|Hello Friends, Anything new with you?? I'm just marveling at the speed the weeks are passing by. |
Today I created some lacy cards for the Penny Black blog. We are sharing our favorite stamps and this one is top on my list.
For the more detailed card on the right I created a lacy overlay. The other two cards were quick and simple.
This is my simple and quick card. Honestly it's super fast and super fun to color with this white gel pen. The width of the pen fits perfectly in between the lines. To add some shading to the flowers petals I used this white pencil. Added a little of my favorite distress ink to the corners. After I die cut my circle I cut a few pieces from the circle to add to my white center circle. (I also stamped an extra flower to pop on the top) This sentiment is perfect for any occasion.
I literally threw this one together. I wanted to color with some pencils on the kraft paper to show another way to combine these inks and kraft. I used this Spellbinder die for the SRM sentiment.
I have yet...... until now....... found the prefect brown ink and this one is absolutely perfect. I am so excited. Usually the brown inks are to "brown" or have to much orange in them for my taste. For the underlay I used this lighter brown ink and only the white pencil (not the white gel pen) so the underlay would be soft and not steal the show. I cut out portions of the empty space on the cards front panel leaving the corners to anchor the card. (see left)
|I distressed the corners with Gathered Twigs distress ink. You can see the glossy accents in the corners that I used to adhere the vellum. It will be covered up when I pop my front cut out lacy panel.|
|If you look close you can see the stamped flowers under the vellum. Soft and elegant. For some reason I just couldn't add a sentiment. I just wanted to keep the card clean, simple and lacy.|
|I hope you give this a try and if you do send me a photo or a link so I can see what you created.|
Off to pack for a quick trip to New York tomorrow. Thanks for your visit. Hugs, Kathy