Tuesday, 21 June 2011


  I have always had a bit of a soft spot for Penny Black Stickeroos. I love the way they use the designs that appear elsewhere as stamps. Most of the ones I have bought are ones that match my Penny Black stamps. These are no exception (PB Corner Piece appears in the backgrounds) but I chose them because their colours looked so good next to a sheet of K&Co paper I just could not resist. The paper appears on the base of the easel card below and is from the Blue Awning collection. Although the flower images are printed I was pleased that I managed to use these alongside stamped backgrounds as I often have trouble combining printed papers and stamping.

This (above) is my favourite of the three cards. I've tried to pick out the colours from the Stickeroo to use in my inking. The Stamps are Hero Arts Old French Script, an Elusive Images Happy Birthday scroll (can't find its proper name) and a Craft Individuals crackle stamp. The centres of the flowers have been picked out with microbeads.

This is my least favourite piece. I wanted to use some more papers but the card was just too slim. But I was delighted with the results I got with my new Martha Stewart punch.

I'd never made an easel card before this one and wasn't sure if it would look right as a long narrow card. My favourite part is the stamped script in the panel behind the flowers. The blue paper is an Artylicious Echoes of Italy paper and looks like marble. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Elusive Images


craftimamma said...

Wow Jo, no wonder you have a soft spot for these Stickeroos, These cards are stunning. I love the colours and you have made these cards look so unique even though some of the main elements are preprinted. Your combinations of stamps, papers and Stickeroos is wonderful. I really love all three of these cards.

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Great cards Jo, two posts in two days, I just cannot believe it. So nice to see such variety. You have really used these elements so creatively. I love the soft colour blends. That punching looks really excellent. great work! Elaine x

themessycraftroom said...

Hi, these are so pretty. I love how you have combined them with the stamping and the micro beads. The peach and blue one is my favourite too. Hugs x ChrisB

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There, These are delicious, love all of them but you picked my favourite too, Gay xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous cards Jo, love the first card, the background is lovely. That EI, now CB, swirly stamp is one of my favourites, and I use it so much. The colours that you have chosen are so soft, really pretty.
Your easel card is great, the combined elements look gorgeous together, and the punching is very striking on your tall slim card. The stickers are very pretty, but you have made beautful creations with them. Judith xx

InkyArtitude said...

Hi Jo, just popped by to see what you've been up to. I've had a good read and have to say you're doing some fabulous work.
I love the way that Halloween tag turned out and with the 31st looming fast on the horizon you've given me some good ideas.
I hope all is well and that you had a great visit to Ally Pally!
Lynn xxx

Ellie said...

Your favorite is my favorite, what a beautiful take with this stamp, thanks for the inspiration!