|Hello...hello my friends, How are you today?? Are you experiencing wacky weather in your part of the world. We are expecting a record 70 degrees today ...so ... in that theme I have two spring cards to for you today that are on the Penny Black blog today. I also am sharing how I changed a organized background stamp and turned it into a random pattern.|
|I love flower stamps and this new 2012 Penny Black "Sunshine" stamp is on my favorite list. I just had to play gardner and pot it in this Spellbinder die. Can I tell you?? I LOVE this particular die ... and some of my favorite cards are potted plants. You can see here & here. I used PB's new woodgrain stamp with some distress inks to decorate the flower pot.|
|The center of the flower has Glossy Accents and this time I applied it differently. See below.|
|Rather than applying the GA around the petals I cut them off instead so I could layer them on top of the Glossy Accents after it was dry. When I finished coloring I realized that I needed more color on my flower therefore, I went for more of an artistic sunflower instead of a more realistic one. I love the distress ink called Ripe Persimmon. The color is so rich and it finished my sunflower off by adding it to the edges of the flower with a dauber . (refer to the card on the left)|
|Both cards flowers and critters (here) are colored with Copic makers. I added this little bee to add some whimsey to my simple card. The sentiment is stamped on blue vellum and attached with good ole' tape on the back. If you wrap vellum you don't have to attach it with anything. I like how the vellum isn't flat on the card when you wrap it.|
|I LOVE to add color to backgrounds with an organized pattern. This is one of PB's new 2010 stamps called "All over Pattern" and soon you will be able to purchase in the stores. On my card I used this ink and Boo instead because I wanted it to be more subtle.|
For explaining this mini tutorial I used a blue chalk ink instead because it's brighter.
|The insides of the circles are begging to have a white dot and you know I love to dot things. For the card I used this gel pen and above I used Enamel Accents (which I like better for this).|
|Throw on some distress ink and you are finished. For some reason I find this so therapeutic and I hope you do too. This is an older blog post where I describe how I like to layer distres ink for backgrounds.|
If you made it to the end I am impressed :) thank YOU!
Next week I will be sharing my catalog cards. Do you want to guess which cards are mine and win a 30.00 gift certificate? See this post and here's a hint!
Four of the cards are on even pages and some of them are in consecutive order.
Last chance to put your name on this list to win Simon Says March card kit. Check it out here.
Have a great weekend and I so appreciate your visit today. Hugs, Kathy