Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Virginia

I am positive I'm not the only person who bought Penny Black's Botanical Notes as a result of Virginia's work with it.  Over about a month's time, she created SEVENTEEN cards with just this one cling stamp!  Look at this post to see a listing of all of them, and then you can click on any one to be taken to the post where it was featured.  Truly a work of love.

So of course, I had to get myself one of these stamps, and my first idea was to try paper-piecing it.  Penny Black does such a nice job of making stamps that are collage-style,  and I wanted to use some subtle tone-on-tone papers with it, to give it a vintage feel.  Here's how my card turned out:

for Virginia

I used a wide variety of 6" paper pads from My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45, Lawn Fawn, and Carta Bella.  I added a simple sentiment from Simon's Handwritten Sentiments set.

Thank you, Virginia, for showing us how to get the most out of our supplies; we should all take a page out of your book!

14 comments:

  1. I loved Virginia's cards using this stamp - I'm pretty sure she inspired quite a few of us! Yours is gorgeous too, Lin - love how you paper-pieced the images! ♥

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  2. Now...will you look at that :)
    It's absolutely gorgeous, Lin!! I will never get tired of seeing this image, especially how you used it! Love the paper-piecing and background! You have done wonders to this stamp :) Hope to see more (wink)! Glad that I enabled you!

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  3. The papers you chose are so pretty together!
    Yes, Virginia has me purchasing this stamp as well.

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  4. beautiful, Lin! and love all the different soft color papers you used - great paper piecing!

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  5. I check out your blog every day & I realised that I have never left a comment. I'm sorry so I have made the effort tonight as I wanted to give something back. I have been inspired time & time again by your designs & beautiful work. Thank you

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  6. Wow! Love the PP! I got this stamp because of Virginia too! I've made 3 cards so far and have not blogged them yet... I can't put his stamp away!

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  7. GORGEOUS! So glad you're enjoying Botanical Notes, too. I am loving what you've done with it here, piecing it with the perfect selection of pattern papers. Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black. HUGS!

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  8. Wonderful use of pp Lin, your selections are so pretty together.

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  9. I think you've done an amazing job here yourself Lin!! Very pretty ;)

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  10. Your card is fabulous, Lin! Virginia will be delighted... and I'm sure Dr. John might have a thing to say about it too! Jo x

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  11. Wow Lin, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your wonderful mix of papers and your paper piecing is fantastic - it must have taken forever!!

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  12. This is beautiful Lin! I love the collage feel and how pretty your coloring is.

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  13. Your paper piecing is lovely. I really like the look you got with this stamp

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  14. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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