Tuesday 29 January 2013


Hi everyone, today Penny Black are introducing one of the amazing new illustrators Becky, you can see some wonderful projects using her new stamps here.

I thought I would share with you a couple of cards that I have made using some of her new designs.

The first one is quite apt for the weather we keep getting here in the UK...RAIN!

It Never Rains It Pours

Materials used: April Showers 30-172, Spellbinders Grand Nesting Squares, Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder and white card.

1) To make this card take a square card blank and use Spellbinders tan embossing mat to emboss the outside edge of the card with the grand square dies.

2) Stamp Rain, Umbrellas and Sentiment with Versafine ink and emboss with clear powder.

3) Colour with Copics, Tip:- I have used darker shades around the edges to add more dimension to the umbrellas.

My second card is wishful thinking....a bit of sunshine!

Hello Sunshine

Materials Used:- Address Book 30-169, Friendship 30-160, Madison 80-001 and Les Petits Gumdrops 90-003, Versafine Inks and Inktense Pencils.

1) Score a square all the way around the edge of the note card and then stamp the tree 3 times using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and the sun using Habanero.

2) Add grass and colour in the sun with inktense pencils.

3) Stamp the trees again onto Madison paper, cut out the tops and adhere onto the main card.

4) Stamp the sentiment with Versafine Spanish Moss onto a scrap of white card and cut out, mount onto card using dimensional foam pads.

5) Repeatedly stamp the trees with Pine Needles ink onto envelope to match card.

Tomorrow Penny Black will be introducing another illustrator on their blog and I will be sharing some cards I have made using his new stamps on Thursday, so do check back then.

Hugs Cathy


Elizabeth Allan said...

Cathy whether you are stamping rain or sunshine your cards always deliver a big hug! Love what you created with Becky Fleck's designs.

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards, love the trees.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, these designs look gorgeous, and I love our cards, Cathy! I'm off to look at the rest of the designs.

Sandi said...

This is a really fun tip! Great looking cards too!

Marilyn said...

I adore your cards and love those umbrellas! The blue and yellow is perfect for this beauty!! :))

Linda said...

Great cards-thanks for the inspiration.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way you've presented two CAS cards with gorgeous detail using different techniques. I especially love the dimensional colouring of those umbrellas. Have just added that umbrella set to my PB wish list.......one day!
Paula (PEP)

Chitra Nair said...

It is s beautiful.. I just love your cards. Love all the Becky fleck stamps..

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Cathy - we wouldn't mind some rain here at the moment :-). Love the umbrella one, and the trees are stunning too.

Annette Allen said...

fabulous cards.. Those umbrellas are gorgeous...

Greta said...

Oh I love these cards, Cathy! I hadn't thought to stamp an image on my Madison papers, so now I'll give that a try.