Brushstroke Bliss: 1 of 8: Elizabeth

Join us in the Studio as we play with Penny Black's new brushstroke stamps from their "Bliss" catalog.

Welcome to our brushstroke series!  

My approach to creating the cards you will see over the next few weeks involved a very simple recipe of a single-layer card with one stamped image and one sentiment.

(Penny Black: Effulgent 40-539, Happy Wishes 30-419)
After three steps, I had a finished card in no time at all.  

First, I placed the stamp in my MISTI stamping tool and inked the stamp with my lightest choices of Memento markers.  I "huffed" on each application of ink before it was applied to the cardstock.  I continued adding darker colors to build up the depth.

Second, I stamped my sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.

Third, I applied crystal Stickles to the flowers.

Easy elegance!

Here are two more variations where I introduced an additional layer, added a bit of patterned paper and changed the card size.

(Penny Black Sentiments: Birthday Love 30-413, Happy Wishes 30-419; Patterned Paper: Golden Moment 80-015)