Summer GlowPosted: May 3, 2018 Filed under: summer glow | Tags: Kuretake Zig clean color real brush markers, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps 8 Comments
Yes, I’ve got more flowers to share today from the new Penny Black release, ‘Nature’s Art‘. This one is a large rubber cling outline stamp. I decided to try a combination I’ve heard about numerous times but never attempted: zig clean color real brush pens on bristol paper. I work on watercolour paper a lot of the time as you know but I’ve heard that blending the zig pens is easier on bristol. Well, it is. I embossed the image with clear powder on bristol paper then used five different colours to fill in the flowers and leaves. I started with purple pen at one end of each petal and tea rose at the other end (in this case the end closest to the centre of the flower). I blended the two colours together with a damp brush then added orange dots down the centre of the petals. I added a small amount of brown to the centre of the flower also.
I coloured the leaves in green then added brown here and there before blending with a damp brush.
As a finishing touch I die cut the ‘scrolls half edger’ decorative piece out of purple cardstock which had double sided adhesive on the back. I matted the panel in the same purple then snipped pieces of the die-cut to lay over the base of the panel.
I’m looking forward to seeing irises pop up in my snow-free garden before too long; there is no snow on it now!
Stamps: summer glow 40-610 (PB)
Die: scrolls half edger 51-446
Markers: zig clean colour real brush pens (tea rose, brown, green, violet, orange)
Paper: bristol, neenah solar white, purple
Also: clear embossing powder, double sided adhesive sheet
A lovely, elegant card!
Beautiful! I’m a sucker for Iris and you’ve made this one truly gorgeous!
a stunning card Heather!
Wow! This card is a real knock-out! I may have to buy this stamp just to CASE it!
Heather, your iris are absolutely GORGEOUS!
This is a fantastic mix of colours and the embossing of the flowers first has worked well Heather. I love the die cut scrolls that edge the piece too. A gorgeous card. x
So pretty. Love the effect of the clear embossing!
Gorgeous, Heather. Love the colours you’ve used for your beautiful irises. xx