Friday, April 12, 2019

Penny Black - Plant Our Love


Hi everyone.  Today I'm using one of the sweet die-cuts from the new Timeless Release.  This is 51-497 plant our love die.  Isn't it adorable??!!  I used a sentiment from another new stamp set, 30-560 from the garden.

This is my favourite style of card ... a bright colourful and interesting background with a clean, white die-cut that pops with the contrast.  Today's card was super easy to make.  I used one of my mop-up paper towels (used from mopping up excess ink after another project).  I separated the layers and wraped one layer around a piece of card stock, securing with glue.  That is the background.  I added a simple white frame and the adorable pot of hearts over top.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and used the large heart part of the die (normally used to decorate the pot), as an add-on beside my sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...
You can see the quilted design from the piece of paper towel in the background.  Adds lots of texture, along with the bright colours.

Penny Black Products:
51-497 plant our love die
30-560 from the garden






Stamps: from the garden (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Left over mop-up of watercolour concentrate; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  plant our love die (Penny Black)


23 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. I have just discovered Penny Black and went a little crazy with the budget. Love the paper towel background.

Colleen said...

Super adorable...LOVE the bright color!!

Viv said...

Beautiful Loll. x

Barb Ghig said...

This is my favorite style of cards, too...and you showcase it beautifully, Loll! Your background is so pretty and your plant pot with those darling hearts are just perfect! Love the font on this sentiment, too ~ Barb xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love! The colors in this paper towel are gorgeous and so is the die cut!

Liz said...

I love the paper towel background, what pretty colours, Loll! Great die cut too. xx

Nstiz said...

Wow, I don't think I ever had a used paper towel look that good! Hard to believe that's a paper towel in that background. This looks fabulous, Loll especially using the heart as part of the sentiment.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, has your trademark look! The background looks amazing with the delicate diecuts. I wish my paper towel mop ups looked as good!, Cathy x

Maria said...

So pretty! Love the hearts in the pot, so sweet! And, gorgeous background in lovely color!

Christine Alexander said...

Fantastic background Loll, so perfect for the simplicity of that pretty die cut :)

Trina P. said...

You are the queen of the pape4 towel backgrounds, Loll. Awesome texture and incredibly vibrant. You sure know how to make white die cuts pop. xx

Brenda said...

This is just a beautiful card Loll!!! I love your paper towel background-such beautiful colors. I also love that die cut, so sweet for sure. Your sentiment is perfect with this die and I love how you have used the heart behind the sentient. Reminding me of Jules with a heart on all her cards. I so need to try this style of card, it is indeed beautiful and packs a powerful punch. Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Your card sure does have a bright, colourful and interesting background with a clean white pretty die cut x CAS perfection my friend x

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the bright colours of the background, and the texture of the paper towel looks fab xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your textured mop up paper towel background, Loll. So beautiful with the sweet new PB flower pot, heart plant and single heart. The heart was perfect with your PB sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Marcia Hill said...

Sweet, sweet card Loll! You know I'm a BIG fan of orange and pink too, and it looks fabulous on your paper towel background!! That little pot of hearts all in white is just the icing on the cake for this lovely little card! Beautifully done my friend!! :0)

Jeanne said...

Just so beautiful, Loll!

Inkyfingers said...

I love this stylish design Loll and thank you for giving away your secret on the background. I'm off to raid my waste paper basket lol!
Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs
Carol x

Darnell said...

I love your paper towel background cards, Lolly! I need to play with ink more often so I can have some to use! I think it is so clever and so ecological and it certainly does add a lot of texture and beautiful colors to a CASlicious white card! That pot of hearts is adorable and what a great idea to balance your sweet sediment with the heart punctuation!! Hugs, Dolly

Anita in France said...

That is such a sweet die cut, Loll ... it's so fresh and cute against the texture and vibrant colour of your paper towel background ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

A wonderful and sweet card. Perfect for the person you love. A great contrast of white and a mixture of pink and red. This little heart next to sentiment is a real icing on the cake :-)
BożenA xoxo

Bobby said...

I could pick your card out of a line-up, Loll. Bright technique driven background with dainty die cuts over the top. A winning design!

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a sweet card....
xx Karen