Monday, April 26, 2021

Penny Black - Fragrant Friends

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards made from one of the new stamp sets in the Penny Black release - Delight.  Both cards are the most darling cats that are part of the Fragrant Friends (30-807) stamp set.  There is also a sweet Bear image that I'll share on a later post.

I started by stamping the cats in black ink and clear heat embossing.  They are both watercoloured with Distress Inks (listed at bottom of post).  I used red chalk to add the rosy cheeks, and then added a few highlights with a white Posca pen.  The images have matching dies (Fragrant Friends Cut - 51-704), which I used to die-cut both cats.

The background is sponged in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade inks using sponges over top of a Honeycomb stencil (25-012).  To finish, I framed the stenciling using the second to smallest frame from the Sewing Stackers Frames (51-651).  A simple sentiment (part of the stamp set) is stamped in black and clear embossed to match the image.  On the inside is the second part of the sentiment " ... filled with lots of LOVELY things!"

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes or Cute.  This cat is definitely cute! :)

For the second card, I used the same layout and design with the stenciled background and framing.
A different simple sentiment (again, part of the stamp set) is stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear.

Close-up ...
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Stamps:  Fragrant Friends (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White cad stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Crackling Camp Fire (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Honeycomb stencil (Penny Black), sponges, Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, Fragrant Friends Cut Out (Penny Black)

Challenges:
PBSC - Anything Goes or Cute

25 comments:

Adriana said...

Both of your cards are adorable, Loll. Such happy colors and the ink blending on your background is such a beautiful touch! Happy to have run across your blog (searching for card sketches!).

Julie B said...

How cute are those puss cats?! Love the framed stenciled background too. :)

BożenA said...

Such a sweet card, Loll. The colors you have chosen are so sunny that this card will surely brighten up the days of the person who receives the card. I love such happy cards.
xx

nancy littrell said...

Two adorable kitty cat cards, Lolly. Love your coloring, stenciled background and wonderful die cut frames. The die cut Sewing Stackers frames are an awesome very versatile set. Must add to my wishlist:-) TFS your cards and detailed descriptions, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Nstiz said...

These really are adorable and so beautifully painted. Love your background making them such a cheerful card to delight anyone. Such fun cards, Loll and very striking too.

I Card Everyone said...

Just as sweet as can be Loll! There are few things we love more than a Tiger Kitten!
=]

conil said...

AAAW! Sweet kitten on that lovely yellow background. It's beautifully colored and the white frame around the honeycomb looks fabulous.

Bonnie said...

Such sweet kitties, Lolly! So beautifully colored and I LOVE that bright stenciled background! I know you had fun coloring them!

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cute images Loll and love them placed against the bright yellow honeycomb stencilled background with that beautiful inverted scalloped frame, and two great sentiments too. x

Christine Alexander said...

such and adorable little kittens Loll and your stencilled background is purrfect ♥

Susan said...

Adorable little cats, lovely warm colours, great design with the stenciled background and die cut frame.

Carol L said...

How could anyone's heart not melt after receiving one of these sweet cards?! The backgrounds are warm with color and so are those cute images that you framed with tiny scallops! Adorable!

Bunny said...

These really are sweet cards. I do love Penny Black. Your coloring is beautiful. [Bunny]

Marcia Hill said...

I'm not much of a cat fan, but both of your cards are absolutely ADORABLE Loll! You've colored both of them just purrrrrrfectly, and love the backgrounds too! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

These are so sweet, I just love that frame and vibrant yellow background xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite work Loll - love those cats, they are so sweet and your cards are wonderful
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

Super adorable, love those cute little cats and the way you've done the stencilling of the bakcogurnds is fabulous Loll x.

Linda said...

How cute are those little kittys. Love the stenciled backgrounds too xx

Anita in France said...

Such sweet little kitties, Loll ... you've made them just charming with your fabulous colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Two adorable cards! Such sweet images, and all those piece work beautifully together

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a precious little card...the yellow bkg is so sunny and warm
xx Karen

Bobby said...

Those kittens are adorable, Loll. The cards are so bright and cheery.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Adorable! Fab colouring and stunning background too! Thanks for joining us again at PBSC:)

Leslie Miller said...

These kitties just ooze sweetness! Naturally your coloring is top notch, and I love your shading on the stenciled background. So precious!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both kitties are darling, Loll! The way you colored them just makes them even more adorable. You’re always great with details like the rosy cheek with white highlights.
The vibrant yellow honeycomb background framed with the pretty sewing stacker is perfect for the kitties! Can’t wait to see your sweet bear card!
Hideko xx