Saturday, March 14, 2020

Penny Black Secret Garden Release

Hello friends! 

I am happy to share a new card that I created with  the Penny Black Secret Garden Release. 
The weather in my neck of the woods has finally becoming warmer that that Spring is not far behind.
Today's card is a preview of what's coming up next.

The good life and The Lovely Lilacs
All product links are listed at the end of this post. Simon Says Stamp has BOTH of these two stamps, but in very low quantity as I draft this post. 

I am using two large cling stamps for today's design. As you can see, each stamp work beautifully on their own. However, if you use them to the advantage, you can create a lovely Spring scene!

The good life stamp depicts a quaint country scene.
may your day

I inked up each tiny sections and built up each layer of colors. I only worked on the upper portion of the stamp. I then had the idea of white-embossing the fence.
may your day blooms with happiness

Who doesn't love a white picket fence? Once I white-embossed the fence, I had another idea of stamping the very tips of The Lovely Lilac.

may your day bloom with happiness

The scales of the lilacs work with the scene. Plus, the shape of the tiny buds look like "tulips"!?
Do you see what I see?  I have many more Penny Black creations coming your way this Spring.

Simon Says Stamp currently has The Good Life in stock.
You can get 20% off on a few mystery brands. doesn't have them in stock yet, however, I will alert you when they do.
 FREE stamp with purchase (valid till March 16th)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Ms. Tamp said...

Great combination of the sets. Yes, I see the tulips too!

Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Virginia. Your combination of stamps is perfect.

Sue D said...

Pretty country scene and I like how you turned lilacs into tulips.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just a lovely scene!

Linda BL said...

The country scene turned out so well. I read your post but still was trying to find the tulip stamp! They looked so real! I thought that you might have used the lilac stamp for a tree in the background, but then figured out how you got the tulip effect.

Karthikha said...

Ooh what a wonderful scene! Love it!

Maura said...

Fabulous card and oh-so-clever to use the tips of the lilacs for flowers - GENIUS!!!!

Harriet said...


Purple Princess said...

so beautiful