August 31, 2011

Ornamentally Designed

For the past several weeks, Penny Black has been showcasing all their latest designs from their 2011 Christmas Collection.

This week Mimi takes the spotlight.

The border was created from two die-cut scalloped rectangles that were spliced together to fit the length of the design.  Hand stitching, Crimson Red VersaFine distressing and Delicata Golden Glitz edging on white cardstock were combined for the next layer. 

For the patterned paper, Snow Scroll was stamped in VersaMark Watermark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed with clear powder to resist the Crimson Red VersaFine applied on top.  To add a bit of sparkle, crystal glitter was applied to the scrolls.

The original stamped hanger for the ornament was trimmed away and replaced with a heavy black thread.  A tip for adding stiffness to thread is to run it through candle wax.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card:

The ornament was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear powder.  After coloring and trimming the image, it was attached to red holographic thread wrapped around the card.

Enjoy viewing the Penny Black Blog here to see daily inspiration from all the designers and Mimi!

Have a colorful day,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Rose Garden 14-003
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Golden Glitz, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger: Crystal Stickles
Copic Markers
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam
Tombow: Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive
Spellbinders: Sm. Classic Scallop Rectangles (S4-131)
Sulky: Holographic Thread