September 5, 2013

Penny Black & Less Is More - Part II

The Penny Black - Less Is More Challenge is underway and overflowing with inspiration.  You can see all the entries for this event and details how you can play along for a chance to win a great prize "HERE".

My second "Less Is More" card uses "Christmas Wishes" from Penny Black's new Colorful Christmas collection.

Season's Magic
The image was stamped on white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine, heat embossed with clear powder and watercolored with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils.  After trimming around the top portions of the holly squares the piece was layered on a card dry embossed with vertical lines.

Tip/Hint:  To perfectly match an accent paper to a design, color plain white cardstock with the same coloring medium used for the card. For this design, a small strip of white cardstock was watercolored green. 

If you liked Penny Black's Edge-to-Edge sentiments you'll love their new set called "Yuletide Greetings" which contains a fabulous array of elongated holiday greetings.

Wishing you a day filled with colorful impressions...

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder
Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils