Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Penny Black Challenge 26 - sketch by Beth

At last I've shaken off the cold that's been hanging around for weeks and I'm back making cards :).

Beth gave us a nice straightforward sketch to work with this week at Penny Black and I made two fairly quick cards with it. Yet again my Nature's Dance stamp came out. I've even found out it's name, this stamp deserves a medal for versatility.

Card one has Stickles on the berries, a Glimmer Misted background and some shimmery ribbon I bought in a sewing shop. The Merry Christmas is a tiny stamp from a clear PB set.

Card two has blue tape in place of the ribbon and Woodware Pearly Stuff for golden berries. I find the Pearly Stuff tricky to work with, it seems to leave a greasy kind of halo behind it on the paper... There's a gold shade in the paper I used and I wanted to accent it, hence the Pearly Stuff.


  1. Anne they're both lovely but the 2nd one is awesome - the yellow really highlights it

  2. Both cards are beautiful, Anne. I need to investigate Stickles. I hear about them all the time but have never actually seen any OR used any! And I agree with karen -the yellowy one highlights the branches!

  3. gorgeous cards for the sketch anne and love the image - thanks for playing along this week at PBSC
    Hugs Kath

  4. 2 beautiful cards for the sketch Anne - love your image and use of Stickles etc.. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
    Pauline x

  5. Gorgeous cards, Anne!
    Hugs Vanja

  6. I think they are both just lovely. I like the treatments you gave the berries on both cards. I can't see the halo. Hope they dry well. If they don't you may want to use clear fingernail polish to seal them.


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