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Fun Friday with a Fabulous Friend

February 26, 2016

Today we celebrate Fun Friday with a fabulous friend!


Who is our “Fabulous Friend” today? Why it’s none other than the super talented Simplicity Sister, Marion Vagg!


I am very excited and honoured to be sharing a card here on the Penny Black blog today. To create my card I stamped a solid flower from the Petal Power stamp set in some bold coloured dye inks. Once dry, I added some shading to the petals with Prismacolor pencils and used a blender pencil to blend the colours together. To create some visual interest, I cut the brown panel on a diagonal and allowed for a white border at the bottom and sides. I love how the brown panel at the bottom allows those bright flowers to pop. The sentiment is from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set and is been white heat embossed. Once the flowers and leaves were arranged and adhered, I embellished the card with some clear gems.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.



Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Oh, Marion, this card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents with us here AND on the Penny Black SIMPLICITY site. Want to see more of Marion’s clean and simple creations? Here’s just a few that will have your jaw dropping…
Happy Anniversary Three Panel Stunner
With Love and a Rainbow Background
Fluttering Thank You


And remember, the Friday fun continues!


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16 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2016 12:10 am

    This is a gorgeous card – so bright and elegant

  2. February 26, 2016 12:56 am

    Wow, fabulous card! Your gorgeous flowers really pop against the black base 🙂

  3. Jan D., FL permalink
    February 26, 2016 5:07 am

    Love the use of white embossing…

  4. mjmarmo permalink
    February 26, 2016 6:09 am

    This is just lovely!

  5. February 26, 2016 7:10 am

    This is BEAUTIFUL & SO STRIKING with the white & dark brown, (thought it was black till I read it! LOL) I LOOOOVE your blending & creating depth in the flowers too & the white embossing! Looks WONDERFUL!!! SUPER JOB Marion!!!! 😉

  6. Donna Whitten permalink
    February 26, 2016 7:20 am

    Lovely card, thanks for sharing!

  7. jan metcalf permalink
    February 26, 2016 7:22 am

    I am following on Pinterest!!

  8. February 26, 2016 7:27 am

    Super gorgeous!!

  9. Judy permalink
    February 26, 2016 8:02 am

    Wow! Marion’s cards are absolutely stunning! I can see all kinds of possibilities for myself.
    Gotta go make a card!

  10. jintyoo7 permalink
    February 26, 2016 8:24 am

    Beautifully doen Marion, love how you have “grounded” the flowers!

  11. Tona permalink
    February 26, 2016 8:42 am

    Such a pretty card!

  12. Harriet permalink
    February 26, 2016 10:07 am

    Your beautifully colored flowers sure do pop against the brown. Beautiful card.

  13. February 26, 2016 2:34 pm

    So absolutely bright and beautiful! xxx

  14. February 26, 2016 3:44 pm

    Oh, so pretty!

  15. Sheri K permalink
    February 27, 2016 8:11 am

    Love this card, absolutely gorgeous!

  16. February 28, 2016 6:07 am

    Beautiful card, love the colors & design!

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