Thursday, April 23, 2015

Penny Black Flower

Penny Black has been one of my favorite companies since I began stamping, so I couldn't miss a chance at the gift certificate drawing for the current challenge at Curtain Call.  When I saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of the PB sunburst stamp.  I heat embossed the flower on watercolor paper & trimmed it out.  Using my waterbrush & Distress Inks festive berries & seedless preserves, I colored the image & then added clear Wink of Stella to the petals & Stardust Stickles to the center.  I had quite of bit of the inks on my acrylic block, so I blotted a panel of watercolor paper, letting the 2 colors blend together.  
Thought I'd use it for another project, but then realized it made a great background for my flower.  I debossed it with an old Cuttlebug folder & lightly inked with festive berries & edged with seedless preserves. The flower was mounted with foam tape only in the center.  I "framed" it with the white card front. I'm thinking it could be a pretty decoration for someone's desk.
I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground, The Mixed Media Card Challenge, SSS Wednesday & Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.  Your comments always lift my spirit.
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33 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Greta! I love the embossing topped off with that fabulous flower - super!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. wow Greta! what a stunning flower, I luv this....wow! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  3. Beautiful beautiful!! I love the colors and your fussy cutting is perfection. You should enter this at the Paper Players, it's CAS/Watercolor this week!!

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  4. SO pretty, Greta! Good luck!!

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  5. Gorgeous dimension and sparkle on that flower! Love the embossing too!

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  6. Wow! Super lovely flower with wonderful dimension...awesome!!!

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  7. What a beautiful big bloom! Thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Greta!

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  8. Gorgeous card Greta....love your bold and beautiful flower and those colors, oh my, so beautiful.

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  9. pure elegance, that's a gorgeous flower!! :) love your card!! :)

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  10. Oh wow! This is so pretty!! I love the colours!!

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  11. What a beautiful flower sitting so perfectly on the background.

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  12. so amazing... the flower is just gorgeous, greta!

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  13. Fabulous take on the challenge Greta!

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  14. That flower is beautiful. It looks almost like it's on vellum. Using that background was inspired. That was perfect for the flower and I love the embossing.

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  15. Stand-out card in more ways than one, Greta! I love your debossed background. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

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  16. WOW, what a striking card this is, Greta!

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  17. So pretty, my friend! Congrats on the Penny Black Facebook mention!

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  18. So very pretty! Love that flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  19. What a lovely bloom with that sparkly center! Thanks for playing with us this month at the MMCC, Greta!

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  20. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  21. You cut that flower out? My gosh! I love to fussy cut but that is extreme fussiness! Love who it came out.

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  22. Beautiful card and awesome flower! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  23. Oh my! I am speechless... that big bold flower is so attractive :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

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  24. Greta, your card is so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us for the Clean and Simple Challenge! You may want to check out the Winner post this week! ;) http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/clean-and-simple-winner/

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  25. What a stunning card Greta!! Congrats on your SSS Clean & Simple win!!

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  26. Congrats on your winat SSS, Greta! Happy Shopping!

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  27. Congratulations, and so well deserved!!! What a stunning card - love it!

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  28. Great card, Greta! I was so excited to see that you won at SSS! Enjoy!

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  29. Greta, Hooray for you winning that SOS gift certificate!

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  30. Hmmm, I thought I commented on this and I've come back to congratulate you on winning the SSS $50!!! Haven't you won it before?! Girl, you are soooo lucky!! Enjoy it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. Congratulations on wining the SSS prize! So happy for you! Stunning card!

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  32. STUNNING! And congrats on being a Simon winner; more than well-deserved!
    Hugs~c

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