Sunday, July 07, 2019

Penny Black New Release - Dreaming

Hi everyone.  Sharing three cards made with one image from a set of flowers stamps (Flower Collection - 30-575), part of the new release by Penny Black - Dreaming.  As you all know ... I love flowers and I love to make flower cards.  :)

I have used the same liquid platinum embossing powder for the first two cards, black ink for the last card.  And I have watercoloured all three cards with distress inks.  The difference between the cards is layout, colours, sentiments, and frame (third card).

The first card is watercoloured using Seedless Preserves and Shabby Shutters.  Have just used the two colours, shading by using a paper towel and then water brush to smooth out the blends.  I used a white paint pen to colour the stamens.  For the sentiment, I wanted it to look watercoloured, so added ink to the stamp, blotted once to lighten the colour, spritzed lightly once and then stamped.  Happy with how it turned out. :)

Here's a close-up ...

Even though I'm working with flowers, I went with a different colour combination for the second card.  These colours give more of a masculine feel ... or perhaps would make a good sympathy card.  The combination is Crushed Olive for the flowers, Forest Moss for the leaves.  Stamped the image three times near the bottom of my card.  Watercoloured and then added a green card stock strip at the bottom for the white heat embossed sentiment.

I fussy cut along the top of the flowers and only taped the strip at the bottom, so the flowers are free flowering at the top.

Here's a close-up ...
For the last card I made a super feminine card using pink for the flowers.  I LOVE PINK!  I used just one image of the flowers (fussy-cut) and framed it with a pretty leaf frame that is also new to this release (Leaf Stitched Frames 51-552).
The flowers and leaves are coloured with Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron Distress inks.  I think this colour combo is so fresh and summery, especially with all the white space on the card.  And I LOVE that sweet little frame. I see myself using this A LOT! :)  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set (Flower Collection 30-575).

Here's a close-up ...

I hope you've enjoyed the different versions using this one image.  I have lots more cards using the new release to share in the coming days. :)

I'll share the first card (Enjoy every Moment) over to PB Saturday Challenge where "Anything Goes" Penny Black.
I'm adding the third card (Thank you in pink and green) to the Penny Black and More July Challenge - Summer Colours.
******Summer Colours******







Stamps: Flower Collection (30-575); Enjoy every Moments - Special Sentiments (30-574); Big Hugs - Family Sentiments (30-555) - all Penny Black stamps
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Green card stock (Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Cirton
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, water mister, Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Summer Colours


26 comments:

Betty said...

love all the ways you used this pretty stamp, Loll!

Julie B said...

Three fab cards, love the detail on the die cut frame. :)

Susan said...

Beautiful cards, Loll! Love the purple of the first card with the Liquid Platinum ep - a great combination. And also love the way you repeated the image and created a watercolour look for your sentiment. The second card makes me think of plants like Lady's Mantle that have chartreuse flowers - definitely a good masculine look. The third card is totally "you" - the pink and that lovely new frame!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..3 Gorgeous cards using the same flower stamp set. I LOVED your new pretty leaf frame and just ordered because of you, my friend:-) Hugs...Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Such beautiful cards withe great colouring. Love the way you did the sentiment on your first card. Amazing cards, all three of them x

Nstiz said...

These are all just gorgeous, Loll! I love that watery look of that sentiment and these colors are just incredibly beautiful. Your blending is fantastic. You make me want to run immediately to get these. Love that new frame too.

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh wow Loll, three fabulous cards and that is one lovely floral stamp - love the fine line and it looks super with the platinum EP and also with the black ink... gorgeous watercolouring, my fav is the first and its sentiment, hugs Robyn

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I love that frame too! And your flowers are beautiful in every shade! The fullness of the multiple stamping is beautiful embossed and watercolored! The row of flowers is a wonderful way to use the stamp and the sweet flowers are extra pretty with that wonderful frame!

Barb Ghig said...

Be still my heart...your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! I love that you chose Liquid Platinum EP for the first two...it makes the flowers and leaves look so elegant! I also love how you added the frame to the last card and stamped the sentiment with Twisted Citron...it's so pretty!
Can't wait to see more in the coming days ~ Barb xx

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, what a wonderful selection of flower cards. Your platinum embossing looks so pretty as the edge to your flowers, such an elegant look :)

brenda said...

A post full of beautiful floral creations and I really like the soft shade of that embossing powder, it adds a lovely finish. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll these are amazing!!! I love the variations you have achieved by using different positions and colours - the green card is amazing, and the final framed one is exquisite and so delicate
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

I love all three of these embossed and water colored flowers. That new stitched frame is beautiful.

Jane Harrah said...

Just so beautiful Loll.

Marcia Hill said...

Three absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards Loll...I can't even pick a favorite!! I just love the platinum embossing with the water coloring on the first two cards, and just the small bloom in the pink and green on your 3rd card with the beautiful frame...they all make me smile! Beautiful collection of cards my friend and I can't wait to see more!! :0)

Brenda said...

Wow, what stunning cards Loll! I love the flower you used, so pretty it is and you have really used so differently in each card. I love the first one, it is so classy and elegant-well they all are, but that first one is my favorite. lol Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

You did a fantastic job of showcasing the new release, Loll! Using the same flower stamp, you made a gorgeous collection of the cards. I love the Seedless Preserves flowers and the watrecolor-look sentiment of the first card. Using Crushed Olive for the flowers, not leaves, of the second card is so fresh and worked out very well. The third card is so lovely. The leaf frame die set will be a big seller, I'm sure. :-)
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

One stamp three ways = inspiring! You’ve showcased its versatility beautifully. All wonderfully watercolored and designed. Love the new gorgeous frame! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love what you did with this set mf....well done.
I just got my stamps the other day and haven't really had time to play with them yet.
xx Karen

Linby said...

wow! beautiful cards and I love the embossing, especially on the first one.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x
DT

Ina G said...

Oh Loll you really are the Mistress of CAS watercolour magic. Three beautiful cards but the first is my favourite with the beautiful blended purple and the stamped off sentiment.

Anita in France said...

So fresh and lovely, Loll ... a gorgeous trio! Love how you matched the sentiment to the image on the first ... the soft greens on the second are fabulous with the shimmer of the platinum EP ... and that single sprig looks as though it's growing beyond the frame ... so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

OMG, I'm finally having a non-migraine day and have some time to do some catch up and I'm so glad I didn't miss this post. Lolly, that platinum enjoy every moment card painted with the seedless preserves is my new favorite of yours! I can't believe you had the nerves of steel to spritz and stamp that sediment at the end! That could have gone so wrong! You could have covered it with a something, but it wouldn't have been as perfect as this. Your other designs are gorgeous, too! Amazing Threefer!! Hugs, Dolly

Bobby said...

Such different looks but each one equally beautiful, Loll.

Linda said...

These are all so pretty, love the platinum EP xx

Jo said...

Well you've definitely sold me on the liquid platinum EP. These cards are equally GORGEOUS. Impressive watercolouring too. xxx