Saturday, August 29, 2015

Two More Christmas Cards Done with New Penny Black


When I saw the new Penny Black dies and stamps at summer CHA, I knew there was no resisting. They had to be mine as soon as they came out:) The wreath is called Whirl Wreath and is on the cover of the new Penny Black catalog. The stamps on these two cards are from "Season's Gifts", a new clear set of PB stamps. I got this idea in my head to cut the wreath in green and white and layer it over the opposite color. I tried the card below first and decided the green was too plain and it needed something else. So I tried the idea again with green reindeer dp and a different sentiment. I added some red Stickles ornament balls on each wreath. Now I kinda like them both? What do you think?


I think they will both go in my Christmas card stash for this year and I will play with my new Penny Black goodies some more! I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the Christmas challenge at Skipping Stones Stamp and Share, and the Holiday challenge at Live Love Cards.

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Love that die AND your cards!!! Lovely.
Lynn

Beverly G said...

I love that wreath. The first card is very pretty, but I think you're right the second card pops more with the DSP.

Grancy said...

The wreath is very clever! I love the two colors! Thank you for sharing!

Ilina Crouse said...

love your card, especially the wreath in two colors. Very clever idea!

Teresa Kline said...

hey Karen! I am so very excited, you are our very first challenge entry on the Skipping Stones Design Blog...YAY....thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge...hope you will join us every month for lots of fun!

sparkle & shine *~*

Teresa Kline said...

teehehehe,...I am so excited forgot to tell ya how much I adore your card, the design is awesome...thanks for joining us.

sparkle & shine *~*

Coralynn Murray said...

I love your card, the wreath is so pretty! Thanks for joining us for the SSD Stamp and Share Challenge!

Gayatri said...

Love those delicate dies and how you have used the colours. Clever. Thanks for linking up at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge :)
Hugs!
Gayatri

Maxine D said...

What fabulous use of the die Karen - stunning cards
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great die design. I love how you used it. Your cards are wonderful.

Jacee said...

How lovely, fabulous festive card Karon
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Karen, this is the second time I am seeing this die used and I can see why you love it! It is beautiful and makes such an elegant wreath. Thanks so much for sharing with us and being our first challenge entry at Skipping Stones Design!