Saturday, December 18, 2021

Penny Black - Brilliance Part 2

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a third card that focuses on the Brilliance (40-806) stamps from Penny Black.  Click here to see the first two cards I made with this stamp set.  I LOVE these berry branches and know I will use them A LOT! :)

Today I used again, the new Penny Black die called Viewpoint (51-724).  This is an interesting window die.  I've used it with the basic window, but there are also shadows that you can add in to create the look of depth for the window. 

I started by softly sponging two shades of green at the bottom of my mixed media paper (distress inks:  Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint).  Then I sponged two shades of ink at the top (Broken China, Salvaged Patina).  I stamped both the leafy images from the Brilliance stamp set, inking with Peeled paint for the leaves and Festive Berries for the berries.  I used a bit more ink and a wet paint brush to move colour around.

I wanted to add some texture with falling snow, so used Stampendous Chunky White Frantage.  I placed my card front in my griddle on low heat, sprinkled with the frantage, placed a lid over top and then waited about five minutes for the embossing powder to melt.

To finish the card, I die-cut three of the window frames.  I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black Hug a Snowman stamp set (30-887) in the middle of one frame and heat embossed in red.  Then I glued the frames together with the sentiment one on top, and then adhered the group of frames onto my image.  Finally attached the whole thing to my card base.

Close-up ...
Sending this card to the SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Holidays / Christmas challenge.
Oops ... missed the deadline - darn!

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Stamps:  Brilliance, Hug a Snowman (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Salvaged Patina, Festive Berries (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories:   Sponge brushes, paint brushes, Chunky White Frantage (Stampendous), Viewpoint window die (Penny Black)

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Holidays / Christmas 


nancy littrell said...

OMG...Absolutely Stunning snowy image looking thru the window panes, Lolly!! I love your softly sponged background for your beautifully watercolored stamped leaves and berries image. I am adding the stamp to my wishlist. I agree, this stamp would be well used:-) Your Chunky White Frantage turned out beautifully using your griddle technique. This beauty will be treasured by your friends and should come out every holiday as part of their decor:-) Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card and detailed description. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friend. Love and hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

This is wonderful Loll, what a great window scene and I love that snow effect. thanks for sharing how you did it xx

Susan said...

Beautiful window card! Love that window die and will have to buy it! Gorgeous branches and snowy scene!

Pat said...

A shame you missed the deadline with this gorgeous card Loll, and I love the colours and the white frantage for lots of wonderful falling snow and the sentiment across the frame works brilliantly. I have often gone to enter a card only to find it is too late..mutter, x

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, this is just about the exact same view I had outside my studio window this morning - though it wasn't this bright at 7:45!

Liz said...

Super card Loll, what a great design. I have something which I think is similar to Stampendous Chunky White Frantage, but it's difficult to get it to stay in place using a heat gun. Thanks for the tip about using a griddle. I'll have to give it a try. xx

Lisa Elton said...

Holy smokes, Loll this is incredible! LOVE the snowfall. Such a pretty card!

Bonnie said...

What a brilliant way to emboss the Chunky Frantage, Lolly! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the bright colors and that pretty holly! You have used this beautiful stamp and window die beautifully! xoxo

Mac Mable said...

This is the most beautiful winter scene Loll. The colour blending looks so pretty and the stamping and colouring is perfect x. I love how the sentiment ties in with the die cut window frame and a 'home' idea x. Extra loving the frantage chunky snow and thanks for the reminder about the my case a pancake maker x. Stunning card my friend x.

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful scene outside the window. It looks so real and the snow is awesome. Snow is great on cards, not so much on the streets.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful! Loving the snowfall!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Loll - love the background, and the wonderful 'falling snow'
Stay safe

Bobby said...

I love what you have done with those branches and berries, Loll. Seeing them through a window with the snow falling gives a wonderful seasonal feeling.

TK said...

Your scene is lovely, the berry branch is definitely pretty. I also had a fun laugh but one of wonder as I try to image "griddling" your frantage! In my mind, I see myself with frantage all over the griddle, and paper on fire -- I think I'll leave that technique to you since you handled it SO well

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, Loll, now you created this gorgeous winter scene with the Brilliance stamp set! Your sponging of the background and the coloring are so beautiful as ever but I'm so impressed with the way you made the "falling snow". I haven't used my griddle and Chunky White Frantage since I tried the encrusted jewel technique 2 years ago. You inspired me to use it again this way for falling snow! Thank you!
Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with your berry branches on this card, Loll! I really feels like we are looking outside through your window, especially with all that fabulous snow ~ xx

BożenA said...

WOW! This winter window scene is amazing. I have the impression that I am in the middle of the room, and outside the window is harsh winter and heavy snowfall. It's sweet when I have a hot pile of tea in my hand ... This card takes me to the world that you have created and it is so amazing!

Karen Dunbrook said...

xx Karen