It’s a gray day here in these parts. And I’m hoping to add a little warmth and color to part of your day with a floral card. Today, I’m sharing a card using products from the new Penny Black release, Sweet Spring.
I really love the floral stamps from this new release and chose the appropriately named flower image, Exquisite (40-614). I stamped the image on a panel of Bristol paper using Versafine ink and white embossing powder. I then colored the image with my dual brush bens using hues of pinks and purples. I would add a small dab of ink towards the center of each petal and then dragged the color with a waterbrush pen. I did the same using yellow hues for the center of each flower.
I didn’t want my background to be completely white and decided to add a little blue around the flowers. I mixed the lightest blue and white from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set to create a lighter blue. I carefully added water to the panel and then added the color. I allowed it dry and found that it was a little too light for me. So, I then added a mixture of Pumice Stone and Picket Fence Distress Ink and water around the petals.
To complete the card, I added a sentiment from Heartfelt (30-286) to a vellum strip. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Ink and then clear embossed. I attached the vellum strip to my panel and then attached the panel to my card base. I added clear dew drop embelleshmints to complete the card.
I’ll be sharing a few more cards from this release in the next few weeks. So stay tuned!