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Penny Black Stamps:
30-009 Clearly in Love
3812J Scrolling Along

Versamark ink pad
Ranger Distress inks: Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen,
Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Shabby shutters, Versafine Black
Embossing Powders: Clear, Gold

Cream Linen card-4 ¼ x 5 ½”
Dark Red Bazzill cardstock
White cardstock
Black Glossy cardstock
Cream Vellum
Gold Linen Weave
Dark Red Silk Ribbon
Gold cord

Instructions: Stamp rose letter with Versafine black on white cardstock. Emboss with clear powder. Stamp again. Do not emboss. Cut out rose and letter. Distress with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks. Color rose with nibs and Distress inks (or markers).

Tear edge of embossed pieces. Distress with Vintage Photo and Black Soot. Glue rose letter over embossed piece. Mount on black glossy mat and gold linen mat.
Stamp small small scroll repeatedly along edge of card with Antique Linen. Also stamp inside edge. Use foam pad to apply Antique Linen over pattern. Darken edges with Black Soot. Stamp Scrolling along at upper and lower corners with Vintage Photo.

Cut Vellum to fit card at an angel. Stamp swirl border along edge with Versamark and emboss with gold. Cut red Bazzil to match vellum. Glue to vellum. Glue to card front wrapping vellum around fold edge. Add strip of gold linen paper and black glossy paper along fold of card.

Stamp music with Versafine black several times on white cardstock. Tear edges of music strip. Distress with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Black Soot. Glue along fold edge over dark red paper. Stamp “for you” with black Versafine. Emboss with clear. Mount rose piece with foam tape to card front. Add bow to rose. Wrap gold floss along fold edge and knot.


First Runner-UpLYNDA PLECKAN | Rochester, NY

Penny Black Stamps:
30-008 Every Which Way
2041E Flower Border
2039E Eyelet Border
2673H This Day
3812J Scrolling Along
2653F Deco Border
1989E Harlequin Border
3193b Mini Silhouette
2652J Dot & Scroll Border
2710E …is here
2965E Paradise

Penny Black papers
Child’s mini book

Swarovski Crystals
Stardust Clear Gel Pen
Zig Millenium Pen .5 point
Marvy Scallop Punch
ColorBox Chalk Inks
Vivid Dye Inks
Prima Flowers
Marvy LePlume Markers
Marvy Corner Rounder Punch

Instructions: Adhere Penny Black papers to child’s mini book with tape runner or glue — trim edges. Distress all edges with ColorBox chalk ink. Add strip of coordinating paper along spine. Stamp images as desired directly on papers, and stamp some to cut out and adhere. Color images with markers. On inside cover page, add dashes with Zig Millennium pen, and draw lines around phrase on page 6. Add embellishments with glue dots and glue pen. Draw and “color in” glittery effect with Stardust Clear Gel Pen.


Second Runner-UpLAURA FULCHER | Reston, VA

Penny Black Stamps:
3820K A Touch
3811J Winsome

Burnt orange cardstock
Yellow cardstock-5 1/8 x 3 7/8”
Black cardstock-4 7/8 x 3 5/8”
Cream cardstock-4 ¾ x 3 ½” plus scrap
Yellow ribbon
Yellow rhinestone
Color pencils-yellow, orange, yellow/orange, green, light green
Black Versafine pad

Instructions: Stamp daisy (“A Touch,” #3820K) twice onto cream cardstock with black Versafine ink. Allow to dry completely. Color daisy with color pencils. Take time to really blend colors well. Stamp flower bunch (“Winsome,” #3811J) onto scrap pf cream paper and allow to dry. Color the daisy with color pencils. Cut out daisy. Layer cream cardstock to black cardstock. Attach ribbon and add small flower. Layer the rest of the card. Add yellow rhinestone to small flower.


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