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Fun Friday Collabo, Week 1!

Fun Friday

Happy Friday All!!

I’m so happy and honored to be teaming up with Jill Foster during the month of May! Each Friday we will be collaborating on a specific Penny Black stamp set. This week is Tiger Lily! Lilies are my absolute favorite flower, so I was really excited to be working with this stamp. Now, I know it’s supposed to be a Tiger Lily, but why not a Stargazer? Here’s my card for this week:

Tiger Lily

Rather than using the stamp as a single flower, I created a background out of it. Only one flower showed the bottom of the stem, so I covered it with the sentiment! I used Copic Markers to color the flowers… notice that I added a green center to the petals, since that’s what Stargazers have. It’s kind of hard to notice in the picture, but I used the Stampin’ Up! Chevron embossing folder on the black cardstock and cut some strips for the sides. This stamp is so versatile, you can really make any kind of lily out of it. In fact, I also made an Easter lily out of it, but I’ll save that card for another time. 🙂

Here’s the best part of this collaboration month… Jill and I want to see what YOU create with these stamp sets. Make a card using Tiger Lily, upload it to the Penny Circle Flickr gallery, and tag it with “JillDarlene”. At the end of the month, Jill and I will each pick our favorite cards using each stamp set and feature those cards on our blog June 7th. You have the whole month to create! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Now, head on over to Jill’s blog to see what she has created with Tiger Lily. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m absolutely sure it will be a stunner, as all of her cards are.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Penny Black Tiger Lily Stamp and Penny Black Sweet Wishes

Paper: Neenah Solar White and Stampin’ Up! Basic Black

Inks/Color: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic Sketch Markers (RV10, RV13, RV19, R29, YG17, YG21, YG25)

Embellishments: Ranger Orange Peel Stickles and black embroidery thread

Tools/Punches/Dies: Stampin’ Up! Chevron Embossing Folder and Stampin’ Up! Extra-Large Oval Punch


  1. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 am


    Wow! the colors are absolutely brilliant!! It looks so real!

  2. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Kathy H

    Beautiful card, Darlene! I love how you used the flower to make a background. Great coloring and sentiment placement:)

  3. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm


    What a beautiful stamp and you did an amazing job coloring!

  4. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Mary H.

    Gorgeous card. I’m lovin’ that you & Jill are teaming up. Two fantastic talents, so what a joy it will be to see what you create. Beautiful colors on your lilies, and liked the chevron strips at the side…good way to mat. Must remember to try that. TFS

  5. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Barb Ghigliotty

    Gorgeous coloring, Darlene! I love how you paired this beautiful stamp with the sentiment and textured background…Stunning!

  6. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Susan W

    Simply beautiful and stunning! Your stargazers are perfect! Love how you colored them!

  7. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    Woohoo, Darlene! A collaboration with Jill Foster, and Penny Black stamps? Wow, what an honor, and you deserve it! Congrats! Oh, Darlene, your card is just stunning. Love the colors, and the coloring, and the fabulous idea of putting flowers all over the card…really makes for a gorgeous look! I am thrilled to see you go off on these little adventures with your talent. It’s fun for me to see you share your talents and come back and tell us about it. So cool. You Rock!!

  8. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Larissa Heskett =)

    YEAH!! SO EXCITING!! I LOVE your take on the Challenge and I hope I’ll be able to play along!! THANKS for sharing the FUN and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! p.s Jill’s card is BEAUTIFUL TOO I LOVE the splatters and the colors she used!! I couldn’t leave a comment though so I hope she’ll see this!!?? =)

  9. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Penny Ward

    Beyond GORGEOUS coloring…love the black chevron mat. Hugs, Penny

  10. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Danielle Woods

    Wow!! Congrats!! I’m excited for you!! Your card is absolutely beautiful!!

  11. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 6:34 pm


    What a beautiful card.
    Love your idea for using this stamp as a background and then changing it to a Stargazer. Such a talent – well done!

  12. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Jean Bullock

    Just saw this on Facebook and had to come over for a closer look. Awesome stamping and coloring. The embossing and layers add even more dimension to this beautiful card. Great job!

  13. wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Meli Isen

    Very Pretty!!!!

  14. wrote on May 4th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Sandra ltb

    WOW! – 2 of my favorite artists, back to back! Thanks!
    Sandra ltb

  15. wrote on May 5th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Greta H

    Amazing what different looks can be achieved with one stamp! Your card is beautiful–love the black embossed strips on the sides.

  16. wrote on May 5th, 2013 at 4:49 pm


    You never cease to put a smile on my face! I love that you are collaborating with Jill. Keep the cards coming!

  17. wrote on May 6th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Amazing coloring as usual, Darlene. This flowers look so real, the colors are so vibrant and intense, just like in Nature. How fabulous that now you are collaborating with Jill, another talented artist, all of us are going to reap the benefits of this new venture. Thank you for sharing your talents, ladies.

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