Monday, June 13, 2022

Penny Black - Whisper

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card that uses one of the new dies from Penny Black, Whisper (51-737).

A couple of years ago, my dear friend Bonnie introduced me to print making with die-cuts.  I love this technique.  Not only do you get an etheral looking background of the same die-cut image, but it's also a great way to stretch the use of your dies.

I started by die-cutting the flower twice from mixed media paper.  I flipped one over to the back (this is used for the print and will give you the same direction as the top die ... or you can used it right side up to have the flower pointing in the opposite direction).  Both were watercoloured with distress inks:  Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.  I used a little more colour on the die-cut I was using to make the background print.  I saturated the flipped die-cut with water and then placed it onto my watercolour paper card front.  I pressed down to transfer the ink.  Removed the die-cut and left both the die-cut and printed card front to dry.

For the card front, I added a lovely sentiment, Penny Black's Not Older, Better (30-896), stamped in the same Peeled Paint distress ink used for the stems.  I added the second die-cut on top, popping it up with pop dots for added dimension, and adding some gold pearls to the center of the large flower.  I used the die-cut from making my print, adding more inks from the same colour of distress inks and then let it dry.  I cut it down (about half) and placed it on the inside of my card.

Close-up ...
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Stamps:  Not Older, Better (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Arches Watercolour Paper (Hot Press 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Whisper die (Penny Black), paint brushes, water mister, gold pearls


20 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, this is a different way of printmaking than what Kathy Racoosin teaches - I'm looking forward to trying it! I think I like the way you and Bonnie do it even better!
The resulting card is phenomenal!
=]

clelie said...

Loll, this is absolutely Beautiful! I love the 'ghost' of your print and...well, I just LOVE this!☺♥

HilaryJane said...

The shadow effect you create with that technique works so well to add interest. I am not sure that I have ever tried it. Must change that. Love the little bits of gold in the centre of the flower xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and thank you for sharing your techniques.

Nstiz said...

I love seeing you use this technique, one I was quite unsuccessful with but I may have to try again after seeing the gorgeous background print on this one! Beautiful card, Loll!

Lyn said...

Wat a lovely technique and your card is stunning

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful die cut and watercolored stem of flowers, Lolly. I love how you used the die cut watercolored print technique for your background. TFS and the reminder to use the technique in the future. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Lisa Elton said...

This incredible card made my day even more beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty and gentle effect with the technique on the background Loll. Such a beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment too x.

Julie B said...

Love the effect you got with the die stamping and the choice of green for that fab sentiment is perfect. :)

Marcia Hill said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! You and Bonnie sure have that print making technique down...think maybe I need to TRY once again!! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

What a beautiful card, Loll. I love this technique and can't wait to try it. It's different than the one I've seen and I like this better as the background image is more defined. I love the sentimenet too. Put that stamp on my wish list.

Susan said...

Love the very soft print of the flower behind the die cut one! Great use of that technique! Such a soft and beautiful card!

Viv said...

One of my fave techniques Lolly (thanks Bonnie!) and this is a beautiful card. x

Pat said...

This print making is very effective as a background Loll and I love your beautiful bright flower with the gold pearls as the centre, and the fresh green leaves and stems, and finished with a lovely sentiment...a gorgeous elegant card. x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Lol, and thank you for reminding me of this technique.. again
Blessings
Maxine

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Loll, I agree the soft print in the background is so pretty ♥

Ina G said...

Beautiful Loll and what a fabulous technique and result. Gorgeous colours and bling. Great enabler Bonnie!

Brenda said...

Love your card Loll, and the technique! You got such a beautiful look with your reprint. The colors are soft, but not on the die and very soft on the reprint, love that look. The sentiment is equally beautiful, loving the mixed fonts. Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll. The soft and beautiful shadow you made using the print-making technique looks like "visual whisper". The matching color sentiment seamlessly blends into the background!
Hideko xx