Saturday, July 29, 2017

Penny Black Freshly Made Just Us Girls

Hello There ~

I have another post today.  This is a three challenge card.  I started with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for July which is Flowers, the design I took from Freshly Made Sketches #298, and since I used a new goodie along with a favorite oldie this is perfect for Just Us Girls week 404 using something old and/or new.

After choosing my stamp Penny Black's Delightful (old) and a die cut sentiment Simon's Thanks (new) I began by masking off the area of stamping according to the sketch.  I used only the upper third of the Delightful stamp.  I stamped it several times, masked it added some light color with a stencil brush and then colored it with Zig markers.  I finished it with the thanks die cut from fun foam and vellum for the outline portion. Several sequins were added to the stamped area for a bit more color and I cut the panel with a stitched outline die before mounting to a card base.

I love challenges to give me mojo, but I have to say this card really came together when I thought of the person I was giving it to...maybe for me at least that is the secret to giving a card just that extra bit of love.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. another fantastic card, Cat - you've been a busy lady this weekend!

  2. This is just beautiful, I love the simplicity and the beautiful coloring on the flowers. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls.
    Judy~ JUGS DT
    {Judy's Happy Place}

  3. I saw that sketch & thought it was neat, but haven't actually used it. So glad you did--such a beautiful stamped panel, Cat! Glad you joined in at PBSC!

    1. Congrats on the FMS shout-out, my friend!

  4. Such a pretty path of flowers! Sweet card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  5. Such a pretty card Kat, great take on the sketch too, Cathy x

  6. What a fabulous design Cat! Looks like your break away really kick-started your creative mojo into action! Two fabulous creations from you today! Love that this is a masked panel, it looks like a strip of patterned paper! Very clever and a good take on the sketch! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  7. Beeeeeeeeeeeutiful Stunning Colourful and I love your CAS card. thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

  8. You've definitely discovered the secret, Cat... and you do it so beautifully!

  9. This is really pretty! Your work with the masking paid off. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  10. Simply lovely, Cat ... the contrast between those delicate blooms on the vellum and the bold craft foam sentiment is fabulous! I too love to have someone in mind when I'm creating ... always adds that certain je ne sais quoi! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. What a lovely way to show off masking! This is really pretty. Such great coloring on your images. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  12. Beautiful choice of flowers and great job with your Zig markers, Cat! I haven't gotten the hang of them yet so it's great to see that you've mastered them! You also did an amazing job masking on this's so pretty!


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