Hello Friends, I have to thank you all for voting on your top two favorite Penny Black Flowers in this post. “Star Inspired” & “Flowers Amongst Flowers” (below) were your top two picks. This week it’s my turn on the Penny Black blog so I like to try and give you something to sink your teeth into. Today I will show you how to create this background with distress inks and give you a bonus card.
Before we get started I would like to congratulate Christy. I have a “Star Inspired” just for you.
I was happy with my card but, something was missing so I decided to stamp three more flowers and cut them out. Finally I can link you to my magic scissors that make all of my tiny cutting possible.
When you are “cutting” your paper layer the card stock & a sheet of scrap copy paper (it’s thinner). After your papers are cut it’s important to tape the back of your paper to the Spellbinders die to hold it secure. I like to use drafting dots because they lift up easily.
Turn your die onto the front.
Punch your clouds. Sketch two lines on the on the bottom of the scrap paper that resemble a hill and cut them out. This will leave you with three pieces of scrap and two clouds.
Tape the hills down on the sides of the scrap paper. Use removable tape on the clouds. Once all the pieces are secure layer your distress inks starting with the lightest first.
In this post I describe in detail how to layer the distress inks as I did above.
(Tumbled Glass & Broken China)
Place the top part of the scrap paper over the distressed areas and remove the first part of the hill. A dauber is easy to apply the Crushed Olive in these small spaces.
Gently add your ink a few times to get the desired color.
Try to add more of the ink on the edges. When the outsides of card are darker you eyes tend to focus to the center of the card.
Here’s a peek. One more hill to go.
Put your papers back on to protect what you have already distressed.
Depending on how you cover up the first hill can give you a different result. I left a tiny line of white before covering up the first hill. When finished it will resemble a path.
Distress the second hill with Peeled Paint.
This is the finished result. Now you can add any image to the background.
Load your rubber stamp with Tombow watercolor markers. All you need to do is color the rubber as you would on paper.
Huff into the rubber when you are finished and stamp onto your background & set aside.
Mist your the rubber a second time to get one more card. You will see mine at the bottom of this post.
I used some scrap plastic and scribbled down some colors. If you would like add more color to your image use a blender pen to pick up the color from the plastic (or a paint brush).
This post will describe the technique a with a little more detail.
The first image is from the first stamping and the other one is from the second stamping.
A few more details that I added are: I thickened the stems on the large flowers with a colored pencil.
I Added some highlights with a colored pencil to the hills.
I traced the petals and leave with a ultra fine tip black marker.
Applied ultra find flower soft to the centers on the left. First I put down some Glossy Accents & sprinkled with a mix of the two colors.
Add some faux stitching and or dots to the petals.
The card on the right I added Enamel Accents to the center along with Glossy Accents.
Here’s the bonus card from the second stamping.
Thank you for reading this all the way to the end. Tomorrow I have some inking for you with more flowers. As always I am happy you came by. Hugs, Kathy
SUPPLIES: just click on the photos for more details.