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Fun Friday: Simply Elegant

September 23, 2016

Over the next couple of months, several of our Fun Fridays will have a clean and simple twist as we feature the elegant stamping of Patti Kehl.


Shimmer and Shine… two words to describe Patti’s clean and simple cards for us today! For her first card, she’s embossed our Slapstick/Cling wreath, 40-490 Pine Burst, with copper embossing powder. By also embossing the sides of her card, she’s ensured the entire design is well balanced and extra shimmery.


Next, Patti demonstrates that our brushstroke stamp, 40-494 Scarlet Majesty, is not only great for watercolor techniques. Just look at the detail she achieved by simply stamping it with VersaFine ink! And to add some extra shimmer and shine, using her MISTI, (after stamping with VersaFine ink) Patti inked only the edges of the petals and leaves with VersaMark ink and sprinkled them with silver embossing powder. A small paintbrush was used to brush off any excess powder before setting/melting the powder with a heat tool. To tie everything together, she also added silver embossing to our Creative Die sentiment, 51-251 Rejoice.


And finally, Patti’s next card is as fresh as newly fallen snow. She’s cut the background layer our Creative Die, 51-265 Woodland Scene, from glittery cardstock.


Will you be adding shimmer and shine to your stamping and die cutting this weekend? We’d love to see YOUR Penny Black creations. Upload them to our Penny Circle Flickr Gallery and/or our Facebook page.


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25 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2016 1:21 am

    Gorgeous cards! Love them! xxx

  2. September 23, 2016 2:30 am

    3 absolutely stunning cards Patti…love them all!! :0)

  3. September 23, 2016 4:21 am

    These are all so perfectly beautiful!

  4. Jeanne permalink
    September 23, 2016 4:35 am

    Stunning cards! They are so elegant and beautiful. I like the view of the third card on this blog. Shows just how gorgeous it is. You are a master, that is for sure, Patti! Hugs!!

  5. Lynn Dalby permalink
    September 23, 2016 5:19 am

    Three lovely Cards. great stamps and dies.

  6. September 23, 2016 5:39 am

    These are all really amazing creations as I pointed out over on your blog my friend! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your fabulous talent! HUGS

  7. Micky permalink
    September 23, 2016 8:10 am

    Clean and simple are my favorite! I love the idea of embossing the leaf tips….stunning!

  8. Verna Angerhofer permalink
    September 23, 2016 8:10 am

    All your ways of adding the shimmer and shine surely make for outstandingly beautiful cards. I just love the way your creative juices flow!

  9. KT Fit Kitty permalink
    September 23, 2016 8:15 am

    OMGoodness, these are completely AWESOME! I can’t decide which one I love the most! Each one is so gorgeous! Beautiful shimmer and sparkle! I think if I had to choose a favourite it would be the last one! Beautiful work, Patti!

  10. barbara lassiter permalink
    September 23, 2016 8:37 am

    Beautiful cards by Patti. I’m working on a Christmas card now with shimmer and shine…just needs the finishing touches. Great inspiration from Patti.

  11. September 23, 2016 10:27 am

    Elegance and sophistication, this trio of dazzling, shimmery delights! I love that the wreath, the poinsettia and the winter scene are the stars of the stage, as well they should be! Patti has let their gorgeous details shine! In awe…again!

  12. mjmarmo permalink
    September 23, 2016 12:02 pm

    I wish I could do cards like this! Just gorgeous!!!

  13. September 23, 2016 7:31 pm

    What a fabulous display of elegance Patti!! They are all beautiful. But the poinsettia card is spectacular, love it so much!!

  14. judka permalink
    September 24, 2016 3:06 am

    I love everything you do, Patti, but that poinsettia is stunning.

  15. September 24, 2016 4:47 am

    Patti has shown us that a bit of gilding [in the form of embossing powders] can do wonders anywhere! All of the stamps are fabulous, but I’m joining the consensus.. that poinsettia is my favorite!

  16. Diane Ruggiero permalink
    September 24, 2016 6:51 am

    You do everything so well Patti ! and these cards are beautiful ! Wonderful use of PB products. Looking forward to your next Fun Friday :).

  17. September 24, 2016 6:53 am

    Fantastic cards Patti. Especially love the poinsettia with the silver edges… so elegant.

  18. September 24, 2016 9:22 am

    Amazing cards, Patti! I love the embossed edges of that poinsettia…so stunning!

  19. September 24, 2016 10:16 am

    I think you are a perfect fit for Penny Black, Patti. Your use of their stamps is amazing.

  20. September 24, 2016 10:41 am

    Gorgeous cards! So glad Patti has been chosen to feature PB Stamps!

  21. September 26, 2016 3:42 am

    Beautiful cards!!

  22. October 1, 2016 2:00 pm

    Beautiful cards from Patti, her Poinsettia card is exceptional!!

  23. October 16, 2016 5:30 pm

    Patti I love your cards but my favorite is the freshly fallen snow with the trees and the deer. I like that you told us that you used a paintbrush before you heat set. Great idea but heat embossing and I just cant seem to get it right. Thanks for the extra tip and the great share!

  24. Carla Hundley permalink
    October 28, 2016 9:26 am

    Beautiful cards! Loving
    the embossing on the
    Carla from Utah

  25. October 29, 2016 3:52 pm

    Indeed, wonderful cards from Patti and I love her tips.

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