You’re So Kind

Happy Monday, folks!  I hope yours was a great weekend — for me it went by in the wink of an eye.  I do have a card to share today.  When I think of Penny Black stamps I think of the cute little girls that I’m so very fond of, but believe it or not, this sultry image, called Mixed Media, is a Penny Black stamp that was sent to me by Stamper’s Dream.  I love the collage-y look of it and it made for easy stamping :-)

I used Graphic 45 paper (Le Romantique) on the top part of the card, and since I didn’t have a paper with the look I wanted to match, I made my own using a large background stamp.  I simply washed some Vintage Photo Distress ink over a piece of watercolor paper for a background then stamped and embossed with my Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Thick and Thin.  After dry, I embossed the panel with white embossing powder then scrubbed on some chalk ink to discolor the white embossing powder and edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  The focal panel is embossed with clear embossing powder and the flowers watercolored with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.   For the sentiment I simply used rub-off letters. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stamper’s Dream – Mixed Media by Penny Black, Stamper’s Dream – Cover-a-Card Thick & Thin by Impression Obsession
Paper:  Graphic 45 – Romantique, 140lb Strathmore Watercolor paper, Bazzill
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink,  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Accessories:  Martha Stewart String Lace (Lattice) Border Punch, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, Ribbon, Lasting Impression Rub-ons, Buttons, Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder

That’s all folks!  I ‘ll see you tomorrow!

  • Elaine AllenMarch 22, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Becca –

    Such a lovely card! I think I am in love with that Penny Black stamp too! You have just done a tremendous job on this piece. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersMarch 22, 2010 - 8:18 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Another beautiful card. I appreciate the way you share with all us out here in cyberland. THIS card is gorgeous. I learn so much thru your posts. I cannot thank you enough. Also, if you have to return to Texas, I live in Temple and would love to take you to lunch sometime. You have enriched my life so much, it is the least I could do for your. Hugs, DebbyReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 22, 2010 - 8:20 am

    wow that is neat. i love the background and there is another technique for me to try!! the stamp is awesome. and i love how you did the card. great work. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanMarch 22, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Pretty. That ribbon is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RMarch 22, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Becca, this card is so interesting. I love how you mixed it up and found a way to use such an “eccentric” stamp. You’re talent never fails to amaze me. Who do you look up to in the cardmaking/craft world? Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • SandraMarch 22, 2010 - 8:30 am

    very nice!

  • Gloria WestermanMarch 22, 2010 - 9:05 am

    Oh Becca this is gorgeous…..and I do love that stamp….will have to go and see about that one………
    Thank you always…..for sharing you breathtaking creation….ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaMarch 22, 2010 - 9:08 am

    I am amazed that you have so many totally different wonderful ideas. I am in awe.ReplyCancel

  • TeelaMarch 22, 2010 - 9:31 am

    God blessed you in the CREATIVE LOBE of your brain, friend! Too lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi2six4March 22, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Another beautiful card. I’ve decided that when I grow up I want to be as creative and as good as you are. I just turned 50, do you think it could happen, haha, not anytime too soon! I think while I’m waiting for the transformation, I’ll keep on drooling over your cards.
    Thank you for sharing wih us, you are so appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 22, 2010 - 9:50 am

    So lovely and so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RMarch 22, 2010 - 10:07 am

    This is just gorgeous, Becca! I love the Graphics 45 paper combined with that Penny Black stamp. And your design compliments them both perfectly! Thanks, my friend! Well done! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ji EunMarch 22, 2010 - 10:33 am

    I like all your cards.
    They are so so os gorgeous.
    I learn to your card making.
    Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Donna PolleyMarch 22, 2010 - 10:42 am

    I love the ideas of you making your own back ground paper!! I must try this!!!
    Great card and as always a smile for my day
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  • Judy McMullenMarch 22, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Another gorgeous card, Becca! I would love to see you do a tutorial/video of how you created this background paper. It’s fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LMarch 22, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Stunning card Becca!!! Love that color on black!! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • lindylou50March 22, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Gorgeous stamp and I love the colours here – very rich and warmReplyCancel

  • NY debbieMarch 22, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Just stunningReplyCancel

  • Sharon L-SMarch 22, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Mega Dittos onStunning! A very beautiful card that can be used many ways. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • mamajulieMarch 22, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    You and Graphic 45 papers! Two of my favorites are BFF’s (lol)! Two lush, gorgeous world views joined–I can hardly wait for more!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.March 22, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    Lovely card, colors and I love the ribbon. tfsReplyCancel

  • Charmaine StackMarch 22, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing how you made the “coordinating” striped background. What a neat idea!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierMarch 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Wonderful! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara D. RamseyMarch 22, 2010 - 4:39 pm


    This is a beautiful image and you have created a beautiful card to showcase it! Love the colors!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    Barbara DianeReplyCancel

  • Deebi27March 22, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Wonderful and sooo very cool! Neat color set…ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekMarch 22, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Becca, do you do a lot of experimenting to discover these wonderful treatments or have you had some kind of training that allows the ideas to come to you? I think it’s fascinating that you embossed and then changed the color of the embossing…and what a beautiful outcome! Your layouts are always terrific. TFSReplyCancel

  • DianeMarch 22, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Very pretty.


  • Judy DunavenMarch 22, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooMarch 22, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Another stunning card. You are amazing. Love the color and pattern paper combination. I look forward to visiting your site every chance that I get. Keep up the creativity.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 22, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    This is beautiful Becca. Beautiful colors chosen, and that is some gorgeous DP. As always thanks for sharing your work with us. You really inspire us. If a card could be sexy than this is one of them. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 22, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    I don’t do dp much on my cards but do make my own with stamps (loving the looks w/so many I’ve seen in galleries, though). You’re idea of the white embossed and then inked is great. I will remember that tip. Another wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMarch 23, 2010 - 4:11 am

    Great card! I love the colours you chose. So rich and vintagey looking. Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Brandy SeitzMarch 23, 2010 - 7:16 am

    super cute card!!! Love the colors! very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BizjakMarch 23, 2010 - 7:57 am

    Beautiful card with so many interesting elements!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 23, 2010 - 9:09 am

    very pretty, love how that black border just pops against the other color!ReplyCancel

  • JoyMarch 23, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    these are SEW adorable.. thnx for sharing them.. can’t wait to see more blogs too..ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 24, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Becca – I love this card, the colours are so subtle. I’ve looked at this stamp lately but now I will have to buy it!!! tfs

  • GuerdahMarch 24, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Hi Becca – Stunning card! You are blessed therefore I am blessed by your cards. Thank you.ReplyCancel