Penny Black Simplicity – Portrait

Hello everyone! Here is a card I designed for Penny Black as a Penny Black Simplicity Sister design team member. This time, I decided to feature the brand new Portrait (#40-471) stamp set: 

Oh WOW! This stamp is absolutely fabulous and so BIG!!! I stamped the face with a very light ink and drew a new haircut. I colored the girl with Copic markers and added details around the eye and eyebrow with pencils and a black gel pen. I created a background with watercolors, fussy cut the face and glued it on the panel. The sentiment – from the A Sweet Day stamp set (#30-280) – was stamped in black ink. I then adhered the panel onto a top-folded card base. To finish off my card, I added stickles to the iris and Glossy Accents to the lips.

For more clean and simple designs and inspirations using Penny Black stamps, head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog

That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting my blog!



Genevieve said…
Spectaculaire! J'adooore!
StampinJessica said…
Wow, deine Karte haut mich um !
Das ist ja wirklich Kunst. Da glaubt doch kein Mensch mehr das dass noch ein Stempel ist.
Ganz große Klasse, du bist ein Super Talent !
Barb Ghig said…
You are a true artist, Francine! I just looked at this stamp, and you have done such an amazing job coloring this image!!! So many beautiful details, and your watercolored background is perfect! You should put this in a frame!
Susi said…
What a unique and gorgeous stamp image - made even more so by your fabulous colouring! Wow!
Wow! This is gorgeous.
Laura Capote said…
Wow!! You completely changed the original stamp. She looks fabulous and happy. Love. love, love what you did to the hair!!! (did you use a white gel pen?). Gorgeous card!!!
Francine said…
Hi Laura! No, no white gel pen for the hair!