I wanted to make a card for my friend Joy's birthday, and I knew I wanted to use a Ladybird, and I was drawn to my Penny Black stamps that I have had for years, but never used - so all that was left was to find a layout ............ harder than you think!
I came across an excellent sketch on the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog - unfortunately, it is the last sketch for that blog :( However, I think I will keep it bookmarked so that I can go back and use some of the other sketches :)
I used Sketch #300, but changed the proportions of the centre panel so it wouldn't take anything away from the Penny Black image :)
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge is anything goes, as long as you use a Penny Black image.
I was on a roll, the creative juices started flowing, and these cards came together in a few hours! The hardest part was trawling through my DP to find something suitable for the background.
I decided to make two cards, one rectangle and one square. I like them both, but think I will give the square one to my friend Joy :)
EDITED: the pink rectangle card is available in my ETSY store :) I guess it could be used for several purposes: birthday, hello, thinking of you, missing you, or simply just because :)
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