Wednesday, May 2, 2018

For A Friend - Blossom Branch Penny Black

Hi Everybody,

This is the first card I've made since I had knee surgery!  Yay!  I almost feel 'normal' again. Yep, I've been getting my retail therapy on the last few weeks so I have lots of new stamps and dies to play with.  Here's one of them....

I love the size of this stamp, it's large enough to take up an entire card front.  This is from Penny Black called Blossom Branch.  I went back to an oldie but goodie technique and colored the stamp with markers.  I have Memento brand.  I spritzed the stamp hoping for more of a watercolor effect but didn't have much luck moving the ink so I just filled in the bare spots with the markers.  

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink which I love to use when I'm using watercolor paper because I know I can still get a crisp image on the textured paper.  

I used Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and Gilded Embossing Powder for the dots.  I used two sets of dots, one is from the Hello Lovely set from Concord & 9th and the other is from the MFT set that the sentiment came from.  I bought this set on a FB group sales page so I'm not sure of the name.  

To finish it off, I put some gold washi tape down the side of the card base and trimmed my watercolor paper layer to fit.

It's so great to be back at this. I hope you like my card and please stop by again soon. 

Thanks and have a great day!



Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful stamp and I love the colors. Very pretty card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so happy to see you feel like getting crafty again. And the card you made is gorgeous. I always love the Penny Black floral stamps and this is a great one. I hope you continue to feel better each day. ❤️💕

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love the bright color you used on the flowers!

martie pollard said...

you can't be sad when making a card! getting back in the groove after an injury is difficult. your card is gorgeous.

HJ said...

Beautiful card. Love those bright flowers with the gold bling! Glad you're back to your normal. I'm sure it feels great to craft again. It is my calm and peaceful time. Enjoy your day!