Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Full Bloom - Love & Cuddles


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards made from the same stamp and dies (love & cuddles 30-556), and (love and cuddles cut out 51-542). These adorable stamps and dies are part of the new Full Bloom release. I just love this sweet image showing mom and baby cuddling and the super cute bears.  I also used the matching die for cutting out the images on both cards   So easy! :)

I started by pulling out a paper towel transfer background my from stash.  I keep many of my mop-up paper towels and then transfer the colour (and quilted pattern) onto mixed media paper.

I stamped the image in black ink and clear heat embossed.  This is watercoloured with zigs, with a little black soot distress ink used for shading.  I die-cut using the matching die and also cut out the same from a piece of mounting foam.  They were glued together and this is popped up on top of the sentiment banner, which is the negative from a love die-cut (dreams ... cut out 51-529).

Here's a close-up ...

For my second card, I used the same stamp and die set as I mentioned above.  This time it's two sweet bears.
The bears are watercoloured with Distress Inks, then die-cut from the matching die (love & cuddles cut out 51-542).  Mounting foam was also die-cut for each bear and adhered to add thickness.  I wanted something different for the background, so went with embossing folder stamping using the same inks used on the bears (brown, pink, yellow) with a woodgrain embossing folder.

A wonderful birthday sentiment (special sentiments 30-574) was stamped in black ink and then the bears were popped up on top.  Added just a little sparkle with clear wink of stella on the flower and frosting, plus crystal glaze to give shine to the heart decoration on the cupcake.

Here's a close-up ...


Penny Black Products:







Card #1 - Love & Cuddles
Stamps:  love & cuddles (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs; Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, negative from love die (dreams cut out - Penny Black)

Card #2 - Happy Birthday
Stamps:  love & cuddles (Penny Black); special sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berry, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix), Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This posting simply made me smile. I enjoy your newsletters and this time I just needed to comment. Also thank you for allowing me to comment as anonymous.

Susan said...

The elephants are so adorable - really touch my heart! And the two bears are very sweet. Everything is beautifully coloured. I really love the background and layout of the elephant one. Two great cards!

Viv said...

Awww Loll - these are such cute cards! x

Nstiz said...

I'm in awe of your watercoloring on both for these cards! Wow, great highlights and shadows. I love both backgrounds done in soft pastels, so perfect for these images. These are just too cute!

Ina G said...

Oh Loll these cards are so sweet and adorable. Such a different style for you and I love them. You have done a fabulous joy colouring. Lovely soft backgrounds.

Brenda said...

Both of your cards are totally adorable Loll! I love your watercoloring-I think you need to teach how to watercolor. lol Love the backgrounds as well as both are so different from the other. I think Momma and baby elephant are my favorite it though, even though I adore the bears. Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Awh, this wonderfully colored mama elephant and baby are adorable, Loll! Love the paper towel transfer in the background! The bears are just as sweet and I love, love, love this background! Wonderful colors and great depth without busyness!

Maria said...

Such adorable cards with the elephants and bears, so cute!!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, those elephants are so sweet hugging and the bears are so cute. amazing colouring on both :)

nancy littrell said...

Aahhh....Both your cards are so Adorable and beautifully colored, Loll. Sweet critters for many occasions. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

These are so cute ..... love the elephants. Think I need that new sentiment set xx

Mac Mable said...

Super cute, both of them x What wonderful stamps and dies and wonderful colouring too Loll x Great background techniques on both of them and you have brought a fabulous smile to my face with these adorable cards......Thank you x.

Julie B said...

Aww, how cute are those cards?
Love the little elephant and his mum. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

What a delightful set of dies and stamps, I love how you used them, a joy.
Faith

Jeanne said...

These are so sweet, Loll. Your backgrounds are fun and interesting, but those images are adorable. Your craft room must be like a magic hat where you keep pulling out backgrounds and techniques one after the other. :) Love!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a darling PB stamp set. The elephant card is so sweet with mama holding her baby. Your paper towel background is great and the shading on the elephants is so subtle. Your backgroound on the bear card is so unusual and pretty. Also wonderful coloring on the bears.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are sooooo darling! Love them both!

Marcia Hill said...

Two oh so cute and FABULOUS cards Loll! I just literally ordered the stamp set about 10 minutes ago after seeing what Patti Kehl did with it, and now I have even more ideas after seeing both of your adorable cards!! The mama and baby elephant is so sweet and love the paper towel background and the bottom die cut sentiment! And your two bears card is also as cute as can be, and love how you did your background there too! Wonderful inspiration my friend...thank you!! :0)

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous coloring on both cards - you are so talented. Love the pretty stenciling on the second card too. Awesome cards, Loll! Hugz

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what gorgeous cards Loll - love your colouring of the sweet image, and the backgrounds are wonderful
Blessings
Maxine

Patti said...

Loll! these are so darn sweet!! I just love the delightful scenes and gorgeous backgrounds you painted!!

Bobby said...

The elephants are so sweet, Loll, and colored beautifully. I love the little bears too. They look like one I have but I don't have a die. I'm so glad PB is now making dies to go with images like these.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Aww, both cards are sooo sweet, Loll! Your coloring makes the images look much more adorable. The soft paper towel transfer background is perfect for this sweet scene, and so is the embossing folder stamped background with the matching colors for the second card. I wish PB sold these colored images (so all I have to do is to die-cut them. ;-P)!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

You really brought these adorable critters to life with your coloring on these delightful designs, Lolly! They are so hugable! And I love the way you did each background!! Hugs, Dolly

Robyn Oliver said...

Both cards are so so cute Loll, beautifully coloured too

Jo said...

You are a pro when it comes to painting stuffed animals. These two cards are precious. Love the BGs making these duos pop. Beautifully done xx