Penny Black Gift Stamp
Hello bloggers. We have another cool & gloomy day in Upstate SC. This is one of the stamps I received from leaving a comment at the Penny Black blog recently, when new stamps were being introduced. I loved this little girl with the bird in her hand. She was a joy to color up with copics, let me say. The diecut is the Grand Decorative Ovals One, die #2, and the background border is a mylar Shimmerz sheet, embossed with a Darice snowflake EF. The blue paper is a blue moire - probably from JoAnn's...I chose it because it's silky looking. I added the new Impression Obsession snowflake diecuts, using silvery holograph paper. I used some 'snow' under her boots. Along the falling snowflakes in the image, added some MS coarse glitter while the snow was wet. The sentiment was stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink, embossed with Ranger clear detail EP; diecut withS/B Label 14, die #3, sponged inside the die to match the main image. I traced around the inside of the die with a glue pen, added a bit of glitter to it. IRL this is a very sparkly card..unfortunately my photography skills are not up to showing just how much it glitters. I was quite pleased with this image, and absolutely love that it was a gift from the fabulous Penny Black folks. I will definitely be coloring this image again, and I think I'll go for an all-blue look next time. Since this is a rather largish image, the card had to be larger than I normally make. This one will be hand delivered to a very special Daughter!
Since this was a PB gift stamp, I'm going to enter it in the October Challenge at Penny Black & More.  I'm trying to figure out how to post it at the Penny Black blog, since my comment at that blog is how I got this sweet stamp.


  1. wow, beautifully coloured mary and i love the snowflakes and glitter! your light sponging around the edges is very pretty too. thank you so much for sharing this lovely card with us this month at penny black and more.

    p.s. you could leave a comment on the penny black blog and use html tags to post a link to your card or join their flickr group to share it in there.

  2. Oh Mary this is Dazzling! Such a sweet image, so beautifully colored and the blue shadow on the edges is perfect. I love the snow, the snowflakes and layout of your card.
    PS Congrats on your win!

  3. Brilliant again, Mary! Glad you won the image and had such fun - and will have future fun - coloring it. Your daughter will love it!!

  4. Hi Mary ah love this it is so gorgeous superb image colouring and love those dies, Shaz in oz.x
    PS thanks for your cheering greetings too. :D

  5. Great to see you again Mary and with such a gorgeous card which is lovely and you have coloured the image beautifully.

    Many thanks for joining us in our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  6. What an adorable image and the card is beautiful!!

  7. Firstly let me say that I love coming to your blog and when I leave comments I get such a personal newsy one back straight in my mail box. So very much appreciated Mary. This stamp is gorgeous and coloured up so perfectly. You certainly know your markers. Love the whole card and bet your daughter will love it even more. hugs Mrs A.

  8. Outstanding! Love that image too - and you've framed it out so pretty. Of course I love the snowflake dies! I just used one on a card I did yesterday! So pretty and a beautiful card for the holidays!

  9. Hi, Mary! Just wanted to visit to say thank you for signing on to follow my blog. So sweet of you! I am so glad I came to visit...I love your blog and your card! What a great stamp to certainly knew how to do it justice! Your coloring is great...I'm still learning with my few Copics. Thanks again for visiting!

  10. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog :-)

  11. Beautiful card Mary and a beautiful stamp
    Thank you for joining in the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x