Garden gems

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

4 Comments on “Garden gems”

  1. Michelle regis says:

    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.

  2. Pat says:

    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

  3. 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 🤗

  4. memalagene says:

    Lovely card, I love your techniques and the layout of the flowers!

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