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Guest Designer, Carolyn King

April 8, 2011
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My name is Carolyn King (or Cammie!) and I live in sunny Texas with my husband and three children. I love all things crafty but am most drawn to the paper arts–designing cards, altered items and scrapbook pages. I am so excited to be a guest designer for Penny Black. What a fun variety of stamps! You can see more of my work on my personal blog by clicking on my photo.

Big Birthday Wishes
I stamped and colored the adorable main image. I colored it with Copic markers and added some metal dots to the center of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment on pink paper and then stamped it again on orange/yellow so that I could cut out “Great Big” and pop it on top of the original.

Happy Birthday Damask
I was very drawn to this damask background stamp. It is large and easily covers a card front. I LOVE the intricate detail to it – beautiful all on its own. I stamped the sentiment in pink to add a pop of color.

Happy Birthday Flowers
I created this card by inking the flower stamp with water based markers. Instead of spraying a water mist over it..I used a gold glimmer mist spray to remoisten the ink and then stamped. The result is a water colored effect with a touch of sparkle. I stamped the sentiment on vellum and sewed it to the card.

Gorgeous projects, Carolyn, thank you for sharing your Penny Black work with us! We’re back all next week with Kathy Racoosin’s designs and a new challenge. Be sure to enter your ATC into this week’s challenge! You can click HERE for the details. Have a terrific weekend.

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29 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2011 1:57 am

    Those are so Beautiful,Carolyn! My favorite is the Happy Birthday Flowers card!
    the first card is so cute and love the elegant Damask card too.

  2. April 8, 2011 2:44 am

    Gorgeous cards…am going to try your “technique” with the markers and spray…thanks for sharing!!

  3. pinky permalink
    April 8, 2011 3:03 am

    Beautiful and very stylish cards. I love how you did the sentiment in the top one.

  4. April 8, 2011 3:49 am

    Beautiful cards, Caroline! Love the Beautiful flowers card – the watercolor effect is great!

  5. Michel E permalink
    April 8, 2011 4:18 am

    Love your cards.

  6. Denise M. permalink
    April 8, 2011 4:19 am

    Awesome cards, Cammie! I love how you colored Mimi’s hair in the first one. All are so colorful and beautiful!

  7. April 8, 2011 4:25 am

    Cammie, what great cards! Love them all. You really rock with Penny Black!

  8. April 8, 2011 5:12 am

    Congratulations to the Penny Black folks for snagging such an irresistible Guest Designer. Cammie King’s artistry and talent are phenomenal.

  9. April 8, 2011 5:20 am

    Wonderful cards, Carolyn. It’s pretty obvious why Penny Black asked you to be a guest designer!

  10. April 8, 2011 5:42 am

    What beautiful cards Cammie!!! I love all three! They are all so different, yet all are the same caliber of excellence! Awesome work!!! Congrats on being a guest designer!

  11. April 8, 2011 6:13 am

    Oh my Cammie each card is so different and each one is so beautiful. So much fun to see your creativity. Off to check out your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent with us 🙂

  12. Virginia L. permalink
    April 8, 2011 6:24 am

    Congrats to Cammie on the guest design here! I adore each card as they have such different styles and elements. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. April 8, 2011 6:45 am

    Superb cards. Really like each one of them. TFS.

  14. Cathy A permalink
    April 8, 2011 8:23 am

    Carolyn each and every card is special, I love the little touches and the stitched vellum sentiment looks like sheer ribbon, so clever.

  15. April 8, 2011 8:47 am

    Awesome cards, Cammie! Congratulations on guest designer.

  16. April 8, 2011 9:14 am

    Beautiful cards! love each of them 😀

  17. April 8, 2011 9:42 am

    Cammie – your cards are beautiful, colorful and timeless! So many pretty elements on each one! PB does grab the most talented designers – Cammie is FABULOUS. 🙂

  18. April 8, 2011 11:13 am

    Those cards are beautiful.

    Marie-Anne

  19. April 8, 2011 11:45 am

    Wow, these are all so pretty. All different styles for different types of people. Thanks for sharing.

  20. April 8, 2011 12:14 pm

    Thank you Jenyfur and Penny Black for the honor of creating for your blog today. It was so much fun to work with these awesome stamps! Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments that made my day 🙂

  21. April 8, 2011 1:11 pm

    Another brilliant showcasing of the possibilities with Penny Black stamps – these are all utterly different but striking. I cannot choose which is my favourite. I love the idea of using a shimmer mist with the markers on the stamp – not something I’d thought of. Thanks for that.
    Paula (PEP)

  22. April 8, 2011 2:21 pm

    HI Cammie! Love your cards!! Love that idea about spraying the glimmer mist on the stamp instead of water. I will try this. I love that Damask stamp too.

  23. Denise Bryant permalink
    April 8, 2011 3:34 pm

    Beautiful assortment of cards! Thanks for sharing with us!
    DeniseB

  24. April 8, 2011 4:09 pm

    These are GORGEOUS cards! I love Cammie! She’s so talented!

  25. April 8, 2011 7:17 pm

    Beautiful cards, Cammie! I especially like the first one. I love the way you colored her hair and of course the rest of the card is so SPRING! Congrats on being the guest designer. You sure rock at it! 🙂

  26. April 8, 2011 11:08 pm

    these are gorgeous! fabulous cards. thanks for sharing, Carolyn!

  27. April 9, 2011 5:26 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the way you coloured Mimi.

  28. Tosh permalink
    April 9, 2011 8:48 pm

    No surprise that PB asked you to guest design Cam!! You rock their images!! Love these three beauties!!

  29. Gayle C. permalink
    April 10, 2011 6:28 am

    Beautiful cards, Cammie. I especially am in love with Big Birthday Wishes. Mimi is just too cute for words.

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