I've used Penny Black stamps 30-284 Sprigs and 40-545 Lustrous.
I was also so very pleased to be picked as the winner of last months Colour Challenge at Stamping Sensations and Brenda has kindly asked me to be their Guest Designer for this month for their new challenge of a one layer Christmas card.
I've worked on a DL card here (unusual for me) as I felt that this scene was best suited to this shape of card. I've recently bought this new stamp and was so wanting to use it so this was the perfect opportunity! This stamp in the Pine Tree by Paper Rose (Australia). A beautiful stamp that gives such a crisp image every time. So, I have started by blending the background with some distress ink leaving a slightly lighter part in the middle. Then, starting from the back and working forwards, I've used distress ink so that you could hardly see the trees at the time of stamping (believe it or not, the forest appears when the trees at the front go on!) Then I've stamped in much bolder, clearer colour with Archival Fern Green and Versafine Spanish Moss. I have glittered the tree that stands alone with some Sparkelicious Crystallina glitter by Chloe (did struggle to get that to show on the photo). The little snowflakes are actually from a free set with Creative Stamping magazine!
There, all on one layer, no matting or layering - just straight on to the card, fun to do and messy on the fingers (just how I like it!!!!!!),
Do hope that you can not only join in with Penny Black and More challenges but with Stamping Sensations too!