Sunday, 14 December 2008

Penny Black 3:2:1 Recipe & Stamp Something Challenge

This week Penny Black's Challenge is to use a recipe: 3 flowers, two papers and one ribbon. I decided that the recipe would work well with Stamp Something's Challenge for this week, which was "Something red, gold and green".

I used a tiny set of clear Penny Black stamps called Christmas Treasures that I bought with ATCs in mind. I gold embossed two small and one large poinsettia, cut them out and coloured them in with a Marvy le Plume red pen. The flowers were mounted on foam pads, on an oval cut from Artylicious Season's Greetings paper. I used a lovely red Artylicious paper with it but decided it was too much to cover the whole card, so I added a plain green background. I hope the "two papers" only meant patterned papers :). The ribbon is a green sheer ribbon I've had in for ages and I finished off the card by gold embossing the curved sentiment round the edge of the oval and adding some Stickles to the middles of the flowers. Hmm... the sentiment is a bit blurred, I may have another go at mounting this card...
Not many Christmas cards left to make now :)


  1. wow Anne - love this one....very simple and elegant but so rich the red, greeen and gold...thanks for playing along this week at PBSC

  2. Anne this is very pretty. I love the colors you choose and the layout is fantastic.

  3. This is such an elegant Christmas card! I love the vibrant colors and your design of the background cardstock too! I got so excited about the 3 columns I forgot to say how much I love your snowflakes on the last card. Who made the felt snowflakes too?

  4. This is a very beautiful card! Love the gold. Thanks for playing. :)

  5. Great idea Anne - the little flowers look really fab with this layout. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
    Pauline x

  6. Beautiful card, very classy.


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