Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Indian Summer

Today's card is something a little different for me...no cute image...shock horror! lol

I recieved this gorgeous stamp ('Irises' by Penny Black) in the post at the weekend...it was a prize I won on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge a while back - thanks girls! I have quite a few lot of Penny Black stamps in my collection, but they are nearly all 'cuties' and there's only one floral stamp amongst them...and not any of the 'brushstroke' type ones, so I was eager to have a play with this one straight away!

I've made this card for the 'Indian Summer' themed Penny Black Staurday Challenge. I took my inspiration from the gorgeous BasicGrey paper...from the rather appropriately named 'Indian Summer' collection. I stamped the image using Versamark on to some red paper, then embossed it with opaque white powder, to imitate the pattern on the backing paper. I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamond punch for the border across the centre of the card, and along the bottom of the image, and added a sentiment from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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16 comments:

Claire x said...

Oooo this is gorgeous ... I've had my eye on some of these stamps from PB, something different which can be used for a multitude of occasions. Hugs, Claire x

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the white embossing!

Maya said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous!
Love the warm colors and the details are fab!!
Hugs from Maya

Dora said...

Yes, this is something different but it's beautiful and so elegant. Love it and well done on winning xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! You do very well with cards that aren't just "cute!" Love the colors!

Anita said...

Beautiful card. I love those colors.

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning and so different for you - it's nice to do something different for a change - Luv Sam x

Uma said...

oooh check you out, elegant lady :)

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

kath said...

wow helen this is stunning and love how you used your prize...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

Samantha said...

Totally Beautiful!!!!! :)

flowerdisco said...

very very nice! like it a lot :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Helen!

Great Card hun the colours look amazing!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Pauline C said...

This is beautiful Helen - the brushstroke image is gorgeous and the paper is perfect!! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Kaz said...

Ooooooh this is truly scrumptious!
Kaz xx

Lee said...

just stunning.xx