Pink bloomsPosted: April 1, 2013
Today’s cards feature another of Penny Black’s pretty background stamps: Sweetness. I started by making a large floral panel triple the size of the panels you see here using almost the whole background stamp. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. The coverage wasn’t 100% but I don’t mind that because it makes a batik-like effect. After embossing I sponged Memento Rosebud ink over the flowers varying the amount of colour and adding some with a marker. The leaves and stems are sponged with Memento New Sprout and you can see on the card below I also sponged a little Dandelion ink.
I played around with the large panel and a green mat, eventually deciding to slice the panel into three pieces to try and make it look a bit like a Chinese screen. The three panels were still too much for my clean and simple ways so I tried a single panel per card ending up with the two you see here. I didn’t have quite the right pink card stock to mat the card below so I used a lighter pink and sponged the edges with Rose bud ink.
Have a wonderful day.