Garden Delight

It’s a doubly exciting day today! Not only have a I teamed up with the Foiled Fox for a giveaway, I am also sharing the first of my posts featuring new Penny Black stamps.

The new release is called ‘Delight’ and the stamp on this card is called ‘delight’! And I am delighted to tell you more about this garden card.

You can probably tell that I painted the background first; it’s a smoosh, spritz, swipe background! I smooshed broken china, worn lipstick and wild honey distress inks on my glass mat, spritzed water on the inks and the hot pressed watercolour paper then swiped the paper through the inks. I tipped and tilted the panel to get the colours to mix and move then let it dry standing on its edge.

Once it was totally dry I put the panel in a stamp positioner to do all the stamping and painting. I stamped the base of the stamp with rustic wilderness, the larger flowers with worn lipstick and the rest of the stamp with antique linen. Using the glass mat as a palette I smooshed the distress inks already mentioned so I could add water and pick up ink with a paintbrush. To create white petals on the daisies I used a white gel pen then added little white dots here and there around the panel.

The ‘delight’ stamp is fairly large so this card ended up being 6¼”x4½”. I finished the card with a sentiment from the new PB ‘thinking of you’ set stamped in twilight versafine clair ink. To enter the giveaway The Foiled Fox is hosting let me know in the comments what is on your crafty wishlist right now. I am wondering about trying some gouache paints so that is top of my list. What are you hoping and saving for?

Make sure you pop over to the Foiled Fox blog to see all the beautiful cards they have been sharing and browse around their lovely store; you might find your wish list growing while you’re there.

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30 Comments on “Garden Delight”

  1. I love it, that background is perfect xx

  2. impersenal says:

    Heather I love this card. The background is amazing – I will have to try it and this stamp set is so delicate and pretty.

  3. Gorgeous card. The background is so lovely. Penny Black florals are certainly some of my favorites.I just may have to add this one too! I am pondering foiling at the moment💖

  4. Susan Chaney says:

    Love the card! Beautiful as usual!

  5. Sylvie Renaud says:

    I just love this card Heather 😍

  6. Dolores says:

    Such pretty cards. You have a way of explaing the way you make your cards that is so easy to understand. I thank you for that, Heather!

  7. Jody V says:

    I love Penny Black stamps. I love the Delight floral stamp. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Maria B says:

    I would like to get the new PB fern stamp. I think it could be quite versatile.

  9. PaperMorePaper says:

    Penny Black’s new release is magic! Congratulations, Heather!

  10. Tracy says:

    This is such a pretty and peaceful card! I want to jump right in and walk in that garden! I am adding this stamp set to my wishlist!

  11. Martha Gunckel says:

    Your background colors make this a cheerful, sunny day, encouraging card. The sentiment also encourages. The garden flowers echo the same colors, Wonderful! This stamp is definitely going on my wish list. Slimline cards are my latest fave and this being a larger stamp would work perfectly together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Yvette says:

    Love the card! Beautiful as usual!

  13. Yvette says:

    Format to mention: on my list are Someren “quote” stamps

  14. Grammy says:

    I can’t wait to try this background technique! I have been trying to complete my set of Distress markers…

  15. Geri S says:

    That’s a beautiful card! I’m trying to get some hot press watercolor paper to find out what difference it is from cold press. And I love the new Delight release!

  16. Gilda McCain says:

    Love your beautiful card.

  17. Bonnie says:

    This beautiful stamp is at the top of my list! Another gorgeous card, Heather!

  18. nancystiz says:

    Your colors are just glorious on this! That background is so perfect with this fabulous stamp. It even looks like fun to do. Thank you for always describing your process!

  19. Jo Ann F. says:

    I love your beautiful card with the combination of colors that you chose. I have to be honest that the Delight stamp caught my eye when I saw the Penny Black release announcement, along with the sentiment sets for birthdays, sympathy, thank you and thinking of you. That should cover a stamper’s every need, right?!!!

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous colors on your beautiful card! I love the floral stamp you used and the lovely sentiment!
    On my list… the PB Stitched Loops Die Set, and I am also keeping my eyes open for a nice postage stamp edge set of dies. I love stamps of kitties too, so I am always watching for those too!

  21. Scraporcraft says:

    I like seeing the Penny Black stamps in use. Really nice to have a video tutorial to see how it’s done.

  22. Jo Anna Grimsley says:

    Beautiful card; always love to see your work – so creative! On my wish list: Penny Black Flying Colors and My Favorite Things BB Spring Gnome stamps and Lawn Fawn Build a Basket:Easter dies. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  23. Sandy B says:

    Beautiful card and colors!!!! My wish list has PolyChromos pencils on it! Since I have complete set syndrome, I would love to have the large set!!! Second on the list would be a nice selection of Daniel Smith watercolors. Thanks for a chance to win!

  24. Pat says:

    This beautiful background has the look of a sunrise or sunset with the pretty flowers added over the top in those wonderful colours Heather. It is so difficult to choose a favourite as I seem to have lots of favourites which change all the time…lol. I do love PB’s florals though and this one you have used is one for the wish list. x

  25. Heather, your card is truly amazing. I’m grateful that you share some of your thoughts when creating your watercolors. It’s designs like your’s that inspire me to try my hand, someday.
    On my wish list are the Karin Markers and Polychromos. I have some colored pencils but would like to try the oil based. Thank you for a lovely post!

  26. Helene Perrier says:

    Beautiful, hopeful, cheerful, encouraging card! I think I want that stamp and I want to refresh my markers.

  27. Loll says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. Looking forward to receiving my new release stamps! I’m catching up on emails … sorry so late to respond. I will be checking out all your new posts!

  28. Jill W. says:

    Gorgeous card! Love your soft background.
    I have had my eye on PTI’s Blooming Thoughts stamp over at FF.

  29. […] I used the following markers; magenta, lush green, henna, lilac, black, royal blue varying the greens with the help of the ‘henna’ marker to add more yellow tone. The stamp is a large one but I extended the edge of the ground even more with a few dots and dashes of green marker blended underneath with water. I kept this card design very clean with plenty of white space, the only added texture being the subtle border of the painted panel over a slightly larger card base in the same colour. I just felt the pretty colours were enough. To see a different look with the same stamp check out this card. […]


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