All AbloomPosted: January 18, 2016
This week I will be sharing cards made with stamps and dies from Penny Black’s new ‘Love Always‘ release. This delicate rose is from a transparent set of floral stamps. I inked it with a mix of red and green distress stains and markers. I pulled the colour into the petals and leaves with a small paintbrush adding extra here and there where needed. To finish I used the same stamp to create an outline patterned panel at the bottom of the card front and the stitched edge die to shape the bottom of the panel and red mat underneath.
Once again the Valentine’s stamps prompted me to pull out red ink; I’m not sure why I can’t break free from that mould. Perhaps I should have tried black. A friend of mine bought a black rose bush at the end of last season and is eager to see what it looks like once summer comes around. There is such a thing as a blue rose too although that does not seem quite right.
Stamps: All Abloom (PB)
Dies: Stitched Edges (PB)
Inks: Festive berries, Peeled Paint, Pine needles distress stains and markers (Ranger), Versafine Satin red ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Hotpressed Fabriano watercolour paper, Neenah chili red