Amaryllis Bundle

This sweet amaryllis bundle is another new stamp from Penny Black. I kept things simple using the same technique used on the pinecone poetry card.

Keeping the stamp and watercolour panel in the stamp positioner I inked the stamp with a mix of distress inks and distress markers to colour the petals, stems and twigs. I worked one colour at a time so I could wipe ink off the stamp where I didn’t want it before stamping. The petals and bow are stamped and painted with saltwater taffy ink. The stems are a mix of mowed lawn and pine needles and the twigs are vintage photo and gathered twigs.

The panel was very clean and bright when I finished it so I decided to balance the amaryllis blooms with a strip of matching cardstock on the other side and stamp the sentiment to match the twigs.

Have you ever grown amaryllis? I have received them as Christmas presents twice and I could not believe how beautiful and big they were when fully open. One appeared to have shimmery petals. One also became too top heavy to hold itself up which was a sad discovery one morning.

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3 Comments on “Amaryllis Bundle”

  1. Tish Rowe says:

    I love your simplicity on this. Flowers are waiting to be adored just as our Savior is waiting.
    Beautiful job.

  2. nancystiz says:

    What gorgeous colors! How soft and beautiful this is. It appealed to me right away. You make that technique look so easy but often times it can be difficult. Beautifully done!

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful, so soft and pretty Heather with the salmon pink and tones of green and the brown twigs, as the name implies in a tied bunch. This PB stamp is a bit different as there are not many stamps featuring amaryllis. x

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