Friday, May 06, 2022

Penny Black - Soaring

Hi everyone.  I'm back with a card today using part of the new Soaring die (51-731).  I love this layers circle die and have used it to make a faux grapevine wreath.  There are also butterflies that come with the die, but I will use them another time.

I die-cut two of the layered circles, sponging them with different shades of brown distress inks (Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso).  I layered them over top of each other to create a fuller wreath, gluing them down at the top and bottom, but leaving the rest of the circles loose.

I die-cut another Penny Black die called Nestled (51-722), using just the bird, watercolouring with more distress inks (Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans).  To finish, I added two more die-cuts; Frosted Greens (51-710) - watercoloured with Mowed Lawn distress ink; and Berry Branch (51-373) - watercoloured with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

I finished the card by adding a sentiment (Gratitude 30-105) stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink.

I'm sending this card over to the Snippets Playground Challenge #427.  Sarn is hosting this time and I think there's some dancing around a Maypole.  I'm in! :)


Penny Black Products

Soaring

Nestled

Frosted Greens

Berry Branch

Gratitude


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Stamps:  Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Penny Black dies:  Soaring, Nestled, Frosted Greens, Berry Branch; sponges, paint brushes

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26 comments:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How very beautiful Loll.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful bird and I love the grapevine wreath and all the greenery! I think this is one of my favorites of your cards! Love, love, love it!

Bobby said...

I love that little bird all nestled in the grapevine wreath, Loll.

Nstiz said...

Your bird is so well done it makes me want to touch his soft feathers. Love that you mounted him on that wonderful grapevine wreath. What a fantastic card, Loll! It's so well done.

Julie B said...

Your sweet Blue Tit reminds me of the cheeky ones that buzz around pinching spiders etc from around our brickwork! Great combination of dies. :)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love your little birder the etched detail makes for a gorgeous die cut image and of course amazing colouring ♥

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and the sweet little bird is so prettily coloured and love the mix of die cut leaves and branches with the beautiful die cut circular twiggy shape as a frame around the wonderful bird. x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This looks like a perfect little bluebird to me. Very sweet card!

Liz said...

Beautiful card Loll. The lovely bird is just like the blue tits which usually use the nesting box in our garden. However, this year the bumble bees seem to have taken over the nesting box as their home! xx

Lisa Elton said...

Love that you've nestled this pretty little bird in that fabulous greenery!
Pretty card, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Your card is so beautiful Lolly with your stacked die cut wreath and beautiful die cut bird sitting on a bed of die cut leaves. How fun playing with all your dies, which you colored perfectly and then adding your wonderful sentiment. TFS mf...Love and Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

Such a beautiful bird - love the blue and yellow! Great way to use the layered circles!

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll this is beautiful -0 love the layered wreath and the wee bird is gorgeous
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Your little bird is beautifulall nestled on the pretty vine. Great way to use the dies xx

Sarn said...

Wahooo . . . welcome to the Maypole dancing Loll! Loving that garland in your hair!

Thanks for entering your wonderful homework to the Snippets Playground. It's a lovely Spring-time card. xxx

HilaryJane said...

This is lovely and such great dimension and colours. You are always so good with colour. My garden is full of birds being very busy with nests and their young, it is so lovely to see and this card conjures that image up beautifully xx

Brenda in IN said...

The grapevine wreath is great! It is so creative. Your watercolored bird has a sweet place to rest and he looks so colorful.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohmyohmyohmy! I love this so much right down to the last detail. The circles make a fantastic twig wreath and the foliage is lush. The bird is so plump and darling!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful bird, Loll! Your coloring is beautiful and I especially love the bird's feather colors! You also did a wonderful job of using dies from different sets. When I saw the card picture at first, I thought all die-cuts came from one set!
Hideko xx

Sandy said...

I love watching the birds in our backyard - the feeders are stationed right outside my craft room window. Wonderful card and your bird is beautiful - so sweet.
sandy xx

BożenA said...

oh, what a beautiful spring card. I love a colorful bird, green leaves and a wonderfully contrasting wreath of twigs. Lovely card, Loll.
xx

Mac Mable said...

That adorable little bird looks so happy sat on the foliage and I love how you used the berry branch Loll x. One very beautiful card x.

Julia Aston said...

A beautifully colored bird perched on your lovely grapevine wreath! xx

Trina P. said...

So tweet and such gorgeous watercoloring.

Brenda said...

Awww, this is just the sweetest card Loll! I love your sweet bird sitting on his/her nest! The wonky circle die makes an excellent looking grapevine wreath too. This little one is looking right at home on it! Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Oh my gosh Loll - this is utterly gorgeous! Just so perfect in every little detail!

Hugs

Di xx