Thursday, March 31, 2022

Penny Black - Loveliness

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards using the new release from Penny Black's Springtime 2022, Loveliness (30-906) stamp set, as well as the Slimline Zig-Zag die (71-533).

The first card (above) uses the largest image from the set, a pretty wreath which I have watercoloured in bright, Spring colours using Zig markers.

I used the sentiment that comes with the set, adding it to my Misti along with the wreath image, stamping them all at once in black ink onto mixed media paper and clear heat embossing before watercolouring.  Because there is a lot of colour, I decided to leave the rest of the card blank, creating a CAS (clean and simple) design that showcases the beautiful flowers.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where they are looking for bright colours.  This definitely fits the challenge. :)
I made a second card using the same stamp set (Loveliness) ...
This time I used partial images from the spray of flowers to include in the windows of the Slimline Zig-Zag die (51-733).  This die has three parts, a full size slimline card front zig-zag die; an embossing zigzag design that fits about 1/4" inside the zig-zag border; and finally, a set of three windows that die-cut as well as emboss more of the zig-zag design around the border of each window.  LOVE the embossed zig-zag design ... makes me smile! :)

I stamped the images in black, heat embossed in clear and then watercoloured using distress inks in my favourite colours (Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Mowed Lawn).  To finish I stamped the sentiment (Happy Snippets - 30-358) in black ink.

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Card #1:
Stamps:  Loveliness (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zig markers (Violet, Geranium Red, Bright Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Light Green (Kuretake) 
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, watercolour paint brushes (Blick Art Materials)

Card #2:
Stamps:  Loveliness and Happy Snippets (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Pear Pizzazz card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Slimline Zig-Zag die (Penny Black), clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, watercolour paint brushes (Blick Art Materials)



Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both so very Beautiful Loll.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Both cards are beautiful, what a gorgeous wreath stamp that is and I love the zig zags on the die xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous fresh colours - two fabulous cards Loll, that slimline die creates a wonderful frame for your peeking flowers, enjoy your weekend, hugs Robyn

Pat said...

Two terrific cards Loll and love the bright colours using this pretty floral stamp set and beautiful Zig colouring on the first with this fabulous wreath shape design, and then the slimline card using this beautiful Zig Zag die, and the embossed pattern inside the edge and round the square apertures is just delightful and with more of your super flowers. x

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are SO pretty Loll and definitely brightly colored!! Your post definitely says Spring and I'm so ready...if only our weather would cooperate!! The wreath is absolutely BEAUTIFUL with all the awesome flowers, and I love the slimline card too with just portions of the flowers and all that wonderful zig - zag too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Susan said...

Lovely flowers, beautiful spring colours - they make me feel happy just looking at them.

Lisa Elton said...

Two lovely cards, Loll! I like your CAS designs!

nancy littrell said...

Two lovely Springtime card designs, Lolly. I love your 1st CAS floral wreath card that you beautifully colored with Zigs. Your 2nd card using the same stamp set, but with a Slimline die cut framing is so beautiful too. TFS the links to the new PB products too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful stamp set that you have used to perfection Loll - and I love the embossed zig zag on the slimline card - so much subtle dimension

Aquarius said...

Really clean and fresh colours on these delicate flowers

Jo said...

So bright and cheerful, Yay for spring xx

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

Two gorgeous cards with bright and happy flowers, Lolly! Great coloring, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are gorgeous Loll, I especially love the flower wreath ♥

TK said...

Two cards filled with glorious color, and I too love that zig zag!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely floral wreath Loll - so pretty in it's full design and also on your cute slim line designs!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Two gorgeous bright and cheerful cards! Great colouring!

Brenda in IN said...

That's a gorgeous water colored wreath. I like the zig zag border and fun peek a boo die with the flowers peeking through.

Linda said...

Two stunning cards, both in gorgeous Spring colours. Love that zig zag die! xx

Mac Mable said...

Such fresh and pretty cards, so contemporary and wonderful designs too Loll x. Seeing your three posts at once only confirms what an amazing creative and inspirational crafter you are.....All three posts are so different Loll and I love them! x.

BożenA said...

Two cute cards, Loll. This wreath brings a summer breeze and I love it. I also love the way you split the image on the second card. Beautiful inspirations