Blooming boots!

Penny Black has a new release; you probably saw some sneak peeks on the PB social media or maybe you saw this card as a peek on my instagram. The new release is called ‘Timeless‘ and it is full of spring and summer loveliness. To celebrate Penny Black is hosting a giveaway.

Isn’t this a cute stamp? Blooming boots! I guess boots could work as a vase if they were waterproof. I used distress stains to stamp this happy colour scheme but you could use any water soluble ink that blends well after stamping. I inked the tulips with mustard seed and spiced marmalade distress stains. Now that the daubers are discontinued I paint stain onto the stamp with a brush. After stamping the tulips I wiped the stamp and inked the leaves with mowed lawn stain. While the stamped stain was still damp I blended it with a brush and water then dried the panel.

I painted black soot stain onto the boot part of the stamp then stamped and blended to fill the boots. By drying the rest of the stamping first I prevented the black stain from bleeding into the flowers and leaves. I used the new die set ‘square frames’ to cut a green frame. As my dies are not  divided up they cut not only the decorative frames but also plain rectangles and that is what I used here. I finished the card with a sentiment from the super-useful new set ‘grateful sentiments’ in black versafine ink.

I am currently enjoying not tulips but a giant amaryllis; it is 80cm tall and each one of the five flowers measures 20cm across. It is huge and beautiful!

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6 Comments on “Blooming boots!”

  1. Pat says:

    This card shouts Spring Heather, from the pretty colours to the beautifully watercoloured tulips in the boots, and I love the green mat too, giving a layered effect to the whole image. x

  2. Heidi says:

    So cheerful, brightens this snowy day!

  3. memalagene says:

    Lovely coloring, lovely card!

  4. bonklassgmailcom says:

    What a cheerful bouquet, Heather! All those yellow tulips make me feel happy on a dreary day!

  5. debsmart says:

    Boots for a vase – why not?! They look lovely – your colouring is beautiful.

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