I love the flowers from the Penny Black 2017 Release and purchased a lot of them. This card is made from the Stitched Flowers stamp set.
I began by stamping the image a couple of times with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper. Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder was applied and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Gun.
The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Thoughts and was stamped between the two flower images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.
I knew I wanted to watercolor these images and I have a lot of different watercolor mediums, but I don’t use my ZIG Clean Color Brushes very often so I pulled them out for this card.
The color scheme for the throwdown challenge this week was blue, green, and white. The blue of the door in the image seemed more like a periwinkle blue and so I used both blue (030 Blue)and purple (080 Violet) to color the flowers, putting the blue at the base and the purple at the tip and then blending the two colors together. For the leaves and vines I used 004 FL Green and 040 Green.
I love the sentiment because it could be used for a lot of different themes, thinking of you, birthday, encouragement, whatever the need may be. Since the sentiment was embossed in white I needed to add a background color that would allow it to show and I chose 031 Cobalt Blue, concentrating more color around the sentiment and blending it out to the edges.
Once the watercolor was dry I ran the focal image through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. To make the blue flowers pop I went to my scraps of paper and pulled out some blue cardstock to match the flowers and die cut it with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers. This die cuts an A2 size rectangle that completely covers the front of a card.
A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and it was now it was time to assemble the card. I glued the blue rectangle to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I cut a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and applied it to the back. To adhere it to the card front I added Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the back of the fun foam and added it to the card. I thought about adding sequins or enamel dots to the card, but thought that there was enough details to the image that it would be better to not have anything else competing with the image and so the card was done.
- Penny Black Stitched Flowers
- Penny Black Happy Thoughts
- ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 030 Blue, 080 Violet, 004 FL Green, 040 Green, and 031 Cobalt Blue
- Zakura Waterbrush Pen
- Black Velvet Silver #8 Waterbrush
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
- WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
Image for Challenge: