Penny Black Winter Swing

My word isn’t this the cutest image?  Well, this is vintage Penny Black – I know because I have a whole shelf full of them ;-)  Although most of mine are discontinued I was thrilled to see Penny Black releasing this new stamp and several more of the sweet cherubic figures that are my favorite style from their offerings.  Even better, they are in cling rubber!!!  This image is called Winter Swing and Stamper’s Dream is stocking all of the new Penny Black in cling Rubber.

My image is colored with Copic Markers.  After coloring I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels Eight.  Leaving the image in the die template I masked the image and airbrushed in the background with the Copic Air Brush System.  On the sides I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags for a decorative element.

One of the things I have always loved about Penny Black stamps was that on the index of the mount you received a colored version of the stamp.  That way I could mimic their coloring and shading or go my own way.  Well, when these were released in cling without a mount, I wondered how they were going to handle it.  I was so pleased to see that they still include that colored picture in the packaging and these cling stamps have a black outline on the sticky side of the cling – first time I’ve ever seen that, but I like it!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Penny Black – Winter Swing (courtesy of Stampers Dream)
Paper: MME. The Paper Company
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Eight, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush System, Ribbon, Buttons

You must see what the other Stamper’s Dream Design Team members are showing on Penny Black week. 

Monday: Michelle, Amy and Denise
Tuesday: Tosh, Michelle and me
Wednesday: Laurie, Michelle and Denise
Thursday: Silke, Laurie and Michelle
Friday: Michelle, Tosh and Amy

  • Michelle RNovember 10, 2009 - 5:57 am

    I absolutely LOVE this card! Beautiful selection of colors and coloring of the image. And I love the design! Awesome card, my friend! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • NY DebbieNovember 10, 2009 - 6:08 am

    The vintage PB’s are a favortie of mine as well, and this is no exception. Your card is gorgeous, I love the red belt you created.ReplyCancel

  • RobbieNovember 10, 2009 - 6:15 am

    Becca, this little girl just looks like what you would design! What beautiful coloring! And, I love the way you connected the tag dies. Uniquely you!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)November 10, 2009 - 6:20 am

    Ooooh, I love that main panel with the airbrushing! Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayNovember 10, 2009 - 6:34 am

    So adorable Becca! Love the tags, very creative! A very sweet image!ReplyCancel

  • broniNovember 10, 2009 - 6:49 am

    Oh my word, Becca! This is precious!! Your coloring is wonderful!! And look how you used the fancy tags to form a “buckle”!! Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • AnnetteNovember 10, 2009 - 6:51 am

    This is a wonderful card. I love it.

  • patounineNovember 10, 2009 - 6:54 am


  • Silke LedlowNovember 10, 2009 - 6:56 am

    AWWW – this is soooooo cute – Becca!!! The image is totally adorable and you made it look even better with you fab coloring!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • Bernice BarnesNovember 10, 2009 - 7:06 am

    Very cute card – lots of colour & detail. I like the buckles on the side.

  • lacyquilterNovember 10, 2009 - 8:04 am

    I love the awesome way you used the fancy tags dies. Way cool.ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeNovember 10, 2009 - 8:41 am

    LOVE what you did with the tags! So striking!!ReplyCancel

  • ToshNovember 10, 2009 - 9:15 am

    So precious Becca!! LOVE the sweet buckles you’ve created with the Fancy Tags. Very creative!ReplyCancel

  • CandyNovember 10, 2009 - 9:29 am

    All your creations stop me dead in my tracks but this one stopped my heart from beating and ran away with it. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is! Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • SabineNovember 10, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Again, a wonderful card with so much detail!Did the masking use up a lot of your time? Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnNovember 10, 2009 - 11:33 am

    Becca, you never cease to amaze us… I just love the way you’ve made the tag look like a buckle on this cute card and the button just adds to the great look.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy SCS TwinshappyNovember 10, 2009 - 12:55 pm

    Beautiful Becca, love the way you used the tags.ReplyCancel

  • MrsRandMrR@cox.netNovember 10, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Beautiful and very inspiring! I must have this stamp. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterNovember 10, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Just beautiful, I love how you use the spellbindes in so many ways. Thank you for sharing another fab card.ReplyCancel

  • Sharron / SharrahugNovember 10, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    Beautiful card & such a sweet sweet image!
    Huggies ~

  • Grace NyweningNovember 10, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    Just adorable Becca! I too am a big fan of Penny Black! I especially love their darling little girl images and now I must try to find this! THanks for the info that the colored image is still included… I love that part too!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeNovember 10, 2009 - 3:58 pm

    What a sweet creation.
    Great job my friend.


  • BettyNovember 10, 2009 - 4:13 pm

    Becca, this is so super cute and beautifully done!!! Love how you used the fancy tags linked together. Lovely card!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisNovember 10, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    This card is absolutely adorable. Just too sweet for words. TFS!!! Becca, as always a pleasure.ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferNovember 10, 2009 - 5:35 pm

    Super sweet, Becca! The adorable image is so expertly colored!! And I just love the little fancy tag buckles. So creative!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.November 10, 2009 - 6:16 pm

    I want to be you!!!! HOW do you come up with this stuff!?! NEVER in a million years would it have occurred to me to cut up that die cut shape and put it back together in this manner!!! (If you didn’t have the recipe under the card I would not have guessed what the die was and I own it!!!). Awesome…you insipre me…I am so grateful that you are so willing to share. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenNovember 10, 2009 - 6:34 pm

    Greetings Becca! Buttons, and Bows, beautiful colors, and a pretty tag, these are a few of my favorite things. This card is one of a kind. Thank you for sharing it with us Becca.

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)November 10, 2009 - 8:58 pm


    This is too cute! I love the layout especially the Spellbinder’s accents.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • Carolyn KingNovember 10, 2009 - 11:38 pm

    oh my goodness…this is just tooo adorable! Beautifully done Becca!ReplyCancel

  • niseNovember 11, 2009 - 6:40 am

    Beautiful card and fabulous PB news, too. Really like your use of the spellbinders. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Regina NNovember 12, 2009 - 12:56 am


  • Marion (Australia)November 12, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    Hi Becca!
    such a beautiful card. I love how you have used the Fancy tags.
    Hugs MarionReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 14, 2009 - 8:43 am

    awww such a sweet image and just love the way you used these decorative labels, very creative!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry D-CNovember 14, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    oh my goodness! this is so sweet! Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaNovember 16, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    Please tell us where you got the hollyberry paper that went with this? Was it in a paper package kit?ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemNovember 22, 2009 - 9:54 am

    I have those fancy tags, just got them about a week or so ago. Now I just love how you made them connect in this card.ReplyCancel