Thursday, May 19, 2011

To you Penny Black

If you haven't had the chance to visit Lily Pad Cards you need to ASAP. They have such fun challenges not to mention the articles. One of the current challenges is Kathy's Color Throwdown. I am a huge fan of Kathy's  and I missed the first throwdown so I had to play along with this one :)

Here are our colors

I'm also playing along with Penny Black. This week over on the Penny Black Blog they challenged us to decorate our envelopes.

So let's get started

I started by cutting a piece of white card stock to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. I stamped and masked the pansies (Penny Black, Flower Gallery) multiple times. Since cream was one of Kathy's colors and well I didn't have any good cream card stock I just rubbed on some antique linen. I colored the flowers using markers (Whispers, Strokes). I filled the centers with glossy accents, once dry I layered it on top of a green panel. 

I used dark brown card stock for my base. Using part of the "To You From Me" stamp (Penny Black, To You) I stamped with versamark and heat embossed.

I didn't have any plain cream ribbon (looking at my craft room you would think I owned everything lol) so colored white satin ribbon (Offray) with a cream marker. I used my bow easy to make my bow. I layered some dark brown embroidery floss and a dark blue button on top.

For the envelope I masked off a square and repeatedly stamped the pansies. I colored and added glossy accents just like on my card. I added a black outline with my ruler and a gel pen (Sakura).

Here is just the envelope

Thanks for coming to visit, Hope you have a happy Thursday!


  1. Kelly, this looks like a winner to me! How gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the matching envelope! Good luck in the challenge! :)

  2. wow!!!! This is stunning and I love the envelope!!! Great coloring Kelly! Thank you for playing with us at lily pad cards

  3. OH MY ...Oh my!! What can I say this is stunning. Love how you interpreted the colors and designed this vibrant, elegant and dramatic card. You made my day with your sweet comment about me too...thanks :) I am thrilled that you are playing along with us at Lily Pad. :) Hugs,Kathy

  4. This is just drop dead gorgeous! Love, love, love it!