Bonus card project from Penny Black!

Look out for our ‘Meet the Designer’ interview in issue 133 – we speak to US designer Jill Foster about her latest work for Penny Black.

Even better, Jill’s shared a bonus card project with Papercraft inspirations readers! This cute stamped card is perfect for Christmas, or make it for a winter birthday celebration.

Warm Wishes card

You will need:
White card & card blank
Penny Black stamps – 30-252 Winter Friends, 30-257 Joy Filled & 30-240 Textures
Penny Black die – 51-066 Crystal Trio
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Leaf Green & Tree Branch
Tsukineko VersaFine Ink – Onyx Black & Olympia Green
Tsukineko VersaMagic Ink – Sea Breeze
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos – Chocolate & Butterscotch
Watercolour pencils
Adhesive pearl

Step 1
Stamp the Mimi character from the Winter Friends set onto white card using black ink.

Step 2
Colour the stamped design with watercolor pencils and blend the colours with a damp paintbrush. Use Gelatos to add colour to the background.

Step 3
Stamp on the sentiment in black ink. Embellish the design with a die-cut snowflake, twine and a pearl.

Step 4
Ink all over your card blank with Sea Breeze ink, then edge with Tree Branch ink.

Step 5
Trim a piece of white card to fit across the bottom of the card front. Ink with Leaf Green ink and stamp a chevron pattern using darker Olympia Green ink. Stick it to the card front and add a strip of white card across the top.

Step 6
Layer your stamped panel onto the card front to finish.

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