Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Penny Black Christmas

I just love the new Penny Black Christmas stamps.  I haven't posted in a while because I'm dong a lot of overtime at work but I still found time to order the new stamps.  There's always time to order more stash, right? 

I've been having a lot of fun playing with Penny Black's Christmas stamps but I don't have much time or daylight to photograph them.  I did manage to take this pic this morning and I hope to get some more photographs taken at the weekend.

The lamp was coloured with distress inks and stamped repeatedly using the MISTI.  I wiped some ink away from around the candle before stamping to give the illusion of light shining there.  The candle was coloured with watercolour markers before stamping, the MISTI makes this easy.  I then used Versamark on the stamp and stamped again, heat embossing with clear ink to protect the image while I used watercolours all around the image to create the lamplight.  

Isn't that snowman just the cutest?  I watercoloured him, adding black enamel accents for eyes and buttons and some sparkle pen on his hat and scarf, and to some of the snow shadows but sparkle just doesn't show in photographs.

Hope to be back soon with more Christmas cards because these stamps are a joy to use.

Ger x

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  1. This looks stunning Ger!! Love your background colouring and your super cute snowman. Best of all is the lantern and how you built up layers to give effect of light shining through. Very creative. Most of my very first Christmas stamp purchases were Penny Black but I am neglecting them all now... you've inspired me to check them out. Nicola x

  2. Hey Ger! Nice to see you dropping by my blog! You are right, we always have time to add to the stash! ;) Your card is so adorable- that snowman is stinking cute! Love your addition of clear embossing effect along with the watercolors! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Ger! I love the scene you've created, it's adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx