December 27, 2012


No need to decide if a stamp is best suited for a simple design or something elaborate.  Have fun exploring the possibilities of both less and more!

Heart and Card 2 

Penny Black’s beautiful background, Bed of Roses, illustrates how one design can offer a range of variations.

Bed of Roses 

A white Les Petites card creates the base for this elevated platform of roses stamped in London Fog Memento ink on white cardstock.


A small heart punch offers a view of sparkly red micro-fine glitter placed behind the cut out.  Pearl beads tinted with Metallic Gold StazOn and edging done in Delicata Golden Glitz add touches of gilding. 

Mixed Media Heart

This miniature mixed media heart is constructed from shaped layers cut from a recycled cereal box. 


Fussy cutting a random assortment of roses from the background pattern provided a colorful applique for the design.  Interference Red and Sparkle Gold Jewelz Watercolors from USArtQuest give the flowers a dazzling iridescent flair.

Have a fabulous day,

Penny Black Stamps: Bed of Roses 40-190
Penny Black Les Petites 90-001
Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: London Sky Memento, Onyx Black VersaFine, Jet Black StazOn, Clear Embossing Powder
Fiskars: Shape Template – Hearts 1
Offray: Ribbon
USArtQuest: Jewelz Watercolor Palette
Other: Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Crystal Glitter, Recycled Cereal Box