52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 3 March 2022

Penny Black Stamps "Brilliance 40-806" Just For You Card

This morning I decided to play with a new Distress Oxide Ink, recently released by the Ranger/Tim Holtz brand combo. The ink is called "Saltwater Taffy" and is a soft coral pink shade.

I stamped the Penny Black "Brilliance 40-806" cling stamp in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" second generation stamping to achieve a light coloured image.  I then coloured the leaves with "Crushed Olive" and "Rustic Wilderness" Distress Oxide Inks.  I felt it needed more colour, so I added contrast using Derwent Inktense pencils.  For the berries, I used "Festive Berries" Distress Oxide Ink, adding extra detail with coloured pencils and a white Gelly Roll pen.

I then moved on to the background, using a Funky Fossil Designs stencil called "Micro Dots" with the new "Saltwater Taffy" Distress Oxide Ink.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps sentiment using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I then added splatters of white and black dots using Posca Pens.


  1. Beautiful composition Sam,the new colour of ink is gorgeous,a card to suit many occasions