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Fun Friday Collabo, Week 4!

May 24

Happy Friday!!

Wow, I can’t believe we are already on week 4! Where has May gone?? The kids are getting out of school and there goes my card-making time!

For my collaboration with Jill Foster today, we are using Penny Black’s Every Happiness. There are so many stamps in this set that I had a hard time choosing. Here’s my card for this week:

Fun Friday

And a little close-up on the embossed and colored flowers:
Fun Friday

I decided to keep it pretty simple. I used Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink to stamp the image multiple times down the center. I then black embossed the same image, watercolored it with a Fushia Inktense Pencil, then cut it out to adhere it. I’ve used this watercolor technique a few times recently, such as on this card and this card. Can you tell I love these pencils?

Luckily, May has five Fridays this year, so we still have one more to go! 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 she has created with Every Happiness. She has such a great style so don’t miss it!

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Larissa Heskett

    OMG!! LOVING both of the creations shared today!! YOUR’S and Jill’s. Such FUN designs and I LOVE the totally different looks!! THANKS for inspiring yet again and I look forward to nests weeks creations!! I have been creating and hope to get some projects posted!! Have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! 😉

  2. wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 8:28 am


    This is my current fave PB stamp, and I LOVE what you did with it!! Well done, Darlene!

  3. wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Maria Rodriguez.

    Oh, love the sweet simplicity of your card Darlene, that splash of pink speaks volumes!! I love Jill’s card too and I will go and tell her that right now. Both cards are smashingly beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  4. wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Donna Phelan

    That card is FABULOUS! I love the layout and design and would work so well with any stamp! TFS!!!

  5. wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    barbara lassiter

    This is so lovely and I just wanted to let you know how much I liked it! I like the look created by the inktense pencils and though I have a set of watercolor pencils I may need to get some of these.

  6. wrote on May 25th, 2013 at 11:51 am


    Oh my – what a gorgeous card. I love the “negative” row in contrast with the vibrant inktense blooms. Your talent never fails to amaze . . .
    Have a safe & enjoyable holiday weekend!

  7. wrote on May 25th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    judy jung

    Amazing that the two of you used the same stamp set and the looks are so different. I love versatility!! This is beautiful. Reminds me to get out my Inktense pencils and play.

  8. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 2:23 pm


    Pretty! Love your ideas so much.

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