image is fantastic
Good luck with your ebay list if you want any help spreading the word just give me the nod
x
Vicky

Annie said...

a beautiful card Clare, so simply elegant. thanks for the info about the dp - I'll have to talk to Kim!
hugs, annie x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, love the way youve decoupaged your flower and the colour scheme is gorgeous, fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

lisa said...

This is stunning Clare. I love the way you've used the embossing, it really shows off those beautiful flowers.
I've been admiring your punched card too, you really don't need anything else with these fantastic punches do you.
Have a great weekend.
Lisax

Jules said...

Hi Clare

What a gorgeous card.

Love what you have done with the flowers - great look.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Danielle said...

Clare, what can I say??

Beauty + simplicity = one perfect card!

Hugs, Danielle

joey said...

WOW Clare this is just stunning, gorgeous colour combo and beautiful layout, love it, thanks for joiningus at penny black saturday

Joey.x

Violets Corner said...

Lovely card Clare! And very elegant :)

Love
Maarit

Dora said...

Awww wow this is really so pretty and elegant, love the embossed backgrounds, they're fab and how you cut out the flowers to stay out of the main base. PS thanks for your comment on my card xxx

Jacilynn said...

I love the embossing! soo very pretty! i love that u use yellow so much! it looks great.
x

craftimamma said...

Hi Clare, I'm just about caught up with my blog friends after being away last week. It's taken me a week to do it!

I love this card. You always make them so clean and neat and very professional looking too. I can see why you like the image and the embossed decoupage looks stunning.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

brenda said...

Hi Claire

Your card is absolutely stunning.

I came to check you out because you have not come up on my dashboard for ages, no idea what is going wrong but need to check it all out.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Jane said...

a gorgeous card, I must get some of those stamps!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
thank you for your lovely comments and for mentioning the sir stampalot challenge i have just added my card x
thanks mate who wouldn't want to win that lovely prize x
hope your enjoying your Sunday, ive eaten so much feel sick! ugh
hugs
Suzie qx

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itsabrt said...

Oh Clare this is stunning and that single brad really makes this shine! Beth

Liz's creative corner said...

This is lovely, fantastic colouring and I love the way the image goes outside the ovel, thanks for your lovely comments too, hugs Liz xx