Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Penny Black Springs Eternal



I've been obsessed with stamping and making cards since the dawn of time...actually about 1995. Stamps, like everything else, seem to go in and out of style.  I can actually look at a stamp and guess pretty close to the age.  But some artwork stands the test of time.  There are several designers whose images I still love.  Penny Black is one of them.  She has a lot of fabulous new stamps  but I actually like some of her older designs the best.  I own several of these little girl stamps, circa about 1998, and I still smile when I color the images.  Water color, colored pencils, markers...you name it...I've used them all and they turn out great.  For this image I used copics and colored pencils.   The card base is a Lori Whitlock center step  SVG cut on my cricut.




The current Retro Rubber Challenge inspired me to get out this cutie and make a spring card. The baby bunny handing the little girl the tulip is adorable, don't you think?


I used the pretty Just Us Girls Challenge colors:



I'm also adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
613 Avenue Create - Spring

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.
Nancy






20 comments:

  1. Love this step card and this image is so adorable! Lovely coloring! I think I own one too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. The colors in your challenge worked perfect for this card. 😄

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  2. Oh so pretty cute and beautifully coloured. Love the step card - makes your card stand out so nicely. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

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    1. Thanks, Ina. ❤️ I love your blog.

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  3. This looked like an older stamp. I am in love with it and the way you coloured it so well. Some stamps are timeless and this is one of them.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. While browsing your fun blog I noticed you are engaged. Your ring is fabulous. Congratulations!

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  4. What a wonderful and vintage image, this adorable little girl and baby bunny are just beautiful, love the layout and your coloring is fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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    1. I love having an excuse to use my stash of favorite vintage stamps. While researching the age of some of them I am finding their value has increased! I love your blog. I'll definitely be back. ❤️

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  5. This is so cute, I love the fancy card blank..really need to use my Silhouette to do this more. I love that your stamp is from 1998, what a great stash you must have. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I do have some really great older stamps. Nice to have an excuse to use them in your Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  6. This is a Penny Black stamp? It's gorgeous and you showed it really does stand the test of time. The center step fold is a beautiful way to show it off, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  7. Thanks, Debbie. I'll be back for sure. I have plenty of Retro Rubber to show off.😄

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  8. Ah, my favorite fold and love the bright colors you used. Thank you so much for linking up with us at 613 Avenue Create. Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterbury

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  9. Thanks, Jo Ann. The center step fold is becoming one of my faves, too. I like cards that move.

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  10. Love your step card! I have a large file of different SVG cards. I need to use mine more often. Your card is adorable and nice coloring. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

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  11. OMGosh Nancy... this card is OTT in cuteness!! The baby bunny with the little girl is perfect! Perfectly colored and showcased with such a great card design. Thanks for sharing this with Retro Rubber's baby critter challenge this week. Hope to see you often in our gallery!

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    1. Thanks, Katy. I love the Retro Rubber Challenge. I'm sure I'll be back often.

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  12. Absolutely stunning card! So much to see but perfectly put together! That image is so cute and perfectly colored! But your paper and leaves really tie this all together! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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