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Fun Friday Collabo, Week 3!

Fun Friday

Happy Friday!!

Back yet again for another collaboration with Jill Foster! This week we are both using the Penny Black Verdant stamp. Here’s my card for this week:
Fun Friday

I used the Penny Black Paisley Outline Stamp with the same colors I used on this card. I also used it on this card, one of my favorites. I like it because the pattern is so small that it’s not distracting at all. But anyway, I’m supposed to be focusing on Verdant! This stamp has lots of potential for backgrounds and subtle additions to a card without creating another focal point. I make a serious effort to buy stamps that are reusable. On this card, I made it my focal point, so it can be used either way! Here are the steps for this card:

  • Ink the background panel with Spiced Marmalade. Stamp Paisley Outline in Barn Door, then ink the edges of the panel with Barn Door.
  • Ink Verdant in Barn Door, stamp off, then stamp in the lower left corner. Repeat in the upper corner. Same process for Spiced Marmalade.
  • Stamp Versant using VersaFine Black Ink in lower left corner.
  • Adhere panel to black, then to paisley panel.
  • Stamp Sweet Wishes sentiment in Versafine Black Ink and cut with scissors. Use a handheld hole punch to punch small hole and thread black embroidery. Adhere with dimensionals.

Don’t forget that Jill and I will be featuring YOUR cards on our blogs June 7th. To be considered, create your own card with the same set we are using and upload it to the Penny Circle Flickr gallery. Be sure to tag it with “JillDarlene”.

Now, head on over to Jill’s blog to see what amazing things she has done with Verdant. Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Dawn T

    Gorgeous Darlene. Love the way you stamped in different colours.

  2. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Cathy R

    Love these colours Darlene Cathy x

  3. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 8:35 am


    I love the warm colors you’ve used here! And the layered stamping with Verdant is gorgeous!

  4. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Judy Jung

    Love the choice of colors and the contemporary design!

  5. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Carrie C

    I appreciate how you make your background papers ‘from scratch’. So often I’m caught without just the right color paper but this way everything works together. Great card as always!

  6. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Robin in WA

    Wow! Love this Collabo you girls are doing! I wish it would go on longer. I really like how you used verdant. I would never have thought of that. Beautiful card. Thank you. BTW, I love your videos too. I always learn something from them.

  7. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 6:10 pm


    Nice card! Love the paisley bkgrd. Great colors! 🙂

  8. wrote on May 17th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Meli Isen

    Very pretty

  9. wrote on May 18th, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Anna Jernigan

    Wow, Darlene, what a striking look! I really like all the stamping of that same image in clusters. It’s so pretty on that panel, then matted onto that gorgeous base! Beautiful sentiment also. It just all works so well. I see what you mean about background versus focal uses of stamps. Whew. What an inspiration! You are definitely hitting these beautiful Penny Black stamp images right out of the park, girl! I loved all of your cards thus far. I am enjoying all these little adventures of yours. I can’t wait to see what’s next! I know you are having fun…and I am having a blast right along with you! Thanks for sharing. Now off to see Jill’s card. She is one talented gal, also!

  10. wrote on May 18th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Susan W

    Wow…that is just lovely. I see that stamp and think “what would I do with a branch with leaves”? I would never have thought to do this with the various inks and then the black. Makes for a stunning focal point. And I bought that background stamp but have yet to use it! Maybe today! This is really, really wonderful!

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