Garden gemsPosted: May 4, 2018 Filed under: garden gems | Tags: Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains 4 Comments
It’s been flowers, flowers and more flowers this week, all part of the new Nature’s Art release from Penny Black
To wrap up the week I have a card that features the ‘garden gems’ rubber cling stamp and was coloured with distress stains, just four colours applied to the stamp one by one then spritzed to get a loose watercolour look.
I used fired brick and carved pumpkin stains on the flowers then forest moss and peeled paint stains on the leaves. By using the stamp positioner I was able to stamp the lighter colour first then dab the darker stain on the stamp and print again adding some shadow and variety to leaves and petals. I drew the black centres straight onto the panel with a black marker and added a sentiment in black also.
Even though it meant losing some of the design I cropped the panel to a square, backed it with foam and attached to a square card base.
Stamps: garden gems 40-591, smile today 30-461 (PB)
Stains: fired brick, carved pumpkin, forest moss, peeled paint distress stains
Marker: black soot
Ink: nocturne versafine clair
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: foam sheet
You make such lovely cards, this one is very special ;the colours are beautif.ull. tell me …do you send any of them out? I find it difficult when i create that speciall one.
What fabulous flowers Heather and love the colours and the straight to stamp inking which has given a lovely loose look. The sentiment and spattering finish it beautifully. x
Your cards are so beautiful, live the watercolour effect on the stamps, I must try it out with some of my stamps. Thanks for sharing 🤗
Lovely card, I love your techniques and the layout of the flowers!