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Video Series: One Stamp, Four Ways – Card #2

One Stamp Four Ways

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It’s time for the second card in my series with Penny Black’s Burst of Blooms. This time I’m doing some stamp highlighting by focusing on the center flower and fading the rest into the background:

One Stamp Four Ways

I love the versatility of this stamp! I used my Inktense pencils today, which I haven’t done in awhile. I had forgotten how much I love these pencils.

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Have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Smoky Slate panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches 10.5 x 13.7 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Inktense pencil used: Fushia

Penny Black Burst of Blooms
Penny Black Burst of Blooms
Altenew You Are
Altenew You Are
Inktense Pencils
Inktense Pencils
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Zig Black Brush Pen
Zig Black Brush Pen
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 6:33 am


    After watching your Throwback Thursday card yesterday that used Inktense pencils, I’d already decided to pull out my pencils to use again. As soon as my Penny Black stamp arrives, I’ll be doing just that. This card is so simple but also so beautiful and very effective.

  2. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 2:23 pm


    Beautiful card, Darlene. It’s so elegant.

  3. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the black detail!!! It really makes this card pop!!! 😎

  4. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 6:11 pm


    Gorgeous card Darlene. Love the colours.

  5. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 9:43 pm


    Beautiful, elegant and looks pretty easy. Will sure try it, maybe this week, I hope.
    I did not know you could use SU for water coloring. I would have thought it would pill
    up. I do have some hangin’ around. Will try it Darlene.
    That pink and black is so striking with the embossed white.
    Thanks a bunch.
    Dee in Oklahoma

  6. wrote on September 15th, 2017 at 10:09 pm


    I love this card. It is so elegantly simple. It was so amazing that you did the artwork on the pink paper then cut it out, love the idea. Thanks.

  7. wrote on September 16th, 2017 at 12:35 pm


    Wow….I LOVE this card. And it looks so easy to do. Thanks Darlene. You are so talented & you give me so many good ideas for cards. Keep em’ coming.

  8. wrote on September 19th, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    Dang it! I didn’t sign up for the Christmas card swap! I knew I waited to long. Oh well, next time.
    I love how you did this card! The stamp in and of itself is so pretty and there is so much you can do with it. I just love how you embossed it in white & then colored the flower in the middle with a black outline. It just makes the card pop and makes it look very elegant. I’m going to copy this if you don’t mind but first I need some white embossing powder! Thanks for the great idea!

  9. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 5:16 pm


    So beautiful and elegant!! I adore the combo of pink and grey, one of my all time favs. Another winner for sure!!!!

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