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Love and Friendship with Amy Sheffer

January 19, 2015

What better way to celebrate love, friendship, and the upcoming Valentine holiday than with a special guest designer. Please welcome the talented Amy Sheffer to our blog this week as she showcases stamps and dies from our newest release, Love and Friendship!



Hello, everyone! My name is Amy Sheffer, and I am an extreme stamping and card making enthusiast! Penny Black stamps were among the very first in my collection, so I’m especially thrilled to be here this week. I’ve been stamping since the mid-1990s and blogging my creations since 2007. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to design for some really fabulous companies and stores in the industry, and I’ve been honored to see my work published in scrapbooking, card-making, and stamping publications. The very best part of paper crafting is the vast community of fellow enthusiasts! I treasure the connections and friendships I’ve made through stamping! When I’m not paper crafting, I enjoy spending my time with my husband, three children, dog, and cat; reading; photography; volunteering at my kids’ schools; and attempting DIY home projects. 

What I love most about Penny Black products is the variety. My style is all over the place, and whether I’m feeling clean-and-simple, layered and embellished, modern or vintage, there’s a Penny Black product that’s just right. I especially love all the floral and nature images!

We can’t wait to share all of your fantastic style this week, Amy!


To create her card, Amy applied Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint) through our stencil design, 25-002 Flower Dance. Before removing the stencil, she stamped 30-238 Footnotes directly on top of the stencil using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, allowing the text to only show on the stenciled areas. She added “grass” using the polka dot border from 30-238 Footnotes, added additional inking (Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass) to her background, and stamped her sentiment, 30-269 So Very Much, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Finally, Amy embellished her card using a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen, sequins, and a cute burlap bow.

What does Amy have in store for us tomorrow? We can’t wait to share!

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And how about more sneak peeks from our upcoming release?
Here’s a look at a couple of cards straight from Birgit’s talented hands! Do you spy some new must-have stamps for your collection?


Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2015 3:15 am

    Gorgeous ! Love the colours and the inking with the text on top looks fab! xxx

  2. judka permalink
    January 19, 2015 3:29 am

    Simply gorgeous. So uniquely beautiful.

  3. Darlyne Wagner permalink
    January 19, 2015 4:12 am

    Another guest designer!! She is terrific; I love the stamping over top of the stenciled image. Gorgeous!

  4. Dianne Crowe permalink
    January 19, 2015 4:38 am

    Very pretty, love the colours.

  5. mjmarmo permalink
    January 19, 2015 4:47 am


  6. Kay Miller permalink
    January 19, 2015 6:19 am

    Amy this is just a stunning card! I love all the blending and how you stamped the text through the stencil!

  7. barbara lassiter permalink
    January 19, 2015 9:06 am

    Lovely. Looking forward to more beautiful designs.

  8. Laura Jane permalink
    January 19, 2015 10:50 am

    This card makes me SING!!!

  9. jmhave44 permalink
    January 19, 2015 11:06 am

    Love the colors and especially taken with the printed background on the florals. Excellent design and use of this pretty PB stencil. Great card. TFS

  10. January 19, 2015 1:26 pm

    Very pretty. I have that stencil and will have to try your colors. Thanks, Edna

  11. January 19, 2015 4:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CREATION AMY!!! I LOOOOVE Penny Black Flowers too! CAN’T WAIT to see EVERYTHING Penny Black from CHA! 😉

  12. bethnorman permalink
    January 20, 2015 2:05 am

    Beautiful. Just beautiful. Amy, you make those flowers pop. I love your colour choice.

  13. Sue Aurand permalink
    January 20, 2015 2:40 pm

    Amy has been a favorite of mine for quite some time! Good to see her here, on the Penny Black blog! Love this card and how she surprises me with her different styles! Love your use with the PB stencil! So creative!

  14. Carol Mc permalink
    January 21, 2015 10:57 am

    Gorgeous. Love those designs.

  15. January 21, 2015 11:45 am

    Love how you stamped through the stencil. Great technique and effect. Hugz

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