Filled with daydreams

I’ve created with the Penny Black ‘daydream‘ stamp before but you might not recognise it as the same stamp used on today’s card. Last time I stamped the large rubber cling stamp once in blue. This time I’ve stamped it twice to almost fill the card front in pink and deep red. I’ve also added some filler foliage.

I kept the stamp in the stamp positiioner while I completed one print of the stamp then rearranged the panel and stamp to be able to stamp again in a slightly different direction to cover the lower third. I inked the stamp first with worn lipstick distress ink, added shading with an aged mahogany distress marker, stems with ground espresso and centres with black soot. I spritzed ever so lightly because I didn’t want to loose much definition but I did want the inks to blend a bit. After one impression I blended a few areas with a paintbrush and stamped more aged mahogany where needed to help define the petals. Once the ink and blending was dry I coloured around the black centres with a mustard seed marker.

To add filler around the red blooms I stamped the fronds from the PB ‘branches of love’ set in bundled sage ink then blended over them with a paintbrush and minimal water. I also used a blending brush to blend some bundled sage circles through the PB ‘dotlets’ stencil. I splattered some moss green pearlescent paint then popped up an embossed sentiment to finish the card.

Thanks for dropping by today; you do brighten my day!


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11 Comments on “Filled with daydreams”

  1. PaperMorePaper says:

    Absolutely loved your blue version of this new PB stamp and this red version is just as beautiful! The bokeh dots, graceful leaf sprays and multiple floral stampings all add up to another fabulous look for this gotta-have/pushed over the edge stamp.

  2. Clelie says:

    And YOU just “Brightened My Day!” I LOVE the design features; the Fern tendrils are fabulous!♥♥♥☺

  3. nancystiz says:

    What a gorgeous card and I can only imagine the work you put into this. Beautiful color blending on the blossoms and as always, creatively composed. Thanks again for describing your process in detail.

    • Heather says:

      Thanks so much, Nancy. It’s funny I set out to complete a panel filled with flowers then cut it up for four cards with floral squares on them. When I had finished filling the panel I couldn’t divide it!

  4. Pat says:

    Such a beautiful floral card and love the way you have stamped the flowers twice to almost fill the card front Heather and the colours are so pretty with the green leaves to fill the spaces and the lovely stencil circles too. x

  5. Bonnie says:

    I love the depth of color and the pop of the yellow around the centers of these beautiful flowers, Heather! The leaves and stenciling add subtle interest while letting the flowers take the stage!

  6. Loll says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. I LOVE those sweet flowers done in red. With the yellow and black centers, they look like poppies. Really beautiful filling your card with lots of colour. The soft background stamping is the perfect complement. xx

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