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A Sparkly Easter

March 14, 2011

Welcome back to the Penny Black Blog! This week we’ll be featuring Easter Cards from each of our Designers. You’ll notice something in common with the cards you see this week — they all contain glittery, shimmery goodness! Here’s my Easter Card using one of our new Slapstick Stamps, “Pansy Bunny“;

I stamped the image onto the white side of Penny Black’s Mix & Match cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I added glitter with a fine-tipped glue pen to certain areas for some sparkle.  When I was adding glitter, I added one color at a time, allowed it to dry, then added the next color. The glitter catches the light and brings the image to life!

To create the background, I stamped just the top portion of the pot’s flowers over and over again in moss green, then filled-in the flowers with a muted pink marker. I used the same technique to add glitter, using a glue pen.

You can probably guess what this week’s challenge entails — Glitter! Create a new Penny Black stamped card using glitter and enter it into our Gallery by Midnight, PST on Sunday night.  Be sure to tag your card with “sparkle“.  A winner will be chosen to receive their choice of three Penny Black stamps or stamp sets! As you may know – all challenges are posted on Mondays, and all winners on Tuesdays. Good luck! We can’t wait to see what YOU can do with glitter!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2011 1:49 am

    so pretty and sparkly. Love it …. such a cute image

  2. March 14, 2011 2:46 am

    Cute image and it sparkles 😀

  3. March 14, 2011 3:13 am

    What a cute one.


  4. March 14, 2011 3:21 am

    How adorable how you have made your own background and that stamp is just the best, Luv Sam x

  5. March 14, 2011 4:18 am

    Wow… adore that shimmer and glitter. Stunning.

  6. Michel E permalink
    March 14, 2011 4:24 am

    What a cute card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. March 14, 2011 4:57 am

    Adorable card, Jenyfur! I like your idea of stamping just the flower part on the card base – it really looks great.

  8. March 14, 2011 6:37 am

    Absolutely adorable card! I love how you used part of the stamp for the background, and the addition of the sparkle! Beautiful!

  9. Cathy A permalink
    March 14, 2011 7:41 am

    That is such a cute image and the glitter on the leaves and flowers certainly gives it the wow factor!

  10. March 14, 2011 8:55 am

    so cute!

  11. Cathy P in AZ permalink
    March 14, 2011 9:15 am

    Oh I LOVE this card! The flowers on the kraft background are perfection – so clever! Simply adorable!!! AND WHO DOESN’T LOVE GLITTER?! Gotta have some bling!

  12. March 14, 2011 10:26 am

    so cute!

  13. March 14, 2011 1:07 pm

    I love the way the background is made & that it goes off the page. I’d never thought of adding glitter that way & it’s a brilliant way to use my vast stash of loose glitter rather than reaching for the Stickles all the time.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. March 14, 2011 3:30 pm

    Wow, Jen, awesome coloring and I LOVE the glittery flowers in the background!!

  15. Pat S permalink
    March 14, 2011 3:50 pm

    Cute card. Love the added glitter. Thanks for the tip on applying different colors.

  16. Katie permalink
    March 14, 2011 6:35 pm

    Great card layout. I love the skewed image with the sentiment and ribbon on each side. Also love the geranium background! Love the sparkles. Thanks for sharing.


  17. March 14, 2011 8:06 pm

    Aww so cute! I love the shimmer aand sparkles!

  18. March 14, 2011 10:39 pm

    beautiful glittery details and love that you stamped on the card base, too. beautiful card!

  19. March 15, 2011 7:35 am

    absolutely beautiful and the glitter is just perfect for it. I have just bought this stamp to make a mothers day card with – can’t wait to get it inky!!

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