Nature’s Glory Today is Your Day

I have several of Penny Black Stamps that are the kind you stamp over and over again to get a good impression. You usually use watercolor markers and add the ink color to the stamp and then mist it with water and stamp it onto watercolor paper. You repeat this process until you have the look that you want to achieve. For this card I pulled out my Arteza Real Brush Markers.

When the stamping of the image was complete I used a Pigma Micron Pen to add the black centers to the flowers. The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Carefree Wishes and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

I decided to cut the image using an Ellen Hutson two Essential Rectangle Die. These are wonderful dies that not long cut a rectangle but also a thin border as well. I first used the largest die to cut down the focal image panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 cardbase. The second rectangle cut the center of the flower image. This rectangle was also cut from red cardstock to add a thin red border/frame to the image. This really draws the eye to the red of the flowers and adds a lot of visual interest. I used painters tape to hold all of the rectangle panels and border together. Sticky back foam was cut to be just smaller than the focal image rectangle and added to the back for dimension. The panel was then adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue.


  • Penny Black Nature‚Äôs Glory
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • Arteza Real Brush Pen: 101 Red, 114 Carmen Red, 160 Rosewood, 182 Wine Red, 120 Seaweed Green, 122 Moss Green, 146 Olive Green, 104 Noir
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pigma Micron Pen
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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