Paper Craft Crew Challenge 305 – Penny Black Wintry Trail

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 305 – Penny Black Wintry Trail

Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  This week we have a sketch challenge. One of the things I love about papercrafting in general is that there is always something MORE to learn (and alas, more to buy)! I was introduced to the art of Jill Foster by a friend on Facebook, and I fell in love with her method for stamping layered images with Penny Black stamps. I had bought Penny Black Wintry Trails last year. I had played with it but hadn’t really achieved the look I wanted.

Once I watched Jill’s video on the Penny Black channel on YouTube, I realized what I had been missing. And so I bought all the Ranger Archival inks she used because I’m every company’s perfect dream customer, i.e., highly influenced by what I see, LOL. Luckily, I didn’t have to buy the stamp Jill used because I already had Penny Black Wintry Trail, but I’m not ruling it out! I also already had the Wendy Vecchi Blendable inks (please add more colors Wendy!)


After I had swatched up all my inks, it was time to play with the techniques Jill showed, so I pretty much just changed this sketch to accommodate the image I was using. Lookie:

Penny Black Wintry Trail by JanTink

GOJUS!!! (I’m really wanting some cooler weather, with this being my second Christmas card this week!) I had fun with Jill’s techniques, and I’m looking forward to putting more of a personal twist into the next card I make with them. I love the Penny Black Wintry Trail stamp and all the other Penny Black stamps in this style. Penny Black has been one of my favorite companies for a long, long time!

Penny Black Wintry Trail by JanTink

I did my sunrise off to the left side like Jill did because I thought it was genius…we have a tendency to put the sun dead center in these sorts of images. I used my Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to do my background color blending along with a Ranger Detail Blending Tool. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Bold Point white gel pen to do my snowflakes.

Penny Black Wintry Trail by JanTink

The sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Greetings fit perfectly within the circle for the sketch and was perfect for the image. I used a die from Concord & 9th’s Take a Bough (which I used to create the tree you’ve been seeing in the photos of my Christmas cards this year) to die cut the snowflake from Bazzill Card Shope Icy Mint card stock and centered a Doodlebug Lily White Glitter Sprinkle in the center.

Penny Black Wintry Trail by JanTink

On the side I used this cool new tape I found at Blick Art Supplies yesterday by Duck brand! It’s called Duck Texture Tape, and this one feels very much like fabric and has a nice subtle shimmer. The color matched the Bazzill Candy Buttons cardstock I used for the greeting.

Penny Black Wintry Trail by JanTink

Thank you, Jill, for showing me how to get this stunning look with Penny Black Wintry Trail and every other stamp like this that I will be buying because I now know how to get such a gorgeous result!

You can play along at our challenge by visiting the challenge post here.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for, Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson LLC, Gina K, Create for Less, Impression Obsession, Picket Fence Studios, Sizzix, Hallmark Scrapbook, Amazon, and Blick Art Supplies.

Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but remits a small percentage of the purchase price to me, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!


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