Monday, November 30, 2020

Penny Black - Nature's Allure

Hi everyone.  Today I'm working with Nature's Allure (30-729) stamp set from the Season of Hope Release at Penny Black.  And boy, did I have fun! :)  I have three cards to share with you today.


First up, the card above using some of the smaller images to create a poinsettia spray at the bottom of an oval aperture.  Inside the aperature I've added a large sentiment (Christmas Moments 30-731).  The image and sentiment are stamped in black and clear heat embossed to create a strong black image.  The spray and poinsettia are watercoloured with zigs and distress inks before being fussy-cut; the background of the oval is a smoosh of distress inks done a long time ago (I believe it is Cracked Pistachio, but not positive).

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Next up is this sweet bird on pine branches image (again from the same Nature's Allure (30-729) stamp set).

The image is stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed; then watercoloured with distress inks.  I sponged Tumbled Glass ink randomly in the background and then used a water brush to move the colour around.  White diluted acrylic paint was splattered over top before I stamped the sentiment.  The image is framed with Square Frames (51-517) and popped up on a kraft card base.

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For the third card I used the pretty wreath from the set.

Stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear before fussy-cutting and watercolouring with distress inks.  Clear wink of stella was added for a bit of sparkle, but doesn't show in the photo.  I took a piece of dark red card stock and cut it into three different widths to add to the bottom of the card.  The sentiment is die-cut three times in white card and layered together to create thickness.  I did perform a bit of surgery on the die-cut sentiment (Peace 51-392), which is "Peace on Earth".  Just wanted Peace for this card.  The final step was to splatter diluted white acrylic paint over the entire card.  

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my three cards from one stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Card #1: Poinsettia Spray
Stamps:  Nature's Allure (Penny Black); Christmas Moments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Zigs; Distress Inks:  Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Oval die - retired (Spellbinders); Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, water mister, White Posca Pen

Card #2: Bird on a Branch
Stamps:  Nature's Allure (Penny Black)
Paper:    Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Kraft card base (unknown); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, White Posca Pen, Square Frames (Penny Black)

Card #2: Christmas Wreath
Stamps:  Nature's Allure (Penny Black)
Paper:    Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Cherry Cobbler card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Clear heat embossing, heat tool, water brush, paint brush, Peace die (Penny Black), Clear Wink of Stella


23 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Loo
Three Gorgeous cards using the new stamps beautiful ....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Maria said...

Three very lovely Christmas cards, Loll!!

I Card Everyone said...

All three as lovely as can be, Loll! Gosh I just love PB sentiments!
=]

Colleen said...

Oh I sure enjoyed all three beautiful cards, Loll...you are so clever with the water colors! And they have the best sentiments!

Bonnie said...

You have really been busy, my friend! Love the oval with the sentiment and that gorgeous spray of flowers! Such a sweet little robin nestled in the pine bough! I love how the strips of red offset that pretty wreath! And I love all that falling snow!

Pat said...

Three fabulous cards and so beautifully coloured and designed Loll, and all from this very pretty set of PB stamps. I love the different sorts of foliage and berries with the pretty poinsettia on the first, then that sweet bird with those gorgeous pinecones, and then the wonderful wreath of the pine branches and berries, and three brilliant looks with the eye catching sentiment oval aperture on the first, then the super ornate frame, and lastly the deep red card cut in to three differently sized pieces coordinating so well with the wreath, and some wonderful snow painted on the pinecones and spattered too. Thanks for some terrific inspiration. x

Susan said...

All are beautiful - great use of those stamps and fabulous colouring. I especially love the first one as I think that is a wonderful sentiment and you've set it off so well in the oval opening with the poinsettia spray below it. And love the die framing the sweet little bird with the pine boughs.

Christine Alexander said...

OMG so many beautiful images Loll and so wonderfully coloured. i think my favourite is the bird. Love the stamp and how you watercoloured it :)

TK said...

Oh My they're just absolutely stunning, each one for its own reason -- absolutely stunning!

nancy littrell said...

Three Gorgeous cards using the new PB Nature's Allure very versatile Christmas set, Lolly. It is now on my wishlist. The images would work for many occasions an seasons. I love all 3 of your designs...especially your creative Peace card. The snow and colored cardstock make the perfect Wintery design. TFS all your cards, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julie B said...

Three fab cards Loll, love the sentiment on the first. :)

Jeanne said...

Three glorious cards, Loll! They feel a bit vintage and cozy. :)

JosieD said...

Love these cards! You have taken this awesome stamp set and made such beautiful cards from it with each one having its own appealing design.

Heather said...

All three cards are lovely and your three very different layouts are full of inspiration.

Leslie Miller said...

Loll, you make this set look even more amazing than I would have imagined. I love how you combined the foliage stamps on your first card to enlarge and enhance the spray. The bird in pine bough is my absolute favorite of the three. Also love the cardstock strips for the layout of #3, and the snow on #2 and #3. All gorgeous!

HilaryJane said...

I love the effect from that heat embossing, it gives a lovely definition and shine to those wonderful stamps xx

Daffodil Cards said...

All are such beautiful cards Loll, beautifully coloured and designed.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Three very different and fabulous cards Loll. Great fussy cutting and what pretty cards they are x.

Barb Ghig said...

Three really gorgeous cards, Loll! Your watercoloring always inspires me to keep trying :) I also love your details on each card...you have a way of making each one really special! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow these cards are so stunning! I especially love the poinsettia card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so gorgeous
xx Karen

Linda said...

WOW! These cards look amazing. They're all beautifully coloured, love the festive garland on the first one, and the robin is just gorgeous xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

All three are fabulous, Loll! Your wonderful coloring and design makes the stamp images look even more beautiful. I love how you arranged the spray with the poinsettia, and the snow effect is just perfect!
Hideko xx