Sunday, August 12, 2018

Penny Black - Special Day


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful Flower Flourish die from Penny Black.  

The Flower Flourish is die-cut from Hot Press Watercolour paper.  Distress inks were used to watercolour the die-cut, just one colour of ink for the flowers, adding two layers so that the petals have colour variation.  Two shades of green ink were used for the stems and leaves, with the lighter green also diluted with water and splattered in the background.  The sentiment is stamped in the same colour as the flowers.  Very quick and easy CAS card using this gorgeous die!

Here's a close-up ...
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Stamps:  gratitude (Penny Black) - sentiment
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Flower Flourish die (Penny Black) water brush, paint brush for splattering

25 comments:

Aquarius said...

That's certainly a very pretty die and just right for a CAS style of card

Nancy Stislow said...

How delicate this looks, so dreamy! I love the soft shading on the die cuts. Your splatter is the perfect final touch, just adding that hint of color to the background. Beautifully done.

Trina P. said...

So pretty and stylish, Loll! Fabulous watercolouring with great shading. xx

Jan said...

Very pretty!!!! Like the simplicity and thoughtful sentiment!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Brenda said...

This is indeed a beautiful die Loll, but you have made it even more beautiful! I love the colors you picks to watercolor your flowers and leaves. And the splash of green on the background makes it all pop even more. Love this! Hugs, Brenda

Bunny said...

Beautiful. I could look at your cards every day. Your colors are always so lovely. Great die. [Bunny]

Liz said...

Oh, Loll, your card is so pretty. What a beautiful design. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! You did a fantastic job with coloring the beautiful die with only a few colors of distress ink! The light green spatter is the perfect touch, adding the soft and warm flair to the card. Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Love this die cut and the bright pink flowers, Loll! A special card for a special day!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love the delicate flower against the splatter background and that great sentiment.

Julia Aston said...

What soft wonderful colors on your pretty die cut Loll!!

Susan said...

Love it kept to just the two colours - nice to have the sentiment in the coral instead of black. And what a lovely new die!

nancy littrell said...

Such a soft sweet CAS design using your PB die cut flowers and Distress Ink watercoloring, Loll. Love your splatters and sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely card, CAS and so pretty. Fancy this is just a die but the result is so arty and love this.x

Anita in France said...

Deliciously soft and lovely, Loll ... so very pretty! Hugs, anita :)

Maxine D said...

Oh how gorgeous Loll - love the pink and green combination of colours on this delicate card.
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty die Loll and I love the colours

Anne

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY pretty. I so admire what you do.
Faith

Marcia HIll said...

So simple and SO pretty...I love that Abandoned Coral color! Lovely, lovely card my friend...PB must be so excited to have you on their team!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

It is such a gorgeous card and I am thrilled that it is adorning my shelf! Love it and thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

Mac Mable said...

Stunningly beautiful. What a pretty shade of pink and the greens are so vibrant. The stamp and die cut is dainty and your card is so perfectly CAS...love the splats and the sentiment stamped in the coral too x.

Linda said...

Beautiful card ..... what a pretty die. I love the soft colouring and the splatters in the background xx

Brenda in IN said...

You make the most beautiful one layer cards, Loll. This is another beauty with the soft pink blooms. Even your splatters look fabulous!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you colored the bloom and leaves with DI's...the variation you created by layering your inking works perfectly! Now that I've seen your card, I'm putting this die on my wishlist!

BożenA said...

The perfect card for a special occasion. So beautiful and elegant. The delicate splatter so beautifully highlights delicate flowers. A great card!
Hugs,
BożenA