Summer Glow

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

Ink: versamark

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

8 Comments on “Summer Glow”

  1. Christine says:

    A lovely, elegant card!

  2. Rufus says:

    Beautiful! I’m a sucker for Iris and you’ve made this one truly gorgeous!

  3. Evelyne Moran says:

    a stunning card Heather!

  4. memalagene says:

    Heather, your iris are absolutely GORGEOUS!

  5. Pat says:

    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

  6. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    So pretty. Love the effect of the clear embossing!

  7. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous, Heather. Love the colours you’ve used for your beautiful irises. xx

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