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Summer Sun Collaboration with Penny Black: Day 2

Summer Sun Collaboration with Penny Black

As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting! Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Penny Black. We're sharing fun projects here on our blog using Penny Black stamps AND you'll find projects from the Penny Black designers on their blog featuring our Paper Crafter Crayons and Double Scoop Gelatos. We want you to join in the fun, too, so don't miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.

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Jill here today and I've tons of fun melting my Paper Crafter Crayons™ to make the background on my card.


To view out how I achieved this look check out THIS video.  To finish off my card I simply layered Penny Black Creative Dies (51-037 Modest and 51-041 Friends Frame), added some twine, and layered all elements onto a pattern paper background from my stash.

To see what the Penny Black designers have created today, click HERE!

And don't miss this fun giveaway...


Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons™ and three stamps from Penny Black? Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Penny Black blog to be entered to win. And for a bonus entry, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PM PST.)


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Gorgeous card. I definitely think these papercrafters crayon are going to be my next obsession


Jill, you made a superb card! I love it!

Heather Thompson

Oh my my two favorite companies. Love it! what an amazing creation. its going to be a great week!!


Wow! The background is amazing!!!
Hugs, Susanne.

Michel E

Great project.

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Lucinda T.

Wowsers - awesome technique and love the crayons!

Laura Turcotte

That came out beautifully!!! love the impact it brings! Well done! this technique is definitely on my 'must try' list. Thanks for sharing, and for the video.


This is a technique I have not tried. Your creation wants to make me try. Thanks!

KT Fit Kitty

A beautiful card! Would love to try this!

Sue D

Very cool background!

Davinia C.

Great technique!

Anita Wills

Penny black + Fabre castell = awesome!


Such a beautiful card, love the cool technique!!!!

Shannon Miller

Very nice the technique!

Mary Anne Perlmutter

I need to spend a little more time with my dies. Love the cards and the technique. Love learning sometime new everyday.

Kristen V

Looks fun so thanks for this chance!

Michele Washburn

Fantastic card and a great technique!


Wow ! Awesome Bg...Thanks for the giveaway !

Jessi C

I love love love the background, so artsy! I am definitely going to have to try that technique! Thank you for the inspiration!

Shawna Vail

Love this look.

Alexia Misso

Gorgeous card, love the color!

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Thank you for the chance to win!


The card is beautiful. I love the shades of blue and green mixed together. What fun to play with this technique. thanks for the idea.

Alexia Misso

Liked Design Memory Craft and Penny Black Facebook Pages via Alexia Misso. Thank you for the chance!

melanie kuzik

what a beautiful card and thx for the inspiration off to play

Tasha F

These crayons look like a must have! :)


Very inspiring idea; thanks for the how-to, I'm going to try this! Love, love, love this prize package... thanks for the chance. *fingers crossed*


Fabulous, looks like the crayons are my next must-have!


I love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lyn Kaufmann

This looks like such fun to make cards with the kids this summer. Thanks for the fun idea!

ColleenB.  Texas

wonderful project.
Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

Sue McKenzie

I love this company, so many products that give a Wow factor. Thanks Jill for showing yet another.

Donna Whitten

This is great! I look forward to learning more about your products.

Darlene G

Oh wow I would love to win some crayons and stamps. Thanks for the giveaway.

barbara lassiter

What gorgeous cards, Jill! Your play with color is always spectacular and these crayons look to be fun. I was a little nervous about how you would get the wax off the iron, but thank goodness for baby wipes. :) Great looking cards and technique and I can't wait to see more of this collaboration between Penny Black and Faber-Castell.

Donna Mc

Looking forward to trying these techniques. Thanks!

Jenn Morrill

Faber Castell and Penny Black Rock!

Linda Tupper

I just love the background look. I'd just love to try this technique. Beautiful

Kathie B

What a stunning card...looks like an oil painting!


Haven't had much exposure to the crayons but would like to try! Beautiful card.

Karen Waldo

What a neat technique and a beautiful card!


Never tried this technique before. Seems like a lot of fun!


This card is truly beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Shepherd

Lovely card and fabulously generous giveaway xx
Denise xx


What a beautiful background! Love this technique.

Jenn Morrill

Love the reverse image--it just highlights the gorgeous background even more!

Helen Gullett

WOW! That is one gorgeous card! This is awesome team up!


Wonderful background! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy P.

Well, I love this look so much that I just ordered these crayons! Great video, and love that stamp! Thanks for the inspiration (and the dent in my pocketbook)!!!!

Carol Mc

Fabulous card. Love that background.


Awesome...let the fun begin!!

Danielle Bartnik

Love the card, what a neat technique used on this project. I'm thinking I want to give it a try.

Jan Castle

WOW, what a cool card!!!! Will have to give this technique a try! TFS

Patti in Oregon

Oh my I just order a set of gelatos and am so looking forward to using them. I saw a utube video of someone using them and fell in love. This give away would be a great addition to my craft world. Thanks for a chance to win. Good Luck Everyone

Ania P.

I'd love to have those crayons, thanks for the chance to win

Lynn (toomanycrayons)

Such vibrant colors and great examples to get us thinking.

Jeanie Gregory

I love this technique! I have done that before but never on a card, I am going to try it. Thanks
I would love to win any of those products.

Renee Person

I had not seen the crayons before. Cool techniques. Thanks for the chance.

Lucinda Christiansen

Great technique . Thank you for shareing


Beautiful colors and a fun technique!

Becky Green

What a FABULOUS technique!!!!!! LOVE the affect! :D Now, where did I put my mini-craft iron? LOL Thank you!!!!!!!

Judy B

I am just starting to explore the mixed media craze. The paper crayons melted look awesome on the card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lynn Hardy

This background looks amazing! I'd love to win some crayons so that I could try out this technique too!

Jeannie Evans

Some really good new ideas to try! Thanks

Jeannie E.


Such a beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing, and for a chance to win!

Cecelia Smith

I've been stamping for over 30 years but new to mixed media. Am loving all the techniques and now must acquire new mediums. Thanks for the chance.

snazzy jj

Looks like great fun. Can't wait to try this idea. Thanks for the fun give away too!

Tamara D.

Very nice! Would love to try this technique.

Miriam Prantner

What a fantastic texture on the background, excited about this week's collaboration!

Kathy Barker

Love my farber-castell products! I have used them for years, both in watercolor painting and in card making.

Mei S.

Such anazing talent and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia L.

Jill rocks with BOTH products! I adore the striking background that she created! Beautiful use of the PB die cut!

Debbie G

Great background technique !!!

Jane Van

Great video...the background is so colorful! thanks!

Lucy van Keulen

I would like to give t his technique a try, it looks awesome!

Rebecca Reynolds

Beautiful card! I'm loving mixed media projects. Keep them coming!


Exciting new techniques to try this summer.

Cyndi Honor

Excited to try this new product and start playing!

Kristi Jaro

What a lovely card!


I'm loving the trend towards real art supplies on cards, it makes me feel more like an artist than ever!


Fabulous colours, love it;-))m


What an awesome technique!

Sharlene Piscitelli

Great project!


Love the look! Looks like so much fun to create


Love this! Can't wait to use it in my art journal!

Donna Harris

Great technique-- such a unique result!

Finley Rose

Love this card!

Isha Gupta

Love the look of this. I need to get some of these crayons now :)

Suzi Metcalfe

The background is very cool, and I want to learn to do this, but having trouble with the video. ??!!

Maureen Chandler

WOW! This is so cool - can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lillian Child

I love to see "art" on a card ... not just a simple stamped image and sentiment. This is SO awesome!

Beth Ross

Very clever! Looks like a great product!

Jacqueline V

Love FC...these are crayons for grown ups! So fun and versatile.

Chiara Trezzi

What a wonderful card. Great!

Jill Sharp

This is so cool. The colours are so strong and beautiful.

Carla Hundley

So pretty and I
would like to try
the crayons!
Carla from Utah

Karen Freeman

Wow so much inspiration. Love all these ideas.

Teresa Godines #6857

Love the white silhouette of the flower. Beautiful!

Melissa Friedrich

What a gorgeous card, Paper Craft Crayons are my new obsession I think, thanks for sharing your ideas! WOW!

Ruth Gibbs

Jill has done it again! Great job. Can't wait to try the crayons.


Lovely projects - thanks for a chance to win too!

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